Should I charge my Apple Watch from 0%?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by DeApp1e, May 5, 2015.

  1. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

    DeApp1e

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    Hello!

    I heard that when it comes to charging my iPhone 6, I should charge it little and often instead of charging it from 0% to 100% in one go, as it damages the battery (battery life drops).

    So, when it comes to The Apple Watch, should I charge it often and regularly? Or 0-100% in one go? To keep the battery life as long as possible?

    Thanks guys! :)
     
  2. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    Just throw it on the charger at night and you'll be fine. It's not going to drain all the way in one day.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    Lit-ion batteries are all the same. The most ideal would be to discharge to around 35% to 45% and charge to about 90%. However this is impractical and the benefits are probably small. Just charge it after you use it and all will be fine. If you want to know almost all about batteries go here.

    http://batteryuniversity.com
     
  4. Pinksteady macrumors 6502a

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    As others have said, don't worry about it. Just charge as fits your usage/lifestyle. The only exception is that is worthwhile doing a full discharge and recharge once every month or two as this keeps the battery usage meter accurate.
     
  5. flur macrumors 68000

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    Once every 6 months to a year is plenty. No need to do it every month.
     
  6. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    Is it recommended to completely power off the Watch on a certain interval? I don't think I have shut down my iPhone for months.
     
  7. DeApp1e thread starter macrumors 6502

    DeApp1e

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    Thanks for the tip. Really useful :)
     
  8. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Mine died on me for the first time today and it was only 3pm. Power reserve mode worked fine though. I had city mapper running in the background on a test map I had done in Paris and I noticed that the glances were giving me regular bus updates. Turned that off AND cellular data for that app until I actually GET to Europe.

    Now I get to do its first charge from dead. (it died not long after I took it out of power saving mode).

    I also removed a couple of card games I had installed just in case they were the battery drains.
     
  9. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Oh so if it goes in Power Reserve mode automatically you can still turn the watch back on? Good to know. Thought it was stuck that way until it Charged. At what % does it go into PRM?
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    I went below 10% one time and mine didn't automatically go into Power Reserve. It just had a screen option to select or not (can't recall exactly). I chose not to.

    IMO 10% is to high for Power reserve. It should be suggested at about >5%.
     
  11. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I THINK it was at 2%. BTW: ended the past 2 days just under 50% with the offending apps removed.
     

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