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How to Charge Apple Watch – With and Without a Charger

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How to Charge Apple Watch – With and Without a Charger


Charging an Apple Watch is not a difficult thing. But for an Apple Watch beginning user, they may still have questions such as how to charge Apple Watch? How to charge Apple Watch without charger? How to charge Apple Watch faster and can I charge Apple Watch overnight? Below we will give answers to all questions.

How to charge Apple Watch with charger?

The Apple Watch comes with a magnetic charging cable or magnetic charging case. Charge Apple Watch with cable is very easy:

  1. Plug the charging cable into a 5watts power adapter;
  2. Place the Apple Watch on the concave side of the charger;
  3. The charger’s magnets align your Apple Watch and you’ll hear a chime and see the charging symbol on the watch face.
  4. Swipe to the watch face and then to the battery glance, you can see green sign (means the Apple Watch is being charged).

How to charge Apple Watch without charger?

Except the charging cable comes with the Apple Watch, people also found other ways to charge their watch without this charger.

Slide off the Apple Watch’s bottom band, peek into the connection slot and you‘ll find there is a hidden port that Apple doesn’t acknowledge to public. One accessory maker claims this six-pin port can in fact be used to charge the device. Check the video below to see how to make it:

From the video we can obviously conclude that charging using the 6 pin accessory port is slightly faster than wireless inductive charging. And one thing the video didn’t show is that there was less ambient heat radiated on the back watch when charging Apple Watch without cable. So we need not to worry about the Apple Watch hot after charging.

Other questions such as can I charge my Apple Watch all night, how to charge Apple Watch in car, we will discuss in the next article regarding charge Apple Watch. You can also leave your questions below in comment and follow up our article.


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