Watch on charger - random "Animated Charge icon shows up" often

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by PhillyGuy72, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 65816

    PhillyGuy72

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    So far the AW 4 is working fine - when it's on my wrist. But when it's charging the animated green "lightning bolt with circle" will show up at random times, no rhyme or reason. This has been going on for a week plus now.

    But this ALSO seems to trigger the rear green light sensor. This will remain on, not sure how long though...it varies.

    When I am ready to take the watch off the charger, the back is warm - not hot...just warmer since the sensor has been on.

    Just odd. This is not happening on my old AW 1 watch, it never happened in the 3+ years I've had this.
    Anyone else? I've checked the USB "puck" connection, everything is fine.
     

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  2. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502a

    Jason Hensley

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    While the light and animation is odd, the fact that it’s warm isn’t. My watch is usually warm when I take it off the charger. I assume you’ve already tried doing a hard reset on the watch?
     
  3. PhillyGuy72 thread starter macrumors 65816

    PhillyGuy72

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    I did do a reset, it looked like it may have solved the issue -- for now. I didn't notice the random charge icon pop up at all yesterday. Hopefully that took are of the odd issue.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    At most it should be warm but not hot. 3 out of five mornings and my AW4 May be slightly warm and the other 4 days just room temp.
     
  5. n00bz0rd2 macrumors member

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    I've had the same issue since updating to watchOS 5.01. I've done multiple resets but hasn't made a difference. Even took it to a Genius Bar and sent it for inspection - no fault found apparently. Not sure what else to try.
     

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