Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 4.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.2 update to developers, more than a month after releasing the new watchOS 4 operating system to the public and while watchOS 4.1, the first major update to watchOS 4, is still in testing.

Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4.2 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 needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it has to be in range of the iPhone.

It's not yet clear what new features watchOS 4.2 will introduce, but it could bring support for Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new peer-to-peer payments feature. We'll know more about what's included in the update once developers are able to download the software and dig into the new features.

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14 months ago
Here's hoping that they bring back ability to start/browse music and playlists from our watch, stored on the iPhone (remotely!)
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14 months ago

Here's hoping that they bring back ability to start/browse music and playlists from our watch, stored on the iPhone (remotely!)


Could we be so lucky? Anyone?
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14 months ago

Which watch face is shown in the pictures here? I like it but haven't seen it among my options last time I looked (it's been awhile...) Thanks!

That faces are available only for Apple Watch S3 LTE version
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14 months ago
So if you have the beta profile installed on 4.1, check for updates if finds 4.2 then remove the profile, and then the software updater STILL SEE 4.2! WITHOUT THE PROFILE INSTALLED ANY MORE. Clearly this is a bug!!
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14 months ago

When checking for watchOS updates, says I’m up to date. (I even reinstalled the watchOS beta profile and rebooted watch) :(


Patience,’I’m sure it will appear soon for you
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14 months ago

Did you restart the device?

Same here. Restarted watch and phone after beta profile removal. Watch still wants to update to 4.2 Beta.
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14 months ago
Just gone live
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14 months ago

Here's hoping that they bring back ability to start/browse music and playlists from our watch, stored on the iPhone (remotely!)

That would be my favorite new (old) feature!
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14 months ago

It's known as the Explorer Watch Face. Exclusive to the Series 3 LTE model.


And the only watch face that offers cellular connectivity dots as a complication. I hope include that in other Watch faces without having to swap out one of the complications to get it.
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14 months ago

Following updates,
Nope :(


I fear it will never return. And while I purchased an S3 w/ LTE, I can still appreciate how handy it would be regardless. Perhaps in WatchOS 5. . .
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