Display flickering issue affecting Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 users

Apple’s new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 offer improved performance, advanced health and activity tracking, and brighter displays. However, some users have reported encountering a display flickering issue, particularly when the Always-On display feature is enabled.

In this article, we’ll delve into the details of this problem and the steps Apple is taking to address it.

Apple Watch Display flickering issue

Apple to release fix for Apple Watch display flickering issue with watchOS 10.1

Reports of display flickering on the latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models have surfaced, causing concern among users. This issue was brought to light when an internal service memo was shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers.

While Apple has not yet issued an official statement, it’s clear the company is taking the matter seriously and actively investigating the root cause of this problem. Customer complaints have been pouring in on the Apple Support Community website, Reddit, and other social media platforms. It’s worth noting that all affected devices are running a version of watchOS 10.

In an interesting move, Apple has advised service providers not to repair the affected units, indicating that it may not be a hardware issue. Instead, the tech giant encourages users to keep their Apple Watch models up-to-date with the latest software. Apple is working diligently on a fix and plans to release it in the near future, addressing the display flickering problem on both the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2.

Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2

Apple has recently seeded the release candidate build of the forthcoming watchOS 10.1 update, which will be available to the public soon. There’s a strong possibility that this update will contain the fix for the display flickering issue.

Users who experience this problem can temporarily disable the Always-On display feature until the official fix is released. To do this, navigate to the Settings app on your Apple Watch > go to Display & Brightness > disable Always On.

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