Apple watch OS packed with bugs

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by petsk, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. petsk macrumors 6502

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    Do you encounter a lot of bugs on your watch? I have two sport watches, both has a lot of software bugs, here are some examples that comes to my mind right now:

    - Motion watch face not working
    - Map not loading in the maps app
    - General crashes
    - Second hand sometimes jumpy
    - Auto Unlock on Mac doesn't work sometimes

    Several of these bugs seems to be old bugs from 2015, I don't understand why Apple hasn't fixed them. I'm a bit surprised considering iOS has always been rather stable and bugfree over the years.
     
  2. theoapo macrumors member

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    I wouldnt say that iOS, had and still have several bugs on both my iPhone and iPad.

    WatchOS also has bugs, most of them are really minor!

    Worst of them all, the haptic feedback wont work for calendar entries, unless haptic feedback is also enabled for calendar entries on iPhone. Setting the Watch setting to manual instead of mirroring doesnt help...

    Another minor inconvinience/bug is that when opening an app like messages, you can still see older messages in the background under the loading animation!
     
  3. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't noticed any bugs on mine that affect me on a day-to-day basis yet acknowledge there may be a few as posted above
     
  4. Restlesslegs macrumors member

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    Compared to macOS and ioOS I find watchOS quite solid... I had a few crashes and once my watch (Nike edition) switched completely off. Oh - and this "unlock my computer with watch" never worked for me, not with my iMac retina nor my MBPro. But I lowered my expectations quite a bit over the last years when it comes to quality and Apple so I was not too bothered...
     
  5. jakerichva Suspended

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    Motion watch face works for me.
    So does map.
    No crashes here.
    No jumpy second hand.
    Unlock works perfectly with my rMBP.

    So I wouldn't call them "bugs" because a bug should affect just about everyone.
     
  6. Kjung7 macrumors 6502

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    I think Watch OS is fairly stable. The only issue I've run into a couple of times is the Apps fail to reoload for some reason. I have to force quit them and try again. Not too frequent so I don't really mind.
     
  7. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Have seen none of these issues on my Series 0. Try restarting or re-pairing your Watch. Works wonders.
     
  8. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    Agree! I have not seen nor had any of the issues the OP describes on my series 2..
     
  9. petsk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If you would learn to read before you post you would have found out that these bugs not only occours one single watch but on at least two different watches, plus that I stated that some of them are old bugs from 2015 still not fixed in latest watch os.

    I guess you have zero knowledge what so ever when it somes to software development when you believe a bug is a bug only when everyone encounters them.
     
  10. dallison13 macrumors regular

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    Easy fellas.....

    I notice that a weekly restart of my watch works wonders. Makes sense as Im sure my Mac and iPhone are rebooted that often as well. Why it happens on both your watches COULD be due to your specific sync to your phone. Who knows. I also don't seem to have those issues, although I have had SOME in the past. I agree that maybe a re-pair and fresh loads might help.

    And let's be nicer to each other. It's a tech forum after all and people are taking their time to answer others questions. Seriously.
     
  11. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    My 2 cents on this is that when people are frustrated (and possibly legitimately so) and then post threads with titles like this one's, it gets others here somewhat incensed. I get the frustration, but how about entitling the thread something like "My 2 Apple Watch Sports experiencing unexpected issues. Need help." Generalizing to "the whole OS is packed with bugs" is seemingly intended to elicit a strong response from readers. Perhaps it's a way of venting, or a way of catching eyeballs; I can't say for sure. But it's certain to raise the ire of the 90%+ of people who are not experiencing any issues. Perhaps some of the responses could be a bit more restrained as well, but it all starts with how the post is framed.
     
  12. Cinemagic macrumors 6502

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    Since 3.1.1 my battery life had been cut in half. I have disabled everything except the ability to receive text and phone. Everything else it off. Still, battery life is half what it used to be. Sent to Apple Feedback. Suggest any bugs be reported to them there.
     
  13. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Its not bug, just so slow it can't handle and crash
     
  14. jakerichva Suspended

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    dallison13, thanks for the comment. The OP is the one who seemed to launch the attack, I only posted once. I've been in software development for 45 years, on projects large and small. I KNOW what a bug is. He obviously doesn't. I'm done.
     
  15. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Perhaps rather than taking the time to make generalized postings on websites, you the OP should be better served with a visit to an Apple store.
     
  16. telefono macrumors 6502

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    When I looked at the title of this thread I thought I missed an overnight update that introduced a lot of bugs, reading the thread I realised we had no Update in the last 24hrs.............. I might be missing something but I haven't come across any bugs lately.

    My AW0 and AW2 both with OS3 run smooth with no bugs, AW2 slightly faster :)
     
  17. theoapo macrumors member

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    Does anyone else has the abovementioned problem that i described?

    Both my watch and phone are set up as new and calendar entries notifications will not vibrate the watch unless haptic feedback is also enabled on the iphone. This happens even if i specifically enable this option in my watch settings (rather that leave it to phone mirroring).
     
  18. Marli macrumors regular

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    Yes, The Apple Watch OS is very buggy. 3rd party apps dont work, crash, ie messenger. Maps dont always show, Find my friends map doesnt show, answering a phone call on the watch can crash the OS and force reboot. Just to name a few from today.

    I think its still a beta. hoping they fix a few bugs with the new release.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Zero issues noted on my Apple Watch. Just aside from some general lag on third-party applications.
     
  20. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, sometimes I'll download an app to my iPhone which has an AW extension...then it may or may not work upon opening it up on the watch, usually a lag, but not an app that I'm really wanting to use on the watch.
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Then you have a lot issues with your Watch. Which I'm not saying don't exist. But I have yet to experience with any of the Apple Watches I own. I Do have the occasional lag with applications, but nothing where I have a constant crashes or re-boots. It's nowhere near being a beta with watchOS 3 .1. Actually, complete opposite, most have stated 3.1 has cleared up a lot of issues and improved battery life.
     
  22. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    The battery life is excellent. Today, for example my AW2 was at 100% at 7am; coming home after wearing my Hamilton all day the AW2 is still at 100%. I did put it in airplane mode, though.
     
  23. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    My biggest problem with watch os. That never loading map really is annoying.
     
  24. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502

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    AW Series 2 here with 3.1.3. I've had the watch since Saturday and so far it's rebooted on its own twice. The first time I was using trying to launch an app and don't remember the name. Second time was tonight when I was trying to modify a watch face. All software has bugs. Some more than others. I have to say it's surprising how my watch restarted itself twice already and I've had it less than a week.
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The rebooting issue seems to be an issue with the Series 2. I don't believe there's any definitive answer as to why it's doing it. But nonetheless, The consensus is happening on the Series 2. If it hasn't already, I think it needs to be reported to Apple. Because it's certainly not normal. And it shouldn't be happening.
     

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