Apple reportedly investigating a ‘ghost touches’ issue on the newest Apple Watch models


Apple is currently investigating a ‘ghost touches’ bug affecting the Apple Watch 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2, where taps and swipes are detected without actual touch input on the display.

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According to a memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple is actively looking into the issue, indicating its potential widespread impact. While there aren’t many recent reports online, some users have experienced false touches leading to unintended actions like initiating phone calls or hindering passcode entry.


The problem seems isolated to the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, as older models aren’t mentioned in the memo. These ghost touches can disrupt functionality and pose security risks.


The root cause remains unclear, and there’s no timeline for a fix, whether through a software update or other means. While there’s no universal temporary solution, suggestions include force restarting the affected watch and ensuring it’s running the latest software version.


Community comments on the issue suggest that rebooting or performing a hard reset might provide temporary relief. Official updates from Apple regarding this issue are awaited.