December 7, 2023

Yesterday, Apple issued watchOS 10.0.2 to Apple Watch Collection 9 and Extremely 2 customers. Sadly, this replace nonetheless doesn’t repair climate problems, which, ever because the firm launched watchOS 10, customers have struggled to make the app correctly work.

BGR was the primary to report customers’ complaints on this matter. Over the previous few days, I’ve acquired a number of messages from BGR readers telling me how problematic it’s watchOS 10 for them – for previous and newer units.

Considered one of our readers, Christopher, mentioned he purchased an Apple Watch Extremely 2, which had this downside, went to the Apple Retailer, the corporate gave him a brand new Watch, and the issue persevered:

I purchased a  model New Apple Watch Extremely 2 out of the field & the compass waypoints & backtrack wouldn’t work, no longitude or Latitude readouts work, no location dependent or climate problems labored. The Watch OS is 10.0.1 (218360). I known as Apple Assist and CS agent put in a profile on Watch a mirrored it on my I cellphone to document analytics however his software program saved erroring out. He had No Answer to issues {that a} $800 model new watch shouldn’t be having! So, I went to Apple Retailer on a Sunday morning, yesterday, to alternate the non-functioning look ahead to a, hopefully new working one, considering that it have to be a {hardware} problem. I imply what firm would ship out a model new $800 watch with out testing it completely? If I couldn’t get an Extremely 2, then I needed a full refund. The Apple Retailer gave me a brand new Extremely 2. Nonetheless on the retailer, I restored it to a again up and was nonetheless having the very same issues on the second Extremely 2 watch on OS 10.0.1 as I had on the primary Extremely 2watch. We additionally tried restoring the watch as a brand new watch, not from the again up, and the problems have been nonetheless there. 

As you may see in his message above, it’s not simply climate problems troubling customers. Sadly, watchOS 10.0.2 nonetheless doesn’t repair this problem. Regardless of watchOS 10 points with the climate app, a Redditor complained in regards to the calendar complication not updating with this software program replace. “Anybody discover that the calendar complication on the faces, which exhibits the following occasion, now not updates on a regular basis? I discover myself lacking occasions. The complication tends to not present the identical factor as what’s within the SmartStack.” Just a few others comply with their remark.

Fortunately, MacRumors noticed a brand new help doc the place Apple offers customers two choices to enhance this problem:

Considered one of them is resetting your iPhone settings:

  1. In your iPhone, open the Settings app, then faucet Privateness & Safety > Location Providers.
  2. Scroll down and faucet Climate.
  3. Underneath Permit Location Entry, faucet By no means, then faucet your unique setting.
  4. Test whether or not the problem is resolved.

If this doesn’t work, there’s one other workaround:

  1. In your iPhone, open the Settings app, then faucet Common > Switch or Reset iPhone.
  2. Faucet Reset > Reset Location & Privateness.
  3. If prompted, enter your passcode and reset.
  4. Test whether or not the problem is resolved.

That mentioned, these workarounds won’t resolve the climate problem on watchOS 10, because it didn’t work for a few of BGR’s workers. Apple Watch homeowners can benefit from third-party options because it appears Apple has damaged a few of its inventory apps.