How to Charge an Apple Watch without a Charger
Charging an Apple Watch after the battery has fully depleted is one way to get your Smartwatch damaged. You heard that right!. In this article, you will learn how to charge an Apple watch without a charger.
As a rule of thumb, you should not wait for your smartwatch to go fully depleted before charging your Smartwatch. Likewise, using the appropriate charger to charge your Apple Watch is important, too. Do not use a random charger for your smartwatch. Always use OEM chargers. Also, keep in mind that fake cables don’t have good connectivity capabilities compared to MFI-certified cables.
How to Charge an Apple Watch Without Charger?
Unfortunately, as of the time of writing this guide, you can’t charge your Apple Watch without a charger. The only way to do that right now is by using a Magnetic Charger or Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock. So, you currently can’t possibly charge your smartwatch without a magnetic charger.
There are also portable iWatch chargers that you can carry with you whenever you are on the go.
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How to Use a Magnetic Charger
Here’s how to do that using a magnetic charger:
- Connect the charging cable or dock to a USB adapter. If you use a portable charger, directly plug it into your laptop’s USB port or a power bank.
- Place the back of your Apple Watch on the charger, and make sure the magnets are aligned with it.
- A green lightning bolt should appear on the screen to indicate charging.
- It takes the magnetic charger around 2hrs 30mins to fully charge your smartwatch.
- Once it is fully charged, remove it from the charger.
The Apple Watch Hidden Port
Since you’re here because you want to learn if it’s possible, we’ll give it to you straight.
In 2015, it was rumored that there was a secret six-pin hidden port on the inner edge of the watch. This port was believed to be a solution to extend its battery life without a charger.
You can find the port when you remove your watch strap. It has a pinhole where you can insert a sharp needle to push open the cover.
The company Reserve Strap designed a strap that can be attached to this six-pin port. The reserve strap charges the smartwatch wirelessly even when you’re wearing it.
The strap was released to the market but only for a while because Apple decided to close the port when the company released the new models of the Apple Watch Series and consequently disabling the functionality of the reserve strap.
This is the only method you can use to charge your Apple Watch for the time being. While Apple’s MagSafe Duo is suitable for charging your iOS devices, there are many other options to try.