Missing Some Activity Awards on iOS 12? Apple Says They’ll Be Restored in a Future Software Update

If you updated your iPhone to iOS 12 this week and noticed that some Activity Challenge awards are missing, you're not alone.

In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged that five limited edition awards may be temporarily unavailable in the Activity app after updating to iOS 12, presumably due to a minor software bug of some kind.

They include:
  • Thanksgiving Day Challenge 2016
  • Mother's Day Challenge 2017
  • Veterans Day Challenge 2017
  • Thanksgiving Day Challenge 2017
  • China National Fitness Day 2018
Apple is aware of this issue and will address it in an upcoming software update, according to the support document.

MacRumors has been affected by this issue on at least one of our iPhones, with a few awards missing on both iOS 12 and the first beta of iOS 12.1, seeded to registered Apple developers earlier today. There's a chance the awards could be restored in a subsequent beta version of iOS 12.1 in the days to come.

Of note, the Mother's Day Challenge award was still visible on another one of our iPhones running Monday's publicly released version of iOS 12, so it appears that not everyone is affected to begin with.

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Apple Unveils Activity Competition Challenges Between Friends and Workout Auto-Detection Coming in watchOS 5

Apple today previewed watchOS 5 for Apple Watch at its WWD keynote, revealing new Activity app features including competition challenges between friends, new workout types, and workout auto-detection.

The new competitions feature works between friends who share activity information, and offers motivation to compete through progress updates, tables, badges and awards.

Elsewhere, a New Yoga workout type is being added to help assess posture, there's a new Hiking workout that records pace, elevation gain, and heart rate.

Elsewhere, an enhanced Outdoor Run workout type that can track rolling mile pice (how fast you ran the last mile) and cadence (steps per minute), with optional pace alerts also available.

Apple also said the Activity app will also automatically detect workouts as they commence, and offer retroactive credit for workouts that are manually started late.

More to follow.

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