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Apple today released watchOS 6.2, the sixth update to the watchOS 6 operating system that's designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.2 comes a month after the release of watchOS 6.1.3, a minor update.

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watchOS 6.2 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ?Apple Watch? app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the ?Apple Watch? needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ?iPhone?.

The watchOS 6.2 update introduces Apple Watch App Store support for in-app purchases, which lets developers create and sell Apple Watch apps that offer in-app purchase options and subscriptions. watchOS 6.2 also brings ECG support and irregular heart rhythm notifications to Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey, plus it fixes an issue that could interrupt music playback when switching from WiFi to Bluetooth connectivity.

During the testing period, code in iOS 13.4, the companion update to watchOS 6.2, had signs of a feature called "CarKey" that will let the iPhone and Apple Watch be used in lieu of a car key to unlock NFC-cable vehicles. Based on the watchOS 6.2 release notes this feature is not included in the update, but it is at least in the works and perhaps coming soon.

Apple's full release notes for the watchOS 6.2 update are below:
watchOS 6.2 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes:
- Introduces in-app purchases for ?Apple Watch? apps
- Fixes an issue where music playback could pause when switching from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth connectivity
- ECG app on ?Apple Watch? Series 4 or later now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey
- Irregular heart rhythm notifications now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit: https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222

watchOS 6.2 could be one of the last major updates to the watchOS 6 operating system as Apple begins to shift its focus to watchOS 7, which is in development ahead of a fall release. Apple is likely to preview watchOS 7 in June ahead of releasing it alongside new Apple Watch models later this year. Details on watchOS 7 can be found in our watchOS roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases watchOS 6.2 With App Store Support for In-App Purchases, ECG Functionality in Chile, Turkey and New Zealand
 

DeepIn2U

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xDKP

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So.... Yet another super minor release... Is it just me or has the Watch OS updates throughout the year been super minor in features the last couple of years? A full year between updates with features, watch faces or other stuff seem to be a bit long ...
 

TheSkywalker77

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This was the first and last time I'm installing a watchOS update straight through the watch. So far it's taken over 2 hours to download the update. It's been so much quicker going from my phone to the watch.

Oh well, it was worth a try.
 

deathnite

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ECG app is now at version 1.70.

watchOS 5.1.2: ECG app v1.1 (initial US release)
watchOS 5.1.3: ECG app v1.2
watchOS 5.2.0: ECG app v1.10 (now available in Europe and Hong Kong)
watchOS 5.2.1: ECG app v1.13 (additional European countries)
watchOS 5.3.0: ECG app v1.18 (now available in Canada and Singapore)
watchOS 5.3.1: ECG app v1.18
watchOS 6.0.0: ECG app v1.30
watchOS 6.0.1: ECG app v1.30
watchOS 6.1.0: ECG app v1.50
watchOS 6.1.1: ECG app v1.51
watchOS 6.1.2: ECG app v1.51
watchOS 6.2.0: ECG app v1.70 (now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey)
watchOS 6.2.1: ECG app v1.70
 
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abeasom

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same here too. It’s just started downloading the update for a second time.
Can’t update my wife’s Series 1. I get an error every time after verifying starts. I have tried redownloading and even unpaired/repaired watch. Great job testing Apple.
 
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Mac_P

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How did they change the Minute/Hour hand to pink in the picture?! I've been dying to change the color of the hands
 

mbeckman16

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Would be nice to be able to get SMS text messages via LTE on my watch when my phone is off. I believe you can only get regular SMS messages when your phone is left on.
 

JupoDupo

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Can’t update my wife’s Series 1. I get an error every time after verifying starts. I have tried redownloading and even unpaired/repaired watch. Great job testing Apple.
Having the same issue here. S1
 
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