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Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers With SiriKit, Theater Mode

Apple has seeded a new beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes. watchOS 3.2 comes more than three months after the release of watchOS 3.1, the first significant update to the watchOS operating system, and a week after the release of watchOS 3.1.3.

The watchOS 3.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the 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 charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

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watchOS 3.2 requires an iPhone running iOS 10 to install and will only be available to developers. Apple does not make watchOS betas available to the public as there is no way to downgrade the software on an Apple Watch.

Ahead of releasing watchOS 3.2, Apple shared some details on what's included in the update with developers. watchOS 3.2 includes a "Theater Mode" designed to let customers mute the sound on their Apple Watch and disable Raise to Wake, preventing the screen from lighting up with arm movement.

Theater Mode, originally introduced in watchOS 3.1.3, is being made available in watchOS 3.2. Customers are still able to receive haptic feedback-based notifications, and information can be viewed by either tapping the screen or pressing down on the Digital Crown.

watchOS 3.2 also brings SiriKit to the Apple Watch, allowing customers to ask Siri to do things like send messages, send payments, book a ride, log a workout, make a call, or search through photos. SiriKit has been available on iOS devices since the release of iOS 10, but is new to the Apple Watch.

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8 weeks ago
Installing now. I will let you know in about 45 minutes how it went. (you know, because it takes forever to update)

Hour and a half now and still waiting for the completion. Ha.
Rating: 9 Votes
8 weeks ago
It is ridiculous how slow the update process for the Apple Watch is. The app is showing that it will take 46 minutes to upload this new beta to my watch. They've got to come up with a better way of doing this.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 weeks ago
Nice...first interesting update in a while.
Rating: 3 Votes
8 weeks ago



Rating: 3 Votes
8 weeks ago

Share some screenshots of the toggle of theatre mode. Good point about the messages I want that too.









Rating: 3 Votes
8 weeks ago
i done the update it always takes ages to download from server, but to me looks and acts the same, cant tell any difference the theatre mode is ok but nothing amazin, i wish there was a delete all feature for messages on watch
Rating: 2 Votes
8 weeks ago

It is ridiculous how slow the update process for the Apple Watch is. The app is showing that it will take 46 minutes to upload this new beta to my watch. They've got to come up with a better way of doing this.


I usually love upgrading my devices, but absolutely dread watching the Watch's progress wheel. Its a great device that has really been life changing with how more active I've become, but this is the one glaring flaw
Rating: 2 Votes
8 weeks ago

I said that when it was announced. Been using my Series 0 since launch day 2015. Best purchase decision in the last 2 years, without a doubt. It was major motivation to no longer be lazy.

Well, that influenced me very much, especially that "not so lazy" part :DI want to do more sports but well, you know how it goes, too cold, too tired, too much to do :p if that thing can positively contribute to my health I should give it a try ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
8 weeks ago
Whilst mine is still updating I found this on Twitter. In Italian but it shows the icon. Theatre masks not popcorn...

http://www.iphoneitalia.com/630140/watchos-3-2-beta-1-modalita-cinema-sirikit-tutte-le-novita?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=btouchit
Rating: 1 Votes
8 weeks ago

Good to know, thank you very much!
Almost each day I ask myself, do I need one? I know I want one, but do i need it? :rolleyes:

I said that when it was announced. Been using my Series 0 since launch day 2015. Best purchase decision in the last 2 years, without a doubt. It was major motivation to no longer be lazy.
Rating: 1 Votes

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