Boot time on series 5/watchos 6?

potez

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Sep 21, 2019
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Have been struggling with an extremely long boot time on my new series 5. I have seen the boot time improve significantly across every version series prior to that, but now, I am seeing a boot time of between 2-3 minutes each time I restart my watch. Is anyone else seeing this? It seems not normal, and I am trying to differentiate if it is tied to my hardware or watchos software. Thank you.
 
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murgo

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Jun 12, 2012
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I find it fascinating how almost nobody is talking about this. With OS5 my AW4 booted in maybe 30 seconds, now it takes at least 3 minutes. It's not the end of the world, but it's still annoying though.
 

pgharavi

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Nov 25, 2004
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I'm pretty sure mine is similar to my S3. Maybe a minute? No way it's 3 minutes. I'll check again and report back.

Edit: 36 seconds...
 

Bazooka-joe

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When I upgraded my S4 to OS6, the boot up times went up from 30 seconds to over 2 minutes. The first time, i thought my watch had bricked. It’s still over 2 minutes on my S5 although strangely it occasionally only takes half a minute to power up 🤔
 

LbSigman

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May 31, 2009
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I started a thread here about the long boot-up time the day of, or the day after OS6 was released, but it didn't get any traction. It's terrible. Reminds me of my old Series 3, 2, 1.
 

rsg1010

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I was having the same problem with my Series 4 Apple Watch when I updated to WatchOS 6. I believe the problem has something to do with 3rd party apps that are not optimized for OS6. I deleted all my 3rd party apps and it went back down to approximately 30 seconds. Might be worth a try for all of you dealing with long boot times.
 

Bazooka-joe

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Mar 12, 2012
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I was having the same problem with my Series 4 Apple Watch when I updated to WatchOS 6. I believe the problem has something to do with 3rd party apps that are not optimized for OS6. I deleted all my 3rd party apps and it went back down to approximately 30 seconds. Might be worth a try for all of you dealing with long boot times.
The only two third party apps that i am using are Trainline and Dark Sky