Apple seeds second beta of watchOS 9.2 to developers

Two weeks back, Apple started testing the next iteration of watchOS 9, i.e, watchOS 9.2 on the Apple Watch. Today, the company seeds the second beta of watchOS 9.2 to the developers. Apart from the new watchOS beta, Apple also released a new beta for iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, tvOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1. Read along to know more details about the watchOS 9.2 second beta update.

Apple plants the second beta build on the eligible Apple Watch models with a 20S5342d build number. This build weighs 345MB in size, which is almost the same size as the first beta. At the time of writing, the second beta is available to the developers, but it will also be available for 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.

Apple pushed the new iOS 16.2 beta with a bunch of new features including 5G connectivity support for India, a Medication widget for the lock screen, and more. These features are reported by the users running on the second beta of iOS 16.2. Yes, there is no changelog or release notes coming with the beta and the same is the case for the watchOS 9.2, but you can expect some new features, fixes, or system-wide improvements with the new beta.

watchOS 9.2 second beta update

If you own an Apple Watch Series 4 or newer, then you can upgrade your watch to the new watchOS beta, all you need to do is, update your iPhone to the iOS 16.2 second beta and then you can install the watchOS 9.2 second beta on your Apple Watch by setting up the beta profile. 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 second beta available under featured downloads. Then tap on the download button.
  4. Now install watchOS 9.2 second 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 second 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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