Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, just under one week after seeding the fifth watchOS 3.2 beta and nearly two months 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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44 months ago

ForceTouch is not working on my Watch Series 2 after the update. Can anyone confirm this?

mines fine on series 2 after the beta 6 update
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44 months ago

Thanks, seems to be a hardware issue then.

That's really strange. I'm curious to know if the beta update had some form of glitch with Force Touch.

Perhaps try and do a hard reset by holding on the digital crown and power button at the same time to see if that makes a difference. Good luck.
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44 months ago
Time change here in the states
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