watchOS 9.5.2 Issues, Bug Fixes, Security Update & More

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Posted in Reviews by Mike on June 25, 2023

watchOS 9.5.2 update

watchOS 9.5.2 with build number 20T571 has been released for Apple Watch 4 and later! It’s another minor update that comes after 9.5.1 and focuses on security patches! Check the ongoing issues and bug fixes too!

watchOS 9.5.2 Security Update

watchos 9.5.2 security fix
There’s a single security fix mentioned in the support document:

  • Kernel vulnerability: “An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.”
    Fix: “An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.”

watchOS 9.5.2 Bug Fixes

Apple only mentions security improvements in the release notes. Here is a list with the issues addressed in this update:

  • 1. Green tint in Control Center, Notification Center and Passcode screen. Issue has been reported after 9.5 update and persists in 9.5.1!
    Status: has it been fixed for you in 9.5.2?
  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.5.2 Issues

Before updating, you should know that the following new problems or unsolved bugs have been reported:

  • 1. Apple Watch charging slow after 9.5.2 update for this Reddit user. Are you experiencing the same?
  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.5.2 Features

This is a minor release and we don’t expect any enhancements. Nevertheless, changes spotted by users are tracked here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.5.2 Download

watchos 9.5.2 download
As usual, this update is available, over-the-air in the My Watch tab, of the Watch app, on the paired iPhone:

  • 1. Go for General -> Software Update and tap Download and Install when 9.5.2 comes up!
  • 2. Type iPhone Passcode to authenticate.
  • 3. Be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your device!

Have you installed 9.5.2 on Apple Watch? Do you encounter any other problems not mentioned here, or have spotted other changes? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Apple has also released iOS 16.5.1 & iPadOS 16.5.1 (20F75), macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (22F82) as well as iOS 15.7.7 (19H357), watchOS 8.8.1 (19U512), macOS Monterey 12.6.7 (21G651) and macOS Big Sur 11.7.8 (20G1351).

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