What's New in watchOS 10.2 beta

Apple has released watchOS 10.2 beta for developers and public beta testers. The next update doesn’t bring many features and changes, but I’ve found some and shared them with you below.

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iMessage Contact Key Verification

Similar to iOS 17.2, watchOS 10.2 supports Contact Verification for iMessage. This feature essentially allows you to verify that you are messaging with the intended contacts. For even higher security, iMessage Contact Key Verification users can compare a contact verification code in person, on FaceTime, or through another secure call.

This feature is particularly suitable for human rights activists and government officials who need to verify the identity of the contacts they communicate with.

Swipe to Change Watch Face

In watchOS 10.2 beta 3, the swipe to change watch face feature has returned. In the watchOS 10 released in September, this feature was removed, and the only way to change the watch face for Apple Watch was to press and then swipe to select the watch face.

Photo: Macworld

There is an option in the Settings - Clock app on the Apple Watch to enable or disable this feature.

Additionally, the watchOS 10.2 update includes bug fixes and other improvements. If you discover any more new features or changes, please leave a comment below.