Apple Releases watchOS 7.0.3 for Apple Watch Series 3 to Fix Unexpected Restart Issue

Apple today released watchOS 7.0.3, the third update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 7.0.3 comes a week after the release of watchOS 7.0.2, a bug fix update that addressed battery drain.

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‌‌watchOS 7.0.3 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌.

Today's update is available only for the Apple Watch Series 3, and customers with other Apple Watch models will not see the update. watchOS 7.0.3 fixes the random reboots that Apple Watch Series 3 owners have been experiencing. From Apple's release notes:

watchOS 7.0.3 contains improvements and bug fixes, including an issue where Apple Watch Series 3 may unexpectedly restart for some users.

For details on everything that's new in ‌watchOS 7‌, make sure to check out our watchOS 7 roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

jz0309 Avatar
47 months ago
good news for all you S3 owners!!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seezar Avatar
47 months ago
Finally, this has been an annoying issue since updating to watch os 7
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Apple_Robert Avatar
47 months ago
Glad to see the series 3 owners finally getting update to solve the problem.
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PhillyGuy72 Avatar
47 months ago

You can enter this URL in Safari:

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I NEVER knew about that!
Thank you.

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gank41 Avatar
47 months ago
Sooooo, what about the random reboots that were happening on my S4, and are now still happening on my S6 Apple Watch?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also, when I restored my new S6 from a backup (tried 3 different date backups), none of the apps would install from the iPhone Watch App. I had to manually install each app from the App Store on the Watch itself. Any settings or complications and placement still carried over, like my settings were still in place. Weird. I’ve filed feedback. Hopefully another update is still coming...
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SidricTheViking Avatar
47 months ago
Installing now on my Series 3...although I’ve had none of the issues mentioned!
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