What you need to know
- Apple watchOS 8.5 came out last week.
- It appears to be causing issues with the Series 7 Apple Watch.
- Users are complaining of problems fast-charging their devices.
Multiple users of the Apple Watch Series 7 state their device no longer fast charges on the latest version of watchOS 8.5.
Reddit users reported much of the same, as did those on the MacRumors forum:
One interesting workaround found by a user states that fast-charging does work plugged into another Apple device, like an iPad or Mac. The issue is interesting because lots of the reported issues seem to pertain to third-party accessories, with some noting they weren't experiencing similar problems with Apple's own charging gear.
We've reached out to Apple for comment.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
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