Another bug seems to have crawled forward and this one is from the Apple Watch Series 4
Some Apple Watch Series 4 models repeatedly crashing and rebooting due to daylight saving time bug.
The weird bug found in the new Apple Watches Series 4 has found its solution. And, the users in Australia seem to be fine with the solution. But, for how long will the series of software tweaks would go on.
Apple seems to work their way up to provide the software update and remove the bugs from the remaining countries who have DST around the corner.
This unusual bug seems to freeze and unexpectedly crash the watch and affect its performance. A bug with the complications on the new Infograph faces in Apple Watch Series 4 is causing some very unhappy experience today.
Users in Australia have just experienced the daylight saving time change and are finding their Watches are now stuck in reboot loops.
A Very Peculiar reason for the Watch to crash
Particularly, it seems the large Activity complication on the Infograph Modular face is not taking the loss of an hour easily, and instead causing the entire device to crash and reboot.
The Activity issue on the Infograph Modular face draws a timeline graph of the current day, showing hour-by-hour data for Move calories, Exercise minutes, and Stand Hours that make up the Activity rings.
In a typical day, there are obviously 24 hours. Although the exact problem has not yet been diagnosed, it appears that the large Activity complication simply cannot handle drawing its graph with one of those 24 hour missing.
The Watch falls into reboot loops, as long as the Infograph Modular face is active with the Activity issue.
Entering the state of an endless loop as every time the device boots, it once again tries to load the issues, fails, and restarts.
This continues endlessly until the watch runs out of power.
The Bug needs to be eliminated before it hits the Big Market
The current expectation is that when the date rolls over to tomorrow, the Watch will return to functioning normally.
As a life hack, some people have had success removing the Infograph Modular watch face using the companion Watch iPhone app.
Apple Watch Series 4 Daylight Savings Reboot Loop Bug Being Reported by Some Users in Australia pic.twitter.com/p3vaH7UiuA
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Until Apple provides any specific help, it would be recommended leaving the Watch alone and waiting it out.
Putting it back on the charger as it will just continue to drain its battery and reboot. Leaving it on the charger in this state will probably not be good for the battery’s long-term health.
Are Complications only limited to the Larger Activity area?
It’s not clear if the smaller Activity issues are causing problems, so far it appears to be limited to the large Activity issue in the centre of the Infograph Modular watch face.
Naturally, the Activity issue is a very popular choice for users so the number of users affected is significant.
Obviously, Apple will need to release a bug-fix software update to stop this problem from happening again.
Most of Europe changes its clocks on the last Sunday in October and the U.S. DST changeover is the 4th November, so Apple has a few days before this issue affects its biggest markets.