How long is this supposed to take to charge?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by viperGTS, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    I'm already having charging issues with the watch... 38mm Space Gray Sport.

    I plugged in around 12:00 today with about 14% left. 4 hours later and I was at 98, but it took way too long to get there so I assumed the watch may have been reading its battery level wrong. Well, I was correct because after I did a reboot of it, it dropped to 93%!

    What gives? I'm sure I'm 1 person out of a million who is having this problem too. My phone charges faster than the watch. Something about that doesn't seem right.
     
  2. armandxp macrumors 6502

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    It only has taken my watch a couple hours to charge to 100%. When I charged mine last night at 10pm, I got up this morning around 7am and my watch was warm to the touch like it had been charging all night??? Going to keep an eye on it. If it's going to not cut off the charging then there's a problem there, also. Curious to hear if anyone else has seen any problems like these?
     
  3. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't sound normal :( My watch does get warm while charging, but I hear that's normal for this type of charging.

    I'm just annoyed... every single Apple device I've purchased (aside from the MacBook Pro) has some sort of issue with it. I can never get a perfect device the first time!
     
  4. armandxp macrumors 6502

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    I have to say, I've experienced this too. Had to trade in 3GS, 5, and 5s under warranty. I think they get all the kinks out after a couple months.

    I agree it should get warm while charging, but after it should remain cool. I'm going to test it the next couple days and see. Thanks!
     
  5. armandxp macrumors 6502

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    anyone else with charging issues? Warm after all night charge????
     
  6. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    Did you use your Watch at all while it was charging? I found that mine (42mm Sport) charges in a couple of hours, but it doesn't charge at all while I'm using it or the screen is on in any way.
     
  7. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    150 minutes from zero to one hundred. Watches will sometimes be warm after taking off charger no matter when, that's the nature of inductive charging, its not an issue.
     
  8. LiemTa macrumors regular

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    Don't make up things when you don't know.

    The reason why the watch is warm is because 1. It's charging, or 2. It has reached 100% and is draining 1 or 2%, then charging back up to 100%. Repeat until user disengages charger.
     
  9. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's really annoying. I praise Apple on their QC but it seems entirely pointless when I can't experience that.

    I only turned it on to check its battery level.
     
  10. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    Thank goodness for Apple Care right? In case there were charging issues. Is there any official statement about approx how long it should take to fully charge?
     
  11. armandxp macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, i'm going to call Apple, when I get a chance this weekend. Charged again last night, and was at 100%, but I just left it on the charger till morning. It was still very warm the next morning. I can't imagine it draining that much.

    I had the watch on today one hour before it dropped to 99% and was just checking the time over and over. It only takes about two hours for mine to charge.
     
  12. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    I can't comment on 100% charging, haven't done that yet, but mine charged from 30% to 94% in a 45 minute commute to work this morning. 715-800 EST. Typing now at 10 EST I'm a 31%. I'm amazed. I'm wondering if it takes the extra charge to top off from 90-100%.

    I know with my Mophie case on the iPhone, the instructions tell you to basically use the Mophie when you get to 20% on the iPhone, and only charge it to 80%. It says the phone takes much longer to charge from 0-20 and 80-100. I have experimented and found that to be true.
     
  13. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Did you take the plastic protective wrap off the charger? I've seen posts from others who forgot.
     
  14. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    Well inductive charging does indeed generate more heat because it's not as efficient. How much more though, I don't know.
     
  15. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My watch is now. Charging normally. Hope your watches are as well! :)
     
  16. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    use ipad charger

    Ive been using my ipad charger (as I usually do with iphone as well) and it takes about 65-70 minutes to go from 3% to 100%..
     
  17. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    new habit

    My new habit is to put the watch to sleep at night (into power reserve) and then turn it back on in the AM.. at this rate, I get nearly two days of usage out of the watch in total and cut the charge/recycle times down by half.
     
  18. bushido Suspended

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    I took a nap and when I woke up about an hour later (lol) it was fully charged from 20%
     

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