Apple appears to be investigating the “ghost touch” bug in the Apple Watch 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. This means (as the name suggests) your taps and swipes will be registered even when you're not touching the display.
According to a note sent to an Apple Authorized Service Provider and seen by MacRumors, Apple is aware of the issue and is actively investigating it. If that's the case, and Apple is actually paying attention, then the problem should be pretty widespread.
That said, I can't find many reports online from people who have encountered this particular issue. The mentions of this problem that we found aren't particularly recent, but of course not everyone who finds a bug on their Apple device posts about it on the internet.
“Some customers may report experiencing erroneous touches on the display of their Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2,” the note says, so this issue is not currently known. It does not appear to affect older versions of the wearable.
The note says you're not alone in experiencing these issues with your Apple Watch, as these ghost touches can cause you to receive phone calls or prevent you from entering your smartwatch's passcode. is.
At this point, it's not clear what's causing the issue or when Apple will be able to roll out a fix (or even if it can actually be fixed via a software update). It's also not clear how many users reported the bug.
If your Apple Watch 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 exhibits this type of behavior, there is currently no temporary fix that is guaranteed to work for everyone. However, according to Apple's note, it may be possible to force restart affected watches and keep the software up to date. It helps to some extent.
The comments below the MacRumors article indicate that a reboot or hard reset may also help resolve the issue, at least for a while. If we receive more official information from Apple, we will of course let you know.