Apple Releases watchOS 9.0.2 With Fixes for Microphone Issues, Spotify Streaming Interruptions, and More

Alongside iOS 16.0.3, Apple today also released watchOS 9.0.2 with several bug fixes for Apple Watch users. The update addresses high-profile bugs related to Spotify streaming issues and microphone interruptions for Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra users, as well as a few other bugs.

Apple watchOS 9 Feature

This update includes improvements and bug fixes for your Apple Watch.

- Interruptions to streaming audio on Spotify
- Snooze alarm notifications continue after the alarm is deleted for AssistiveTouch users
- Incomplete syncing of Wallet and Fitness data for newly paired Apple Watch
- Audio from microphone interrupted for some Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra users

watchOS ‌9.0.2 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌.

Related Roundups: watchOS 10, watchOS 9

Top Rated Comments

temende Avatar
9 months ago
Weird, everyone here said the Spotify issue was an issue with Spotify and not a watchOS bug.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
9 months ago
So far I've had good luck with watchOS 9
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stunning_Sense4712 Avatar
9 months ago

Were the interruptions only on Spotify? I wonder what it was to make it an Apple-sided fix, rather than a Spotify bug.
I am guessing Spotify must have been using some Apple Watch Developer Kit feature/code that was broken by Apple’s last update meaning Spotify could not fix the issue.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dampfnudel Avatar
9 months ago
Why do you guys keep trolling purple lovers with that photo of a non-existent purple Apple Watch? Seriously, cut that out. :mad:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
9 months ago

I’m glad that Apple was able to fix the microphone issues on the Series 8 Apple Watch with just a software update
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Villarrealadrian Avatar
9 months ago
Why is it that with every os update they seem to start from scratch instead of only updating?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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