An Apple Watch, under normal conditions, usually has a battery life of up to 18 hours. However, if you are overly active on your watch, the battery life might be well below eighteen hours. There are different ways of checking the battery on your Apple Watch. In this post, we will discuss all the ways and the various steps for each of them. Let’s get started
The Apple Watch is such that it integrates so well with your iPhone or iPad that you can manage some features and functions of the watch directly from your handsets. When it comes to checking the battery level on your Apple Watch, we will discuss both options involving the iPhone and those methods that entail checking directly from your Apple Watch.
Check the battery level directly on Apple Watch.
There are four main ways of checking your Apple Watch’s battery charge level over the Watch itself. Below are the options and the steps necessary to carry out the operation:
By swiping up the Control Center:
The first method of checking the battery level on your Apple Watch involves swiping on the Control Center. Proceed as follows:
Step 1: On your Apple Watch’s face, swipe up to access the Control Center.
Step 2: Enter your passcode “if prompted to do so”.
Step 3: Tap on the Percentage Icon to see how much charge (as a percentage value) is left on your device.
2. By adding a battery complication:
Some Apple watches allow you to add a battery complication. In case your apple watch can add a battery complication, through it, you will be able to view your battery percentage level at a glance. If your Apple Watch has a battery complication already, follow these steps to check the battery level:
Step 1: On your Apple Watch Face, long press and swipe to the left.
Step 2: Under Control, a Widget will appear displaying the battery charge level.
3. Checking the Apple watch battery level while it is charging:
Another method of checking the battery level directly on your Apple Watch involves doing so while it’s charging. Here’s who to do it:
Step 1: Attach your Apple Watch to a wireless charger.
Step 2: A green lightning bolt will appear as an indicator that the watch is charging.
Step 3: Tap on the display to check the status of the battery life and the exact battery level percentage.
4. Checking the Apple watch battery level via the settings option
Last in our list of methods of checking the battery level on your Apple Watch involves going through the device’s settings. Here are the steps to do it:
Step 1: On your Apple Watch, tap on Settings.
Step 2: On the Settings window, scroll and tap on Battery. (This will display your apple watch battery level and its charging history graph).
Check your Apple Watch battery level via iPhone
Apart from checking the battery level directly on the Apple Watch itself, you can also use a dedicated app/ widget on your iPhone to check the battery level of your Apple Watch. Before you can check your Apple Watch’s battery level on your iPhone, you are required to add a Widget on your device. There are two main options for adding a widget on your iPhone device to view your Apple Watch’s battery level.
Method 1: Via the Search Baron your iPhone:
The first method of adding a widget to check the battery level on your Apple Watch from your iPhone involves searching the word “batteries” in the Search bar of your iPhone. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Long press anywhere on Your Device's Home Screen.
Step 2: At the upper right-hand corner, tap on the plus (+) icon.
Step 3: Type Batteries on the Search bar.
Step 4: After the Batteries Widget appears, select it and tap on Add Widget and then tap on “Done”.
Method 2: Via the Plus (+) on your icon on your iPhone
The second method of adding the widget for checking battery level involves going through the edit and Plus (+) icons. Here is how to do it:
Step 1: On your iPhone home screen, swipe to the right.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap on edit.
Step 3: Tap the Plus (+) button next to the Batteries to activate it. If you see a Minus (-) next to Batteries, it is already activated.
Step 4: Tap “Done” to save the changes.
After the battery widget is successfully added to your device, follow these steps to check your Apple Watch’s battery level via your iPhone:
Step 5: Go to Today View and locate and tap on the Batteries Section. “Here, you will view the battery levels of your Apple Watch, your iPhone device, and any other compatible Bluetooth devices paired to your device.
Check your apple watch battery user statistics
Apple Watch battery usage statistics portray details on power consumption since your watch was lastly fully charged. This is how to check your usage stats via the widget:
Step 1: On your iPhone home screen, tap on the Apple Watch App.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on General.
Step 3: From the General Settings window, tap on Usage.
Step 4: Scroll down on the Usage Interface and tap on Usage and Standby indicator
Step 5: Wait a moment, as this data may take some time to SYC from your apple watch to your iPhone device.
You will be able to see all your Apple Watch’s active and standby data.
You can check the battery level of your Apple Watch. Some methods involve checking directly on the watch, while another option involves checking via a dedicated smartphone widget. With that said, we come to the end of this post.