Apple Watch goes into Airplane Mode on its own
Random reboots for Apple Watch 3 on WatchOS 7
Some users have been reported random instances of rebooting on their AppleWatch 3 ever since upgrading to WatchOS 7. Some users have even reportedreboots multiple times per day.
Apple Watch doesn’t turn on when wrist is raised
One of our readers, Sarah, kindly contacted us to explain this issue and howto fix it, and there’s also a discussion of this one in the Apple supportforum. The issue is that the Apple Watch screen is not coming to life as itusually does when people raise their wrist or do a flicking motion with it.
Messages remain unread on Apple Watch
A few people report an annoying glitch where they read messages on theiriPhone but those messages continue to appear as unread on their Apple Watch.There’s a thread about it at the MacRumors forum. This glitch mostly seems tobe triggered when people switch to a new iPhone.
Notifications don’t appear on Apple Watch
You’re used to seeing and checking notifications on your iPhone, and they’llcontinue to appear there when your iPhone is unlocked, but when it’s locked orasleep you should get those notifications on your Apple Watch. If you’rewondering why you aren’t getting notifications on your Apple Watch, it’sprobably because your Apple Watch is locked, Do Not Disturb is enabled orWrist Detection is off.
Apple Watch goes into Airplane Mode on its own
A rather odd issue has been discussed about how the Apple Watch will suddenlyswitch into Airplane Mode without any input from the user. Others have saidtheir watch will occasionally activate other features as well, such as NightMode.
Glitch: Apple Watch crashing or freezing
There have been a few reports of Apple Watches crashing and freezing up. Ifyou find that your Apple Watch crashes frequently or locks up and won’trespond at all, there are some things you can try.Potential solutions: * If you’re able to, then hold down the side button on the Apple Watch and swipe Power Off to the right. Hold down the side button again to turn it back on. This might only be a temporary fix. * If your Apple Watch is locked up and unresponsive, try holding down the side button and the Digital Crown together for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo. * Open up the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, go to My Watch > General > Software Update, and make sure it’s up to date. * There’s a chance that a specific app is causing issues. If you’ve noticed crashes and freezes are frequent with a specific app, then try removing it. Open up the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap on the problem app and toggle Show App on Apple Watch to off. * Sometimes a factory reset will get rid of glitches like this. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to try it, but you will have to set your Apple Watch up again.
Problem: Apple Watch isn’t tracking activity
Some users have stated that their Apple Watch has failed to properly tracktheir steps or exercises. Fortunately, there are a few things you can check totry to fix this.Potential solutions: * On your iPhone (that’s paired to the watch), launch the Watch app, and then go to My Watch (tab) > General > Wrist Detection. Turn this on if it isn’t already. * Make sure your Apple Watch isn’t too loose on your wrist. Adjusting the band may help the watch better track your activity. * Keep your personal information, such as your height and weight, updated as the Apple Watch uses this info to determine things like how many calories you burn. Open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap My Watch > Health > Edit. * Your watch may need re-calibrating. Start this process by opening the Watch app on your iPhone. Tap My Watch > Privacy > Motion & Fitness > Reset Calibration Data. Then follow Apple’s calibration instructions.
Issue: Apple Watch won’t turn on
There have been reports of Apple Watch devices not turning on, and the screennot responding when touched.Potential solutions: * If you’ve enabled Power Reserve, the watch won’t respond to wrist movement or tapping. Try pressing the side buttons to see if the watch will turn on. * It may sound silly, but try charging your Apple Watch. The battery may have simply run out. * Press and hold the Digital Crown and side button for at least 10 seconds to trigger a forced restart. You’ll know you did it right if you the Apple logo appears. * If the watch comes on after the restart, but never fully starts, or if you’re met with a red exclamation mark, reach out to Apple Support, as you may have run into a hardware issue that can’t be fixed on your end.
Annoyance: Notifications don’t appear on Apple Watch
You’re used to seeing and checking notifications on your iPhone, and they’llcontinue to appear there when your iPhone is unlocked, but when it’s locked orasleep you should get those notifications on your Apple Watch. If you’rewondering why you aren’t getting notifications on your Apple Watch, it’sprobably because your Apple Watch is locked or Do Not Disturb is enabled.Solutions: * If you set a passcode for the Apple Watch (this is done on your iPhone), it’ll lock automatically when you’re not wearing it, when it loses contact with your skin, or while it’s charging. Consider removing the passcode, or tightening the watch band. If you forgot your passcode, you’ll need to erase the Apple Watch. To do so, launch the Watch app, tap My Watch > General > Reset > Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings, and tap to confirm. If you don’t have your iPhone paired with your Apple Watch, follow the steps on this page to erase everything on the watch. * If Do Not Disturb is the culprit, there will be a moon symbol on the watch face. Turn this on/off by swiping up on the watch face, swiping to the Settings glance, and tapping the crescent moon icon.
Problem: Apple Watch won’t update
Some users have been unable to update their Apple Watches to the latestversion of watchOS. This has become such a common problem than Apple haspublished official steps outlining what you should do.Official solutions: * Restart — not force restart — the Apple Watch and the iPhone paired to it. Try updating the Apple Watch again. * If the install won’t download or start, open the Watch app on your iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, and go to General > Usage > Software Update. Then, delete the update file and try to download and install the update again.
Issue: Slow Apple Watch performance
A number of Apple Watch owners have said their devices are performing slowerthan expected. There are a few things to try to increase overall performance.Official solutions: * Start by making sure that both the Apple Watch and iPhone have been updated to the latest versions of watchOS and iOS. * Unpair your Apple Watch, then pair it again. * Consider cleaning the screen of the Apple Watch. Apple recommends using a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth, which you can lightly dampen since the watch is splash- and water-resistant. Dry the screen with a similar cloth, and make sure the watch is removed from the charger and off before doing so. * The slow performance could be due to the number of apps installed on the Apple Watch. Open the Watch app on your iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, and scroll down to find the installed apps. Tap on an app you don’t use or no longer want, and toggle off Show App on Apple Watch. This will uninstall the app.Apple Watch update stuck on verifyingApple has recently released the much-awaited watchOS 7.2 update for eligibleusers. The new software update comes with Fitness Plus integration, whichoffers a range of studio-style workouts on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TVdevices. It also brings a number of other useful features and improvements toApple Watches. The watchOS 7.2 update is available for download, however,several users have complained that they are having trouble completing theinstallation process.Also Read | Apple WatchOS 7.2 Features And Improvements: How To InstallWatchOS 7.2 Update?
Apple Watch update stuck on verifying
Apple Watch users have been taking to social media platforms to complain thatthey are facing issues while trying to update their devices to the latestwatchOS version 7.2. According to user reports, the update gets stuck at theverifying stage. However, this is a common issue with OS updates and it isn’tspecific to watchOS 7.2.It is worth noting that Apple has just rolled out the latest iteration ofwatchOS, which means that millions of users from around the world are tryingto install the new version. This ultimately leads to server-related issues.Also Read | Apple Fitness Plus Not Showing Up On IPads: What’s Causing TheIssue?