Apple watchOS 3.2 Latest News & Updates: Beta Version Released To developers, Theater Mode & SiriKit Support Featured
Jan 31, 2017 08:14 AM EST
Three months after the official release of watchOS 3.1, Apple has finally rolled out the beta version of the much-awaited watchOS 3.2. The wearable's new OS beta version can be seeded by the developers right at the moment.
MacRumors has shared that the beta version of watchOS 3.2 can be accessed by the developers through the sole Apple Watch app on their iPhones. From "General," the developer must just have to hit on 'Software Update" and the installation should begin. Their Apple Watch should be juiced with 50% or more in order for the installation to go on without interruption. In addition, the iPhone should be in range from that of the wearable while the installation is being processed.
The beta version of watchOS 3.2 also requires the user's iPhone to be running on iOS 10. As this is currently available just for developers, the general public will still have to wait until its official release as the software doesn't have the capacity to downgrade on an Apple Watch.
Meanwhile, watchOS 3.2's beta version has also spawned two of its most prized features. It includes the "Theater Mode" which according to CNET would let the user to instantly mute the sound on their Apple Watch. It also has the capability to avoid waking up the display when the user's wrist is raised. On the other hand, the users can still received their notifications along with the haptics that allow the devices to vibrate. The notifications can be viewed by tapping on the device's screen or pressing the digital crown.
The watchOS 3.2 beta version also includes the 'SiriKit Support." This allows users to book a ride from the device or even send text messages and send or cancel payments. Some of the third-party apps that will be able to utilize Siri on their wearables comprise of calling apps, workout apps and the apps that search photos.