Samsung recently rolled out a new update for its Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic smartwatches. The latest update, unfortunately, has been reportedly bricking the devices and leaving them unstable for some users. The reports surrounding the bug have constantly been increasing lately, and the issue appears to have reached Samsung, as the company has seemingly halted the update.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Latest Update Bricks The Watches
The issue appears to have affected both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in several regions. The firmware version ending in V13 appears to be the culprit, and Samsung has halted the rollout of the same to fix the problem.
Samsung has said, “We are aware that a limited number of Galaxy Watch 4 series models are not turning on following a recent software (VI3) update. We have halted the update and will release a new software shortly”
Subscribe to OnsitegoGet the latest technology news, reviews, and opinions on tech products right into your inbox
The major problem with the bug lies in the fact that it does not immediately brick the watches, but is causing problems at random. The issue has been reported to occur when the smartwatch runs out of juice or is manually rebooted. Some reports suggest that once turned off, the watches won’t turn back on. There seems to be no concrete fix to this problem, so going to an official customer service center appears to be the only viable option left.
That being said, if you have still not updated your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4/Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, it’s probably the best idea to stay put, as Samsung will re-roll the update out in the coming days, likely without the much-dreaded bug.