There have been reports that Apple Watch models have been experiencing ‘ghost touches’

There have been reports that Apple Watch models have been experiencing ‘ghost touches’

Regarding the Apple Watch 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2, it appears that Apple is investigating a defect known as “ghost touches,” which causes taps and swipes to be recorded even when the display isn’t being touched.

Apple is aware of the problem and is actively looking into it, according to a note given to Apple Authorized Service Providers that MacRumors was able to view. If Apple is genuinely seeing the issue and that is the case, then the issue must be pretty common.

After that, there aren’t many online reports from individuals who have been dealing with this particular issue. We haven’t come across many references of it recently, but then again, not everyone who discovers a flaw on their Apple iPhone immediately talks about it online.

The note states that “some customers may report their Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 is experiencing false touches on their display,” so it doesn’t seem like this is a problem with previous versions of the wearable.

According to the note, these ghost touches have the ability to initiate phone calls and block users from entering their smartwatch’s passcode. If you’ve been having these issues with your own Apple Watch, you’re not alone.

It’s unclear at this time what’s causing the problem or when Apple will be able to release a remedy (assuming a software update can solve it). Furthermore, it’s unclear how many people have actually reported the bug.

There is currently no temporary solution that will work for everyone if your Apple Watch 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 is displaying this kind of behavior, while Apple’s message recommends that forcing a restart on a struck watch and keeping its software up to date might help to some extent.

Rebooting or doing a hard reset might also help solve the issue, at least temporarily, according to the comments left underneath the MacRumors post. We will certainly keep you informed if we learn anything more formal from Apple.

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For over twenty years, Dave has been a freelance tech journalist covering devices, applications, and the internet. He is based in Stockport, England, and can be found covering news, features, and reviews on TechRadar, with a focus on wearables, tablets, and phones. David has been editing publications like PC Explorer and The Hardware Handbook for many years, and he also has bylines at Gizmodo, T3, PopSci, and a few other places. He works to make sure our breaking news coverage is the best in the business on weekends.

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