1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Do you ever power down your Apple watch or just leave it run 24/7 ?
    01-12-2018 12:31 PM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Do you ever power down your Apple watch or just leave it run 24/7 ?
    I'm still rocking the original AW and I never power it down. The only reason it gets rebooted or powered down is when a software upgrade happens.
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    01-12-2018 12:36 PM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    When I clean it, I turn it off. (Maybe once a month, more in the summer, when I am sweatier.) There have been times when it doesn't seem to be notifying me when I think it should and I occasionally do a power down and power up. Otherwise, it runs 24/7.
    01-12-2018 01:52 PM
  4. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I turn it off once in a while (every week maybe), as I do with my iPhone and iPad.
    01-12-2018 03:20 PM
  5. dpscott's Avatar
    I turn it off once in a while (every week maybe), as I do with my iPhone and iPad.
    Same, all of them get a reboot every week or so... usually when the battery dies
    AllanRosen likes this.
    01-12-2018 05:04 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Do you ever power down your Apple watch or just leave it run 24/7 ?
    Sometimes, but those times are rare.
    01-12-2018 06:45 PM
  7. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Same, all of them get a reboot every week or so... usually when the battery dies
    Never is a good idea to have a lithium battery dies. I’m trying to never let it goes below 20%
    01-12-2018 07:32 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    Never is a good idea to have a lithium battery dies. I’m trying to never let it goes below 20%
    I don’t mind letting my Watch battery die. Sometimes when you’re out and about it’s inevitable. I don’t lose sleep over it if it happens.
    Lithium batteries are designed to withstand this. Lithium batteries are so sophisticated that you as end user actually don’t have to worry about anything else than using the device as you yourself intend to use it.

    The only thing to avoid is leaving a lithium battery without charge for more than a few months.
    01-12-2018 08:59 PM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I rarely reset my Apple Watch, but never actually power it down.
    01-12-2018 10:21 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    I leave it on 24/7
    The only time it gets powered down is when I’m installing the latest software.
    01-13-2018 01:46 AM
  11. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I don’t mind letting my Watch battery die. Sometimes when you’re out and about it’s inevitable. I don’t lose sleep over it if it happens.
    Lithium batteries are designed to withstand this. Lithium batteries are so sophisticated that you as end user actually don’t have to worry about anything else than using the device as you yourself intend to use it.

    The only thing to avoid is leaving a lithium battery without charge for more than a few months.
    Lithium batteries are not so complicated and are highly inefficient. It really is a quite old technology that need to be discharged.
    Yes a battery could deal with a complete discharge (because it is not really completely discharged when it shows 0%), but if you recharge it from 0 you are putting a lot of strain on the battery itself. No problem if you do that once in a while, but it is a practice to avoid on a regular basis.
    By the way, my Apple Watch lasts about two days on the battery, so what’s the problem in put it to charge one hour every evening at higher percentage ?
    My two cents
    01-13-2018 03:10 AM
  12. Quis89's Avatar
    I never power mine down. I’ve never intentionally allowed it to die either. Sometimes I just forget to charge it lol.
    01-13-2018 05:14 AM
  13. ksassy's Avatar
    I leave it on 24/7
    The only time it gets powered down is when I’m installing the latest software.
    Ditto
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    01-13-2018 10:05 PM
  14. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Here's real information on lithium batteries, so we can halt the misinformation that's already been given;

    How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University


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    Do you ever power down your Apple watch or just leave it run 24/7 ?
    No. There's no reason to power it down. I leave it on, and will only reboot it when an app is misbehaving. That's extremely rare though.
    01-13-2018 11:04 PM
  15. firedept10's Avatar
    Very rarely. No reason too do it except updates.
    01-14-2018 05:32 AM
  16. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Here's real information on lithium batteries, so we can halt the misinformation that's already been given;

    How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University


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    No. There's no reason to power it down. I leave it on, and will only reboot it when an app is misbehaving. That's extremely rare though.
    How mine was misinformation ?
    From the same article YOU linked: see below.
    I stated exactly that: try to NOT discharge your lithium battery completely to preserve its life.
    It would be better not to charge it to 100%, but it’s not feasible Apple Watch - Do you ever power it down?-c74295ae-e70f-46ac-8429-a2a5320a2b81.jpeg
    Last edited by MaxSmarties; 01-14-2018 at 10:11 AM.
    01-14-2018 07:51 AM
  17. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    01-14-2018 09:19 AM
  18. Sherry_B's Avatar
    How mine was misinformation ?
    What makes you think I was referring to you?
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    01-14-2018 03:14 PM
  19. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    What makes you think I was referring to you?
    Nothing particularly. I was the one giving some advices about batteries, so...
    01-15-2018 01:20 AM
  20. Tartarus's Avatar
    Nothing particularly. I was the one giving some advices about batteries, so...
    That may be so, but I beat you to it actually. If anything, she meant me, or could have meant me.

    I have learned not to be offended or take stuff personally on forums.
    01-15-2018 05:32 AM
  21. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    That may be so, but I beat you to it actually. If anything, she meant me, or could have meant me.

    I have learned not to be offended or take stuff personally on forums.
    No offense taken on my part. I was just trying to be helpful
    Tartarus likes this.
    01-15-2018 06:01 AM
  22. Sherry_B's Avatar
    That may be so, but I beat you to it actually. If anything, she meant me, or could have meant me.

    I have learned not to be offended or take stuff personally on forums.
    I did mean you, but you know you're my favorite.
    01-15-2018 06:16 PM
  23. Tartarus's Avatar
    I did mean you, but you know you're my favorite.
    Right back at you.
    01-15-2018 06:19 PM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    Only for software updates, but that's pretty much what I do with my phone too. I just never really think about it.
    Yesterday 11:35 AM
  25. phessler's Avatar
    I have manually reset it once or twice but never powered it off.
    Yesterday 06:01 PM

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