Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta of its upcoming watchOS 10.2 update to developers for testing. The new beta comes one week after the release of the second beta.
To install the watchOS 10.2 beta, developers should 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.
After that, The watchOS 10 beta can be installed via the Watch app on the device’s attached iPhone. Go to “General” -> “Software Update” to install the beta. The Watch should have at least 50% battery life, be connected to a charger, and be within range of the iPhone.
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.
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver Apple Watch, especially early versions of new operating systems. Instead, only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.