Changing the battery, How?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by camtechman56, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. camtechman56 macrumors regular

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    From what I read Apple says the battery can be changed? any one seen anything about how this is done or have any other thoughts on it?

    I'm thinking it will be by way of the sensor pad on the back. maybe it unscrews and you can access the batt. from there. also thinking that the sensor contacts are made when the back is screwed into position with the opposite contacts with in the watch.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    You take it into an Apple Store and they replace the battery...
     
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I think people are reading "replaceable battery" like a Samsung, where you can buy a second battery and quickly swap them. In reality, it's like present iOS devices: bring them to the Apple Store, or certified repair shop, and they will diagnose the battery and replace if needed.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    My thoughts are like the others and you will need to take it back to Apple in a couple of years to get the battery replaced.
     
  5. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure you will be able to take it to places other than apple eventually, but these will be specialists (ifixit for example)...I doubt whether this will ever be a user-replaceable battery the risk of damaging the watch is too great.
     
  6. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    Not by the user, by Apple.
     
  7. camtechman56 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I was just wondering how the battery would be changed, I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I did just change the lcd and screen on my 5s last week and would be interested in how to access the battery on the watch, just in case. I do not live within 100 miles of an apple store, so if I could do it myself it would be a plus.
     
  8. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Once iFixit does their tear down, we will know how it can be replaced, but that won't be known until it launches. With the right tools, I'm sure you'll be able to replace it, but like any iOS device, you replace the battery and the warranty is shot.
     
  9. camtechman56 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for the response, I'm thinking of a couple years down the road. the battery should last that long. even if by that time I switch to android ( the dark side ) I could still use it for a watch and play music.
     
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    for the low, low cost of $200
     
  11. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Given the screen and back are both smooth sealed faces.

    I'm guessing many are thinking some very strong suction device is going to be used to grip hold off and suck/pull the front or back off.

    Knowing Apple, perhaps some heat also to soften an adhesive during the process?
     

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