Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 4.2 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the second watchOS 4.2 beta and two weeks after releasing the watchOS 4.1 update.

    Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update.


    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.

    watchOS 4.2 brings support for Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new peer-to-peer payment service that is designed to let users send money to one another. Apple Pay Cash can be used to send and receive money through the Messages app on the Apple Watch.

    Aside from Apple Pay Cash, watchOS 4.2 appears to focus primarily on under-the-hood bug fixes and security updates.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 4.2 to Developers
  2. jocamero macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Installed quickly without any issues.
  3. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Hopefully series 2 will speed up eventually again with one of these updates... the workout and music apps are just a laggy mess right now.
  4. douglasb7 macrumors newbie


    Nov 20, 2007
    Quick question... I’ve read several posts about the watch and LTE calls. Outgoing calls are made just fine, incoming calls for some reason, the person cannot hear me... is there something to the special number for the watch (?) and the way it is integrated with my phone which is usually in my pocket. Thank you!
  5. icewolf247 macrumors regular

    May 11, 2015
  6. themick4u macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2014
    South Florida
    F^%$&# NO!

    ....and I'm continually submitting feedback for this specific issue and many other bugs I have discovered.
  7. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    More importantly iPhone Music Sync'd (by iTunes) Library available? I think that's what Themick4U means but just simply wording it as Controlling iPhone Music ... this can be done with Bluetooth Headphones +Apple Watch S2 + iPhone, so long as music playback is directly initiated "ON" the iPhone first, then the watch can control as it indicates. But I think you, myself, icewolf and many others NEED to have full sync'd library access.

    I just don't get Apple FORCING music playback by a) Paying for Apple Music streaming service, and b) enabling this. My data plan and many others in Canada for a single user does NOT allow for lengthy data streams daily within a month alottment.
  8. themick4u, Nov 13, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017

    themick4u macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2014
    South Florida
    Exactly... This is an absurd move on their part. Ability to "remotely" (from the watch) launch, browse and play any and all of my bought and paid for mp3s collected over the last 15+ years.....

    Check out this read today here:
  9. icewolf247 macrumors regular

    May 11, 2015
    Strip out a feature and add its replacement to series 3 only. Such a cheap trick
  10. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    I was excited for the Siri face but I don’t really understand it and it seems pretty useless.
  11. tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    It doesn't work as it should. I've noticed during testing if I fresh install, I get all sorts of Siri options like photos for example. Siri will show me photos daily on my watch usually it is the last weeks worth of highlights. Very cool stuff! But if I do a restore, this does not show up at all. Doesn't matter what settings I change I will never see photos tab on my Siri watch face. Wish Apple would take the watch a little more seriously! There's so much more it can do!
  12. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Please PLEASE MR ..... replace the picture in the article to one without the OCD mis-aligned cheap nasty strap. Surely there are better pics you could use?
  13. zooby macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
    I agree... I went back to Modular. The weird random photo in my photo library is distracting.
  14. enduro0125 macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2012
    Auto pause workouts other than running please.
  15. farleysmaster macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    London, UK
    You can turn off photos on the siri face from the 'apple watch' app. I have.

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