‘Ghost Keys’ Haunting More Apple Watch Owners: What to Do If You’re Affected – ZDNet

‘Ghost Keys’ Haunting More Apple Watch Owners: What to Do If You’re Affected – ZDNet

First generation Apple Watch Ultra.

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Earlier this year, the owners of the Apple Watch 9 And Apple Watch Ultra2 began experiencing unintentional touches and swipes on their screens. This phenomenon, known as “ghost touches,” caused screens to jump and behave erratically without user intervention.

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This issue has led to a whole host of problems for those affected. For some, this caused minor embarrassments, like making accidental calls or sending messages with typos. For others, the consequences were more serious, such as finding themselves completely locked out of their devices because they couldn’t enter their passwords.

The “ghost touch” issue has caused significant inconvenience to Apple Watch 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 users, ranging from mild embarrassment to serious access issues. Even though the recent release of Watch OS 10.4 was supposed to fix this problem, the problem still persists and according to information from Stella FudgeApple watcher and Apple Payroll Squad Discord server admin, the issue has now spread to the Apple Watch Series 7, Series 8and the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra.

In response, Apple issued a notice to authorized service providers asking them to delay any repairs or replacements. Instead, Apple advises owners experiencing these issues to perform a hard reset by holding down the crown and side button simultaneously for 10 seconds until the Apple logo disappears. Users are also encouraged to keep up to date with software updates as an additional measure to potentially alleviate the issue.

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If you are affected by this issue, try the hard reset procedure and continue installing updates. I hope Apple releases a fix for this issue soon.


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