How to fix Apple Watch wont charge

How to fix Apple Watch wont charge

Apple Watches are meant to have a battery life of 18 hours, almost as much as an iPhone. You must charge your Apple Watch battery nearly every day or face the possibility of it running out of power the next.

Users are reporting charging issues with their Apple Watch that cuts that time down. They talk about issues both with their Apple Watches and with them draining the battery of their connected iPhone.

How to fix Apple Watch wont charge:

What to Do if Your Watch Isn’t Charging

Step 1: Turn off your Apple Watch and reset it. Press and hold the side button until you see a Power Off prompt on the screen.

Step 2: Swipe on the prompt to turn your watch off.

Step 3: Press and hold its digital crown and the side button at the same time.

Step 4: Release both buttons when you see the Apple logo on the watch screen.

If this doesn’t solve the problem, reset your watch.

Step 1: Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on My Watch.

Step 3: Go to General.

Step 4: Tap on Reset.

Step 5: Tap on Erase All Content and Settings, which will un-pair your watch from your iPhone. (You want to make sure you have a backup of your watch before doing this step.)

Step 6: Re-pair your watch and iPhone again.

How to Tell if Your Apple Watch Is Charging

When your watch needs to charge, you will see a red lightning bolt on the screen. It changes to green when your watch is charging. If there is no lightning bolt and you don’t see the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable icon, charge your phone for up to 30 minutes.

Other Tips

Tip 1: When you charge your Apple Watch, you want to make sure to plug the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable fully into the USB Power Adapter. You also want to make sure the adapter is plugged fully into a power outlet.

Tip 2: It’s best to use the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable and USB Power Adapter that came with your watch.

Tip 3: Did you just get the Apple Watch? Make sure to completely remove the plastic wrap from both sides of the charger.

Tip 4: Position the back of your Apple Watch on the charger so that the magnets align with your Apple Watch. If aligned correctly, you will see the green lightning bolt.

Tip 5: Check the back of your Apple Watch and the magnetic charger to make sure both are clean.

Tip 6: If you have a different Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable and USB power adapter, try them and see if they work.

These tips and tricks should help you to get your Apple Watch charging again. If you still can’t get your Apple Watch to charge, it could be a hardware problem or some other problem that requires more help. Contact Apple Support.

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