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Apple releases first watchOS 9.2 beta for developers

After successfully releasing the watchOS 9.1 to the public, Apple has begun the testing of the next incremental upgrade i.e., watchOS 9.2. The tech giant has just released the first beta to the developers. It is going to be a big update for Apple Watch users, although, the list of new features and changes is yet to be revealed, we can expect system-wide improvements with this release. Read along to know more about the first watchOS 9.2 beta update.

Apple is pushing the new watchOS 9.2 beta with a 20S5331e build number and weighs around 355MB in size. The update is already available to the developers for testing purposes, and will also be released to the public beta testers in a matter of time. If you are a developer you can freely upgrade your Apple Watch to watchOS 9.2 beta. For compatibility, the incremental beta is available for Apple Watch Series 4 or newer models.

Just like the previous beta releases, Apple didn’t mention anything in the release notes of the new update. Instead, you can try out the features of watchOS 9.1 and explore it for any new changes. For changes, watchOS 9.1 comes with the ability to download music while the Apple Watch is off charger using WiFi or cellular, battery life improvements during Outdoor Walking, Running, and Hiking workouts on Apple Watch Series 8, Watch Ultra, and Watch SE 2 by minimizing the heart rate frequency and GPS readings, and it also brings the Matter integration.

watchOS 9.2 beta update

If your iPhone is running on the latest iOS 16.2 beta, then you can easily update your Apple Watch to the new watchOS 9.2 beta, 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 9.2 beta available under featured downloads. Then tap on the download button.
  4. Now install watchOS 9.2 beta 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 9.2 beta 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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By Haneet Singh

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