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Apple Watch Series 3 owners deal with random reboots in watchOS 7

Disconnections and complication woes are also problems.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
September 27, 2020
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WatchOS 7 has been a welcome upgrade in some respects, but not so much if you’re an Apple Watch Series 3 owner. As 9to5Mac reports, Series 3 users on the Apple and MacRumors forums are complaining of random reboots after installing watchOS 7 on their devices. There can be multiple restarts per day, and there are more bugs beyond that.

Others complain about lockups, complications that fail to load, and sluggish performance.

We’ve asked Apple for comment on the issue, although watchOS 7.0.1 doesn’t appear to have addressed the glitches. Newer watches (including this author’s Series 5) don’t appear to be affected. It’s also unclear if the problems affect Series 3 watches bought directly from Apple with watchOS 7 already installed.

There’s a good chance this will be patched in an upcoming release. Even so, it’s not a great experience for owners of a device that’s still considered current.

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