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Use this guide to replace the adhesive of your Apple Watch Series 2 and reseal it. The Apple Watch’s water resistance might not be fully restored after that procedure.

    • Apply a little bit of isopropyl alcohol (>99%) to a Q-tip or use a cleaning pad to gently remove the adhesive leftovers on top of the force touch gasket.

      • To remove the adhesive on the side where the display cables are running, fold down the display and carefully pull it away from the frame so there's enough space.

  1. Flip the Apple Watch upside down so the display lays flat while lifting up the case. Remove the leftovers on the back of the display.
    • Flip the Apple Watch upside down so the display lays flat while lifting up the case.

    • Remove the leftovers on the back of the display.

  2. Use a pair of tweezers to carefully remove replacement adhesive with the blue protective film from the backing paper.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully remove replacement adhesive with the blue protective film from the backing paper.

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  4. Hold the replacement adhesive diagonally to thread it over the display. Slightly tilt the display forward so you can align the adhesive with the frame.
    • Hold the replacement adhesive diagonally to thread it over the display.

    • Slightly tilt the display forward so you can align the adhesive with the frame.

    • Position the replacement adhesive on top of the force touch gasket and use the pointed end of a spudger to move and press it into place.

  5. Use the pointed end of a spudger to put the battery connection plate back in its original position. Reconnect the battery flex cable.
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to put the battery connection plate back in its original position.

    • Reconnect the battery flex cable.

  6. Use a pair of tweezers to place the metal plate covering the battery connector back in its original position and fix it with its Tri-point #000 screw.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to place the metal plate covering the battery connector back in its original position and fix it with its Tri-point #000 screw.

  7. Gently remove the protective film on top of the adhesive.
    • Gently remove the protective film on top of the adhesive.

  8. Align the screen and press it down firmly onto the adhesive.
    • Align the screen and press it down firmly onto the adhesive.

      • To further improve bonding of the adhesive you can use an iOpener to warm up the display and then press it down again for about a minute.

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Will the new adhesive be water proof?

or will the watch after replacement no longer be water proof?

fredrik.liljeroth - Antwoord

The Apple Watch isn’t waterproof, but water resistant. After opening and resealing it there is no guaranty that the resistance is the same as before. More on that topic can also be read on Apples website (“Apple Watch can't be rechecked or resealed for water resistance.“). But when resealed properly (using heat and pressure without damaging the force touch gasket in the opening process and cleaning off old residue) there shouldn’t be any concern for a normal daily use like washing hands or taking a shower. It might even work for a swim in a pool or an ocean, but I wouldn’t count on that 50M ISO rating ;)

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