A bug in watchOS 7 and iOS 14 "broke" Apple watches and smartphones: what to do about it

After updating iPhone smartphones and Apple Watch to iOS 14 and watchOS 7, the owners of these devices experienced


What's wrong

Apple acknowledged the bug in the updates and reported that in some cases, users face the following problems:

  • crash crash of the Health and Fitness apps: they report an incorrect amount of data and do not launch or download data to the iPhone
  • GPS-enabled exercise route map missing on Apple Watch in Fitness app on iPhone
  • the watch does not launch activity, heart rate, or other health-related apps
  • Health app on iPhone is missing ambient sound level or headphone sound level data with Apple Watch

In addition, users are complaining about increased battery consumption on Apple Watch and iPhone.

What to do

If you are having these problems, Apple advisesfirst of all, untie the watch from the smartphone. If this does not help, you will have to reset both gadgets to factory settings. But before that, you need to break the connection with the Apple Watch, back up your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. After the reset, restore from the backup.

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