Earlier this month, Apple Watch Series 4 owners in Australia and New Zealand had to handle a software error when the time was changed for daylight saving time. The same mistake can now affect those in parts of Europe who change watches this weekend. Fortunately, it's an easy solution.
As mentioned earlier, the failure has to do with the large activity complication on the Infograph Modular face that is exclusive to Apple Watch Series 4. The complication contains a graph for 24 hours. When time changes, thus increasing or decreasing the hours of that day with one, the complication crashes because it was not designed to handle the adjustment.
When the DST error hit Apple Watch Series 4 users in Australia earlier this month, the result was consistent to crash and reboot. The problem was solved automatically when the day was changed and the reason was corrected and customers who were able to change the complication on the clock could avoid it.
Apple expected to fix this problem with a software update before the US returns to Standard Time on Sunday, November 4th. It will not help those in Europe who will do the same one week earlier this Sunday, October 28th.
Although the watchOS 5.1
Without a software update, 9to5Mac provides an easy solution for those in Europe:
You can simply change your watch or just the big complication on Infograph Modular to avoid the risk of restart and crashes when the clock rolls back on Sunday.
We will tell you when Apple publishes watchOS 5.1 to the public.