Apple releases first beta version of watchOS 9.2 for developers

After successfully releasing watchOS 9.1 to the public, Apple has started testing the next incremental update i.e. watchOS 9.2. The tech giant has just released the first beta to developers. This will be a big update for Apple Watch users, although the list of new features and changes has not yet been revealed, we can expect system-wide improvements with this release. Read on to learn more about the first beta update to watchOS 9.2.

Apple offers the new beta version of watchOS 9.2 with build number 20S5331e and weighs around 355 MB. The update is already available for developers to test and will also be released for public beta testers in a few moments. If you are a developer, you can freely upgrade your Apple Watch to watchOS 9.2 beta. For compatibility reasons, the incremental beta is available for Apple Watch Series 4 or newer models.

Just like previous betas, Apple didn’t mention anything in the release notes for the new update. Instead, you can try the features of watchOS 9.1 and explore it for any new changes. For changes, watchOS 9.1 brings the ability to download music while the Apple Watch is off the charger using WiFi or mobile, battery life improvements during walking, running workouts and outdoor hiking on Apple Watch Series 8, Watch Ultra and Watch SE 2 by minimizing heart rate and GPS readings, and it also brings Matter integration.

watchOS 9.2 beta update

If your iPhone is running on the latest iOS 16.2 beta, you can easily update your Apple Watch to the new watchOS 9.2 beta, all you need to do is install the beta profile on your device, then to update it by radio link. Here’s how you can update your watch to the beta version.

  1. At first, you need to log in to the Apple Developer Program website.
  2. Next, head to downloads.
  3. Tap the watchOS 9.2 beta available under featured downloads. Then press the download button.
  4. Now install the watchOS 9.2 beta profile on your iPhone, then authorize the profile by going to Settings > General > Profiles.
  5. Now restart your iPhone.

Make sure your Apple Watch is at least 50% charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network. After installing the beta profile, open the Apple Watch app on your phone, go to General > Software Update > Download and install, then install the new software.

The watchOS 9.2 beta update will now download and transfer to your Apple Watch. And once the installation process is complete, your watch will restart. Once everything is done, you can start using your Apple Watch.

If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section. Also, share this article with your friends.

Related Articles:

Want to learn more about iOS 16? Here is a new video about the new Apple operating system for the iPhone.

Leave a Comment