Following the release of the third iterations of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple has begun rolling out the third beta of watchOS 3 to developers for testing purposes and debugging. This comes two weeks after the company begun rolling out the second iteration of the future softawre update for the Apple Watch.
Here’s the release notes for watchOS 3 beta 3:
Fixed in this release
• Replying to an Activity Sharing notification from a friend sometimes fails to send.
• Replies to an Activity Sharing notification with a message may fail. • The contextual text above the reply to an Activity Sharing notification is incorrect.
• When adding a new payment card to Apple Pay, if an incorrect expiration or CVV is entered, upon entry of a new value and hitting “Next” the running process will crash.
• In-app Apple Pay purchases that require PIN entry may cause a crash.
Calendar may show “No Events” in Calendar after updating.
Clock face layout resets after reboot.
Currently there is no TCC prompt on the watchOS side
Haptic alert may not trigger during Emergency SOS countdown.
If a media attachment is too large, the notification fires on iPhone and not Apple Watch.
• When attempting to hand off a relay call from Apple Watch to iPhone while on the lock screen, the call may be dropped.
• When iPhone is on CS/VoLTE, relay calls answered on alternate devices do not have DL audio and the call may drop after 30 seconds.
Auto-pause and auto-resume sometimes fail in Workout. Third-party apps are not affected.
watchOS 3 is already bringing 7x faster speeds to your Apple Watch alongside a new Dock UI, Control Center, improved Messages app, a Breathe app for stress relief, new fitness features, fresh watch faces, and much more.
To install beta 3 of watchOS 3 on your Apple Watch, you must be a registered developer and have your Watch plugged in. Then, navigate to the Watch app on your paired iPhone and tap the “My Watch” tab. From there, go to General > Software Update and you should see the updated build ready for download. Be sure to place your iPhone on Wi-Fi while downloading this software as it’ll surely gobble up plenty of your data.
We’ll update this post if we learn anything new and notable about the third beta of watchOS 3. You can learn more about watchOS 3 itself here.
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