Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Daylight savings bug crashes Series 4 watches

Daylight savings bug crashes Series 4 watches

This should be resolved, according to 9to5Mac, in 24 hours - and the site is reporting that Apple Watches in Australia have now returned to normal. Some users have reported that the Apple Watch get stuck on reboot loops. We had daylight saving this morning at 2am where the clock was brought forward for an hour.

Luckily it's not something that Apple Watch Series 4 owners in South Africa will have to worry about, as DST is not a thing here. I thought I had a faulty watch and was organising an express replacement.

The reboot takes place repeatedly as every time the Watch boots, it again tries to draw the hour-to-hour data of the user's activity, fails and reboots. And, the users in Australia seem to be fine with the solution.

Whilst the root cause of the error is yet to be explained, commentators claim the watch's Activity complication could not re-calibrate its 24 hour graph, with an hour missing. The bug appeared when trying to activate desktop Infograph Modular. Europe will move out of Daylight Saving Time by the end of this month, while in the U.S., DST ends on November 4.

Apple has noted that it is aware of the problem, but there is no official fix in the works. Some users also managed to fix the crash and reboot by removing the Infograph Modular face using Apple's companion Watch app. Even the iOS 9 update disabled alarms for many, while iOS 11.1.2 forced iPhones to crash at 12:15 a.m. on December 2, 2017. The Nike+ Series 4 is available for purchase in several countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia and some European and Asian markets.

One Australian who lives on the edge of different time zones said he experienced a different problem, in which the Apple Watch displays different times depending on the location of the cell tower.

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