Apple Seeds Second Beta of New watchOS 4 Operating System to Developers
Jun 21, 2017 2:05 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 4 update to developers, a little over two weeks after its introduction at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the watchOS 4 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.


watchOS 4 introduces three new watch faces, including a dedicated Siri watch face that displays dynamic information unique to each individual. There are complications for Now Playing and Apple News, and an enhanced Workout app that supports High Intensity Interval Training.

Gymkit, a new technology platform, will let the Apple Watch interface with gym equipment for workout data sharing purposes, and the Activity app will offer up intelligent coaching and tailored workout encouragement along with new monthly activity challenges.

watchOS 4 is only available to developers and will not be provided to public beta testers, so non-developers will need to wait until the software is officially released in the fall to try it out.

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9 months ago

You’re joking right? o_O


You've clearly never worked in Tech Support
Rating: 8 Votes
9 months ago

Time is snappier.


That's a shame. Time already feels like it keeps on slipping slipping slipping slipping into the future.
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago

What are your thoughts on the latest os?


Time is snappier.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

I would gladly install this beta, but my watch app refuses to acknowledge that is in fact has an internet connection. Does anyone have any idea of how to fix this?

Keep trying. I got it working after 5 or so attempts
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago
I would gladly install this beta, but my watch app refuses to acknowledge that is in fact has an internet connection. Does anyone have any idea of how to fix this?
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

It remedied itself for me. Likely a server issue that's in repopulating mode.


Cheers, will persevere. Shame it takes longer to install a watch OS update than it does to gestate a baby.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago
I just persisted and it eventually found it.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago
Mine just spins on Checking for Update .... and the tells me it can't contact my watch. Reboot phone and watch, same again, 6 times so far
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

First question any true tech supporter must ask: Are you using an Apple Watch?

You’re joking right? o_O
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

I would gladly install this beta, but my watch app refuses to acknowledge that is in fact has an internet connection. Does anyone have any idea of how to fix this?


Same.

Edit: appeared a few minutes after I posted this.
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