Apple releases watchOS 6.2 with support for in-app purchases from App Store and more

Apple is moving right along with releasing new software today, this time issuing a software update for the Apple Watch.

On Tuesday, Apple released watchOS 6.2 to the public. This follows weeks of beta seeding, letting developers get a feel for the new software, some of the new features baked into the mobile OS, and more. As is par for the course, watchOS 6.2 is a free update to download and install, and the new software is available right now.

Updating to watchOS 6.2

To update, your supported Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery life, be connected to a charger, and also be within range and paired to the iPhone. You’ll follow the steps below to get updated:

  • Open the Watch app on your paired iPhone
  • Select General
  • Choose Software Update
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to install and download

As far as what’s new, there isn’t a whole lot. watchOS 6.2 now includes support for in-app purchases for Apple Watch apps, and the ECG app for irregular heart rhythm notifications is now available in Chile, Turkey, and New Zealand. It fixes some issues, too, of course.

watchOS 6.2 release notes

watchOS 6.2 includes new features, improvements and bug fixes:

  • Introduces in-app purchases for Apple Watch apps
  • Fixes an issue where music playback could pause when switching from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth connectivity
  • ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later now available in Chile, New Zealand and Turkey
  • Irregular heart rhythm notifications now available in Chile, New Zealand and Turkey

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. For more information, visit Apple’s official iOS Feature Availability webpage.

For the security content of this update, read Apple’s support document.