Apple seeds first watchOS 2.2 beta to developers

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Following on the heels of the first beta for iOS 9.3, Apple has also seen fit to release brand new software for the Apple Watch developers.

On Monday, January 11, Apple released the first beta of watchOS 2.2 to developers. The new beta software arrives just over a month after Apple released the watchOS 2.1 to the public. To download the new beta software, you’ll need to be running an iPhone with the new iOS 9.3 beta already installed. You’ll then open the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone, head into General and tap on Software Update.

The Apple Watch has to have at least 50 percent battery, has to be placed on the Apple Watch charger, and has to be in range of the iPhone equipped with iOS 9.3.

As for what’s new in the software, it is not known at this point. It will include bug fixes to improve performance, as well as other tweaks to improve the overall performance. It should fix other issues that owners of experienced since the release of watchOS 2.1.

watchOS 2.1, for its part, included fixes for the stock Calendar app, as well as the Power Reserve mode, and other tweaks to improve third-party app performance.

What’s new in watchOS 2.2

Here’s what’s been discovered in the first beta of watchOS 2.2:

  • Support for multiple Apple Watches: For those with an iPhone running the first beta of iOS 9.3, along with watchOS 2.2 installed, the iPhone will now be able to pair with multiple Apple Watches.