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MrMapple

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Original poster
Sep 18, 2020
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Hey together,

My Series 3 (bought this year) keeps restarting after the upgrade to WatchOS 7. Before that, it worked really great and stable.
I did a complete reset (and didnt restored a backup) but the problem is still there. It happens 2-3 times per day, randomly, when wearing it (no action, no touch, nothing).

Anyone except me encountering this problem? Of course, its a .0-release and the Series 3 might not be as popular anymore as 4, 5 or 6 - but maybe some of you have this bug, too.

Greetings!
 

cygnusjen

macrumors member
May 14, 2015
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Cincinnati, OH
Hmmm maybe I should stop trying to get this to even download on my watch. I have Unpaired and completely reset the thing multiple times trying to free up the space to even be able to do the update and keep failing
 
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MrZippyUK

macrumors member
Apr 18, 2016
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Just reported this exact same bug in the feedback app. Suggest everyone does the same.
 
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Undertakercl

macrumors member
Aug 19, 2011
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I think it may have something to do with some watch faces... Namely the animated ones. I‘ll keep you posted guys.
 
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harriska2

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Mar 16, 2011
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Oregon
Might it also have to do with battery health. Some Series 3 might be old enough to have OS7 use more battery and thus reboots. Could also be working memory runs out and reboots. Just throwing out theories.
 
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MrZippyUK

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Apr 18, 2016
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I’m using utility, that isn’t animated, one swipe left is toy story but I very much doubt it’s an accidental swipe as don’t ever recall seeing the wrong watch face.
 
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harriska2

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Mar 16, 2011
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Except @MrMapple (the OP) reported he brought his series 3 this year.
Sorry, missed that. The Series 3 has 768mb RAM (working memory) vs 1GB on the Series 4/5. Could make a difference. I know that when the ipad 2 came out and iOS was updated for it, my ipad 1 constantly rebooted as it had half as much memory. Very annoying. A good reason to buy with enough memory and not go for the cheaper models.
 
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Dan East

macrumors newbie
Sep 19, 2020
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Same. My Series 3 has been flawless for months until today, after upgrading it to WatchOS 7 overnight. It has restarted at least 3-4 times already. I can tell after each reboot because the watch is locked and not connected to my phone. I finally caught it just now in the process of actually rebooting with the Apple Logo. Without a doubt this is due to the upgrade last night. This watch is not even a year old, and the battery lasts 24+ hours each charge for me.
 
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TiggrToo

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Aug 24, 2017
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Out there...way out there
The Series 3 has 768mb RAM (working memory) vs 1GB on the Series 4/5

Doesn’t explain why there are folk out there with perfectly happy Series 3 watches. Including myself and my 3 year old series 3.

There has to be another reason that’s more user/environmental based that’s causing these issues.
 
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menist

macrumors 6502
Jun 10, 2010
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California
Same here, mines was freezing and randomly shutdown, but happen only once yesterday. Battery health is 98%.
 
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TheSkywalker77

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Sep 9, 2017
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It seems to be an issue with the S3 watch. Here's to hoping 7.0.1 or 7.1 fixes it.

It happened today to me during a workout, super annoying! Luckily, it seems to only be a software issue though.
 
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dave006

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Jul 3, 2008
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Try check your watch's storage stats in the iPhone Watch app: General > About. Might be one or your apps do any of you have third party apps installed?

Dave
 
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James_C

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Sep 13, 2002
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Bristol, UK
Doesn’t explain why there are folk out there with perfectly happy Series 3 watches. Including myself and my 3 year old series 3.

There has to be another reason that’s more user/environmental based that’s causing these issues.

Do you have a cellular watch ? I think this issue tends to be seen on cellular series 3 watches - one thread I saw suggested it is connected to connecting / disconnecting from wifi through the phone.
 
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