Can you shower with Apple Watch?

Answered by Willie Powers

You can shower with your Apple Watch, but it is important to note that Apple does not recommend exposing the watch to soap or soapy water. Although the Apple Watch is water-resistant, it is not fully waterproof, and certain precautions should be taken to ensure its longevity and proper functioning.

I have personally showered with my Apple Watch a few times, and it has been fine. However, I always make sure to follow some guidelines to minimize any potential damage. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Water Resistance: The Apple Watch is water-resistant, but it is important to understand its limitations. The water resistance rating varies depending on the model and series, so it’s crucial to check the specific water resistance capabilities of your particular Apple Watch. Series 2 and later models have a water resistance rating of 50 meters, while earlier models have a lower rating.

2. Avoid Soap and Soapy Water: As mentioned earlier, while showering or bathing, it is recommended to avoid exposing your Apple Watch to soap or soapy water. Soap can potentially compromise the water resistance seals and damage the watch. It’s best to remove the watch before applying soap or using any cleaning products.

3. Rinse Afterwards: If you accidentally expose your Apple Watch to soap or soapy water, it is advisable to rinse it thoroughly with clean water afterwards. This can help remove any residue that might have entered the watch and reduce the chances of damage.

4. Water Temperature: While the Apple Watch is designed to handle normal water exposure, it’s important to consider the temperature of the water. Extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, can potentially affect the watch’s performance. It’s best to use water at a moderate temperature when showering with your Apple Watch.

5. Check for Damage: After showering with your Apple Watch, it’s a good idea to inspect it for any signs of damage or water entry. Look for condensation under the display or in the charging port. If you notice any issues, it’s recommended to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Remember, even though the Apple Watch is water-resistant, it is still an electronic device, and taking extra precautions can help ensure its longevity. If you’re unsure about whether or not to shower with your Apple Watch, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and remove it before showering or bathing.