Apple Watch Charging Issue

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by BigOrangeSU, May 10, 2015.

  1. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

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    I am finding that sometimes when I put my apple watch on the charger, I see it charging however the next morning when I put it on the back is very hot and the watch has not been charged. Is anyone else having this issue? It's going to be very hard to reproduce for apple support.
     
  2. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    I have to charge mine face down. When I set it on the charger I wake up to it at 30%. So either I'm sleep walking and knocking it off, or the connector is weak. I find the plastic Sport charger magnet to be VERY weak.
     
  3. DarkJaye macrumors member

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    I've had this happen once. Not sure what the cause was. I rebooted the watch and haven't had the issue since.
     
  4. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    I have an AW SS with the square box that you can easily use for charging by putting the watch in the groove of the bottom half of the box. Using that, with the cable coming off the top and to one side, I think it may be more stable and I've never (in two weeks lol) had a problem with it charging. Several times it has been warmer than others in the morning, but always at 100%.
     
  5. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    Definitely talk to Apple about it. I haven't had any issues, but I read somewhere that the screen separated from the body of somebody's watch because of it getting too hot.
     
  6. cyberdogl2 macrumors regular

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    This exact thing happened to me. I thought I was the only one. I woke up with the watch feeling very hot (barely able to hold).

    Checked the battery and it was at 73%. After being on its charger for 7 hours during the night. Hasn't happened since. Weird
     
  7. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like an issue Apple need to address
     
  8. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    Did y'all remove the clear piece of plastic from the charger?
     
  9. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    I bought an extra charger along with my watch at the time of purchase. My watch ended up coming well after the charger arrived. I already had that charger set up and plugged in ready to go when my watch finally showed up, so I didn't even unwrap the one that came with the watch. I was having the same problem, and just today decided to try the one that came with the watch. It works a lot better.

    With the first one, if I lift up on the cord at all the watch falls off. The other one I can lift it up and the watch sticks. I am going to take the weak one back and exchange it when inventory increases. I would take it to apple because there are apparently issues with some of the chargers.
     
  10. BigOrangeSU thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL, yep! I think it has something to do with alignment.
     
  11. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    I had the same issue on day one. Rebooted the watch and it didn't happen again..
     
  12. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    My watch has never done that, but lately it's been charging to 95-97% and stopping. I have a sport model.
     
  13. deppisch macrumors member

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    Mine did this last night. Dropped from 30% to 13% overnight while on the charger, and the case was very hot when I woke up. Rebooted, and it's charging fine now.
     
  14. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

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    I have a SS, and had that problem the first night of charging. It might have something to do with alignment, as I never had to reboot it to fix it. Hold the watch in your and snap the magnet on and let it position itself to align. It could simply be an alignment issue.
     
  15. LIOC macrumors member

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    This happen to me last night. I placed it on the charger @ about 9pm and when I went to put my phone on the charger 2 hours later I noticed it was still draining.

    I took it off the charger and placed it back on figuring the charger had slipped when I put it down. About 30 mins later a checked on it and it still was not charging.

    I turned it off and put it on the charger and check 30 mins later and it was charging this time.
     
  16. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    I'm noticing a pattern on the forums of people having various issues until they reboot the watch and everything is fine. Sometimes when loading an OS image on a device the image isn't stable until reboot. It's mostly true with a badly formed image of the OS. Whatever the OS is. I would imagine that Apple has since updated the image and the newer watches don't have this problem. That's why there would be a variance of some people having issues and others not.

     
  17. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

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    How does the OS affect a hardware problem? Software doesn't affect charging. But a transistor that switched badly may have. Resetting the power to that transistor may fix that problem.
     
  18. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    You have very little understanding. I'm an engineer so I understand how it works. Software absolutely controls hardware. Buggy software incorrectly communicating with hardware can cause unintended issues.

     
  19. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I'm studying to become an electrical engineer, and it's rather embarrassing that I would forget something that simple, considering I'm entering my senior year, and want to specialize in computer hardware design. :eek::(:confused: And to think I just finished a class on micro controllers, LabVIEW, and PLDs. I'm going to go sit in a corner in shame now.
     

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