Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 10.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 10.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after Apple seeded the first watchOS 10.2 beta.

Apple Watch Faces watchOS 10 Feature Blue
To install the ‌watchOS 10.2‌ 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 Developer Beta. An Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Once beta updates have been activated, ‌‌watchOS 10‌‌ 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 10.2 adds support for iMessage Contact Key Verification, a feature designed for those who face "extraordinary digital threats," such as journalists, human rights activists, and government officials.

Users can ensure that there is no "man in the middle" snooping on iMessage conversations, and there is a Contact Verification Code so that iMessage users can verify that they're speaking to the correct individual during in-person meetings or on FaceTime calls.

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Top Rated Comments

xgman Avatar
7 months ago
and the ultra 2 dimness problem.. :confused:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Polaroid Avatar
7 months ago

and the ultra 2 dimness problem.. :confused:
place hand over watch to turn screen off, rotate crown to change brightness :)
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sandler77 Avatar
7 months ago

place hand over watch to turn screen off, rotate crown to change brightness :)
I hope you are joking... this does not work with watchOS 10. We used to be able to change brightness, but not with the Ultra watches. You can find over 1,000 apple discussion board replies on this very (unresolved) issue.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xgman Avatar
7 months ago
no U2 dimness fix. Still as hard to read in the dark as day one. It's basically a $900 daytime only watch now. Again, only the U2 affected. At this point it's just mean. It's just a simple software adjustment on Apple's part.
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IHatemywatch Avatar
7 months ago

no U2 dimness fix. Still as hard to read in the dark as day one. It's basically a $900 daytime only watch now. Again, only the U2 affected. At this point it's just mean. It's just a simple software adjustment on Apple's part.
start reaching out to any class action lawyers for a false advertising suit one will surely pick it up, they only fix things when they are sued like the battery gate. still no brightness fix and it seems to actually have got worse on this build

some pretty bold claims were made about the screen brightness in the advertising material, this is false advertising.
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