Wired charging, apple watch series 2, is it possible?

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  1. fishfast

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    Hi, I'm trying to charge my apple watch, series 2, using the 5 pin diagnostic port. I have not been successful, yet, but was wondering if anyone knows anything about doing this or has done it. I have a breadboard starter kit so I can supply 5V and over 100mA. But can I just stick the 5V and GND (at over 100mA) in the correct ports or is there more than I thought? Any help or suggestion is appreciated and thanks in advanced.

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    That’s not possible any more. A watchOS update in 2016 disabled that functionality.
     
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    That is so crappy. Why does apple do this? Money... Money, money, money. They don't care if it may be more convenient for you to charge this way. They want your money. **** apple.
     
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    You’d also be compromising the water resistance of your Apple Watch by removing the cover for the diagnostic port.
    I would think that using the supplied charger is far more convenient as you don’t have to fiddle around removing the port cover and using a custom charging cable.
     
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