Dust protection and lack thereof

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Wackery, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    What's worrying me is the lack of IP67 certification, sure it's waterproof, but it's not dust proof. Should I be worried everything I blow into the mic to get rid of dust or debris? I don't want to run my watch under water each time i want to clean it...

    Actually, does anyone know how does IPx7 work with regarding to dust? Am I over reacting to blowing my own breath into the apple watch to clear dust, or would that actually damage it due to a lack of certification?
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Normally people wipe their watches with their shirts. Why are you blowing into your watch?
     
  3. Wackery thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the speakers will sometimes get a piece of dandruff or dust in the shell and you can see it sitting on the mesh
     
  4. Varth Dader macrumors member

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    Don't use compressed air. It harms the speaker and mic and (drumroll) only pushes dust deeper inside the device (any device, Apple or otherwise).

    Some shipping tape lifts off oil and dust nicely. Or q-tip.
     
  5. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    IPx7 means it is NOT rated for dust. IP ratings go in the form of IPxx....the first x is for dust rating, the 2nd x is for water rating. The fact that the watch is rated IPx7 means that it is rated to be water resistant, but it has zero dust rating at all. It doesn't mean dust will be a problem, just that the watch has not passed any formal test to achieve certification for how it performes with dust.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Is dust a problem on the iPhone? If not, why would it be any different/more damaging on the Watch?
     
  7. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    Just run it under some gently flowing warm water for a few seconds and dry with a soft cloth or towel. I've done this a few times already with no problems. Apple even recommends this method for cleaning gunk and dust out of the digital crown.
     

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