If your Apple Watch isn’t taking any charge, don’t try to throw it away, blame on other people, or assume that the battery is broken.
The causes and solutions are right around the corner.
In this post, I’ll tell you why not even 1% of the battery was injected into the device and how to resolve that issue.
How to Know if your Apple Watch is charging?
Some people are too quick to assume that they’re doing everything correctly. Before accusing any surrounding elements, let’s see if the watch is even charging.
Start off by plugging the device into an adapter. If the battery is going through you should see a green lighting bolt appears on the screen. If the watch is running out of battery, you should see a red lighting bold instead.
As long as you see either icon is on the display, everything is working fine. Just wait a few hours.
If you don’t see a green or red lighting bolt, something is not running properly.
When your Apple Watch won’t charge
Here are some of the things you may want to double-check before continuing.
- For new owners, be sure to remove plastic wrap from either side of the charger
- Use only the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable and the USB Power Adapter that came with your Apple Watch.
- Check every single cable and make sure they’re plugged in completely
- Clean out the back of your Apple Watch and the magnetic charger
If your Apple Watch refuse to charge, try these.
- Force restart the device by pressing and holding the side button and Digital Crown until you see the Apple logo
- Inspect your charger and cables, if they’re broken or damaged, go to the Apple Store and buy another charger. Avoid buying low-quality ones online.
If attempting to solve this issue after or while your Apple Watch is dead – be patient because it might be out battery completely. This will take around 2-3 hours to turn back on.
Tips for Faster Charging
According to the official document from Apple, it can take up to 2.5 hours to fully charge an Apple Watch. The study also mentioned that charging time around 1.5 hours can get your watch up to 80%.
Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software. Charge times are from 0% to 80% and from 0% to 100% using the included MagSafe inductive charger. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.
To speed up the charging time of your Apple Watch, follow the tips below:
- Turn on AirPlane Mode, this method is similar to the iPhone isn’t it?
- Find a cool place to charge. By this I mean don’t get your watch expose to the sun or hot area
- Entering Power Reserve: this mode allows you to see the time while shutting off other features
Last but not least, a secret port that not every Apple Watch owners know about. A third-party service has discovered that the Apple Watch charges faster through a built-in hidden port.