Is the watch still waterproof with a cracked screen?
I cracked the screen of my apple watch. The screen stills works fine. Is it still waterproof?
Here are pictures of the crack
No, the water resistance is weakened once there is a crack in the glass as water can seep through that.
I have a similar crack now on my watch! :( the crack is barely visible. But is it still waterproof is my first question? Let me know if you know more. I'm also wondering if I can somehow make it waterproof?
I don’t know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a big crack but I can’t open it because I can’t reach the 0 so I can’t get in through my phone or Apple Watch
I have a crack that isn’t on the surface and it’s really tiny….so do the same rules apply?
I´ve repaired mine, Serie 3, but i don´t know if it still waterproof
this goes for all devices, water “resistancy” is voided any time you crack any part of the device. this can include screens or camera lenses or anything else. scratches are generally ok, as long as they aren’t deep. another thing is the device doesn’t even need to be “damaged” with a crack to have a voided water resistancy. something as simple as a slight frame bend can completely void water resistancy, as can dings and dents in the frame around where it connects to a screen or back piece.
water resistancy is great but I would advise against relying on it. after all, you’re going to spend more money and time convincing a judge you “only dropped it in the allowed amount of water” than you did on the device, because manufacturers don’t cover water damage under warranty as far as I’m aware.
and to answer the OP, yes, water resistancy is gone. I’m unsure if apple guarantees water resistancy when they repair devices. I’m sure they replace the adhesive that holds the screen on with a water tight adhesive seal, however any imperfections in the frame could cause that seal to not be as strong, and thus lose water resistancy. so unsure if they test these devices to ensure water resistancy.