- The green tint issue affects various Apple Watch models.
- Temporary workaround: Enable Sleep Focus.
- Apple is likely to fix it with a software update.
Many Apple Watch users have noticed a green color tint on their smartwatches. This issue seems to affect most models, including the Apple Watch Series 8 and older versions.
People have been sharing their complaints on platforms like Reddit and the MacRumors forum. Those with older models like the Apple Watch 6 and Watch 4 seem to experience the problem more than others. However, only a few Apple Watch SE and Ultra models appear to be affected.
Users have tried various methods to get rid of the green tint on their Apple Watches. Some have suggested that the tint might be due to the color of the watch face on the control center or notification screens. However, affected users have reported that changing to a darker watch face does not eliminate the green layer.
Reddit users have expressed their disappointment, with one person commenting that the green tint ruins the perfect black display of OLED screens. Another user described their Apple Watch display as looking washed out, similar to an LCD screen.
The green tint issue started appearing for users after updating to watchOS 9.5. This is likely a software bug, which is not uncommon for Apple devices, including iPhones. Apple should be able to fix it with another software update.
In the meantime, some users have discovered a temporary workaround. Enabling the Sleep Focus feature on the Apple Watch seems to remove the green tint. While this is not an ideal solution, it has been confirmed by several users as a way to mitigate the problem until Apple releases an official fix.