The latest issue of Apple’s Mac magazine, with a cover story on “Why Apple is killing Apple TV” , explains how to get an Apple Watch that’s still working even when you’re not connected to the Internet.
The article explains how the problem is fixed by connecting to the network with an Ethernet cable, and then using the Watch app to connect to a remote server.
Apple says the Watch should work when connected to an Ethernet port that’s connected to a router, but it may not.
The problem happens when the Watch has its battery down.
If you use an Ethernet connection, the Watch won’t respond when you tap the Home button on the Watch’s front-facing camera.
It will instead display an error message that says “Your Watch battery is low.”
It can’t be fixed, but if you plug the Watch into a USB port, it should work.
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AppleInsider reader Mike W. writes, “I have an Apple TV and have had a problem for a couple of weeks now.
It started when I connected my Apple TV to my Mac, then plugged it back into my Mac.
It stopped when I disconnected the Apple TV.
I then tried the app on the Mac and noticed that the Apple Watch app was not working.”
W. also said the Watch was still working when connected via Ethernet.
Mike wrote, “The issue appears to be related to an issue in the Watch OS software that causes it to crash on some Macs.
This issue has been corrected and you can still watch Apple TV without the problem.”
We contacted Apple for comment, but did not hear back from a spokesperson immediately.
Apple has since issued a software update that fixes the issue.
We reached out to Apple for more information and will update this article if we hear back.
AppleWatch Support article Apple says it is investigating the issue and that it is working with AppleTV support groups around the world to identify users who may have encountered this problem.