watchOS 10.2 is now available for Apple Watch

Apple has released watchOS 10.2 to all users. The update features access to Health data via Siri, the ability to Automatically view Now Playing when in proximity of HomePod, the ability to swipe to change watch faces, and more. The update is available as an over-the-air update for compatible Apple Watch models.

Apple previously released watchOS 10.1 with new features which include the Double tap gesture for Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, NameDrop for contact sharing, My Card complication, and a number of bug fixes and security updates.

watchOS 10.2

What’s new in watchOS 10.2?

Final version

December 11 – Apple has released the final software update to all users.

watchOS 10.2 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:

  • Access and log Health app data with Siri (Available on Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2)
  • Automatically view Now Playing when in proximity of HomePod (2nd generation) or HomePod mini playing media from Music or Podcasts (Available on Apple Watch Series 6 and later and Apple Watch Ultra)
  • Enable the ability to swipe to change watch faces in Settings
  • Enable the ability to confirm ending workouts in Settings
  • Prioritize the volume of either the music or trainers’ voices in most Fitness+ workouts
  • Resolves an issue that can cause watch faces added in the Watch app on iPhone to not appear on Apple Watch

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Release Candidate

December 5 – Apple has seeded the release candidate to developers.

Beta 4

Nov 28 – Apple has released the fourth beta to developers.

Beta 3

Nov 14 – Apple has released the third beta to developers.

Beta 2

Nov 9 – Apple has released the second beta to developers.

Beta 1

October 26 – Apple has released the first beta to developers. No new noticeable changes have been found so far, but we will update the article if we find any.

watchOS 10 Beta 5

Is your Apple Watch compatible with watchOS 10.2?

This software update is compatible with the following Watch models:

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Ultra

How can you install watchOS 10.2 on Apple Watch?


Before you start, make sure:

  • Your Apple Watch is placed on its charging puck 
  • It has at least 50% battery charge.


The upgrade can be done through either of the following methods:

  • On your paired iPhone, open the Watch app and go to General > Software Update. Wait for the update to appear and start the download.
  • On your Apple Watch, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Wait for the update to show up and start the download. 

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