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chriswhv6

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So my Series 2 Apple Watch started to behave unpleasant when placed on the charger since last week.
Not sure if it has anything to do with it being paired now to the my new iPhone 14PM but when placing it on the charger every 5-10 mins at random it will chime and do the animation of being placed on the charger or sometimes it will reboot and show the Apple logo and then do the chime once again.

So far i have tried all this and nothing has seemed to fix the issue:
Restart
Force Restart
Unpaired and repaired
Let it drain the battery down completely
Have tried another 2 Apple pucks and also tried charging from my MacBook

Has anyone been else had the exact same issue and if so were you able to correct it?
 

chriswhv6

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Same thing on my old S3, its been stored away for a couple of years though when i got my S6.
Sorry to hear you are having the same issue :(
Hmm im wondering now if its a iOS 16 thing maybe?
Are you running iOS on your iPhone paired with your Watch?

I bought my S2 on launch day but i honestly didnt start using it properly until 3 years later and honesty maybe the last year is where i started to use it daily so i dont think the battery health is the problem as the unit it self hasn't had much use overall.
 

schlupps

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dont know if this might be a point here, but You should consider, that the chemicals in a battery, after laying around for 3 years, still are three years old; even if it only ran through lets say 3 load/charging cycles for example.
Additionally the possibility of it being discharged deeply, might have done harm..
fingers crossed, that the watch somehow gets better!
 

jamdex

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Sorry to hear you are having the same issue :(
Hmm im wondering now if its a iOS 16 thing maybe?
Are you running iOS on your iPhone paired with your Watch?

I bought my S2 on launch day but i honestly didnt start using it properly until 3 years later and honesty maybe the last year is where i started to use it daily so i dont think the battery health is the problem as the unit it self hasn't had much use overall.
Strange that we both had them for a period without using them; @schlupps might be onto something.
 

chriswhv6

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dont know if this might be a point here, but You should consider, that the chemicals in a battery, after laying around for 3 years, still are three years old; even if it only ran through lets say 3 load/charging cycles for example.
Additionally the possibility of it being discharged deeply, might have done harm..
fingers crossed, that the watch somehow gets better!
Certainly is possible of course yeah.
Hope it isn't though as i wanted to get another year or 2 out of this Watch before i retired it.

Strange that we both had them for a period without using them; @schlupps might be onto something.
The only thing is i found it started soon as i installed iOS 16....might be a coincidence though and perhaps the battery has got a issue now?
Not sure if its worth mentioning though that the battery life on my S2 has not degraded hardly at all.
Id wear it from 6am and use the fitness app daily for at least 30 mins and still but time id go tot bed around after 11pm id still have like 40% battery left on it.
 

jamdex

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The only thing is i found it started soon as i installed iOS 16....might be a coincidence though and perhaps the battery has got a issue now?
Not sure if its worth mentioning though that the battery life on my S2 has not degraded hardly at all.
Id wear it from 6am and use the fitness app daily for at least 30 mins and still but time id go tot bed around after 11pm id still have like 40% battery left on it.
I updated straight away when i got it out of storage so i have nothing to compare pre iOS 16/WatchOS 9
 

chriswhv6

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I updated straight away when i got it out of storage so i have nothing to compare pre iOS 16/WatchOS 9
My S2 cant update to the latest Watch iOS.
I think the highest it has is 6.3 iOS ??
 

ColdCase

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Also this thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...atchos-9.2358648/?post=31535126#post-31535126

My series 2 started doing this when fully charged recently but it hasn't been updated nor has my iPhone, still on 15.6. 15.7 hasn't fixed it. My series 6 does not have this issue.

This kind of thing has happend a few times over the years, apple releases an update to fix it. Lets make sure Apple knows about this.
 
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chriswhv6

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Also this thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...atchos-9.2358648/?post=31535126#post-31535126

My series 2 started doing this when fully charged recently but it hasn't been updated nor has my iPhone, still on 15.6. 15.7 hasn't fixed it. My series 6 does not have this issue.

This kind of thing has happend a few times over the years, apple releases an update to fix it. Lets make sure Apple knows about this.
Thank you so much for your feedback also.

I think it’s fair to say something is definitely up with us in here and having the same issue and beginning around the same time also.
Something must have triggered it then.

I too hope so a fix is released.
 
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