Apple Releases watchOS 2.2 Beta to Developers

Apple Releases watchOS 2.2 Beta to Developers

Apple released betas today for iOS 9.3, Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2, and of course, watchOS 2.2. All of these new betas are packed with new features, so it’s pretty exciting when compared to the last beta cycle of Mac OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan and iOS 9.2.1, which both aren’t available to the public just yet.

The main feature of watchOS 2.2 is the ability to pair more than one watch at once, just in case you’re a friggin billionaire.

Here are the release notes.

watchOS 2.2 Beta Release Notes


watchOS SDK 2.2 beta 1 provides support for developing watchOS apps. It is packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for watchOS. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool, among many others.

This version of watchOS is intended for installation only on devices registered with the Apple Developer Program. Attempting to install this version of watchOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state.

For more information and additional support resources, visit programs/.

Bug Reporting

For issues not mentioned in the Notes and Known Issues section, please file bugs through the Apple Developer website Additionally, you may discuss these issues and watchOS SDK 2.2 in the Apple Developer Forums at https://

Notes and Known Issues


Known Issue

After pairing Apple Watch, all previously earned achievements may be presented once more each. This can occur occasionally during normal usage.


Known Issue

Local Music playback from Apple Watch to paired A2DP headphones fails.


Known Issue

When replying to a Calendar notification, the response is not saved.

Workaround: Reply to the notification directly from Calendar.

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Known Issue

When updating Apple Watch during the setup process, the watch and phone may display conflicting instructions right after the update has succeeded, but before setup resumes.

Workaround: If you see a message on iPhone saying that Apple Watch is up to date, please wait and you will eventually be prompted to continue the setup process.

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