Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, just over one week after seeding the fourth watchOS 3.2 beta and more than a month 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.

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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7 weeks ago

Can they please bring back the lock button in the control center! Taking the watch off to lock it is stupid!


Curious - Why would you want to lock your watch? It's on your wrist!

Is it so others don't see your notifications if they come up? There is a setting ('Notifications -> Notification Privacy') that won't allow anyone to see them unless you tap the screen.

Otherwise, just curious, why?
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7 weeks ago

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But you can lock your watch actually (see the picture)

He/she has a Series 0 or 1 and those aren't water resistant so they don't offer the water lock mechanism.

But that's exactly why they won't bring that functionality back; those watches aren't meant to be used under water and they don't want to encourage such use.
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6 weeks ago



There is nothing wrong with showering with a Series 0. Tim Cook said he did when it was originally launched and its water resistant in up to 3 feet for 30 minutes. A shower is not 30 minutes nor submerged for 3 feet. Additionally, locking the screen isn't only just for water purposes.


True. The Apple Watch first generation is rated for IPX7, which is splash resistant. As you know, the Apple Watch forum is loaded with forum members who shower with the Apple Watch and have very little issues.
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