Water resistance is one of the main criteria when choosing a watch. Many people mistakenly believe that all Apple Watches are waterproof, but this is not the case. Shallow diving is only acceptable with Apple Watch Series 6, SE, 5, 4, 3, and 2, while the first generation of watches and Series 1 models are only resistant to moisture and splash.
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Waterproof and water resistant: what’s the difference?
As you can see, there is a difference between water resistance and water resistance (water resistance). In the case of the Apple Watch Series 1, the device is waterproof, but by no means waterproof. This means that you can wear your favorite gadget in any weather, wash your hands and play sports without worrying about sweat beads damaging your watch. However, it is not recommended to dip into the water with them.
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Can I swim or shower with Apple Watch Series 6, SE, 5, 4, 3, and Series 2?
Apple Watch Series 6, SE, 5, 4, 3, and 2 can be left on while swimming in the pool or swimming in the sea (you need to enable special mode “Blocking water” More on this below), however, they are not suitable for diving and other water sports that involve diving to great depths or being exposed to water at high speed. You can leave this watch on while showering, but contact with shampoo, soap, body and hair care products, and perfumes is undesirable, as they can damage the waterproof baffles and acoustic membranes. If the watch comes in contact with any substance other than water, wipe it off with a clean, lint-free cloth slightly dampened with water, and then wipe it dry.
Remember that water resistance is not permanent and can change. This depends on a number of factors, including whether your gadget has been dropped, been exposed to detergents or cosmetics, acids, acidic foods, or hair dye. In addition, water resistance may decrease if you’ve worn your Apple Watch in a steam bath or sauna, or played extreme water sports with it. Also, remember that not all straps are water resistant. For example, leather and steel bracelets are best kept out of water.
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Can i swim or shower with Apple Watch Series 1?
No. As mentioned above, Apple Watch Series 1 is waterproof (water and splash resistant), but not waterproof.
What to do if water gets on your Apple Watch?
If water gets on your watch, wipe it dry with a clean, lint-free cloth. Do not place them on a radiator or near other sources of heat, dry them with a hair dryer or spray.
After exercising at the gym, wipe sweat off the watch and strap, and clean the wrist on which you wear the watch. Apple Watch Series 2 and later can be rinsed with warm tap water. Always dry the device thoroughly with a clean, lint-free cloth after cleaning.
After water enters the speaker hole, the sound may become dull, but you should not try to insert something into it to clean it. You don’t need to shake the gadget either. Just let it charge overnight to let the moisture evaporate. The same applies to the barometric altimeter, the accuracy of which can be lost after water gets into the ventilation device.
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Apple Watch Series 1
You can check if water has entered the microphone or speaker of Apple Watch Series 1 as follows. Place the watch on a lint-free cloth with the speaker facing down and watch for liquid leaks. Until the water evaporates completely, it can affect the performance of the speakers and microphone.
Apple Watch Series 6, SE, 5, 4, 3, and 2
It is recommended that you activate mode before a planned dive with Apple Watch Series 6, SE, 5, 4, 3, and 2. “Blocking water”… In this mode, pressing the screen, the buttons and the Digital Crown will be locked. Mode “Blocking water” turns on automatically when you select a swimming workout in the Workout app.
How to enable Water Lock on Apple Watch: 2 Ways
1… You can activate the workout “Swimming pool” or “Water” on Apple Watch.
In this case, the watch will enter the mode “Blocking water” and automatically lock the screen to prevent accidental clicks on it.
2… If you do not want to start training, turn on the function “Blocking water” you can manually. To do this, swipe up on the screen to go to “Control point” and click on the water drop icon.
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How to turn off Water Lock on Apple Watch and push out the water
When you’re done swimming, quickly turn the Digital Crown several times to unlock the screen and remove water from your Apple Watch.
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What else you need to know about contacting Apple Watch with liquids
Pool water contains chemicals that can damage Apple Watch components. In addition, contact with salty sea water can accelerate the corrosion of the watch, so proper care is required. After swimming, gently rinse Apple Watch with clean water.
It should be noted that Apple strongly advises against exposing smartwatches to soap or soapy water, shampoo, perfume, repellents, sunscreens, lotions, or other products that contain chemicals, as they can damage the waterproof baffles and acoustic membranes.