Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 9.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 9.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software update coming two weeks after launch of the first beta.

Apple watchOS 9 Feature
To install the watchOS 9.4 update, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center.

Once installed, ‌watchOS 9.4 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software update. To update to new software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life, it has to be placed on the charger, and it will need to be in range of the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ it is paired with.

watchOS 9.4 gains support for new emoji characters that include donkey, goose, black bird, shaking head, hyacinth, pea pod, and more, with 31 new characters available in total.

Through iOS 16.4, the update adds support for Web Push notifications that are sent to an ‌iPhone‌, with the notifications able to be set up for a website that is added to the ‌iPhone‌'s Home Screen.

watchOS 9.4 will go through several rounds of beta testing, and it is expected to see a launch in the spring alongside iOS 16.4.

Related Roundup: watchOS 10
Related Forum: Apple Watch

Top Rated Comments

rictus007 Avatar
16 months ago

What issue?
It was a lot of issues - watch crashed multiple times per day, crown or the other buttons were not responding, some apps crash, and many other issues.

Everything is here: https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/725120 (I reported it on my side, but this is what other MR member reported - he/she was able to describe the issues better than me)
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surfzen21 Avatar
16 months ago
Someone give me some good news about this second beta please ?

Seems beta one was really buggy.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iAppleOrchard Avatar
16 months ago
I want that purple watch in the icon ?

Didn't have any issues with beta 1, but hoping they fix any issues that people are having.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rictus007 Avatar
16 months ago
I have issues with Beta 1 / apparently only affected the AWU. I hope they were able to fix them, but it is the nature of a beta release (so I’m not complaining)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PrecisionGem Avatar
16 months ago
Those new emojis are a real game changer! Can't wait to get this update.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
16 months ago

Those new emojis are a real game changer! Can't wait to get this update.
Heck yeah! ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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