When and how to properly charge the Apple Watch

When and how to charge the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has long had a place on everyone's hand, in everyone's dreams, and in everyone's hearts. I can't say it's a watch you can't do without, but it will definitely be useful for those who buy it.
Often watches come discharged, and the lifetime without charging about 2-3 days, the question arises - but how and when to charge them, so that it was good for them (for the battery) and for us, so that we could use the functionality as much as possible. Let's figure it out.

Yes, I did all my research on the 6 series of the Apple Watch. But all settings and recommendations for other series will be the same.

When and how to charge the Apple Watch

First charge

My new watch arrived completely discharged. Even when plugged in, it didn't respond for a long time, and I was a little worried, but in the meantime I found out that this behavior is normal.
If your Apple Watch has been discharged for a long time, but it needs at least 30 minutes to charge enough to be able to turn it on. After turning the watch on, it's best to charge it to 100% of charge. At this time, you can make the first settings for the Apple Watch. After that, put it on your hand and start using all the functionality.

Charging is done with the magnet charger that comes with the watch. The magnet attaches to the back of the watch and charges it. Pretty fast.

How and when to charge the Apple Watch

As I mentioned before, the battery lasts about 2 to 3 days, or less with active use. Therefore, from time to time the watch needs to be charged. When is the best time to do this?

When the 10% reaches a charge. The watch will indicate this by displaying a red lightning bolt on the dial. After that it will go into Eco mode (about it below). I recommend to get to the charger and put the watch on charging. It is understood that the watch in Eco mode will work for a few more hours. Then it may run out of power. Hurry up.

Important. Do not charge the watch while it is still in your hand. Only charge the watch when it is removed from your wrist. This is a direct recommendation by Apple.

When and how to charge the Apple Watch

On average, it takes about 2 hours of charging from 0% to 100%.

While charging, the Apple Watch goes into night mode.

So still, how to properly charge the Apple Watch?

If just perfect, then from discharging 5-10% to fully charging 100%, and so on in a circle.

Can I charge the watch if it has not reached 10% of charge?

You can.

The watch is equipped with a lithium-ion battery that can withstand such charge/discharge cycles. So, for example, if you're charging a 50% and you realize you're going to be without an outlet for the next day or two, it's better to charge it now.

Can I charge my watch at night?

You can. The only disadvantage is that there will be no statistics on the Sleep function, if it is important to you and you have previously turned it on.

Can I charge my watch with my iPhone?

No.

Can I charge my watch with my MacBook?

Yes. To do this, you need to connect a USB adapter to the standard macbook port. In this way you can charge your watch or iPhone from your macbook or any other PC.

When and how to charge the Apple Watch

Can I charge the Apple Watch without a special magnetic charger?

You can. For example, with a docking station for wirelessly discharging devices. In other cases, you cannot.

Can I use a Chinese (non-original) charger?

It's ambiguous, yes and no. Of course Apple strictly recommends using only their charging accessories, but we all understand that this is quite expensive.

When and how to charge the Apple Watch

So, yes, you can. But buy a good Chinese brand, read the reviews on Ali or wherever you take it.
If you're asking for recommendations, I got myself this charger.

How often should I charge the watch?

In general, there are no rules. Charge the way you want. Exactly the same way you charge your iPhone. Certainly the battery will wear out over time, but not so quickly and critically that you have to shiver and follow all the recommendations.

How do I check the charge level?

Sometimes the charge level is on the dial itself.

When and how to charge the Apple Watch

If the level of charge is not on the dial, then swipe to the bottom and you see the level of charge (from there you can control many functions very quickly).

Apple Watch Eco Mode

I would like to point out that there is an eco-mode that increases the battery life of the watch. It turns off all watch functions except for the time display.

When and how to charge the Apple Watch

To enable Eco Mode, you need to go to Settings - Battery - Eco Mode and turn it on.

To turn it off - just press and hold the side button (not the wheel).

How much does the Apple Watch charge?
How do I charge the Apple Watch without charging it?
How often should I charge the Apple Watch?

 

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How much does the Apple Watch charge?
2 hours from 0 to 100% charge. This applies to any series: series 3, series 4, series 5 and series 6.
How do I charge the Apple Watch without charging it?
You can't. At the very least you need either a wireless docking station or a cord with magnetic charging. Directly, that without charging from the air or the holy spirit - you can not :)
How often should I charge the Apple Watch?
Don't worry about frequency. The main thing is to keep your phone charged when you need it. That is, you can leave it on overnight, you can charge it while you're in the shower, or you can put it on charge right after work if you prefer to sleep with your watch. In general, don't limit yourself to "cycles" of charging and the fact that supposedly the battery will become a bad charge.
The battery is designed so that there is a constant load on it. There will be wear and tear, of course, but it will be measured in years.
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