- Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 users complain of screen flickering issue.
- The latest Apple Watches experience screen flickering or pulses when Always-on mode is enabled.
- Apple is aware of the issue and has assured that the fix is coming soon.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Series 9 users are complaining of screen flickering issue on their watches. According to various forums, Reddit, and Apple Support Community threads, the issue is persistent when the Always-on mode is enabled on the latest Apple Watches. MacRumors reports that the issue has been addressed by the company in an internal service memo shared by the company with Apple authorized Service Providers. Apple is said to be working on the issue and will release a fix soon according to the memo.
Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 Users Experiencing Screen Flickering
In the memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple has advised autorised service providers to not repair the affected Apple Watch models. Instead, the company asks service providers to advice their customers to wait for a software update. This hints that the company is already aware of the issue and is investigating the matter. Apple might roll out a new software update soon to fix the issue on the affected Apple Watch models.
Speaking of which, the memo doesn’t mention the names of affected models. However, going by the Reddit and Apple Support Community threads, users of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 on watchOS 10 or newer are the most affected by the issue. As a temporary solution, Apple advises users to turn off the Always-on mode from Settings > Display & Brightness > Always-on.
Another issue reported by the latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 users is a glitch in watch complications. According to users, complications like Activity Rings and others turn pink temporarily. In the memo, Apple has also confirmed that it is investigating this issue as well and we can expect it to be fixed in the next watchOS update.
Apple is slated to roll out the watchOS 10.1 update next week on October 24. However, the company has not addressed these issues publicly and neither has confirmed when or whether the next update will fix these issues.
Notably, Apple’s latest products have been continuously in the news for one issue or the other. The latest iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro max have been plagued with overheating issues, which the company has fixed with the latest iOS 17.0.3 update. Additionally, these iPhones have also been reported to have display burn in issues.