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Question: Apple Watch OS4 bug on Wake

Highly disappointed in Apple for introducing a major bug in OS4: when wake the screen it always shows the active app. Even if you have selected to show the last used app.

Try this: start the stopwatch on a watch face that has this “complication”

exit the running stopwatch and display the watch face

let the screen go to sleep

wake the screen and you don’t see the watch face, but the stopwatch app!

It’s especially bad with the Chrometer Watch face, where you can start the stopwatch on the watch face, but after waking the watch, it displays the stopwatch app! Even though you never used it in the first place!

This started with OS4. Previous versions were fine.

I‘m ditching my Apple Watch over this. When a company stops listenting to its customers, it’s time to find a better company to buy from.

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Mar 16, 2018 5:41 AM in response to Surge74 In response to Surge74

Hi There,

The only reason I could think of this would be for user friendliness. As the Watch is running the Stopwatch application, i can only assume that you would want to know the information about this. Why would you need the Stopwatch running in the background but not be interested as to what it shows?

Even from the Stopwatch app, you can still see the time.

Just my opinion..


Mar 16, 2018 5:41 AM

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Mar 17, 2018 9:12 AM in response to AlexDale In response to AlexDale

The reason is because the stopwatch complication is displayed on the watch face. So this feature is effectively broken in OS4.

The worst offender is the chronograph Watch Face. It won’t stay on the watch face when the stopwatch is running, as I explained before.

It’s absolutely terrible!!

My use case requires the stopwatch to run in the background and be visible on the watch face. It’s too easy to inadvertently stop the stopwatch when in its dedicated app.

Again, in OS1,2,3 this worked as it should.

Shame on Apple for not fixing it.

I’m looking at a nice LV Android Watch as we speak...

Mar 17, 2018 9:12 AM

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