Apple today released watchOS 6.2, the sixth update to the watchOS 6 operating system that's designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.2 comes a month after the release of watchOS 6.1.3, a minor update.

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watchOS 6.2 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌Apple Watch‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the ‌Apple Watch‌ needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌iPhone‌‌.

The watchOS 6.2 update introduces Apple Watch App Store support for in-app purchases, which lets developers create and sell Apple Watch apps that offer in-app purchase options and subscriptions. watchOS 6.2 also brings ECG support and irregular heart rhythm notifications to Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey, plus it fixes an issue that could interrupt music playback when switching from WiFi to Bluetooth connectivity.

During the testing period, code in iOS 13.4, the companion update to watchOS 6.2, had signs of a feature called "CarKey" that will let the ‌iPhone‌ and Apple Watch be used in lieu of a car key to unlock NFC-cable vehicles. Based on the watchOS 6.2 release notes this feature is not included in the update, but it is at least in the works and perhaps coming soon.

Apple's full release notes for the watchOS 6.2 update are below:

watchOS 6.2 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes:
- Introduces in-app purchases for ‌Apple Watch‌ apps
- Fixes an issue where music playback could pause when switching from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth connectivity
- ECG app on ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 4 or later now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey
- Irregular heart rhythm notifications now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit: https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222

watchOS 6.2 could be one of the last major updates to the watchOS 6 operating system as Apple begins to shift its focus to watchOS 7, which is in development ahead of a fall release. Apple is likely to preview watchOS 7 in June ahead of releasing it alongside new Apple Watch models later this year. Details on watchOS 7 can be found in our watchOS roundup.

Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 7
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Buy Now)
Related Forum: Apple Watch

Top Rated Comments

That70sGAdawg Avatar
24 months ago
Still my MAJOR issue is not fixed of auto delete iMessages on the watch if deleted on the iPhone..
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
green94 Avatar
24 months ago
-Fixes an issue where music playback could pause when switching from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth connectivity

Oh my god, my biggest pet peeve... please be fixed.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
24 months ago
You also need to be on iOS 13.4 to see this update. :rolleyes:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xDKP Avatar
24 months ago
So.... Yet another super minor release... Is it just me or has the Watch OS updates throughout the year been super minor in features the last couple of years? A full year between updates with features, watch faces or other stuff seem to be a bit long ...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BriceApp Avatar
24 months ago

Is anyone able to install on a series 2 watch?
So far it has failed at verifying twice for me. I have deleted the update and rebooted the phone and watch and trying again.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
abeasom Avatar
24 months ago

same here too. It’s just started downloading the update for a second time.
Can’t update my wife’s Series 1. I get an error every time after verifying starts. I have tried redownloading and even unpaired/repaired watch. Great job testing Apple.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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