Apple has a solution for the Apple Watch ghost touch issue

Apple has a solution to ghost touch issue on Apple Watch models

Apple has expanded its investigation into the “ghost touch” issue on the Apple Watch and is now acknowledging more models are affected by the bug.

Apple Watch ghost touch is a serious issue, referring to unintended touches or swipes on the screen that the device registers. Apple is not taking these reports lightly and has launched a thorough investigation to identify the cause and find a solution.

This has JUST been extended to series 7, series 8, as well as ultra 1 just FYI

Apple has advised us not to replace watches for this issue and to tell people to basically force restart the watch by holding both buttons together for 10 seconds and also keep your watches up-to-date

— Stella – Fudge (@StellaFudge) April 10, 2024

The ghost touch problem has been a source of confusion for both users and tech experts. It causes the Apple Watch to activate or navigate menus without physical prompts.

Erratic screen responses interfere with the device’s functionality but also prompt worries about unintended commands or data entries.

How to fix Apple Watch ghost touch

To address the ghost touch issue, Apple recommends a specific procedure. Users are advised to perform a force restart on their watches by holding down the Digital Crown and side button until the Apple logo appears.

This temporary fix is aimed at alleviating the effects of ghost touch. It’s also important to keep the watch updated to the latest watchOS version.

Apple is expected to release a more permanent fix in watchOS 10.4, which is likely why Apple is avoiding offering replacement units for now. Weird bugs like ghost touch may not be resolved with a single update either, at least not for all models, so a temporary fix is welcome.

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