Apple Seeds watchOS 4.2 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple continues to move ahead with software updates for the Apple Watch, with the latest pre-release software heading to developers.

Apple today officially seeded the first beta of watchOS 4.2 to developers. It has been over a month since Apple officially released watchOS 4 to the public, and this latest beta actually coincides with the watchOS 4.1 developer beta that is currently taking place as well. watchOS 4.1 has already confirmed that it will be adding quite a few new features to the smartwatch platform, including streaming music from Apple Music or the iCloud Music Library.

Developers that want to test the next beta seed can do so after downloading the necessary configuration profile from Apple’s Developer Center. After that, developers must download the software via the Apple Watch iOS app.

Once that is done, to install the pre-release software, the Apple Watch must be connected to the charger, have at least 50 percent battery life, and be within range of the iPhone.

If Apple is including any new features in watchOS 4.2, those have not been discovered just yet. However, while watchOS 4.1 is bringing new features to the table, it is possible this latest update will, too. That includes support for Apple Pay Cash, which is not including in watchOS 4.1. It is possible watchOS 4.2 will finally introduce that feature at some point in the near future.

If Apple does include any new features with watchOS 4.2 developer beta 1, we will update this post accordingly.

Have you tried out watchOS 4 yet? If so, what do you think of the latest iteration of the smartwatch’s operating system?