Apple Watch is capable to last 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 Apple Watch Series 5 and earlier models. Take a look.
- How to Check Battery Life of Apple Watch
- Add a Battery Complication to Apple Watch
- How to See Apple Watch Battery Life on iPhone
- How to Check Apple Watch Battery Life in iOS 14
- Check Apple Watch Battery Usage
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.
- Open the Control Center. For this, swipe up from the bottom of the watch screen.
- You will see the battery percentage.
- Additionally, you may tap on 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.
Add a Battery Complication to Apple Watch
In addition to the above method, you can also add a battery complication to the watch face.
- Press the Digital Crown. When you are on the Watch Face, firmly press it.
- Tap on Customize. If your Apple Watch running watchOS 7, tap on Edit.
- Tap on a complication.
- Swipe or use the Digital Crown to scroll. Under CONTROLS, tap on Battery.
- 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.
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.
- Swipe right from the iPhone’s Home screen.
- Scroll down and tap on Edit.
- Tap the green plus icon for Batteries.
- Tap Done. The battery widget is added to the Today view.
- Here you will see the battery status of your iPhone, paired Apple Watch, AirPods, and other compatible Bluetooth devices connected with your iOS device.
How to Check Apple Watch Battery Life in iOS 14
iOS 14 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 keep track of the Watch battery.
- Press on an empty area on the iPhone Home Screen.
- Tap on the plus icon (+) from the upper-left.
- Scroll and tap on Batteries.
- Swipe right to left to check the different widget sizes. The first one does not show the exact percentage. Medium and large sizes do.
- Tap on Add Widget below the desired size.
- You can move the battery widget if you want. Finally, tap on Done.
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
- On your iPhone, open the Watch app.
- Tap on General.
- You will see the General settings for your watchOS wearable. Scroll down and tap on Usage.
- 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.
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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