Apple Watches are "green", one of the adapters has failed։ Users are unhappy with the latest Apple updates

May 23, 2023  17:03

Apple's latest software updates have caused a number of problems for users. Apple Watch owners noticed that after the watchOS 9.5 update, the screens of their smartwatches started turning green, and due to the iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates, iPhones and iPads stopped working with Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter.

Apple Watches "turn green"

Some users on the Reddit platform and online forums have complained that those who updated their Apple Watch software to watchOS 9.5 noticed that when accessing certain interface elements (the password input screen, when accessing Control Center and displaying notifications ) watch screen mysteriously "turns green".

The complaints mostly concern Apple Watch Series 8 and older models, with the Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Ultra less affected by the issue.


According to, some users believe that Apple intentionally added a green tint to the screen. However, most consider the green screen to be "indescribably ugly and out of place". One user said the watch's display now looks more like a "blurry LCD screen" than the pure black OLED he was used to seeing on his watch.

For some users, after restarting the phone, the "green" screen problem disappeared, but this method did not work for everyone. If Apple really didn't make the screen green on purpose, maybe the problem will be fixed in the next software update.

iPhone and iPad do not work with the Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter

The iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates added several new features and fixed some security vulnerabilities. However, users began to complain that after installing the update, iPhones and iPads stopped working with Apple's own Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, which allows to connect accessories with a USB-A port – such as a camera or microphone – through the iPhone or iPad Lightning port.

According to users, an operating system update broke compatibility with both adapter ports. This issue is most likely caused by a software bug and may be fixed in a future iOS update.

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