Some Apple Watch Users Experiencing Charging Issues After Updating to watchOS 8.3
A variety of Apple Watch Series 7 homeowners have been experiencing points with charging after updating to the most recent watchOS 8.3 software program, in accordance to reviews on the MacRumors forums, Reddit, and the Apple Support Communities.
Many of the complaints are associated to third-party Apple Watch chargers, with customers discovering that these gadgets now not work to cost their Apple Watches. From Reddit:
Updated my watch final night time to 8.3, set it on my third occasion charger this morning, got here again after an hour and it had gained perhaps 2%?
Tried the identical factor with my partner’s watch and her third occasion charger with the identical consequence.
Put them on the official charger, zoom, finished charging very quickly. Argh!
There are reviews about a number of third-party chargers, and it appears to be a widespread downside affecting a number of totally different fashions quite than a problem with just a few choose chargers. Many of the complaints are concerning the inexpensive third-party chargers that come from Amazon, and there are fewer reviews about manufacturers like Belkin being non-functional.
In many instances, the Apple Watch will cost for a couple of minutes, after which charging will out of the blue cease. Restarting the Apple Watch might help bounce begin charging, however it doesn’t seem to be a everlasting resolution for most individuals, with the charging points recurring.
A smaller variety of customers are additionally having points charging with Apple-supplied Apple Watch charging pucks, and nonetheless others are seeing very sluggish charging speeds or the Apple Watch battery draining whereas on the charger. From the MacRumors forums:
Charging issues are extra usually with watchOS 8.3. It has turn out to be ridiculous, it fees round 2% in 10 minutes. What is that this? The new extremely sluggish charging completely for Watch Series 7 or what.
This is every thing however not the marketed quick charging.
There have been complaints about Apple Watch Series 7 charging points since early November, and Apple initially addressed an issue that was inflicting sluggish charging speeds in the watchOS 8.1.1 update.
Some customers continued to see points even after that November watchOS 8.1.1 replace, and the watchOS 8.3 replace seems to have launched points for much more Apple Watch homeowners. It isn’t clear if Apple has a repair within the works for the problems that customers are experiencing after the watchOS 8.3 replace, however it’s seemingly that the issue will likely be addressed in a future replace.
Most of the affected fashions are Apple Watch Series 7 gadgets, however there have additionally been a handful of charging complaints from Apple Watch Series 6 homeowners.