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In addition to the new iOS 10, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra betas, Apple on Tuesday also pushed a second beta of watchOS 3 (build number “14S5278d”) for the Apple Watch to members of the Apple Developer Program. An over-the-air update is available via the companion Watch app on a paired iPhone running an iOS 10 beta.

We’ll be updating this article with any changes discovered in watchOS 3 beta 2 as we encounter them.

Other developer updates

Apple today released the following OS-related updates for developers:

watchOS 3 availability

watchOS 3 Preview and WatchKit for watchOS 3 are currently available to iOS Developer Program members at Apple’s portal for developers. Apple has officially confirmed that watchOS 3 will officially release for public consumption in the fall as a free software update to the Apple Watch.

For more information, visit Apple’s watchOS 3 Preview webpage.

If you spot new features and other changes in watchOS 3 beta 2, let us know in the comments and we’ll update the article accordingly.

  • Martin 

    I can’t see the update. 🙁 phone is running beta 2 but when I’m trying to update AW it shows Connection error:(

  • Martynet

    I couldn’t see the update too. I turned off wifi and update poped up when on 4G. Switched the wifi back on and updated the device. Make sure Apple Watch is charging

    • Nathan

      I’m trying to update my watch to beta 6….and am still on beta 2…how did you guys actually get this to see the update?

      • Martynet

        Try to reinstall the profile for apple watch.

      • Nathan

        Already did

      • Martynet

        Well, then there is no reason why it shouldn’t work. Not sure if there is anything else to try.

  • Hendo27

    Still not getting the update for the watch.

  • The emergency SOS feature is now available.

  • iBanks

    I swear the watch update file size is the smallest, but takes the longest.