watchOS 9.5 Issues, Problems, Bugs Fixed & Security Updates

watchos 9.5 release

watchOS 9.5 release

Apple has released watchOS 9.5 build number 20T562 for Apple Watch Series 4 and later! It brings minor enhancements, bug fixes and significant number of security updates! Ongoing issues and new problems are also tracked here!

watchOS 9.5 Issues

Before you update, take a look at the ongoing problems and new bugs reported by users. Workarounds are also shared if available:

  • 1. Green tint in Control Center, Notification Center and Passcode screen after update. Reported by Lorenzo.
  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.5 Features

The only enhancement detailed in the release notes is the:

  • 1. Pride Watch Face 2023 that honors the LGBTQ+ community.
    pride celebration watch face watchOS 9.5
  • Any other changes reported by users are highlighted here here:

  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.5 Security Updates

Apple includes and impressive number of security fixes in this release! There are over a dozen issues addressed covering:

  • Accessibility, Core Location, CoreServices, Face Gallery, GeoServices, ImageIO, IOSurfaceAccelerator, Kernel, LaunchServices, Metal, Model I/O, NetworkExtension, Photos, Sandbox, Shortcuts, Siri, StorageKit, System Settings, Telephony, TV App, WebKit and Wi-FI.
  • More: details available in the support document.

watchOS 9.5 Bugs Fixed

The update log mentions bug fixes without providing any additional details. Below we track the fixes reported by users:

  • 1. Unlock Mac with Apple Watch bug has been addressed in this update.
  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.5 Update

watchos 9.5 install
This version is available, over-the-air in the My Watch tab, in the Watch app, on the paired iPhone!

Go for General -> Software Update and tap Download and Install when 9.5 comes up!

Fact: Be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your device!

Have you installed watchOS 9.5 on Apple Watch? Did you notice any other changes or bug fixes not mentioned in this article? What about ongoing issues? Use the comments!

Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 16.5 & iPadOS 16.5 (20F66), macOS Ventura 13.4 (22F66), tvOS 16.5 (20L562) and HomePod 16.5.