As with any other device that any company ever launches (correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s what I’ve been seeing), there are going to be bugs and issues with a first edition especially. The Apple Watch is a first edition, and I’ve already warned our readers why that fact only should deter many from buying into this gimmick. The Apple Watch has enormous potential, but since it’s a glorified first edition that gets a 17k price tag, it’s inevitable that some software bugs will be found in the watch. Soon after people started receiving their Apple Watch units in the mail last week, they already started complaining about various Apple Watch bugs and issues which Apple is working diligently to resolve.
Imagine the surprise of people who tried setting the Apple Watch up and using it, and then finding out that the watch can’t be charged. That’s a bummer, but oh well. The Apple forums are already teaming with people complaining about Apple Watch bugs and the Cupertino company has already stated that it was working on fixing the software issues, while AppleCare is working hard to mend hardware defects – of which there are quite a few. According to user testimonials, one of the big issues they’ve noticed with the Apple Watch is with charging, which is indeed a big issues.
That’s the only major Apple Watch bug that we’ve come across and it involves the Apple Watch getting connected to the charger, displaying the charging notification, but not charging in the meantime. This has been determined to be a software bug, which can be undone usually with an Apple Watch reset. How to reset the Apple Watch? Well, you can reset the Apple Watch by turning it off, which you do by holding the side button and swiping to power off, then holding the Crown and side button at the same time until the logo appears. That’s how you reset the Apple Watch and the charging issue should be mended. If it’s not, you could perform a different reset: for the iPhone.
You need to restart the iPhone that your Apple Watch is connected to. Then go ahead and open the Apple Watch app, erasing all content and settings by going to general and then reset. That will require you to start the Apple Watch setup from scratch and you should end up with a watch that’s capable of charging itself. One of the even bigger Apple Watch bugs, or rather problems that users have been complaining about is the massive battery drain that the Apple Watch is causing on their iPhone. Now this issue is not general, so not all Apple Watch users are experiencing it, but Apple has set out to fix them. According to some users, the Apple Watch drains the phone non-stop, and is the main battery drainer in their stats.
Users seem to think that the battery drain bug in Apple Watch and iPhone lies within iOS itself, and should be fixed with a software update. But the better news is that if you are experiencing battery drain that’s caused by the Apple Watch connection to your iPhone, Apple will most likely replace your Apple Watch, if they find that there was no tampering or harm done to it. Check in with AppleCare if you think that you need an Apple Watch replacement. If not, then most likely the issue will be fixed with a software update.
Although the Apple Watch has already filled only about 22 % of pre-orders and sales are not yet reported to be as good as they were supposed to, people are already complaining. That’s the same with any new gadget, especially a first edition, so it’s no wonder that these Apple Watch bugs are already getting a lot of people riled up. Anyhow, is your Apple Watch working fine or are you having some issues with it?