Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 2.2.1 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first watchOS 2.2.1 beta and a month after releasing watchOS 2.2, a significant watchOS 2 update that introduced new features like multi-watch support for iPhones and Maps improvements.

The second watchOS 2.2.1 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on an iPhone 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.

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It's not yet clear what is included in watchOS 2.2.1, information provided by Apple in the first beta suggests it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements, likely to address issues discovered since the release of watchOS 2.2. No obvious outward-facing changes were found in the first watchOS 2.2.1 beta, but we'll update this post should any new features be found in the second beta.

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Top Rated Comments

Mansu944 Avatar
102 months ago
As soon as a second watch comes out, I'll take a serious look at investing in one. Not a moment sooner.


Ok, thanks for the input. Anything else you're not buying?
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pdaholic Avatar
102 months ago
Your car.

Edit: or a George Foreman grill.
The George Foreman grill has been through several generations of beta testing, so it's safe for you to buy one.

Not sure about mansu's car though.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twocents Avatar
102 months ago
I wish they'd bring back the walkie talkie feature they promoted but ended up scrapping. There's plenty of novelty stuff on my Apple Watch, but that one actually looked kinda fun
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ike1707 Avatar
102 months ago
As soon as a second watch comes out, I'll take a serious look at investing in one. Not a moment sooner.
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thekeyring Avatar
102 months ago
As soon as a second watch comes out, I'll take a serious look at investing in one. Not a moment sooner.
Same here. Happy that the first gen exists, but like most first gen Apple products: not ready for mass adoption.

When gen 2 comes out with (hopefully) built in GPS and improved iPhone independence, I'll buy one on launch day. :)
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