Charged my new AW overnight with the piece of plastic still on the charger... Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by zooby, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. zooby, Oct 24, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  2. sean000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    No worries. I charged mine for a week (or longer) before I realized the plastic was on there, and that was almost 4 months ago. I think the only advantage to removing the plastic is that the magnetic connection between watch and charger will be a little stronger. The heat is normal with or without the plastic. My watch is usually cool when I take it off the charger, but sometimes it is quite warm. When I tried watches on in the store they were all quite warm when they took them off the charger.
  3. jgelin macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    St Petersburg, FL
    No need to worry! I too would have missed that if the people in the store didn't take it off for me. (It was at 25% out of the box) so I'm sure this happens quite often!
  4. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    Its not a problem, but curious what you might think it could do that would be bad? Worse case, it doesn't charge at all until you take it off.
  5. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    I left the plastic on mine for at least a couple weeks to protect the charger puck. Finally peeled it off when I was sure I wouldn't return it.

    It's fine.
  6. srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
  7. starbot macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2005
    I think he was worried it could've overheated and damaged the device-- his concern is certainly not un-founded.. it's true the plastic would insulate the device to a small degree, preventing it from dissipating as much heat (by convection/radiation) through the metal case.

    That being said, the thermal design margins likely allow for everything from a full-on protective case users may use on the device, to charging at elevated temperatures, charging in the box ala AW Edition, etc etc.


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