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How to Charge Google Glass

Every device on this planet has to have energy to do its thing, and Google Glass is no exception. Fortunately, the kind people at Google made the charging process really easy for you. The box that Glass comes in contains a funny-looking micro USB cable and a charger.

The charger and the cable plug are two-tone — black and white — so that you always know which way to plug the USB connector into the charger.

Glass comes from the factory partially charged so that you can start using it right away. Before using your Glass for the first time, however, you should charge it fully. (You don’t want to see a low-battery message while you’re in the middle of exploring your device.) Just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Connect the micro USB cable to the wall charger.

    Take the narrow end of the cable and plug it into the wall charger.

  2. Connect the free end of the micro USB cable to your Glass.

    Flip your Glass over and find the socket that matches the free end of the micro USB cable, above the power button. The white part of the micro USB cable should face the outside of the Glass device.

  3. Plug the wall charger into a wall socket.

    When you’ve connected everything successfully, the LED near the power button starts blinking slowly, and the display shows an animated battery icon. You’re officially charging your Glass for the first time.

Another way to charge Glass is to connect it to your computer. The downside of this process is that it takes longer than the cable-and-wall-charger method.

You can use your Glass while the battery is getting its life back. The micro USB cable is designed so that it won’t be in your way while it’s connected to Glass.

If you’re charging while you’re within range of a Wi-Fi network that you’re already using for your Glass and any other Wi-Fi device (such as your smartphone), Glass automatically checks for software updates. It also synchronizes all the pictures and videos you’ve stored on it with your Google+ account so that you can share those photos and videos with your Google+ friends.

The Glass battery isn’t removable, so if the battery dies, the device isn’t useful anymore. The best thing to do in this case is contact your Glass Guide, who can help you get a replacement device. You can reach your Glass Guide by phone at (800) 452-7793.

If you find that your battery isn’t staying charged very long, Glass Guides suggest that you plug the device in for an hour and then unplug the device for an hour. You’ll perform this plug-and-unplug regimen 12 times within a 24-hour period. When you’re finished, use Glass as you normally would, and see whether it stays charged as long as you expect. If not, contact a Glass Guide.

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