Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first watchOS 3.2 beta and two weeks after the release of watchOS 3.1.3, the current public version of the operating system.

The watchOS 3.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update after installing the proper configuration profile on the iPhone. 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.

watchOS 3.2 includes a "Theater Mode" designed to let customers quickly mute the sound on the 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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47 months ago

Watch OS is only going to get better and better.

This is an undermined statement. And you're correct. It will and it has every step of the way. Even the first generation Apple Watch has increased in speed and battery management.

I do think Apple needs to be more cautious when releasing these OS updates, to ensure they are ready for the public release and not have the bricking issues they did with OS 3.1.2.
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47 months ago

Weren't the majority of bricking issues where people were just impatient and removed their device from the charger and rebooted?

There is always some who fail to follow simple directions.

That said, other forum members reported Series 2 was the primary device bricking to an issue with the GPS. From my readings, it appeared Series 2 was the main device being victim to the 3.1.2 bricking.
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47 months ago
I had a bug closed as a duplicate, where in the UK theatre mode is referred to as both cinema mode and theatre mode in the UI. Hopefully this is fixed.
[doublepost=1486410238][/doublepost]Excellent, so 2 of my requests have been fulfilled.... the terminology "Cinema Mode" is now used consistently throughout the UI, and my request to move the Cinema Mode icon down in Control Centre so that the water lock is back where it originally was. :)
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