So you may remember a while back I posted that I mysteriously got a scratch on the face of my Apple Watch Sport. Well over the past seven days, I’ve encountered more problems with the watch than I care to admit.
Yes, the touch screen of my Apple Watch has been failing miserably. As I mentioned in the video it started near the top of the screen. It just stopped being responsive. I could tap, or press near the middle and nothing would happen. It was very frustrating when trying to open an app or tap anything that was near the top of the screen.
After powering the Apple Watch down and turning it back on, it worked for a while. But then, another issue arose. Every time I would go to tap the screen, the Apple Watch would turn off. So I couldn’t do anything except look at the time.
Again, powering the watch down and then turning it back on seemed to fix it, but then the biggest issue of them all — the touch screen stopped working all together. As I showed in the video, I could swipe, touch or force touch the screen and nothing would happen. Again, all the Apple Watch was good for was checking the time.
This time I took it into the Apple Store and they agreed it’s likely a hardware issue. So they sent it off and if it can be fixed, it will be, if not, it will be replaced. I’m sort of hoping it gets replaced so I don’t have to see that annoying scratch on the screen anymore. So we will soon find out what Apple decided to do.
Of note, if you are having issues with any of your Apple products, try to record video of the problem. That way if you take your device into an Apple Store and the problem seems to just “disappear”, you can show the Genius the video and they’ll actually get you to send it to them and attach the video to your file. It can really help with getting your Apple device fixed.
If you have an Apple Watch, have you experienced any problems? Let me know in the comments.