How to check Apple Watch battery life

How to Check Apple Watch Battery Life

Apple Watch is capable of lasting the whole day for most people under regular use. But if you forgot to charge or have to be somewhere without the watch charger, it becomes essential to know the remaining battery level. There is more than one way to check the battery life of the Apple Watch Series 5 and earlier models. Take a look.

How to check battery life of Apple Watch

By following the below steps, you can know the battery level while you are wearing the watch on your wrist.

  1. Open the Control Center. For this, swipe up from the bottom of the watch screen.
  2. You will see the battery percentage.
  3. Additionally, you may tap the percentage to expand it. Here you will see the option for Power Reserve mode. If AirPods are connected with your Apple Watch, you will also see their battery status.

    check battery life on apple watch

Add a battery complication to Apple Watch

In addition to the above method, you can also add a battery complication to the watch face.

  1. Press the Digital Crown. When you are on the Watch Face, firmly press it.
  2. Tap Customize. If your Apple Watch running watchOS 7, tap Edit.
  3. Tap a complication.

    long press on watch face tap on edit and then tap on complications on apple watch
  4. Swipe or use the Digital Crown to scroll. Under CONTROLS, tap Battery.
  5. Finally, press the Digital Crown twice or thrice to save the changes and return to the Watch face. You will see the battery Complication here.

    select battery from controls to add battery life complication to watch face

Anytime you lift your wrist (or look at the watch if the always-on display is enabled), you can see the battery level.

Note: There are only specific watch faces which allow you to add battery life complications such as Chronograph, Utility, Modular, Color, and Simple. You can’t add it to watch faces like Mickey, X-Large, Solar, Motion, and Astronomy.

How to see Apple Watch battery life on iPhone

The Batteries widget on the paired iPhone displays the usage stats of the Apple Watch.

  1. Swipe right from the iPhone’s Home Screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap Edit.

    swipe right from home screen and tap on edit
  3. Tap the green plus icon for Batteries.
  4. Tap Done. The battery widget is added to the Today view.
  5. Here you will see the battery status of your iPhone, paired Apple Watch, AirPods, and other compatible Bluetooth devices connected with your iOS device.

    see apple watch battery life on iphone

How to check Apple Watch battery life via an iPhone widget

With iOS 14, Apple lets you add widgets to the iPhone Home Screen. You have three sizes to choose from. When you have the in-built Battery widget on the iPhone Home Screen, it becomes effortless to track the Watch battery.

  1. Press an empty area on the iPhone Home Screen.
  2. Tap the plus icon (+) from the upper-left.
  3. Scroll and tap Batteries.

    tap on plus and then tap on batteries in ios 14 on iphone
  4. Swipe right to left to check the different widget sizes. The first one does not show the exact percentage. Medium and large sizes do.
  5. Tap Add Widget below the desired size.

    select widget size and tap on add widget on iphone
  6. You can move the battery widget if you want. Finally, tap Done.

    tap done to add battery widget to check apple watch battery life in ios 14 on iphone

You can now easily see the battery percentage of your iPhone, Apple Watch, paired AirPods, and other supported Bluetooth devices.

In case you are curious about monitoring about Apple Watch battery usages, like the time since last full charge, there is an option to dig deep. Let me show you how.

Check Apple Watch battery usage

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app.
  2. Tap General.

    open watch app and tap on general on iphone
  3. You will see the General settings for your watchOS wearable. Scroll down and tap Usage.
  4. Scroll down to the end, and you will see Usage and Standby.
    These show the time since your watch has been active. It also lets you know the duration it has been in standby mode since the last charge.

    tap on usage to check apple watch battery usage

Signing Off…

This is how you can check battery usage of your Apple Watch Series 5 or earlier model. Finally, when your Watch is charging in Nightstand mode, tap the green lightning bolt icon to see the battery percentage.

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