If you’ve just started using an Apple Watch, on any smartwatch for that matter, even some basic actions might seem confusing and difficult at first. Charging, for instance, can present quite a challenge when you don’t have a regular cable like you’re used to, or even a port where you could plug a charger into your Watch.
Instead, Apple has it’s own system of magnetic charging, and here is how you can utilize it to recharge your own Apple Watch:
Checking the current battery status
In case you’re not exactly sure how you can inspect the current percentage of the battery on your Watch in the first place, there are a couple of ways you could achieve this:
- On any Watch, simply swipe up in order to load the Control Center. Here, you should be able to view the current percentage of the battery.
- On certain Watch Series, you could also add a custom widget to the watch’s screen, showing the percentage of the battery.
- If you have an iPhone with iOS 14, you could also put a widget on your phone’s home screen, which will show the percentage of the Watch battery at any given moment.
How to charge your Watch
If your Watch is approaching a low battery level, and displaying the red power sign, then it’s time to recharge your gadget. Here’s how:
- For safety reasons, remember to remove your Watch before you attempt to charge it.
- Take the charging dock or the charging cable, and plug it into the provided power adapter. Alternatively, you could also plug the cable directly into any USB port.
- If you’re using an adapter, plug it into any outlet.
- Next, simply place the back side of your Watch onto the charger. There’s no need to worry about placement, as the magnets should align themselves as needed.
- The Watch will now begin the charging process, and you should notice a green power sign appear.
- Remember to allow your Watch enough time to fully charge, usually a couple of hours.
And that’s it; just a couple of quick and easy steps, and you will be able to charge your Apple Watch in no time.