watchOS 10.4 Officially Rolled Out to Fix Major Issue on Apple Watch

watchOS 10.4 Officially Rolled Out to Fix Major Issue on Apple Watch

Apple users rejoice! The long-awaited watchOS 10.4 update is now available, promising to resolve a persistent issue plaguing Apple Watch devices. This update is crucial for restoring optimal functionality and providing a seamless user experience.

If you’ve been encountering problems with your Apple Watch, watchOS 10.4 could be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Let’s delve into the details.

Addressing the Major Issue

While Apple has been tight-lipped about the specifics of the “major issue,” widespread reports suggest problems related to ongoing ghost touch issue on some Apple Watch models.

This has been a source of frustration for many Apple Watch users. Fortunately, watchOS 10.4 aims to put an end to these troubles.

How to Install watchOS 10.4

Updating your Apple Watch is a straightforward process. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Preparation: Ensure your Apple Watch has at least a 50% battery charge. Connect it to its charger for safety. Also, make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Launch the Watch App: Open the dedicated Watch app on your connected iPhone.
  3. My Watch Tab: Navigate to the “My Watch” tab within the app.
  4. General Settings: Tap on “General,” followed by “Software Update.”
  5. Download and Install: If the watchOS 10.4 update is available, you’ll see the option to “Download and Install.” Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update process.

Important Note: The update process may take some time. Avoid interrupting the installation to prevent any issues.

What to Expect

Once watchOS 10.4 is installed, you should notice a significant improvement in the area where you were previously experiencing problems. Battery life will also be extended, performance should feel smoother, and those frustrating shutdowns should be a thing of the past.

Apple is committed to providing a smooth and reliable experience with its devices, and this update is a testament to that.

watchOS 10.4 Release Notes

Here’s a summary of the key points in the official watchOS 10.4 release notes, focusing on the most relevant changes for Apple Watch users:

Major Fixes

  • Ghost Touches: Addresses a bug that caused some users (particularly Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 owners) to experience false or “ghost” touch inputs on their displays.
  • Contacts Syncing: Fixes an issue that could prevent contacts from correctly syncing to the Apple Watch, affecting phone calls and messaging features.


  • Double Tap Gesture: Users now have the option to double-tap a notification to expand it for easier viewing and readability.
  • Accessibility Settings: A new setting allows users to disable the Double Tap feature when Vision Pro is enabled, preventing potential conflicts with assistive features.
  • Apple Pay Security: Using Apple Pay with ‘Confirm with AssistiveTouch’ will now require entering your watch passcode for enhanced security (this change prevents the shortcut using a double click of the side button.)

Additional Notes