watchOS 8.4 Update Fixes Apple Watch Charging Issues
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
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
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)!
Iwatch 7 OS 8.4 still does not charge on non-apple charger.
My Bluebolt is also still not charging properly
My series 7 Watch was charging on my Seies 2 genuine apple charger while it updated to watchOS8.4 now the charger is no longer considered compatable to charge my device???? WTF it was charging fine for that past four weeks!
I have had the charging problem since 8.3 on Dec 13th.
Updated yesterday and still exactly the same.
I used to be able to even charge my low charge Watch at 8.30 am on the car usb a port. This took just over an hour whilst driving then back on my wrist for 22ish hours until next morning. This for heart rate and sleep tracking found the clock.
I have had to buy a usb c female to usb a male for the usb c charger lead in the box to car usb a port which has got me by. This is the only one way with one lead that works.
This means all the other Usb a wall chargers and usb a leads all over the house are now E -waste
8.4 still does not charge on 3rd party charger
Watch can’t be charge after update 8.4 watch OS. Also the battery run down even faster tban previous issue. Now when it reach 40%, it will auto shutdown.
When will Apple solve the battery and charging issue ?????!!
8.4 still does not charge on 3rd party charger.
8.4.1 did not fix my 3rd party charging issues. (Egear Charger)
Newest update caused my 2 aftermarket and 3 genuine Apple watch chargers stop working. (We have six watches in our house.)
After being frustrated for many days, we found the solution on accident last night.
Set Apple Watch on nonworking charger. Unplug charger. Plug charger back in. Watch should now start charging. (This worked on all five of my chargers that had stopped working.)
I don’t understand why the watch being on the charger when it is unplugged and plugged back in works, I just know that it did and it fixed all five of them.