Apple on Monday released updates for their Apple Watch and fourth-generation Apple TV operating systems. watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 were released mid-day Monday.
The watchOS 2.2.2 update can be downloaded via the “Watch” app on the iPhone by going to “General” -> “Software Update.” The Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery available, it must be connected to its charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.
watchOS 2.2.2 appears to be a minor Update. During the beta testing period, only one beta was released to developers, and no outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered in the update.
We are likely nearing the end of updates to watchOS 2.2, as Apple currently is offering a watchOS 3 beta to developers for testing. The new OS will likely see a fall release.
watchOS 3 introduces a number of significant changes to the Apple Watch operating system. A new dock, several performance improvements, new navigation features, watch faces and apps, new fitness-related features, and much more are available in the new version.
The tvOS 9.2.2 update can be downloaded over the air via the Settings app on the fourth-generation Apple TV by going to “System” -> “Software Update.” Users who have automatic software updates turned on in their Apple TV’s menu will find their devices will be automatically upgraded to the new 9.2.2 operating system.
tvOS 9.2.2 is a minor 9.x.x update that focuses on performance improvements and bug fixes. No major outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered during the update’s beta testing process.
We are likely nearing the end of updates to tvOS 9.2, as Apple currently is offering a tvOS 10 beta to developers for testing. The new version of tvOS will likely see a fall release.
tvOS 10 offers a number of new features to users of the fourth-generation Apple TV, bringing enhanced Siri capabilities, offering topic-based search, Live Tune-In for live channels, and improved HomeKit abilities.
tvOS 10 also offers a dark mode for an improved viewing experience in dark rooms, single sign-on for apps, and new features for Photos and Music.