A very strange and embarrassing problem seems to affect the latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. Their screen would be hit with a ghost key leading the watch to carry out actions not requested by the user. Apple is investigating.
Released last September, the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 connected watches are definitely experiencing a lot of setbacks. After a sales ban in the United States last December due to disagreement regarding a patent on the SpO2 sensor they carry, today they are hit with a bug that is annoying to say the least. Indeed, in a memo sent to its technicians and approved repairers, the Cupertino company indicates that its tocantes would be victims of a “ghost touch” problem. Without being requested in any way by the user, the screen would therefore act by itself as if it were touched. This results in random jumps in applications or unsolicited actions. The Apple Watch could even make a phone call on its own. It’s a bit as if a ghost hand was manipulating the watch without its owner’s knowledge. Even more annoying, this bug would prevent you from entering the Apple Watch unlock code.
In the memo addressed to technicians, Apple indicates that it is conducting an investigation to find out the reasons for this very disabling bug. While waiting to clarify this mystery, the firm is asking repairers not to support the affected models. We are therefore heading towards a software glitch and not a hardware glitch since Apple recommends encouraging customers to regularly check the availability of a software update which should set the record straight. But for the moment, no update is on the horizon. In the meantime, it is possible to temporarily stop the phenomenon and force a restart of the watch. To do this, simply press the digital crown and the side button located just below until the Apple logo is displayed on the screen.