watchOS beta 4 changes/bugs

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  1. dictoresno, Aug 2, 2016
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    Haven't seen any watchOS fixes/findings threads like we have for the iOS 10 betas. Anyone want to contribute here what changes or bugs they find? Theres been many small visual changes between beta 1 and 4. I'll make it a wiki thread so anyone can add to it.

    Version: 14S5302d

    Changes:

    • Number/symbol keypad option in scribble is removed. Scribble now recognizes/allows for better number/symbol recognition.
    • Siri/emoji/scribble menu buttons now highlighted blue for iMessage and green for SMS
    • After using a quick reply, the screen auto-scrolls back up through the other quick replies to the message body instead of fading back to it.
    • Don't know if this is the first appearance in beta 4, I just found you can dismiss a notification by swipe from top edge to bottom when the notification is on its top in detail mode.


    Bugs:


    • Using timer complication on the modular face, the actual countdown time under the timer icon disappears. Reboot of the watch fixes the issue. In my own experience, tap the crown to show apps also fix this issue.
     
  2. FrisbeeK9, Aug 3, 2016
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  3. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Although this thread is a duplicate, I find it far easier to view changes in a thread-per-release basis than a huge thread with all releases contained like our sticky.

    For this reason I actually have been visiting the Apple Watch forum section a lot less compared to say the iOS forum section which is thread-per-release.
     
  4. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    Please show me how this thread is a duplicate. There are no beta 4 findings/fixes thread. There's only an outdated beta 3 "all the little things" sticky.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    It says watchOS 3 Beta, not beta 3. The OP is edited with beta 4.

    "-- watchOS 3 beta 4 (14S5302d) --
    • The watchOS Software Update process no longer requires the Apple Watch be plugged into the charger to install.
    • Tweaked Message/Email reply buttons. Reply buttons are now blue in color for iMessages and Green on Text Messages [Source]
    • The dismiss button for quick reply now pops up after you scroll through the quick reply options for a bit
    • Removed the ability to select special characters/numbers in Scribble.
    • Tweaked workout Lock/Pause/Resume buttons [Source]
    Feel free to post some of the things you discovered, and update the post. Please don't post bug reports here, however, any other discussion about watchOS is welcome!

    I plan to keep this thread up-to-date with every little thing discovered, however small it may be."
     
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    The thread title might say just beta, but members have been reporting some beta 4 changes if you visit the last pages of the sticky.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Don't get me wrong, as LewisChapman said, I prefer the individual threads as well, but because its technically a duplicate, mods might merge it.
     
  9. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    i didnt realize they were updating a thread somewhere else.
     
  10. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    It's a good idea to have specifics for bugs and changes. So far Beta 4 for me has been the best.

    Finally, the activity watch face is instant on wrist raise. All previous betas had a delay as long as a second before activating.
     
  11. lonman06 macrumors regular

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    can someone else check this. In beta 3 I used apple's weather complications. top left was temp and top right was condition. On beta 4 it looks like neither of these load and all I get is a white line.
     
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  13. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    Both work fine for me. I use carrot mostly, but have used the Apple ones during the betas and have the condition in the top right and the weather in the top left now without an issue.
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Bug: The Dismiss button on text message notifications doesn't work. Tapping it brings you back to the watch face (or notification center) and the notification is still there.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 3, 2016 ---
    Still delays for me after a while of not checking the watch.
     
  15. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Beta 5...

    Unreal...Dismiss button on text notifications still doesn't work.
     
  16. Neo1975 macrumors regular

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    I don't know what beta this was added in, but the camera app has tap to focus. Also the Digital Crown makes the camera zoom. Very nice !
     
  17. Banich2 macrumors regular

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    I can't find the WatchOS Beta 5 thread, so I'll post here that my watch no longer has the ability to take screen shots when pushing both buttons at the same time. Anyone else?
     
  18. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    There is a setting for this feature. Did you turn it on? Apple Watch app on the phone - general - enable screenshots.
     
  19. fischersd macrumors 601

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    You know that's been disabled by default for awhile, right?
    Watch app on iPhone - General, Enable Screenshots

    Edit: Whoops - missed it by that much. ;)
     
  20. Bob190 macrumors 6502

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    Beta 5 ... HR monitor seems a little flaky in Beta 5.

    Went for a 5-mile run at lunch and seemed to get a lot of cadence lock (HR monitor locking to your run cadence and reporting that as your HR). That was non-existent in the previous betas. Hopefully just a fluke, but it had been near perfect in Beta 2 to Beta 4.
     
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    Not sure if it's a feature or a bug but now, when I want to delete an SMS, I have to swipe twice.
     
  22. DeutscheMark macrumors regular

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    Do you mean in the notification list? That list is very buggy since beta 4 for me. Often it needs me to swipe a notification at least twice, before the delete button even comes up.
     
  23. mcaswell macrumors member

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    Strange... this works for me.
     
  24. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    I find a few times I need to swipe for it to register.
     
  25. mcaswell macrumors member

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    Actually, I think I see what you mean now, possibly. When I hit the Dismiss button, the text msg notification does go away, but if I swipe down from the top, that message is still shown among the notifications.
     
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