Apple Watch 2 - OK to Top Off Battery?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by BigMac3, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. BigMac3 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    I just got my first Apple Watch and it's a series 2. Love it. This is my second day with it and the battery is at 75% at 11:15 am. I'll be out late with it tonight.

    The question: Will I degrade the battery if I want to top it off to 100% before I leave the house? Are small charges like that ok?
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Its no different than any other Lithium-ion battery. It doesn't have a memory. You can charge it 100 times from 99 -> 100% and it will only count as one charge cycle.
  3. Ivanovitchk macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2010
    Paris, FR
    Well yes and no. While doing that will only count as 1 cycle, it will reduce the max number of cycles much faster than *regular* charging.

    As a general rule, lithium batteries are best kept between 20 - 80 %.

    High and low state of charges actually do the most damage to the battery chemistry and electrodes.

    Electric car battery manufacturers get much more than the average 1000 cycles of (high quality) consumer electronics cells by using this technique (amongst others like temperature control).
    I.E when your EV says it's 100% the cells are in fact at ~80-90% max.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You really do not need to worry and you can charge often or not. Just do not run you battery down to empty. And before someone points out that can not be done, I know it is not really empty.

    Just enjoy your watch and do not worry.
  5. dmanthony1 macrumors newbie


    Sep 7, 2016
    I am getting almost two full days battery out of my Series 2 between charging. I am amazed at the performance. I am doing my darnedest to keep the battery in healthy condition by not charging it before it is nearly dead.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    What's nice about the Watch is it charges quickly. Even 15 minutes can jump the Watch up close to 20% if you were running low.

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