Got my watch today and I have a question.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by pat500000, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    I bought a watch today for work purpose. I work in the medical field and wanted to know if alcohol swab or any disinfected (strongest type) will have any impact on the watch. Will it? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    It could have an effect on the screens coating which could come off. The oleophobic coating.

    Apple says not to use any cleaners or sprays on the watch as it could harm the watch too.
     
  3. pat500000, Mar 15, 2017
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    Interesting. I would rather wash it off then. However, I forgot to mention that i have zagg glass protector.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Mar 15, 2017
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    I wouldn't apply any disinfectants to the display area or try to avoid that being you have a screen protector on it, which could cause issues with screen protector. Otherwise, if you do use some form of alcohol/disinfectants, I would make sure to Wash it thoroughly.
     
  5. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Just wash it off, right?
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    You can Rinse the Apple Watch off. It won't affect it. Series One is rated for splash resistance at IPX7. Apple recommends rinsing the Watch from any dirt or debris.

    Congrats on your Apple Watch by the way.
     
  7. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    All these talks from members and mr articles got me curious...heh
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

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    Just use water to wash it off. Water kills infections, right?
     
  9. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Not necessarily. Im talking more like c diff or other bacteria....but im gonna try it iut.
     
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  11. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    At least you can wear your Apple Watch when you work. My employer restricts me from wearing any type of wearable device or smart watch.

    Truthfully, if you're working around that type environment, even if The Apple Watch get Soapy, rinse it off completely and dry it if possible.

    Also, I always use a microfiber cloth, it really cleans up a Watch nicely and gets in the crevices they can remove any debris.
     
  12. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sounds good! Ill try it when i get home.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 17, 2017 ---
    Its cool...but this apple pay dont work or i cant seem to get it work. Learning the rope.
     
  13. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    add it through the watch app then double click the side button on watch to activate it
     
  14. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sounds good. Thank
     

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