Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.1.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the first beta and a little over a week after releasing watchOS 5.1.1, an updated version of watchOS 5.1 that addressed a bug causing some Apple Watch Series 4 models to be bricked after installing the software.

Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update.

applewatchseries4watchfaces
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.

As was discovered in the first beta, the watchOS 5.1.2 update introduces new complications for the two Infograph watch faces on the Apple Watch Series 4. New complications include Mail, Messages, Home, Maps, Apple News, Find My Friends, Phone, and Remote.

watchos512changes
watchOS 5.1.2 also introduces a new toggle in Control Center for turning the Walkie-Talkie feature on and off.

The previous watchOS 5.1 and watchOS 5.1 updates introduced support for Group FaceTime in an audio-only capacity, brought new emoji characters, and included a new full-screen "Color" watch face option for the Apple Watch Series 4 models.

Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 9
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)

Top Rated Comments

Treq Avatar
71 months ago
Any sign of the ecg function which is supposed to be out before the end of the year?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xDKP Avatar
71 months ago
It does display the unread number, it just takes a minute to show it. Don’t know if this new beta improves that or not or not.
Admit it, you just posted this to show off your movement goal was smashed. Great job man ;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruthlessjoachim Avatar
71 months ago
Ok cool but where is my ECG ?????
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NinjaHERO Avatar
71 months ago
messages is a welcomed complication. I'd really love a seconds option on the digital time displays. Also, would be great if we could have the sunset complication on the digital time info face. Only on the analog infograph right now.

As for walkie talkie, it was an interesting gimmick, but I don't think I'll ever use it again. If you're busy and the message comes through, you miss it. I don't see a replay button. Seems we'd be better served with just a voice message back and forth. But, that might just be me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjp1 Avatar
71 months ago
messages is a welcomed complication. I'd really love a seconds option on the digital time displays. Also, would be great if we could have the sunset complication on the digital time info face. Only on the analog infograph right now.

As for walkie talkie, it was an interesting gimmick, but I don't think I'll ever use it again. If you're busy and the message comes through, you miss it. I don't see a replay button. Seems we'd be better served with just a voice message back and forth. But, that might just be me.
I thought I was the only one waiting for sunrise/sunset complication. I’ve gotten too used to having it on the previous watches.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclardy Avatar
71 months ago
Wow, this is actually going to immensely improve my Apple Watch experience. I’ve been avoiding the new faces because I don’t have a Messages complication. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like it displays the number of unread, but I’ll take what I can get from Apple on the software side.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Delta Feature

Delta Game Emulator Now Available From App Store on iPhone

Wednesday April 17, 2024 9:58 am PDT by
Game emulator apps have come and gone since Apple announced App Store support for them on April 5, but now popular game emulator Delta from developer Riley Testut is available for download. Testut is known as the developer behind GBA4iOS, an open-source emulator that was available for a brief time more than a decade ago. GBA4iOS led to Delta, an emulator that has been available outside of...
iPhone 15 Pro Action Button Translate

All iPhone 16 Models to Feature Action Button, But Usefulness Debated

Tuesday April 16, 2024 6:54 am PDT by
Last September, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models debuted with a new customizable Action button, offering faster access to a handful of functions, as well as the ability to assign Shortcuts. Apple is poised to include the feature on all upcoming iPhone 16 models, so we asked iPhone 15 Pro users what their experience has been with the additional button so far. The Action button replaces the switch ...
Provenance Emulator

PlayStation, GameCube, Wii, and SEGA Emulator for iPhone and Apple TV Coming to App Store

Friday April 19, 2024 8:29 am PDT by
The lead developer of the multi-emulator app Provenance has told iMore that his team is working towards releasing the app on the App Store, but he did not provide a timeframe. Provenance is a frontend for many existing emulators, and it would allow iPhone and Apple TV users to emulate games released for a wide variety of classic game consoles, including the original PlayStation, GameCube, Wii,...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With the New App Store Delta Game Emulator

Wednesday April 17, 2024 12:19 pm PDT by
A decade ago, developer Riley Testut released the GBA4iOS emulator for iOS, and since it was against the rules at the time, Apple put a stop to downloads. Emulators have been a violation of the App Store rules for years, but that changed on April 5 when Apple suddenly reversed course and said that it was allowing retro game emulators on the App Store. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...
iOS NES Emulator Bimmy Feature

NES Emulator for iPhone and iPad Now Available on App Store [Removed]

Tuesday April 16, 2024 11:33 am PDT by
The first approved Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator for the iPhone and iPad was made available on the App Store today following Apple's rule change. The emulator is called Bimmy, and it was developed by Tom Salvo. On the App Store, Bimmy is described as a tool for testing and playing public domain/"homebrew" games created for the NES, but the app allows you to load ROMs for any...