12 Apple Watch Mistakes You Should Avoid

12 Apple Watch Mistakes You Should Avoid

Use in Extreme Temperatures

Officially, the Apple Watch's operating temperature range is between 0°C to 35°C. Using your Apple Watch in environments outside of this range may cause battery performance to degrade or even damage the device. Therefore, you should avoid using or storing Apple Watch in extremely hot or cold environments for extended periods of time.

Apple Watch Ultra in extreme environments

Ignore Software Updates

Keeping watchOS updated is critical to maintaining optimal performance from your Apple Watch. Apple regularly releases watchOS updates to fix known issues, provide new features, and improve performance. Turn on automatic updates or manually check for updates regularly to keep your watch software up to date.

Improper Cleaning

Components such as the digital crown and heart rate sensor of the Apple Watch are prone to accumulating dust and dirt. When cleaning your Apple Watch with a damp cloth, make sure not to let moisture get into any openings. For areas that are difficult to clean, use a soft-bristled brush is recommended. In addition, avoid using any corrosive cleaners that will damage the watch surface.

Improper Use Underwater

Although the Apple Watch is water resistant, it is not a professional diving watch. Hot baths, sea swimming or diving can damage the device. When swimming or coming into contact with seawater, you should follow Apple's waterproofing guidelines and rinse with clean water and dry after swimming to prevent corrosion by salt and other minerals.

Use Uncertified Charger

Using a non-Apple certified charger may damage the Apple Watch battery and parts. To ensure safety and optimal performance, it is recommended to always use the official charger included or purchase a certified accessory. Maybe you can consider using a wireless magnetic charger. OTOFLY's 3-in-1 charging stand can not only protect your Apple Watch battery but also charge multiple Apple devices at the same time.

2-in-1 wireless charging stand


Leaving your Apple Watch connected to a charger for an extended period of time can wear down the battery. Ideally, the charger should be unplugged once fully charged and make a habit of it. Turning on the "Optimized Battery Charging" feature can help maximize the life of your battery.

Ignore the Accuracy of Health Data

The Health and Activity app of the Apple Watch are very powerful, which can track and record your health and exercise. However, personal information such as age, gender, height and weight needs to be set correctly, which are critical to ensuring the accuracy of the data. Remember to set up the data as soon as you get your Apple Watch.

Ignore Privacy Settings

Apple Watch can access your health data, location information and other sensitive information. Understand and adjust your device's privacy settings to protect your personal information from unauthorized access.

Neglect Battery Maintenance

The battery is a key component of the Apple Watch. Avoid letting your device charge too low or too high, and regularly performing a full battery cycle (i.e. charging from 0% to 100% and then discharging to 0%) will help keep your battery healthy.

turning on Optimized Battery Charging

Ignore Apple Watch Security

Apple Watch has the Emergency SOS feature that you can quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts from your Apple Watch. Make sure you understand how to use that feature and set it to be easily accessible if necessary.

Ignore Apple Watch Storage Space

The Apple Watch has limited storage space, but it still needs to be managed. Regularly cleaning up apps and data that are no longer needed can help keep your Apple Watch performing at its best.

Ignore Apple Watch Band Replacement

The Apple Watch band can be replaced according to the occasion and clothing, but you should pay attention to correct installation when replacing it to prevent the band from accidentally falling off and causing damage to the watch. How to remove your Apple Watch band correctly, you can find the answer here.

Note: Avoiding these mistakes will ensure you maximize the performance and longevity of your Apple Watch. As with all electronic devices, proper use and maintenance are key to keeping your Apple Watch in good condition. If you encounter any problems while using your Apple Watch, you can get answers at Apple official support.

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