Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 5.2.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.2.1 update to developers, just a day after the release of the watchOS 5.2 update, which introduced AirPods 2 support and expanded the ECG feature to Europe.

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.


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 features will be introduced in the watchOS 5.2.1 update, but as 5.x.x software, it's likely to focus on bug fixes and other under-the-hood performance improvements.

Should we find new features in the watchOS 5.2.1 beta, we'll update this post with details.

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4 weeks ago
I would love to see the Airplane integration with the phone done better. On the phone, Airplane mode only turns off the cellphone radio, keeping wireless and Bluetooth on, but it signals the watch to turn all off. Should Bluetooth be left turned on, Airplane mode control would be much more integrated and interesting.
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