How to Monitor Apple Watch Battery Life: Three Methods Explained

Apple Watch battery lasts 18 hours with active/passive use after being full charged. If you use it extensively, the Watch’s battery drains fast and hence may not go past even 7 or 8 hours. And if you don’t keep a tab on its fast consumption of power, the watch will automatically go into Power Reserve mode when the battery life is below 10%.

When the watch is in Power Reserve mode, a red icon appears on the screen. All the functions like, sending message, notifications are stopped meaning you need to immediately juice up your wearable device. If you don’t want your watch battery to get consumed much before your expectation, you can employ some cool tricks to extend or improve its power or keep the battery consumption in check through constant monitoring.

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How to Monitor Apple Watch Battery Life

There are three ways through which you can keep a birds-eye on the watch’s power consumption. Let’s dive ahead to have a glance at them.

How to Monitor Apple Watch Battery Life

Add a Battery Life Complication to Watch Face

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By adding a battery life complication to watch face, you can keep a track of your Apple Watch battery in the easiest possible manner. However, there are only certain watch faces which allow you to add battery life complication such as, Chronograph, Utility, Modular, Color and Simple.

You can’t add battery life complication to watch faces like, Mickey, X-Large, Solar, Motion and Astronomy.

Keep a Tab on Battery Glance

Even if you have not added complication to watch face to show battery level or the watch face, which you use, doesn’t let you add complication, you can easily monitor the power on your watch through Battery glance.

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Step #1. Swipe up on your watch face to bring up Glances.

Steps #2. Next up, you have to swipe left or right on the watch screen to access Battery glance. Now, you will see the remaining power in percentage.

That’s it!

If you want to add Battery glance to Glances in order to make it a bit simple to track power, you can do so.

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Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone>tap on My Watch tab → tap on Glances → now, add the Battery glance by tapping on the “+” icon next to it.

Keep a Track of Battery Usage

With Apple Watch, you can easily keep a close eye on battery usage.

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

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Step #2. Tap on My Watch tab at the bottom.

Step #3. Tap on General followed by Usage.

Step #4. Now, you can view the time since the Watch was last full charged. Check out Standby time as well. Moreover you can also view reserved power, to know how long the battery will last until critical level.

That’s it!

How do you maximize the battery life of your watch? Share your tricks with us.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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