Apple has acknowledged that the bug exists, and has promised to fix it in an upcoming update. Until then, those who are affected are advised to use their passcode instead. This isn’t a huge hassle for Apple Watch owners, because you should only need to enter the passcode once per day – once unlocked, it remains unlocked as long as it senses that it’s still on a person’s wrist.
The bug does not appear to affect Face ID, which means owners of more recent iPhones can still use biometrics on their phones to unlock their watches.
If you’ve forgotten your code, however, you’ll need to reset the Apple Watch.
iOS 14.7.1 will probably be sent out to the public within a few weeks. Let’s cross our fingers for a fix in that update. (Here’s how to update when it arrives.)
More information about the bug can be found on Apple’s support pages, where there are also detailed instructions for business users.
This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation and additional reporting by David Price.