How to Empower Your Google Glass - dummies

How to Empower Your Google Glass

You should always keep your Google Glass charged and updated, even if you’re not going to be using it. Otherwise, you may miss interesting moments because your battery has run out of power or you haven’t installed an upgrade.

When you took your Glass out of the box for the first time, you probably saw that it came with a charger unit and a micro USB cable. The cable and charger are two-tone so that you know the correct way to place the cable.

The micro USB port on your Glass is white on the bottom, so you can match the white at the bottom of the port to the white portion of the cable.

On your cable, one side of the port is white, which tells you to insert the white side of the micro USB cable into the white side of the power port on your Glass; the white side of the cable appears on the outside of your Glass.


You’ll know that it’s time to charge Glass when you see the empty-battery icon on the Glass screen. As Glass charges to full power, the LED near the power button pulsates slowly, and the battery icon updates the charge-percentage status. When the screen says the charge is at 100 percent, the battery is fully charged, and Glass is ready for you to unplug and use.


You can also charge Glass (as well as transfer files) by plugging the micro USB cable into an available USB port on your computer.

Whether you charge Glass by using the charger or your computer, if you’re in range of a Wi-Fi network, Glass automatically updates its operating system and synchronizes new photos and videos with your Google+ Auto Backup account.

If you misplace your charger or need a charger for a separate location, you can purchase another charger from the Glass Store.

Always get a genuine Google Glass charger so you can be assured that you won’t be shocked by power or charging problems.