Well, Fall is officially here and that means that iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch owners are starting to get their hands on the new software and hardware. The iPhone 11 lineup and Apple Watch Series 5 have launched, along with iOS/iPadOS 13, along with watchOS 6.
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There are a lot of new features in these software versions, with iOS 13/iPadOS being one of the biggest to ever come to the mobile platform. The same can be said for watchOS 6 as it opens the doors to new opportunities, while being even more useful than ever before.
What’s new with watchOS 6?
As the Apple Watch transitions into both a worthy smart companion on your wrist, there are major improvements being made in the health field. With watchOS 6, we are getting a few new health-focused features for everyone to take advantage:
- Activity Trends – Compare your last 90 days of activity to the previous 365 days. Will coach you to improve if there is a downward trend.
- Noise App – A new Noise app is being introduced which will alert you if your surroundings, or headphones, are too loud. This could help you to turn the music down a few notches to save your hearing in the long term.
- Cycle Tracking – For the ladies who use Apple Watch, you can now track your menstrual cycles using the Watch. There are various pieces of data that you can enter yourself.
- Health Overview – This isn’t available specifically with the Apple Watch, but iOS 13 adds a new Health Overview page. This is a summary page with all of the health features and data that you have been tracking.
The fun doesn’t stop there though, as Apple has finally added the App Store to the Watch with watchOS 6. This makes it easier to download Watch-only apps, along with the ability to take advantage of the new Apple Books Watch app.
There are a lot of new features and we are excited to see what this means for future Apple Watch and watchOS releases.
Calendar complication not working? What can you do?
However, not everything is roses and daisies for iPhone and Apple Watch owners. With the update to watchOS 6 and iOS 13, there have been some rumblings with basic functionalities not working properly. One such instance is the Calendar complication available on your Watch.
Users have stated that after updating to iOS 13 and watchOS 6, the Calendar complication no longer works properly and will not display upcoming events. Tapping on the complication will open the Calendar app, showing all of the pertinent information, but the complication still refuses to properly work.
The issues have continued to appear, even after unpairing and re-pairing the Watch to your iPhone. Luckily, there are a few steps to take to get this working again.
Restart/reset your Watch
The first method to take is a one that should come as no surprise. You will want to power cycle, or restart your Watch to knock out the bugs. In order to do this, you will want to press in the crown and the Side Button at the same time.
After a few seconds, the Watch will restart and then you can test the Calendar complication again. Another step you can take is to reset the sync data.
In order to do this, follow these steps:
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone
- Scroll down and select General
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Reset
- Select Reset Sync Data
This will erase your Contacts and Calendar data from your Apple Watch. Once the data has been removed, the Watch will automatically re-sync the data from your iPhone.
Remove Device Profiles
One method that seems to be getting some traction is to remove any Device Profiles. These can be installed by special software or by Apple (if you are a part of the beta program). However, it seems to be causing compatibility issues, which in turn would explain the Calendar complication issues.
In order to find and remove these profiles, follow these steps:
- From your iPhone, open the Settings app
- Select General
- Scroll down and tap Profiles & Device Management
- Select the Profile you are trying to remove
- Tap Remove Profile
- Enter your Passcode
After you enter your Passcode, your iPhone will then restart in order to fully remove the profile. From here, you can go back and reset the sync data to get everything fresh. Then, go back and re-add the profile in order to see if the Calendar Complication will work.
The problem with major software releases is that there are always some bugs that squeak through. That is regardless of how many beta releases there are, and it can become rather frustrating if you use the Watch on a daily basis.
On the other hand, Apple is fantastic at receiving feedback and acting on it if enough users send in feedback when something is borked. If you have run into the same issue with your Calendar complication, try the steps above. In the event that they don’t work, reach out to Apple Support and let them know that you are having the problems.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.