“The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE has a bug related to how it decides to stay on shoddy Wi-Fi, or shift to LTE,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider. “This can be remedied somewhat by cleaning up your known networks and not connecting to the some bad Wi-Fi hotspots in the first place.”
“This won’t be the ultimate fix to connectivity with the LTE Apple Watch, but it will improve the situation dramatically until Apple rolls out the software patch,” Wuerthele reports. “The most precise way to eradicate errant Wi-Fi network login information on your iPhone is actually done from your Mac —assuming you’ve got iCloud Keychain synchronization on.”
Wuerthele reports, “There is another way to do it from your iPhone or iPad, but it is a little more drastic…”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s a good idea to o prune your known Wi-Fi network list from time to time, even if you don’t have or aren”t having issues with Apple’s half-baked watchOS 4.
Apple working on fix for Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) connectivity issue – September 21, 2017
Apple acknowledges cellular connectivity problem in new Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) – September 20, 2017
Apple stock falls after company admits issues with Apple Watch connectivity – September 20, 2017
Some reviewers’ Apple Watch Series 3 ‘LTE issues’ due to easily-fixable Wi-Fi bug – September 20, 2017
Open letter to Tim Cook: Apple needs to do better – January 5, 2015
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
On another note, has anybody’s iPhone battery draining rapidly since installing iOS 11? Mine loses 4% every 2 minutes. Serious bug here. And that is with brightness very low.
Yep, noticed that too……..these tricks helped too……GLTA..!
I’d like to see more info on this “Indexing”.
How long does it take for 32GB or 64GB of data. Might be nice to know these things from Apple beforehand.
My 32G 6S went through a charge in a few hours yesterday, but seems to be back to normal today.
Note: check Battery in the Settings app to see which apps are using power. MDN used 41% of mine in the last 24 hours, and I wasn’t on that often. Bug?
Most of those are band aids. Anyways, contacted Apple support this morning, they went through remote diagnostics and found my battery is fine. So they want me to do a itunes recovery, not restore, first to see if doing this ios 11 update OTA was the problem. I am going to try that tonight. We will see, but I believe it is just a bug, like in previous ios .0
battery life slightly improved on my 7+
Anyone having issues with T-Mobile ‘not having SIM cards released by Apple’ for watch’s bought from Apple?
Spent 30 mins getting bounced around on the phone at T-Mobile until a tech told me this
And the Wi-Fi issues strike again. What a disappointment.