How to Check Apple Watch Battery Life

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. You can do it from the device itself or use the paired iPhone. Let me show you the steps for both.

How to Check Battery Life on 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. Enter the passcode if asked
  2. You will see the battery percentage
  3. 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.check battery life on apple watch

How to See Apple Watch Battery Life on iPhone

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

  1. Swipe right from the iPhone’s Home screen
  2. Scroll down and tap on 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

Add a Battery Life Complication to Watch Face

In addition to the above two methods, you can also add a battery complication to the watch face. However, 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 Check Apple Watch Battery Usage

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.

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app
  2. Tap on watch app and tap on general on iphone
  3. You will see the General settings for your watchOS wearable. Scroll down and tap on 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. If needed, check our recommendation and grab one of the best charging stands for your Apple Watch.

How to Check Apple Watch Battery Life

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Ankur Thakur
I have been an Apple user for over seven years now. At iGeeksBlog, I love creating how-tos and troubleshooting guides that help people do more with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. In my free time, I like to watch stand up comedy videos, tech documentaries, news debates, and political speeches.


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