The watchOS 8.4 release candidate, Apple Watch Charging Bug Fixed which was sent to developers and beta testers this morning, fixes a fault that might cause some Apple Watch chargers to fail to work with the Apple Watch.
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Apple Watch Charging Bug Fixed in watchOS 8.4 Release Candidate
We reported on a rising number of charging troubles that Apple Watch Series 7 owners were experiencing back in December. There have been a number of reports of third-party chargers not working as expected with the release of watchOS 8.3.
Many customers reported that third-party chargers would refuse to charge an Apple Watch Series 7 at all, while others reported that the charger might appear to work fine for a few minutes before shutting down.
Many of the comments were about Amazon’s lower-cost third-party chargers, but there were also complaints about higher-end chargers from manufacturers like Belkin. Some individuals even had problems charging their Apple Watches with Apple’s own charging pucks.
According to Apple Watch Charging Bug Fixed notes for watchOS 8.4, the software fixes a flaw that might cause some Apple Watch chargers to stop working, implying that the charging issues will be resolved once watchOS 8.4 is released.
Today, Apple seeded the release candidate version, which represents the final version of the software that will be made available to the public. The release of watchOS 8.4 could happen as soon as next week.