Apple Seeds Third WatchOS 2.2 Beta to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 2.2 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second watchOS 2.2 beta and two months after releasing watchOS 2.1, the first major update to the watchOS 2 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 2.2 has been in testing since January 11.

    The third watchOS 2.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on an iPhone running the iOS 9.3 beta by going to General --> Software update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the Apple Watch charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

    watchOS 2.2, along with iOS 9.3, introduces support for pairing multiple Apple Watches with a single iPhone. Both updates are required, with each watch running watchOS 2.2 and each iPhone running iOS 9.3. watchOS 2.2 also includes a revamped look for the built-in Maps app on the Apple Watch with access to the Nearby feature first introduced with iOS 9 and new buttons for quickly accessing directions to home and work.

    There are were no other obvious outward-facing changes introduced in the first two watchOS 2.2 betas aside from the changes to the Maps app, but the update undoubtedly includes under-the-hood performance updates and bug fixes to address issues that have been discovered since the release of watchOS 2.1.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Third WatchOS 2.2 Beta to Developers
  2. simbo123 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2013
  3. gsmornot macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2014
    Hope the ability to load Test Flight betas is fixed. Looking for this update to appear on the developer site first though.
  4. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
  5. simbo123 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2013
  6. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    It is clear to me that it's not actually achievable with the current model. It was more food for thought.
  7. plastixmith macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2015
    Multiple watches on one phone? Who has multiple watches?
    How about an update that supports multiple phones on a single watch? I'd love to be able to include my calendar notifications from my work iPhone on my watch too.
  8. macintologist macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
  9. mistafro macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2003
    Hope they will add an option to keep your watch display on (dimmed) in night stand mode, really want to use it as a clock and just be able to glance at it instead of fumbling around in the night to try and touch it...
  10. simbo123 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2013
  11. Ivanovitchk macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2010
    Paris, FR
    me too but that could burn-in the clock's slow-moving digitis in the oled matrix...

    they'd have to continually shift the hour position to prevent that... and that's maybe not something they want.
  12. Mainyehc macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2004
    Lisbon, Portugal
    You don't really have to touch the watch per se. A gentle tap on the night stand is enough to trigger the motion sensors on the Watch, which in turn fires up the screen.

    That has been my experience, and it seems to be an ingenious idea by Apple (especially with a somewhat flexible metal nightstand by IKEA and a firm dock like the NightStand by ElevationLab; since the dock is well anchored to the nightstand, the slightest touch will do the trick).
  13. lmjabreu macrumors newbie


    Aug 20, 2015
    FWIW: the motion sensor is so sensitive that you usually don't even need to touch the stand, knocking on the floor or table does the trick.
  14. michaeldpotter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    I believe that this would be most useful to people that are doing Apple Watch development.
  15. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020


    Dec 7, 2014
    Money questions aside, it makes sense if you have a Sport and a non-Sport. One for, y'know, exercise; the other for business.
  16. x5tuu macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Me for a start, I have a 42mm rose gold sport and a 42mm Hermes single tour and debating on a 38mm space grey sport as well ... It's hardly inconceivable, they serve different purposes to me
  17. hojx macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2014
    Those who have the Apple Watch and are also getting the new Apple Watch when it comes out…
  18. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
  19. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    This. The dirty secret of OLED displays. (Plasma TVs too, remember those?)

    It was brought home to me with one of the high-end Nokia phones from just before Microsoft bought the company. The phone was on display at an AT&T store, and I played with it. Lovely bright vivid OLED retail-content display... until I touched it and the menu appeared, with the retail content remaining in burned-in form on the screen. Horrible.
  20. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502


    Nov 1, 2012
    Saw the update earlier when I was at work, now it's not showing up. Was it taken down for some reason?
  21. ipedro macrumors 601


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Enjoy your half day battery life.

    I don't get why people need the watch face on when they're not looking at it. My Watch turns on without fail every time I turn my wrist or just slightly lift my arm to look at it.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 8, 2016 ---
    Thats my experience as well. I just lightly tap my side table and the watch face turns on briefly. I also have an Elevation dock.
  22. boscher macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2007
    I agree! I have to carry a work phone and a personal phone and it would be great to get my calendar notifications from my work phone onto my watch.
  23. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    Turning my wrist and raising it slightly tells everyone else in the meeting that I'm thinking about the time and not what they're saying.

    It's true, but I don't want to telegraph it... Having it blink on, in addition to the motion, just makes it more obvious.
  24. nicho macrumors 68030

    Feb 15, 2008
    Why not put your work calendar on your iPhone then
  25. iCloudStrife macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2015
    That sounds more like a problem with your attitude rather than the watch. Or maybe you should just get a different watch if you want to sneak a peak at the time like that.

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