watchOS 8.4 Update Fixes Apple Watch Charging Issues

watchOS 8.4 update

watchOS 8.4 update

Apple has released watchOS 8.4, build number 19S546, alongside iOS 15.3! This is the third significant update to watchOS 8 (watchOS 8.2 has been skipped). It comes almost two months after the release of watchOS 8.3!

watchOS 8.4 fixes Apple Watch charging issues, that flared up after the release of 8.3. Numerous readers reported that their wrist-worn devices would fail to charge or stop charging with third-party as well as original Apple Watch chargers!

watchOS 8.4 Download

watchOS 8.4 download
This update is available over-the-air in the Watch app, on the paired iPhone:

  • In the My Watch tab, browse for General -> Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install.
  • Provide iPhone Passcode and be patient until watchOS 8.4 is downloaded, prepared for update and installed on your Apple Watch.
  • Tip: Keep Apple Watch connected to charger and nearby to the paired iPhone. Both devices should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network!

watchOS 8.4 Bug Fixes

The release notes mention bug fixes and security updates. A single issue is highlighted in the update log:
“Some chargers might not works as expected” problem, that was one of the most annoying bugs triggered by watchOS 8.3!

If you notice any other fixes don’t hesitate to share them in the comments section. We will try to replicate them and update them here together with any available workarounds:

  • To be updated!

watchOS 8.4 Security Updates

watchOS 8.4 security content

This release also comes with important security updates that patches Safari vulnerabilities. For more info please check the detailed security content, available in this Apple support document.

watchOS 8.4 Features

No new features are mentioned in the release notes. However, Apple might have silently included small changes. If you notice anything new you can share it with us in the comments. We will update your findings here:

  • To be updated!

watchOS 8.4 Bugs

Unfortunately, new software releases can include new issues. If you spot any new bug in this release, share it in the comments. We will try to replicate and find workarounds:

  • To be updated!

Have you updated Apple Watch to watchOS 8.4? What’s your feedback? Use the comments section!

Related: Apple has also released macOS Monterey 12.2 (21D49), tvOS 15.3 (19K547), HomePodOS 15.3 (19K547) and macOS Big Sur 11.6.3 (20G413)!