This hilarious iOS 18 blunder turns your new Vitals app into a terrifying death clock

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The brand new Vitals app in watchOS 11 gives you important information related to your health, but this design mishap makes its iOS 18 widget appear like a ticking Doomsday Clock.

Taking to X, @battleangelviv shared their Health widget on iPhone that has been worded in such a way that could easily be taken out of context and make you sleep with one eye open at night. The widget says "Vitals: 7 Nights Remaining" with no context as to what this could mean. 

Hilariously the tweet reads, "Hold on. what do you mean. 7 nights remaining. WHAT DO YOU MEAN."

7 nights remaining

Presumably, the info on display in the new Vitals widget is related to a cycle count or perhaps a calibration period, but the tweet's author hasn't shared any further details to let us in on the mystery. Hopefully, they keep X users updated on the platform as we count down the 7 days until doomsday, fingers crossed for them Apple Intelligence hasn't made its way onto their device early, working as a sentient being to cause havoc and stress.

The Vitals app will be available on all the best Apple Watches later this year when watchOS 11 becomes available. You can download the watchOS 11 beta today, although we'd advise against it unless you want to be reminded of the ticking time bomb that is life. Hopefully, Apple will tweak that copy soon. 

What is the Vitals app?

The Vitals app is the latest advancement in Apple's aim to create the best smartwatch for your health by giving important health metrics during sleep: heart rate, respiratory rate, wrist temperature, sleep duration, and blood oxygen.

In the new app, you'll get key info related to your health and then analyze the data to make sure you're living the healthiest way possible. Apple says, "When two or more metrics are out of their typical range, users can receive a notification, along with a message detailing how the changes in these specific metrics may be linked to other aspects of their life, such as elevation changes, alcohol consumption, or even illness."

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John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself. Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings. John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.  John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.