WatchOS 2.0 Beta 3

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  1. februarian, Jul 8, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2015

    februarian macrumors 6502

    februarian

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    Let's discuss any changes, bug fixes & improvements here.
    Changes:
    * Activation Lock functionality now available.
    Bug Fixes:
    * Bug where some third party app icons would not show has been fixed.
    * Screen not turning on (under most instances with previous betas) when holding up wrist issue is fixed.
    Improvements:
    * Force Touch & tap functions provide much faster response than before.
    * Moving around the watchOS is vastly stutter & lag free. Going to home screen & swiping to go back actions perform much faster.
    * Several speed & performance improvements throughout the WatchOS.
    * Screen colours are now optimal with greater saturation & contrast than before. Washed out look from beta 2 has been eliminated.

    Known Issues:

    * Battery life performance is still suboptimal for many users.
    * Lag in phone connection after picking up call is still present.
    * Apple Pay non-functional with this beta.
    * Some users may encounter pairing issues with iOS 9 beta 3.
     
  2. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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  3. kyemaloy macrumors member

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    Havent been able to update yet, theres nothing showing up on my iPhones companion app yet :(
     
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I gotta do it!!

    What's the battery life like?
     
  5. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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  6. walshy1009 macrumors regular

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    The profile used froM Beta 1 should be fine..
     
  7. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    #7
    Got the profile for beta 2 on my watch but b3 is not showing
     
  8. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    I've got to ask: how are performance & early glimpses of battery life?

    I need to upgrade my watch soon for development, but have been putting it off for as long as I can. Now that B3 is out, it might be a good opportunity to upgrade and start testing IRL, but since there is no downgrade, I want to wait until I'm sure since I use these things daily.
     
  9. kyemaloy macrumors member

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    Just bricked my watch, the update must have downloaded funny :/ kill me now
     
  10. thx9000 macrumors newbie

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    So this is great...I installed IOS9 B3 after restart my watch was no longer paired. I d/l installed the only Watch OS2 profile I can find (Watch OS2 Beta 2), tried to pair my Watch, all good until verification of my AppleID at which point I'm told "Verification Failed - there was a problem connecting to the server". I don't have 2factor enabled on my ID. I've signed out and in to to my AppleID so many times I can navigate the settings pages without even looking at the screen. I've removed and re-added the Watch Profile over and over, any ideas?
     
  11. timize macrumors regular

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    Apparently it's going to take 16 hours to download a mere 256MB for the update. I hope this changes soon...
     
  12. Syke23z macrumors member

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    Never ending loop of "Checking for Update... [Pinwheel]" It seems the :apple:Watch Betas never go smooth
     
  13. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Passcode entry screen has changed. Numeric buttons are squarer.

    Just had a prompt that Activation Lock is enabled in this beta.
     
  14. FriendOfWatch macrumors member

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    @thx9000
    I also can´t pair iPhone 6 (iOS 9 Beta 3) with the watch .....Problem connecting the Server....
    Some ideas ??
     
  15. februarian thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Guys try rebooting your iPhones, it should show up eventually. Btw, I'm seeing a day & night improvement in performance with this beta and performance was the only thing holding the watch from being great.
     
  16. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I wanna hear! :D
     
  17. Syke23z macrumors member

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    Rebooted several times for OTA. Will have to download Profile I guess when I am near my computer
     
  18. februarian thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Were you trying to update without the profile? Anyways, you can download the profile straight from safari on iPhone.
     
  19. Syke23z macrumors member

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    Alright thanks! I was updating Over the Air.
     
  20. roboats macrumors member

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    Does anybody know if it's stable??? I'm trying to decide whether to download iOS 9 beta 3 and watchOS beta 3 or not.
     
  21. roboats macrumors member

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    How stable is it? And battery life?
     
  22. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    #22
    If you are still on
    1.0.1. Keep it that way! The unstable watch betas are totally not worth it if you ask me.

    The iPhone 6 can be updated with no problems, thats working fine.
     
  23. FriendOfWatch macrumors member

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    Wait .....there are some Problems Pairing iPhone with the Watch ......see #627
    Problems trying to log into the AppleID ..... always getting this error:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-9-beta-3.1898763/page-26
     
  24. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    I installed beta 3 without needing to install a new profile. Installation proceeded without any issues and watch is up an running fine.
     
  25. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I don't understand what people mean by this. Apart from crap battery on Beta 1, I've had no issues with Watch OS 2 betas.
     

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