Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 10.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 10.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a week after the release of the first watchOS 10.1 beta.

Apple Watch Faces watchOS 10 Feature Blue
To install the ‌watchOS 10‌.1 update, developers will need to open the Apple Watch app, go to the Software Update section under "General" in Settings, and toggle on the ‌‌watchOS 10‌‌.1 Developer Beta. An Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Once beta updates have been activated, ‌watchOS 10.1‌ can be downloaded under the same Software Update section. To install software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life and it must be placed on an Apple Watch charger.

watchOS 10.1 adds NameDrop support for sharing contact information with another Apple Watch or an iPhone.

NameDrop can be used by tapping into the Apple Watch Contacts app, selecting your profile, and tapping on the "Share" option. From there, touching the Apple Watch to another Apple Watch running watchOS 10.1 or an ‌iPhone‌ running iOS 17 will initiate a contact transfer.

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Top Rated Comments

bamf-hacker Avatar
8 months ago

Someone please report if Double Tap is live for S9/U2
Yes its enabled in this beta
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jmausmuc Avatar
8 months ago
Not a fan of Watch OS 10. Most things are more cumbersome and illogical now. Hope they reverse some of the changes and finally fix the weather complication.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hank3rd Avatar
8 months ago
Done. I started the stopwatch, double tapped and it stopped it. Tapped again and it started. Very smooth as opposed to the accessibility version.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
8 months ago
Hoping the battery usage on my AW6 makes a reduction comeback. Apple's tricks are working, its got me thinking about a hardware upgrade!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spazzcat Avatar
8 months ago

Not a fan of Watch OS 10. Most things are more cumbersome and illogical now. Hope they reverse some of the changes and finally fix the weather complication.
I find almost every change is for the better.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lifjoy Avatar
8 months ago

Does anyone know how to enable double tap for a watchos app that I built? Is there any documentation? I've had trouble finding any.
Apple updated gesture specifications to include double tap in watchOS:
https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/gestures

My guess is that you'd define a UIGestureRecognizer (maybe a UITapGestureRecognizer?) and attach it to a view that implements UIGestureRecognizerDelegate.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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