Apple Seeds Second WatchOS 2.2 Beta to Developers

watchos2Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 2.2 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first watchOS 2.2 beta and more than a month after releasing watchOS 2.1, the first major update to the watchOS 2 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch.

The second 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.

There are were no other obvious outward-facing changes introduced in the first watchOS 2.2 beta aside from an update 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.

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Top Rated Comments

Aluminum213 Avatar
71 months ago
Nothing will make this gimmick worthy of buying.
Nothing will also increase your low quality of posting it seems
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PTVMan Avatar
71 months ago
Nothing will make this gimmick worthy of buying.
Why bother posting if you don't care about or own an Apple Watch? Stop wasting everyones time.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLoveiTunes Avatar
71 months ago
Nothing will make this gimmick worthy of buying.
Jeez, thanks for the enlightenment.
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MikhailT Avatar
71 months ago
Any improvements on the performance of watchOS?

I wasn't aware owning or liking the :apple:Watch was a prerequisite for rendering an opinion about it. Some don't like it. Their opinion is no less valid than those who do.
This article nor anyone asked for opinions on AppleWatch. This article is for current AppleWatch owners who want to know about the watchOS 2.2.

Since the post had absolutely nothing to do with watchOS nor its betas, it was in fact a waste of time for whom the article is for.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieroberts Avatar
71 months ago
PSA. Don't feed the trolls.


The passion with which people hate on the watch only makes me happy about the future of apple.
I also hate on people revving their Ferraris on the street. Until the day I can afford one and do the same (I can dream)
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BlueMoon63 Avatar
71 months ago
It's working now. Was getting the same error message so I gave up for awhile but now it is downloading.
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