EventKit authorization in iOS16.1 app extensions

Something seems to have changed in the iOS16.1 beta regarding EventKit authorization in extensions - is anybody else seeing this?

We have widgets that were able to access calendars and events previously, and are no longer able to do so.

Checking EKAuthorizationStatus when debugging the Widget extension is now giving us a status of .denied.

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I'm seeing the same thing in iOS16.1 beta.

  • In my case this issue no longer reproduces on iOS16.1 Beta 4.

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I still experience this behaviour in my watchOS 9.1 widget extension / complication. The watch app itself has full access to events and reminders. The complication however will have an authorization status of .denied from the beginning. It was working fine under watchOS 9.