Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, less than one week after seeding the sixth watchOS 3.2 beta and nearly two months after the release of watchOS 3.1.3, the current public version of the operating system.

    The watchOS 3.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update after installing the proper configuration profile on the iPhone. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

    watchOS 3.2 requires an iPhone running iOS 10 to install and will only be available to developers. Apple does not make watchOS betas available to the public as there is no way to downgrade the software on an Apple Watch.

    watchOS 3.2 includes a "Theater Mode" designed to let customers quickly mute the sound on the Apple Watch and disable Raise to Wake, preventing the screen from lighting up with arm movement.

    Customers are still able to receive haptic feedback-based notifications, and information can be viewed by either tapping the screen or pressing down on the Digital Crown.

    watchOS 3.2 also brings SiriKit to the Apple Watch, allowing customers to ask Siri to do things like send messages, send payments, book a ride, log a workout, make a call, or search through photos. SiriKit has been available on iOS devices since the release of iOS 10, but is new to the Apple Watch.

    With seven betas now having been seeded to developers, we are likely close to a public release. watchOS 3.2 may see an official launch within the next few weeks.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers
  2. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Anyone have an idea on when the GM will drop?
  3. Camato macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2013
    I hope they will add the Scribble feature to more languages.

    Please, do german Apple ;)
  4. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2008
    Southwest Florida, USA
    How would anyone here know?
  5. tkukoc, Mar 20, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017

    tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    I think most would have said this week but it's hard to say at the moment since no formal announcement of new products have been sent. I personally would say this week or next for GM but I haven't tested this beta yet. I did file 3 bug reports noted from betas 6 & 7. I'm hoping they are finally fixed in beta 8, had to do with notifications being lost between devices. That's all I've seen being an issue lately, others might have seen other problems. To me these were a bit big, don't want to miss notifications.
  6. DaveMcM76 macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Hmm... I was kind of hoping for the release version coming this week. I've just upgraded from a Sport to a Series 2 (loving the extra speed and battery life!) but as my Sport is running the beta and you can't downgrade I can't sell it on until 3.2 is released or whoever buys it will have to be running the iOS 10.3 beta to get it to pair.
  7. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2011
    I thought Siri on Apple Watch could already make calls, send messages and log workouts. Or is this related to third-party apps that use VoIP calls, instant messaging, and track exercise?
  8. kissmo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Budapest, Hungary
    I know!
    It will be released when they consider it's ready.

    Sounds good? :))

    Lame joke... I know...
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    He Was just asking if anybody had any idea, he wasn't asking for a definitive answer. However I would assume the golden master is relatively soon, perhaps in the next week or so.
  10. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Actually, that is a poorly written paragraph. It should say "watchOS 3.2 also brings SiriKit to the Apple Watch, allowing developers to add the ability for customers to ask Siri to do things like..."
  11. rturner2 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2009
    oh look a "theater mode" but can't sync more then 1 music playlist #fail
  12. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    Sixth beta was the smoothest version of WatchOS ever for the series 0. So far so good with beta 7. Never see frame rate drops anymore. Feels like a series 2.
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That's really good to hear. I'm ready for the public release. Should be soon.

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