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Apple today released watchOS 7.0.3, the third update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 7.0.3 comes a week after the release of watchOS 7.0.2, a bug fix update that addressed battery drain.

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‌‌watchOS 7.0.3 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌.

Today's update is available only for the Apple Watch Series 3, and customers with other Apple Watch models will not see the update. watchOS 7.0.3 fixes the random reboots that Apple Watch Series 3 owners have been experiencing. From Apple's release notes:
watchOS 7.0.3 contains improvements and bug fixes, including an issue where Apple Watch Series 3 may unexpectedly restart for some users.
For details on everything that's new in ‌watchOS 7‌, make sure to check out our watchOS 7 roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases watchOS 7.0.3 for Apple Watch Series 3 to Fix Unexpected Restart Issue
 

gank41

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Sooooo, what about the random reboots that were happening on my S4, and are now still happening on my S6 Apple Watch?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also, when I restored my new S6 from a backup (tried 3 different date backups), none of the apps would install from the iPhone Watch App. I had to manually install each app from the App Store on the Watch itself. Any settings or complications and placement still carried over, like my settings were still in place. Weird. I’ve filed feedback. Hopefully another update is still coming...
 
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bottsjw

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Sooooo, what about the random reboots that were happening on my S4, and are now still happening on my S6 Apple Watch?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also, when I restored my new S6 from a backup (tried 3 different date backups), none of the apps would install from the iPhone Watch App. I had to manually install each app from the App Store on the Watch itself. Any settings or complications and placement still carried over, like my settings were still in place. Weird. I’ve filed feedback. Hopefully another update is still coming...

Yeah... was thinking the same thing about my S5 reboots. Battery has gone from bad to worse with 7.0.2 and the random app restarts are far too frequent.
 
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gank41

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Yeah... was thinking the same thing about my S5 reboots. Battery has gone from bad to worse with 7.0.2 and the random app restarts are far too frequent.
I’m seeing 2-3 reboots a day now. And that’s what I’m actually seeing.
 
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Regbial

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Only happened to me like once since 7.0.0 ... but I'm glad it's out.
 
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mannyvel

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I’m seeing 2-3 reboots a day now. And that’s what I’m actually seeing. Ugh this before, not sure.

Funny, my S4 was rebooting continuously at one point last week. I think it's because my phone was out-of-range, since putting the watch into Airplane Mode stopped the reboots.
 
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Jxdawg

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Just had my first reboot yesterday since updating to 7.0.2. Will install this hoping I keep my great battery life from 7.0.2.
 
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now i see it

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If a person owns too many apl devices they spend an inordinate amount of time downloading and installing one fix after another for each of them. I wonder what the magic number is where it's impossible to keep all the devices up to date due to the time involved dealing with each one -----
 
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subi257

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Did the problem with run data not being added ever get fixed?

I was having the run GPS not showing up in in fitness as well as the heart rate. After 7.0.2 I am now seeing heart rate showing app but not the GPS...it also did make a big difference as far as battery life.
 
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mannyvel

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If a person owns too many apl devices they spend an inordinate amount of time downloading and installing one fix after another for each of them. I wonder what the magic number is where it's impossible to keep all the devices up to date due to the time involved dealing with each one -----

Hahaha, you're totally wrong. We literally have over 30 Apple devices in our house (desktops, laptops, iPads, iPhones, watches, and iPods) and I'm the only person that even thinks about all this stuff.

To be fair, I also have 5 android phones that I spend 0 amounts of time on because they're in a drawer. So technically I spend more time downloading fixes for Apple stuff. I don't turn on my Windows 10 box because I don't want to waste a day waiting for the cumulative updates to install.
 
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MauiPa

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Interesting. I’m on the developer beta. 7.1 it is working flawlessly. They even fixed my unlock for my Mac, and I now have 15% battery at the end of 2 days where I used to be running dry by then. I wonder what apps or configurations caused the reboot. It’s always so weird “for some customers”) of which I’m almost never one
 
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Perry Barhydt

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For the first time this past weekend my wife’s Apple Watch 3 rebooted during a hike. I thought she bumped something. Now to find a way to clear up enough room on the Apple Watch to download the update.
 
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