Apple Watch can last all day for most people in routine use. But if you forget to charge or have to be somewhere without a watch charger, it becomes important to know the remaining battery level. There is more than one way to check Apple Watch battery life. You can do this from the device itself or use a paired iPhone. Let me show you the steps for both.
How to Check Battery Life on Apple Watch
By following the steps below, you can find out the battery level when you wear a watch on your wrist.
- Open the Control Center. For this, swipe up from the bottom of the watch screen. Enter the passcode if prompted.
- You will see the battery percentage.
- Additionally, you can tap a percentage to expand it. Here you will see options for Power Backup mode. If AirPods is connected to your Apple Watch, you will also see the battery status.
How to See Apple Watch Battery Life on an iPhone
The Battery Widget on the paired iPhone displays Apple Watch usage statistics. This is how you do it.
- Swipe right from the iPhone Home screen.
- Scroll down and tap on Edit.
- Tap the green plus icon for Battery.
- Tap Done. Battery widget added to Today view.
- Here you will see the battery status of your iPhone, paired Apple Watch, AirPods, and other compatible Bluetooth devices that are connected with your iOS device.
Add Battery Age Complications to Watch Face
In addition to the two methods above, you can also add battery complications to the watch surface. However, there are only certain watch surfaces that allow you to increase 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 Use
If you’re curious about monitoring about Apple Watch battery usage, like the time since the last full charge, there is an option to dig deeper. Let me show you how.
- On your iPhone, open the Watch application.
- Tap General.
- You will see the General settings for your watchOS usable. Scroll down and tap Use.
- Scroll down to the end, and you will see Usage and Standby. These events have been active since your watch was active. It also allows you to know the duration in standby mode since the last charge.
This is how you can check the use of Apple Watch Series 5 batteries or earlier models. Finally, when your watch is charging in the Nightstand mode, tap the green light bolt icon to see the battery percentage. If necessary, see our recommendations and take one of the best charging stands for your Apple Watch.