Check your battery and charge your Apple Watch

Check your battery at a glance from the watch face, Control Centre or Bedside mode.


Check your battery charge

You can check your Apple Watch battery's charge level in several places:

See charging details in watchOS 7

With watchOS 7, open the Settings app, then tap Battery. You'll see your current charge level along with a detailed charging graph.

 Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable

Charge your Apple Watch

If your battery is low, you'll see the low battery icon  on the screen of your Apple Watch. To charge your Apple Watch:

  1. Handle your Apple Watch and accessories safely and always take off your watch before charging it.
  2. Plug the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable or Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock into a USB power adapter. 
  3. Plug the adapter into a power outlet. You can also plug the charging cable into a USB port. 
  4. Position the back of your Apple Watch on the charger. The charger's magnets align your Apple Watch, and you'll see the battery charging icon  on your watch face.
  5. Give your Apple Watch time to charge. While your device is charging, your Apple Watch goes into Bedside mode.

Optimised battery charging

watchOS 7 allows your Apple Watch to learn from your daily charging habits and improve the lifespan of your battery. Find out more about Optimised Battery Charging on your Apple Watch.


Use Power Reserve

Power Reserve lets you see the time on your Apple Watch while preserving your battery life. While your Apple Watch is in Power Reserve, press the side button to show the current time. In Power Reserve, your Apple Watch and iPhone won't communicate, and you can't access other watch features. 

Turn on Power Reserve

When your battery drops to ten per cent, your Apple Watch alerts you and asks if you want to use Power Reserve. When the battery gets too low, your watch automatically enters Power Reserve, and the low battery icon  appears next to the time. Find out how to maximise your battery life and lifespan.

To turn on Power Reserve:

  1. Swipe up on the watch face to open Control Centre.
  2. Tap the battery percentage. 
  3. Drag the Power Reserve slider, then tap Proceed.

Turn off Power Reserve

  1. Press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.
  2. Wait for your Apple Watch to restart. You may need to charge your Apple Watch first. 

If you can't charge your Apple Watch

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