Apple Watch Not Charging How to Fix?Most of people assume that they’re doing everything correctly. Before accusing any surrounding elements, let’s see if the watch is not charging. When you connect your Apple Watch to its charging cable and power, you should see green lightning bolt on the screen. You will see the green lightning bold icon means Apple Watch is charging.
Apple Watch Problems:
- Not Charging
- Shows charging cable on screen
- Stuck on Charge Screen
- Not charging snake
- Snake error
- Won't restart
- Snake screen
Apple Watch Not Charging
If your Apple Watch not charging or you see a message on your watch that charging with this accessory isn't supported:
- Make sure that you plug the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable all the way into the USB Power Adapter, then make sure that you plug the adapter all the way into a power outlet.
- Make sure that you're using the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable and the USB Power Adapter that came with your Apple Watch.
- Completely remove any plastic wrap from both sides of the charger.
- Make sure that the back of your Apple Watch and the magnetic charger are clean.
- Position the back of your Apple Watch on the charger. The charger's magnets align your Apple Watch, and you should see green lightning bolt on the watch face.
- If your Apple Watch still won't charge, force it to restart. Press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds, or until you see the Apple logo.
- Try a different Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable and a different USB Power Adapter. If your Apple Watch is out of power, you might need to wait a few minutes for green lightning bolt to appear after you start charging your device.
Apple Watch Battery Problems
If you got an Apple Watch battery problems, plugging off the device into an adapter. If the battery is going through you should see a green lighting bolt appears on the screen. If the watch is running out of battery, you should see a red lighting bold instead. If you don’t see a green or red lighting bolt, not charging cause battery problems, Here are some of the things you should now how to fix:
- For new owners, be sure to remove plastic wrap from either side of the charger
- Use only the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable and the USB Power Adapter that came with your Apple Watch.
- Check every single cable and make sure they’re plugged in completely
- Clean out the back of your Apple Watch and the magnetic charger
Using a damaged Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable or Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case, or charging when moisture is present, can cause fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to Apple Watch or other property.
Manual to charge your watch: When using the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case, keep the case open. Position the back of Apple Watch on the charger. The magnets on the charger align Apple Watch properly, and you’ll hear a chime (unless Apple Watch is muted) and see a charging symbol on the watch face.
The symbol is red when Apple Watch needs power and turns green when Apple Watch is charging. Red lightning bolt appears on the screen. You might need to click the side button to see the watch face. When your watch is charging, red lightning bolt changes to green lightning bolt. If your Apple Watch Not Charging screen is blank or you don't see the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable icon and red lightning bolt on the screen, charge your watch for up to 30 minutes.
Apple Watch Snake Error
If your Lightning cable or connector become warm during use or if Apple Watch won’t charge or sync, disconnect the cable from the power adapter and clean the Lightning connector with a nonabrasive, dry, lintfree cloth. Do not use liquids or cleaning products when cleaning the Lightning connector. Lightning to USB Cable Discoloration of the Lightning connector after regular use is normal. Dirt, debris, and exposure to moisture may cause discoloration.
Apple Watch Charging Tips
- Use only the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable and included power adapter (and, for Apple Watch Edition, the included Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case with cable or the included Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable). You may also use third-party Lightning cables and 5W power adapters featuring an MFi logo. It’s important to keep Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable, and the power adapter in a well-ventilated area when charging.
- When charging Apple Watch Edition in the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case, keep the case open. Be sure Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable or Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case are dry before charging.
- When you use the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable or Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case to charge Apple Watch, make sure that the USB plug is fully inserted into the adapter before you plug the adapter into a power outlet.
- Avoid charging Apple Watch in direct sunlight. Don’t wear Apple Watch while it is charging.
- Lightning cable and connector Avoid prolonged skin contact with the connector when the Lightning to USB Cable is plugged in to a power source because it may cause discomfort or injury. Sleeping or sitting on the Lightning connector should be avoided.
- Prolonged heat exposure Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case, and the power adapter comply with applicable surface temperature standards and limits. However, even within these limits, sustained contact with warm surfaces for long periods of time may cause discomfort or injury.
- Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case, and the power adapter will become warm when plugged in to a power source, so use common sense to avoid situations where your skin is in contact with Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case, or the power adapter for long periods of time when they’re plugged in. For example, while Apple Watch is charging or while the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable, the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case, or the power adapter are plugged in to a power source, don’t sleep on them or place them under a blanket, pillow, or your body.
- Take special care if you have a physical condition that affects your ability to detect heat against the body. Remove Apple Watch if it becomes uncomfortably warm.
- Hearing loss Listening to sound at high volumes may damage your hearing. Background noise, as well as continued exposure to high volume levels, can make sounds seem quieter than they actually are
Magnetic Charging Cable and Magnetic Charging Case Discoloration of the charging surface of the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable and the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Case may occur after regular use due to dirt and debris that come in contact with the magnetic surface. This is normal. Cleaning the magnetic charging surface may reduce, or prevent, such discoloration, and will help to prevent damage to your charger and Apple Watch.
To clean the charging surface, disconnect the charger from both Apple Watch and the power adapter and wipe with a damp, nonabrasive cloth. Dry with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth before resuming
charging. Do not use cleaning products when cleaning the charging surface.
Operating temperature Apple Watch is designed to work best in ambient temperatures between 32° and 95° F (0° and 35° C) and be stored in temperatures between -4° and 113° F (-20° and 45° C). Apple Watch can be damaged and battery life shortened if stored or operated outside of these temperature ranges. Avoid exposing Apple Watch to dramatic changes in temperature or humidity. If the interior temperature of Apple Watch exceeds normal operating temperatures (for example, in a hot car or in direct sunlight for extended periods of time), you may experience the following as it attempts to regulate its temperature:
- Charging may slow or stop.
- The display may dim.
- A temperature warning screen may appear.
- Some data transfer may be paused or delayed.
- Some apps may close.
You may not be able to use Apple Watch while the temperature warning screen is displayed. If Apple Watch can’t regulate its internal temperature, it goes into Power Reserve or a deep sleep mode until it cools. Move Apple Watch to a cooler location out of direct sunlight and wait a few minutes before trying to use Apple Watch again. If your Apple Watch refuse to charge, try these.
- Force restart the device by pressing and holding the side button and Digital Crown until you see the Apple logo
- Inspect your charger and cables, if they’re broken or damaged, go to the Apple Store and buy another charger. Avoid buying low-quality ones online.
- If attempting to solve this issue after or while your Apple Watch is dead – be patient because it might be out battery completely. This will take around 2-3 hours to turn back on.
In case your watch battery takes way longer to charge up, it may be a hardware related issue. The good news is that it is easy to replace the battery of the unit. You can also probably pick up a decent battery replacement.
Apple Watch Faster Charging Tips
According to the official document from Apple, it can take up to 2.5 hours to fully charge an Apple Watch. The study also mentioned that charging time around 1.5 hours can get your watch up to 80%. Apple Watch charge times are from 0% to 80% and from 0% to 100% using the included MagSafe inductive charger. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.
Here is Apple Watch faster charging tips:
- Turn on AirPlane Mode.
- Turn on power Saving Mode
- Find a cool place to charge
- Entering Power Reserve
- Turn Off Activate on Wrist Raise feature
- Use Smart Notifications System by customize the notifications
- Keep your Apple Watch updated
- Firmly press on the display until you see Customize option.
- Swipe left until you can select a feature
- Then use the Digital Crown to change it
- Hit the Digital Crown again after you have selected the Battery and its location