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First watchOS 10.2 developer beta build is out now

Developers can download the new watchOS beta

Apple has handed out the first beta build of watchOS 10.2 to developer beta participants.

Developers taking part in the beta program can acquire the latest versions via the Apple Developer Center or by updating their devices with the beta software. Public beta versions are typically available a short time after the developer releases, via the Apple Beta Software Program.

The first developer beta for watchOS 10.2 arrives after the release of watchOS 10.1 to the public on October 25, 2023.

The initial build of watchOS 10.2 is number 21S5331f.

It is unclear at this time what initial changes are being made in this beta generation, but it is highly probable that new elements and features will be uncovered shortly after it gets installed by developer beta testers.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly suggest users don't install beta operating systems or other beta software on "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the small chance of issues that could result in the loss of data. Testers should instead use secondary or non-essential hardware and ensure they have sufficient backups of their critical data at all times.

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