Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 4.2.2 to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.2.2 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta and a month after releasing watchOS 4.2, an update that introduced support for Apple Pay Cash.

    Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update.

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    To install the update, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it has to be in range of the iPhone.

    We don't yet know what features or improvements might be included in the watchOS 4.2.2 update, as no outward-facing changes were discovered in the first two betas.

    It's possible this update focuses mainly on bug fixes, and if that's the case, we won't know the extent of the changes until it sees a public release complete with release notes. Should new features be discovered in the third watchOS 4.2.2 beta, we'll update this post.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 4.2.2 to Developers
     
  2. Ateam043 macrumors newbie

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    I still don’t understand why we cannot delete all messages on the watch in one shot.
     
  3. souzadias macrumors newbie

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    And I can’t understand why the Apple Watch won’t alert with a sound or haptic when the iPhone is out of range.
     
  4. Rickjames74 macrumors member

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    And I can't understand why they took away browsing/control of the on phone music library.
     
  5. Tizzypink macrumors newbie

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    maybe it will fix the erratic heart rate during workouts that 4.2 brought.
     
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I don't understand what you're talking about... Why would you delete your messages on the watch?
     
  7. Janschi macrumors member

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    I second this. It’s horrible how they‘ve done it.
     
  8. Ateam043 macrumors newbie

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    Deleting them on the phone won’t delete them on the watch. I can’t be the only one having this issue....
     
  9. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Deleting them on the phone also doesn't delete them on iPad or Mac... they are all independent. Messages in iCloud should fix that...

    Also, if you are browsing through your messages on Apple Watch you're doing it wrong...
     
  10. Ateam043 macrumors newbie

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    Interesting. Messages is not an option for me on my cloud settings, however I can confirm I do have iMessages on.

    Now in regards to your other comment. I don’t always have my phone on me and with the flurry of messages I can receive it’s convinient to respond to messages on the spot when one is doing things around the house.
     
  11. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Oh I'm sorry I wasn't clear, Messages in iCloud was a feature announced for iOS 11, but has been delayed. Hopefully it'll make it's way into iOS 11.3 sometime this spring, but Apple has been pretty quiet about when it'll actually appear.

    And I agree with you. Being able to respond to messages from apple watch can be imminently useful around the house and in many other scenarios. On rarer occasions I could see it being useful to initiate a message from Apple Watch. But I still fail to see how it's a significant concern that messages/threads that you delete on iPhone still appear on Apple Watch. For starters I rarely delete messages in the first place, but then it's even rarer that I would scroll/browse through messages on my watch (let alone actually happen upon messages that should have been deleted). Now I agree theoretically it should sync up, and I certainly hope Messages in iCloud fixes it, but I couldn't imagine this specific feature even making my top 100 feature requests for Apple Watch (well ok maybe it would but only because I don't have a good enough imagination and now you brought this to my attention whereas I wouldn't have even thought about it before :p ).
     
  12. Johnny907 macrumors 6502a

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    Right? Fitness tracking has been trash since I updated to 4.2 and it’s incredibly frustrating. I’m training for a triathlon right now and one of my most important tools has been gimped. I’ve tried resetting the tracking data and even did a fresh install but it still either wildly under records or overrecords my heart rate and thus my calories burned.
     
  13. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

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    When someone mentions this missing feature, people try to argue that you must be trying to hide something lol

    I agree with you - even if to the extent that I like to cleanup messages and should be able to delete by selecting multiple message conversations. But I also have a little OCD and like to delete all messages on the watch though I keep several on my phone.

    I think at a minimum it would be nice to have the watch sync with what you delete on the phone as the watch is not an iPad or Mac and a little more cumbersome to delete. Single deletes without a quick swipe delete or delete all seems like a flaw.
     
  14. roncito macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you want to? You have Apple Music on the watch now, it syncs all your music, playlist etc... the control is still there while playing something on your watch in the now playing app on the watch, you can even change what source you want from there too.
     
  15. Rickjames74 macrumors member

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    Because I don’t want to stream it from my watch... I want to navigate all the music I have downloaded on my phone on my wrist. Like I could on day one.
     

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