Charge your Apple Watch using the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

Learn how to use the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock. 

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Charge your Apple Watch

  1. Plug the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock into an Apple USB Power Adapter. 
  2. Plug the adapter into a power outlet.
  3. Position the back of your Apple Watch on the charger. The charger's magnets align your Apple Watch, and green lightning bolt icon appears on the watch face. 
  4. Wait for your Apple Watch to charge.  

You can charge your Apple Watch in a flat position with its band open or on its side. When docked on its side, your watch automatically goes into Nightstand mode, so you can also use it as your alarm clock.

Learn more about your Apple Watch, its battery, and charging

Get Help

If your 44mm Apple Watch Series 4 isn't charging, make sure that your watch is aligned and centered on the charger. You can also try tilting the puck back slightly for better contact.

Learn what to do if your Apple Watch won't charge.

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