Water in speaker and taptic engine

neil1981

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
45
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Southampton, UK
Hey all,

I have a 42mm SS Watch with sports strap.

I was away on holiday last week and while I was out and about I got caught in a very heavy rain shower. I thought no more of it with the watch being IPX7 rated and just dried it off with a cloth when I got back under cover.

A couple of hours later I noticed how quiet my watch was. I'm usually get many Twitter / email notifications an hour and I thought the silence was odd. So I checked my watch and saw several notifications. I was a little puzzled. So I checked the settings menu to see if I had accidentally put it to silent or "do to disturb" and all was showing normal. So I tried adjusting the volume in the settings menu and there was no sound or vibration at all. It was completely mute. I put the watch into power reserve mode and just carried on with my day and was going to look at it again in the evening when I got back to the hotel.

Unable to leave it alone, about an hour later, I tried adjusting the volume again and managed to hear a very week "click" on high volume, Then I got an email and it also had a very weak sound. I carried on as normal and about another hour had gone by and the volume was back to normal and the vibration had started up again. I explained what had happened to a friend who's first thought was that the rain must have entered the speaker and my body heat was drying it out. The watch has continued to function as normal with no side effects but I'm now a little concerned that there might still be water inside and that it may effect it long term. Or the same might happen again.

I have a day off work tomorrow and I'm thinking of going to my local Apple store to talk about what happened and maybe asking about a replacement device. But just wanted to get a few peoples thoughts before I did.

Thanks for reading,
Neil :)
 

antman2x2

macrumors 6502a
Mar 1, 2011
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A rain storm should NOT do ANY damage to the watch, no matter how hard.

I showered with mine the other day... just cause I had to once. Pretty cool btw.
 

NotSafeForWork

macrumors regular
Apr 9, 2015
239
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There are bugs where sounds and notifications stop/reduce for no good reason.

Wipe your watch and re-pair with the iPhone (you can restore the Watch from the last backup) and see if that helps.

Might just be a coincidence.

Btw I wear/rinse my Watch every day in the shower after my workout to get rid of the sweat. No ill effects.
 

Julien

macrumors G4
Jun 30, 2007
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Atlanta
There are bugs where sounds and notifications stop/reduce for no good reason.

Wipe your watch and re-pair with the iPhone (you can restore the Watch from the last backup) and see if that helps.

Might just be a coincidence.

Btw I wear/rinse my Watch every day in the shower after my workout to get rid of the sweat. No ill effects.
This, has happened top me too (twice now, once just sound) and is bug. Mine fixed with a simple restart of my :apple:Watch. Try this first, then the iPhone and last go to re-pairing/restoring. Report back afterwards.
 
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