Last month, Apple began testing watchOS 10.2 beta on the Apple Watch. Since then, the company has released three beta builds of the operating system, and today marks the release of the fourth beta. It is said to be the next feature-packed upgrade for the Apple Watch, read on to know more about watchOS 10.2.
Apple is pushing the incremental beta to the Watch with a 21S5358a build number. If you are on the stable watchOS 10.1.1 and planning to upgrade your watch to the watchOS 10.2 beta, then the update weighs around 542MB in size. If you are already on beta, then it should require less data for downloading.
For the time being, the update is out for developers only, it will also be available for public beta testers in a matter of time.
Talking about the features and changes, then there’s no new information shared in the release notes of watchOS 10.2 beta 4, but the update gains support for iMessage Contact Key Verification for government officials, journalists, and human rights activists. We can also expect system-wide enhancements as well as some other new features.
One important security feature, iMessage Contact Key Verification, is coming with the new software, designed to tackle extraordinary digital threats.
watchOS 10.2 Beta 4
If your iPhone or iPad is running on the latest version of iOS 17.2 beta 4, then you can easily sideload the watchOS 10.2 beta 4 on your Watch.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap General > Software Update.
- Select Beta Updates and enable watchOS 10 Developer Beta or Public Beta option.
- Go back and download the fourth beta of watchOS 10.2.
- That’s it.
Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged at least 50% and connected to WiFi. 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 10.2 beta 4 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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