2 bugs that happen almost daily

mikezmac

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I placed my apps on my watch and rows of two and spaced apart so that way I can easily hit them and not miss. Whenever I run an update and an app that I had previously removed from the Apple Watch gets updated it re adds it to the Apple Watch.

An update really shouldn't cause an app that you removed from the watch to be re-added to the watch. And the placement of the app is somewhere in the middle word sticks to all the other apps and makes a mess.

The other and more frequent problem is the Watch app itself. The watch app hangs and crashes on almost a daily basis, sometimes multiple times a day. One of the things that I've noticed is that if an update is running it's almost a guarantee that the watch App will hang or crash if you touch it.

Patch coming up soon I hope?
 

Luba

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I placed my apps on my watch and rows of two and spaced apart so that way I can easily hit them and not miss. Whenever I run an update and an app that I had previously removed from the Apple Watch gets updated it re adds it to the Apple Watch.

An update really shouldn't cause an app that you removed from the watch to be re-added to the watch. And the placement of the app is somewhere in the middle word sticks to all the other apps and makes a mess.

The other and more frequent problem is the Watch app itself. The watch app hangs and crashes on almost a daily basis, sometimes multiple times a day. One of the things that I've noticed is that if an update is running it's almost a guarantee that the watch App will hang or crash if you touch it.

Patch coming up soon I hope?
Yeah, it seems when an app updates itself the AW doesn't remember that the older version had "a don't install." I don't arrange apps as I feel it would get messed up, so I go for the default setting. Also, later there will be native apps coming out soon, so for now, I only install apps I really use.
 

mikezmac

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Do you have General > Automatic Download turned off in the Apple Watch app?
I do, I unfortunately assumed it would remebrer the ones I flipped the toggle to uninstall. Ok, it seems all or nothing... :( I had thought that it automatically downloaded new apps and remember the ones I intentionally uninstalled. :(

I'll chalk one of the bugs up to a PEBKAC then. (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair)

Ty.
 

InAustralia

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It's definitely a bug.

I too have Automatic Download turned off, but my Apple Watch still installs the corresponding Apple Watch app following updates or if an existing app now has an Apple Watch app component.

Not the end of the world, but annoying. I am sure a fix will come shortly.
 
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menace3

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I do too, but i found that if i delete an app, but it has an update in the queue when i go to the app store, it re-installs
 

ddkkpp

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i have auto-install turned off as well. but everytime an app that didn't have watch functionality adds it in an update, it automatically installs.

today Swarm got updated and was automatically removed from my watch - i had to re-install it.

Kakao Talk and Fancy both got updated and were both added without toggling to my watch as well today. :( annoying.

Also the icons re-arrange themselves. I don't bother placing them where I want anymore, because whenever the app is updated, they just get messed up.

So my experience is parallel with the OP's.
 

mikezmac

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Ye, it's a bit aggravating to me, however sad to say, I'm glad I'm not alone.
 

Rok73

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I'd consider it already as a known bug. There were a couple of threads here about this issue. I have the same happening. Apple just has to fix it in the next update.
 
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mikezmac

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I'd consider it already as a known bug. There were a couple of threads here about this issue. I have the same happening. Apple just has to fix it in the next update.
Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't see the other threads :(
 

tbayrgs

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My apologies if there is a new thread discussing this (didn't find one when I searched) but I'm having a somewhat similar issue, though in reverse.

What I'm finding is that I'm unable to uninstall any apps from the watch from within the Apple Watch application. If is move the slider to uninstall, I get the 'Uninstalling...' in small, gray text but it never finishes. Also, if I move back a screen to the list of apps in the Settings and select the same app, it will be like I never turned it off. I have toggled watch connectivity on/off via Airplane mode on both the watch and iPhone, restarted both the watch and the iPhone, even unpaired/reset the watch and then repaired/restored from back up, all with no effect. And FWIW, I have the Automatic download functionality turned off.

I can delete these apps directly off the watch itself, so it's not an absolute deal breaker of a problem, but it's more tedious and annoying.

Anyone else with this problem?
 

mikezmac

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My apologies if there is a new thread discussing this (didn't find one when I searched) but I'm having a somewhat similar issue, though in reverse.

What I'm finding is that I'm unable to uninstall any apps from the watch from within the Apple Watch application. If is move the slider to uninstall, I get the 'Uninstalling...' in small, gray text but it never finishes. Also, if I move back a screen to the list of apps in the Settings and select the same app, it will be like I never turned it off. I have toggled watch connectivity on/off via Airplane mode on both the watch and iPhone, restarted both the watch and the iPhone, even unpaired/reset the watch and then repaired/restored from back up, all with no effect. And FWIW, I have the Automatic download functionality turned off.

I can delete these apps directly off the watch itself, so it's not an absolute deal breaker of a problem, but it's more tedious and annoying.

Anyone else with this problem?
I am
 

mikezmac

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I hope I don't have to wait to 2.0.
Some of these bugs are bugging me.

Hopefully they will release 1.0.2 ?
 

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