Not even a week old and might be having issues....

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by aliensporebomb, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

    aliensporebomb

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    In the last two days I've had the green lightning bolt at the top of the screen light up when I have well over 50% battery available (this morning it was 93%) and the green lights on the back of the watch were lit and it wouldn't stop until I force rebooted the thing.

    I was nowhere near a charging cable at the time. In fact, when this occured I was out in the world, working out or taking a walk or at work.

    This doesn't seem normal. Anyone else have this issue? I'm on WatchOS 2.01.
     
  2. nicho macrumors 68000

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    ummm you said you were working out. were you running a workout in the workout app?

    the lights on the back are the heart rate sensor. they illuminate to function when you are running a workout.

    the lightning bolt at the top of the screen will only light up when the watch is on charge. however much battery you have is irrelevant... i think you're confusing the status icon for an active workout with the lightning bolt - see here https://support.apple.com/kb/PH20765?locale=en_US
     
  3. aliensporebomb thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, wasn't running the workout app - in one case I was taking a walk.

    I managed to capture pictures - last night it happened when I was at home:
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    This morning I took the watch off and set it on my desk and it's doing this:
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    The only way to stop it from doing this is to reboot it. It seems to go into this mode by itself for no particular reason.
    The second picture was when the watch was at 93% battery. The first picture it was probably 55%.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    nacho is correct, that is the Workout app running (running man and NOT lightning bolt). You have it running in the background. You need to open the Workout app and End the activity.
     
  5. aliensporebomb thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No. Because if I run the workout app, it asks what activity would I like to perform. As if it is NOT running.

    I've never used that app before to boot - if I were to go on a run or a bike ride I'd use Strava and I haven't been doing that being December in Minnesota. I've been going on mall walks which I don't run an app, I just start walking and figure "activity will track anything I require.
     
  6. nicho macrumors 68000

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    that's clearly the running man, not a lightning bolt. see the link i posted.

    go into workout and end whatever workout you have left running.
     
  7. aliensporebomb, Dec 5, 2015
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    aliensporebomb thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Still I've never run that app. How does that explain why it seems to just start all by itself?

    Okay as a test I ran the workout app to do an "indoor walk" and to see if it did the same thing.

    It does light up the same icon and the green lights light up.

    But when the issues have happened to me, the workout app was NOT running. So I wonder if I've found an odd WatchOS 2.01 bug. I'm going to keep an eye on it.
     
  8. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it is the Workout or Stava gone wild. Try doing the process to force quit both apps on the watch. Then force quit Strava on the phone. Then, reboot both the phone and watch.
     
  9. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    Try remove all 3rd party app temporary, shut down both iPhone and AW, start iPhone 1st, wait until iPhone fully start then start AW and stay with close distant with iPhone until AW is unlocked & fully running, run only Apple native app for couple days see issue re-occurred.

    Rare occasion my AW go crazy, instead of trying to root cause, below always fixed issue for me. In your case, remove 3rd party will help point finger on right company, Apple or 3rd party app.

    "shut down both iPhone and AW, start iPhone 1st, wait until iPhone fully start then start AW and stay with close distant with iPhone until AW is unlocked & fully running"
     
  10. nicho macrumors 68000

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    siri misheard you, perhaps?
     
  11. aliensporebomb thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Back as a final update - I believe I may have had a conflict between similar third party apps. I removed a few and only kept the ones I use regularly and this behavior has gone away. I also used the workout app on saturday and was able to start/stop it uneventfully.
     
  12. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    I am not surprised at all.
    Similar situations encountered when 3G iPhone with 3rd party app support was released. It will take sometime for app creator to write program correctly or for Apple to fix bug.
     
  13. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I saw this one time when I thought I stopped the Workout App after an Outdoor Walk. Luckily, I noticed it right away and was able to re-open the app and stop it before it killed my battery.

    As was mentioned, the other 3rd Party App must be relying on the Workout App for some of its data collection and they are not properly turning it off.

    TxWatch
     
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    You don't have to reboot it. Put it back on your wrist and make sure you've ended your workout session and are back to the watch app.
     
  16. nicho macrumors 68000

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    Which 3rd party app are you talking about? I thought apps were sandboxed in the same way iOS apps are, meaning they can't access data from say the workout app without express permission.

    When a 3rd party app such as are you keeper is running it is NOT accessing the workout app. It is accessing the same sensors and APIs that the workout app does, there's a difference. If you start a workout then no other app should be affected. :/

    OP has already found his answer...
     
  17. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    You are probably correct. The OP mentioned Strava, so I was guessing it was related to the issue. Since a third party app uses the same sensors, could it also turn on the green running man at the top of the screen? If so, maybe the third party is not turning off the lights / symbol correctly when you finish a run with their App.

    TxWatch
     
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