Can a software update cause a series 2 watch screen to physically break?

Created at: 2021-04-20 20:43:58
Questioner General

Last night I updated to the latest software on a series 2 watch and this morning the screen broke away for no obvious reason. Is that likely to be a coincidence or is it possible the upgrade could cause a pressure increase. I read about a battery issue on older watches can sometimes pop the screen out but this was a catastrophic blow-out and the watch now has no display or signs of life!

Answer #1:

By: Reagan Lowe

Last night I updated to the latest software on a series 2 watch and this morning the screen broke away for no obvious reason. Is that likely to be a coincidence or is it possible the upgrade could cause a pressure increase. I read about a battery issue on older watches can sometimes pop the screen out but this was a catastrophic blow-out and the watch now has no display or signs of life!

Answer #2:

By: Mr. Erin Nitzsche

The only thing an update might indirectly cause is heat, and when the update completes sound a tone, and maybe vibrate.

Answer #3:

By: Bailee Waelchi

That kind of failure is typical for the battery swelling problem. In other words, your Apple Watch had a pre-existing condition, and it was only a matter of time when it became visible. The software update might have created a little extra heat by sustained processor activity, but that screen was already a problem looking for an opportunity to happen.

Answer #4:

By: Ms. Myah Fisher Sr.

The only thing an update might indirectly cause is heat, and when the update completes sound a tone, and maybe vibrate.

Answer #5:

By: Rossie Strosin

That kind of failure is typical for the battery swelling problem. In other words, your Apple Watch had a pre-existing condition, and it was only a matter of time when it became visible. The software update might have created a little extra heat by sustained processor activity, but that screen was already a problem looking for an opportunity to happen.