OS2 Public vs Developer Beta

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by grdh, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. grdh macrumors newbie

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    I am on the public beta testing of ios9 on my iPhone and have my watch working on OS2. However as I look at the information on OS2 I am not seeing the features (for example changing the timeout on wrist raise from 15 seconds to a longer period) on my watch and it is telling me I am on the latest software version. Does the public beta lag behind the developer beta?

    My phone is on 13A4325c
    My watch is on 13S5293f (I believe this is not the latest)

    I am currently experiencing worst battery life on iPhone I have ever seen - charging 2+ times per day and my watch that normally ends the day at 20-40% battery is not often dying off.

    I get this is a beta - but this last public beta go round has been the worst.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    There is no public Watch OS 2 beta!

    Using the iOS 9 beta does not mean you automatically have the Watch OS beta. You need to be a developer to install the watch beta software.
     
  3. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    13S5325S is the latest version of the beta, as has been said, there is only a Developer beta program.

    I'm getting incredible battery life, my watch comes off charge at around 6:30 in the morning and when I put it back onto charge around 11 at night it's still has 60% or so charge.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I wouldn't mind trying it out, but it does require my phone to be on iOS9, which I'm not willing to do. Given that August is nearly over, I can wait a few more weeks until its released :)
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Those that are thinking about "trying it out", beware that the OS2 installation is a one way street. Once upgraded, the watch CANNOT go back to OS1.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    you cannot it back yourself but from what I've read you can take it to the apple store and they can roll it back for you.

    As I mentioned, I'm not willing to try it out because it requires iOS9 on my phone. The AW is a luxury item, a nice to have, so I don't mind it if it doesn't work all that well on a beta. I do have issues with loading a beta on my phone because I need that for work.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    I think you have to be a developer to have Apple roll back since the beta is NOT available to the public.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Understood, and I am on the developer program.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    10/4, but I suspect the OP isn't.
     
  10. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    No you don't.
     

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