Apple Watch is able to last all day for most people during normal use. But if you forgot to charge or had to be somewhere without the watchmaker, it becomes important 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 the battery life of Apple Watch
By following the steps below, you can feel the battery level while using the watch on your wrist.
- To open Control center. To swipe up from the bottom of the clock screen.
- You will see battery percent.
- In addition, you can press the percentage to expand it. Here you will see the Power Reserve mode option. If your AirPods are connected to the Apple Watch, you will also see their battery status.
Add a battery complication to your Apple Watch
In addition to the method above, you can also add a battery complication to the dial.
- Touch Digital Crown. When you are on the dial, press it firmly.
- Press Customize. If Apple Watch is running watchOS 7, press Edit.
- Press one complication.
- Swipe or use Digital Crown to scroll. Press under CHECK Battery.
- Finally, press Digital Crown two or three times to save the changes and return to the dial. You will see the battery complication here.
When you lift your wrist (or look at the clock if the on-screen display is always on), you can see the battery level.
Note: Only specific dials allow you to add battery life complications such as Chronograph, Utility, Modular, Color and Simple. You can not add it to see faces like Mickey, X-Large, Solar, Motion and Astronomy.
How to watch Apple Watch battery life on iPhone
The battery application on the paired iPhone shows the usage statistics of the Apple Watch.
- Swipe directly from the iPhone home screen.
- Scroll down and press Edit.
- Press green plus icon for batteries.
- Press Finished. The battery program is added to the day view.
- Here you will see the battery status of your iPhone, paired Apple Watch, AirPods and other compatible Bluetooth devices connected to your iOS device.
How to check Apple Watch battery life in iOS 14
In iOS 14, you can add widgets to the iPhone home screen. You have three sizes to choose from. Having the built-in battery module on the iPhone Home screen makes it easy to keep track of your Watch battery.
- Press one empty area on the iPhone home screen.
- Press plus icon (+) from top left.
- Scroll and press Batteries.
- Swipe from right to left check the different widget sizes. The first does not show the exact percentage. Medium and large sizes do.
- Press Add widget below the desired size.
- You can move the battery module if you want. Finally, press Finished.
You can now easily see the battery percentage on iPhone, Apple Watch, paired AirPods and other supported Bluetooth devices.
If you are curious about monitoring the use of Apple Watch batteries, such as the time since the last full charge, it is an option to dig deep. Let me show you how.
Check Apple Watch battery usage
- Open iPhone on See app.
- Press General.
- You will see the general settings for your laptop watchOS. Scroll down and press Use.
- Scroll down to the end and you will see it Use and Wait. These show the time since your watch has been active. It also tells you how long it has been in standby mode since the last charge.
This is how you can check the battery consumption of your Apple Watch Series 5 or earlier model. Finally, when the clock is charging in bedside mode, tap the green lightning icon to see the battery percentage.
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