Urgent warning to Apple watch users after TikTok video shows screen detaching & owner told device will EXPLODE

A TIKTOKER shared a video that appeared to show his Apple Watch screen expanding and detaching.

Apple Watch users warned Jahbari that his battery could explode after he shared the video online.


In the clip, he shows the screen detaching from the watch, DailyDot reports.

Jahbari said: “Why did no one tell me the battery in Apple Watches start to expand and pop the screen out.”

In the comments, some TikTok users claimed they had a similar experience.

One commented: “This only happens when it’s about to explode bestie plz get a new battery (sic).

Another posted: “That’s dangerous.”

A third claimed: “This happened to my phone once and they said it was a rare defect and gave me a new one so get that bag bestie (sic).”

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Meanwhile, other Apple Watch users said their screen had never detached.

The video has more than two million views.

Some Apple Watch users launched a “class action” lawsuit against the tech giant, Business Insider reports.

They claim that Apple knows about a defect that causes some devices to crack. There is no evidence to support this allegation.

The lawsuit says that Chris Smith was given a Series 3 aluminum Apple Watch in 2017 and three years later suffered an injury.

While on a golf cart, he allegedly reached down and “severely sliced his arm" -unaware that the watch had detached, according to court documents filed.

In a separate case, a woman, from New Jersey, claimed that the screen of her Apple Watch Series 3 detached and cracked after the “battery became swollen”, according to Business Insider.

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It was reported in 2018 that the tech giant was aware of battery swelling issues, according to MacRumors.

In recent weeks, Apple users have also been warned that Air Tags can be used as a tracking tool for stalkers.

Several reports have emerged over recent weeks of people attaching their AirTags onto unsuspecting car owners.

In a statement, an Apple spokesperson told The Sun: “AirTag is designed with a set of proactive features to discourage unwanted tracking — a first in the industry — and the Find My network includes a smart, tunable system with deterrents that applies to AirTag, as well as third-party products part of the Find My network accessory program.”

Users have been encouraged to check their luggage, purses, and bags to mitigate the risk of being tracked by an AirTag.

If you find an unknown AirTag in your belongings, you can tap your phone against it to get the serial number and information on how to disable it.

Users have also been warned not to download malicious apps onto their devices and not connect to Facebook when accessing third-party sites.

The Sun has approached Apple for comment.

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