Apple Seeds Fourth WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the fourth watchOS 2 beta to developers, build 13S5305d, just under two weeks after seeding the third watchOS 2 beta and more than a month after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

    watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update.

    watchOS 2 is the first major update to the first version of watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone. It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the accelerometer.

    Along with these features for developers, which will lead to much more complex and full-featured third-party Apple Watch apps, the update introduces new watch faces (photo albums and time-lapse), third-party Complications, Time Travel for viewing upcoming events in a watch face Complication, and a Nightstand mode that's activated when the watch is charging, displaying the time.

    watchOS 2 is currently only available to registered developers who have also installed iOS 9 on their iPhones. Apple plans to release the software to the public in the fall.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers
     
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    Guys, please advise if with is b4 the iMessage is fixed and work?
     
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    I´m wondering when it´s going to be possible to track sleep :-/ meanwhile I rely on my microsoft band.
     
  5. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502

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    Good news.

    The previous 3 have been quite unstable. Hopefully this one fixes things.
     
  6. Rafterman macrumors 68020

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    The third beta wasn't unstable, but it did have some serious lag.
     
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    Is it live for anyone yet? I installed the profile, but it says it's up-to-date. So I'm guessing they haven't deployed the update yet. This happened with Beta 3 as well.
     
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    Try Sleep Pulse in the app store. :)
     
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    Downloaded the profile on my iPhone, but the Apple Watch app isn't finding any updates.

    Anyone having the same issue?

    EDIT: The update just appeared on my iPhone.
     
  11. Darth Jeevster macrumors newbie

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    There wasn't an Apple Pay issue, it just wasn't switched on for beta 3, it's not a bug
     
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    Yes, according to the beta 4 Release Notes.
     
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    You mean the one where it's not accepted at enough places where I shop, and Walgreen's makes me press about 50 buttons to use it?
     
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    I am not seeing it. Is there a new profile or is it just the same as for the last ones?
     
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    It's stuck at preparing for me, after downloading the update..
    Ah well, I'll reset and try again later:)
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    A reset did the trick, installing it now, fingers crossed:)
     
  16. Gsoz, Jul 21, 2015
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    I would love to try out the beta (bugs and all) I have iOS9 on my phone, but no config for the watch as I'm not a developer, is it totally wrong of me to ask here for the config?

    And you don't have to lecture me in the "non down-gradable etc etc" I know and I'm fine with sticking with the beta until final release :)

    EDIT: sorry for asking :) I hear you
     
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    Another watch beta where everyone tries a million combinations of tasks to get it to install, and then can't remember exactly what they did to get it to work
     
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    IOS 1 is so 2015.

    Early 2015.
     
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    It costs $100 to be in that club... http://developer.apple.com
     
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    See this please:
     
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    if you love using your watch, don't install the beta. every beta 1-3 has crippled something on the watch. no telling what beta 4 will do
     
  23. HarryT macrumors 6502

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    Ok so overall this beta is much faster. The animations are smoother and the app load times are slightly better (workout app loads a bit faster for sure).

    Siri is a lot faster!!! Christ what a difference.
     
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    The activity complication is now colored on this watch face. It was B&W in Beta 3.

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    I just got an apple watch, and wondered if based on my usage so far if you would guys say the beta is okay to install, pretty much have only been using to view notifications, answer calls/messages and control whatever media im playing on my phone. Given that would you guys say the beta is cool to try. I am aware of the not being allowed to downgrade so im cool with that.
     

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