Since the arrival of iOS 14 and watchOS 7 people have been reporting all kinds of problems, often in relation to excessive battery drainage or problems with GPS data going missing.

We hear of problems like this whenever a big round of releases happens, but things do seem worse than usual this time – and Apple knows it.

Now, it’s shared a support document that suggests people restore all the things to try and fix the problems.

Apple has outlined a worryingly long list of problems that people might be suffering from, including the battery drain issue. Apple wants everyone who experiences more than one of them to restore their devices.

The list of potential issues includes:

  • Your workout route maps are missing in the Fitness app on iPhone for previous GPS-enabled workouts from your Apple Watch.
  • The Activity, Heart Rate, or other health-related apps fail to launch or load data on your Apple Watch.
  • The Fitness app or Health app fail to launch or load data on your iPhone.
  • The Health app or Fitness app is reporting an inaccurate amount of data storage on your iPhone.
  • The Activity app is reporting an inaccurate amount of data storage on your Apple Watch.
  • Your environmental sound levels data or headphone audio levels data from Apple Watch is missing in the Health app on iPhone.
  • Increased battery drain on your iPhone or Apple Watch.

Apple’s support document tells users how to go about restoring their iPhone and Apple Watch, including backing up their data. It’s a pretty sorry state of affairs that this is the best Apple can come up with here, but if you’re suffering from these problems this might be all you can do. Fingers crossed for you!

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