How to remove bad Wi-Fi info so Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) has better connectivity

“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.

SEE ALSO:
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.]

9 Comments

      1. 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

  1. 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
    WTF?

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