Things broken on watchOS 4 beta 3

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Ossyref, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Ossyref macrumors newbie

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    Anybody else finding that the regular heart rate recording and Mac unlock with watch are broken on this beta?
     
  2. ardsar macrumors newbie

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    Regular heart rate not working.
     
  3. T-Bob macrumors 6502

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    Wonder if I'm the only one that thought this thread was about Things 3 ;)
     
  4. tonoboon macrumors regular

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  5. mclarendude2 macrumors regular

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    unlock mac with watch has been broken since beta 1 so we are already aware of it not working
     
  6. T-Bob macrumors 6502

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    Mac unlock works fine on beta 3 here, never not worked.
     
  7. mclarendude2 macrumors regular

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    the setting for unlocking my mac with my apple watch is gone on watchOS 4 beta
     
  8. T-Bob macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean its gone in MacOS? Wasn't even aware the watch had a setting. Using Sierra here.
     
  9. jarman92 macrumors regular

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    Everything seems to be working for me EXCEPT my Watch will not utilize a Wi-Fi connection when Bluetooth from my iPhone is lost. Not sure if this is new in Beta 3, but it’s quite annoying. Anyone else noticed this?
     
  10. blizaine macrumors 6502

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    Unlock and heart rate both work for me. Gen 1 Apple Watch. iOS4 Beta 3.
     
  11. FatalFallacy macrumors member

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    As Apple Watch is only able to connect to 2.4GHz WiFi-network bands, I assume your iPhone's WiFi is connected to a 5GHz WiFi and only aware of that frequency band currently.
    You may need to force your phone to connect to the 2.4GHz band at least once:
    • Log into your router.
    • In your router's wlan settings disable 5GHz band and enable 2.4GHz only.
    • "Tap forget this network" in your iPhone's WiFi connection.
    • Reconnect to this network and enter your WiFi-password.
    • Your phone connects to the 2.4GHz frequency band ofyour WiFi-network
    • Now the 2.4GHz WiFi-connection settings will get pushed to your watch.
    • Re-enable the 5GHz band in your router.
    • Again "Forget this network" on your iPhone and reconnect.
    -> iPhone will use the (faster) 5GHz connection again.
    -> Apple Watch will now use the 2.4GHz wifi connection when not connected via BT to your iPhone.
     
  12. jarman92 macrumors regular

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    Huh, never even thought about that possibility. But I'm pretty sure my router is only capable of 2.4Ghz so that can't be the issue. And it used to work before OS4...
     
  13. FatalFallacy macrumors member

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    hmm... Do you really get that red symbol showing no connection on the watch face? Keep in mind that with watchOS 4 the wifi indicator is now shown in the control center, no longer directly on the watch face with a cloud symbol.

    Watch WiFi connected:
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    Watch BT connected to iPhone:
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  14. jarman92 macrumors regular

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    I see the green iPhone with BT on, but never see the blue Wi-Fi symbol. When BT is off on my iPhone that left corner is just empty
     
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    How about battery life? Put my watch on at 10:00 this morning, went to the gym for about an hour and a half and then did some school work at home. I received very few notifications during this time. Got a 10% battery warning at around 3:00. So five hours off the charger with 1.5hr workout usage.

    I would have been around 80% before the update. Anybody else experiencing abhorrent battery life? Is there something I need to disable to fix this? Clearly this isn't going to work tomorrow when I go back to work. I checked through the forum and didn't see anything about this before updating.
     
  16. Johnhimm macrumors regular

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    Hopefully B4 fixes the issue I have where outdoor walk does not record any Green Circle of Time
     
  17. T-Bob macrumors 6502

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    I know this is beta 3 but does not deserve new thread for this one. On beta 4 + High Sierra watch unlock stops working.
     
  18. macdragonfl macrumors 6502

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    performing a hard reset of the watch after any update seems to fix battery life for many, so would try that first
     
  19. Type4O macrumors 6502

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    HomeKit doesn’t work at all. Watch doesn’t even know my setup exists.
     

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