Apple kicks off the second beta of watchOS 9.4

Two weeks back, Apple started testing watchOS 9.4 through its developer and public beta program. Today, Apple kicks off the second incremental upgrade for watchOS 9.4. Obviously, the new update is rolling with new features, enhancements, and fixes. Read along to learn more details about the watchOS 9.4 second beta update.

Apple plants the new firmware on compatible watches with the 20T5233d build number. The incremental build weighs 377MB, which is almost half compared to the first watchOS 9.4 beta update. The update’s size hints at bug fixes and system-wide enhancements. The newer update is already available for both developer and public beta testers. Apple Watch Series 4 and newer model owners can upgrade their watch to the new software.

As it is an incremental beta, there’s no information available about the features and changes in the release notes. As it is big in size, we can expect some major changes in watchOS 9.4. You can easily upgrade your watch to the incremental beta. Obviously, you can also access the features available in watchOS 9.3.1 update.

watchOS 9.4 second beta update

If your iPhone is running on the latest iOS 16.4 second beta, then you can easily update your Apple Watch to the new watchOS 9.4 beta 2, all you need to do is, install the beta profile on your device and then update it over the air. Here’s how you can update your watch to the beta.

  1. At first, you need to login to Apple Developer Program website.
  2. Then, head over to the downloads.
  3. Tap on watchOS 9.4 beta 2 available under featured downloads. Then tap on the download button.
  4. Now install watchOS 9.4 beta 2 profile on your iPhone, then authorize the profile by going to Settings > General > Profiles.
  5. Now restart your iPhone.

Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged at least 50% and connected to a WiFi network. After installing the beta profile, open the Apple Watch app on your phone, head over to General > Software Update > Download and Install, then install the new software.

Now the watchOS 9.4 beta 2 update will download and transfer to your Apple Watch. And after the completion of the installation process, your watch will restart. Once all done, you can start using your Apple Watch.

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