Apple Releases watchOS 6.2 Beta 5 to Developers

One week after releasing the fourth beta version of watchOS 6.2 to compatible Apple Watch models, Apple has released the fifth beta version of its smartwatch operating system today to developers. It can now be installed via the OTA update.

Usually, Apple releases the developer beta builds of watchOS alongside the release of developer beta builds of iPadOS, iOS, macOS, and tvOS. However, this week, the fifth developer beta of watchOS 6.2 was released one day after the release of the fifth beta version of iPadOS 13.4, iOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4, and tvOS 13.4.

Apple doesn’t offer a changelog for developer beta updates, so there’s no way to tell what has changed with the watchOS 6.2 Beta 5 update right now. If we find any changes or improvements, we will update the article as soon as possible. The first beta version of watchOS 6.2 was released early last month.

There are no user-facing changes in watchOS 6.2, and most of the changes and improvements are under the hood. Developers can now sell premium apps and apps with in-app purchases for the Apple Watch. The company has improved the performance of watchOS and ironed out some bugs, and that’s what we expect from the latest beta version of watchOS.

You might know that the iPhone maker doesn’t release public beta builds of watchOS as there’s no way to downgrade the software on the Apple Watch. So, we would recommend you not to upgrade to the latest beta release of watchOS if your smartwatch is mission-critical for development or other purposes.