Apple Watch Series 4 suffers from daylight savings bug

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Apple has fixed a software bug causing its new Apple Watch 4 to frequently crash and reboot, after moving to Daylight Saving Time (DST) early this week.

The maximum complaints are coming from Australia where people have experienced the change in daylight saving time, which may have caused the "Activity" feature not been able to draw its graph.

When clocks change there isn't the standard 24 hours in a single day, and that seems to be causing the issue. Apple definitely spent the past 3 generations continuously learning what exactly it wants to do with this gadget, and the Series 4 is a nice culmination of that effort.

As long as the complication is active the problem persists.

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It is not clear when "Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4" would hit the Indian market. If Apple doesn't manage to push a fix out by then, users might be forced to either brace the wait or disable the Infograph Modular face within the iPhone application if they can not bear a day without. Each time the device boots, it tries to load the complications and while failing it repeats the same. Leaving it on the charger in this state will probably not be good for the battery's long-term health.

Reports about the Apple Watch Series 4 crashing and restarting due to DST are not a very big issue, and the issue should correct by itself tomorrow.

Are Complications only limited to the Larger Activity area?

Apple in response released an update to its mobile OS - iOS 12.0.1 - which fixes the issue.

The Tame Apple Press says that there is nothing to worry about as Europe moves off DST at the end of the month, and North America changes over on 4 November, so Apple has plenty of time to issue a fix for other regions.

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