How long does it take to charge your watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by NovemberWhiskey, Aug 21, 2015.

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Watch Charging Time from 1% to 100%

  1. 2 Hrs or less

    15 vote(s)
    65.2%
  2. 2.5 Hrs

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  3. 4 Hrs +

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  1. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

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    #1
    I got an Apple Watch around launch date, which did a full charge in ~2.5 hrs or less. I sold that one, and then bought another recently, and the recent one can take well over 4 hours to do a full charge now. It seems like it gets to 90 percent in 2 hours, and then every percentage from 90-100 takes at least an hour. Is this a new feature to slow charge it as it approaches a full charge?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    #2
    Never seen my watch at 1% so couldn't tell you if I'm honest.
     
  3. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

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    #3
    Approximately?
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

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    I would take it back immediately and tell them how slowly it charges. o_O
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I can't comment on the total time as I don't really pay attention, but their slowing down as they approach a full charge is nothing new. We see this with all iDevices.
     
  6. Rok73 macrumors 65816

    Rok73

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    I never went below 40% even when wearing it for a very long time (24 hours) with lots of interaction. I put on my stand when I go to bed, read a bit and it's mostly fully charged again when I turn off the light.

    In other words: it charges very quickly. I'd recommend having it checked/exchanged.
     
  7. zetaplus93 macrumors regular

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    How long does it take to get to 90% or so?

    Sounds defective to me. Usually takes about 1.5 hours to charge mine from 30-40%.
     
  8. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

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    I was going to put down "All Night" as that is how long it is in its charger, however about 2 hours would be the correct answer. The other day my watch got down to about 5% because I didn't charge it at night and by 2:00PM it was down that much. I put it in the charger to put just enough charge on it to go for a run, and in half and hour it was up to 52%, and I was able to do my run. In fact I didn't have to charge it again until I went to bed about 10:00PM when it was down to about 10%. I think that is quite substantial, I am well pleased with the battery performance.
     
  9. Julien, Aug 21, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2015

    Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    #9
    This sounds like it could be a calibration issue and not the battery. Try the following and see what happens.

    1. Run the :apple:Watch dead (until it shuts off/avoid Power Saving mode)
    2. Charge it fully (overnight)
    3. Run down to about 40%-50%
    4. Charge to 90%
    5. Repeat if possible 2 or more times (is also the best charge cycle for prolonging Lit-ion life)
    6. Go for a full charge and see if it's not reduced in time
     
  10. GaryNoine macrumors member

    GaryNoine

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    #10
    Guess I'm not the only one who can use the watch constantly for the whole day and only get down to about 40%. Takes about 2 hours to get back to 100%. I'm quite surprised at the battery quality on the watch so far
     

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