27 Sep 2020: #BugAlert: Apple Watch Series 3 hit by repeated reboots
The roll-out marked the introduction of several coveted features, but weirdly enough, the release from the Cupertino giant is breaking some smartwatches, particularly the Watch Series 3 models.
Here is all you need to know about it.
Issue: Several users have reported issues
Since installing watchOS 7, several Watch Series 3 users have complained about the glitches in their wearables.
The biggest problem, going by a thread on Apple Forums, is the random reboots of the device.
Apparently, it just shuts down on its own at least three to four times in a day and restarts, leaving the user clueless about what is happening.
Other things: Performance issues and other glitches also noted
In addition to reboot problems, Watch Series 3 users have also reported performance issues since updating to watchOS 7.
The complaints are wide-ranging, with some suggesting that their Watch has become laggy while others reported glitches with its ability to connect with iPhone, unlocking MacBooks, loading complications on Watch faces, and showing of activity states, among other things.
Response: No word from Apple on the matter
Weirdly, Apple has not commented on the matter or even acknowledged the issues associated with the big watchOS update.
Watch Series 3 users, meanwhile, remain frustrated with the release, especially because there appears to be no way to downgrade back to watchOS 6 and get rid of these problems.
It is also not clear how widespread these issues are at the moment.
Update: Incremental update did not fix the bugs
To note, Apple released watchOS 7.0.1 as an incremental update to fix some bugs, but it hasn't resolved any of the Watch Series 3 issues just yet.
Hopefully, the company will issue a patch that may address the glitches for good.
After all, it does intend to keep Series 3 as its most affordable smartwatch in the market.