The Apple Watch is equipped with excellent features for everyday life. However, you cannot use these features unless the watch has a sufficient battery. And even after you’ve attached it to a charger, how would you know if your Apple Watch is charging?
The good thing is that the Apple Watch displays various symbols/icons that can tell the charging status of your Apple Watch. You can also check the watch’s battery from your iPhone. So, let’s learn in the following guide:
- Does Your Apple Watch Tell If It’s Charging?
- Apple Watch Charging Symbol – What Does It Indicate?
- How to Check Your Apple Watch Battery on Your iPhone.
- Apple Watch Charging Bolt – What Does It Indicate?
- Charging Cable Symbol on the Apple Watch – What Does It Mean?
Shall we begin?
Does Your Apple Watch Tell If It’s Charging?
The Apple Watch shows various symbols which indicate the gadget’s charging status.
You can tell if your Apple Watch is charging by the green lightning charging symbol appearing on the watch’s display. However, if there is no power left in your Apple Watch, a tiny green lightning bolt icon at the top of the screen will indicate the watch is charging.
The universal colors for low and high charging status are red and green. The Apple Watch also uses the same colors to show its charging status.
However, the difference comes in various scenarios where the watch may show the charging status using various icons such as its charging symbol, charging bolt, or cable icon.
Apple Watch Charging Symbol – What Does It Indicate?
The easiest way to know whether your Apple Watch is charging is to look at the charging symbol on the watch’s display when you put the watch on charging.
The charging symbol is like the green lightning bolt enclosed in a circle and may appear on the top left of the watch’s face’s display.
The symbol appears as soon as the watch connects to a power source. However, do note that if your watch is dead (0% battery), it can take a few minutes for the watch to get charged enough to turn on and show the charging symbol.
How to Check Your Apple Watch Battery on Your iPhone
You can also check the charging status of your Apple Watch on your iPhone. Follow these steps:
- On your iPhone, swipe right on your Home Screen to open Today View.
- Scroll down until you find the Batteries widget.
If you don’t see the battery widget, you haven’t added it yet.
You can add it by scrolling all the way down in Today View and tapping Edit. Next, in the top left corner, tap on the + icon. In the search bar, search Batteries or scroll down to find Batteries; tap on it. Swipe horizontally to see different battery widget options and tap on Add Widget at the bottom to add the desired widget. If you want to reposition the battery widget, tap and hold for a moment and drag it to the desired position > Done.
- To check your Apple Watch charging status, you can look for a small lightning bolt on the top of the watch icon in the battery widget, indicating the watch is charging.
Also, the green circle around the watch icon indicates how much your watch has charged. The lightning bolt will not appear if the watch is not charging, but the green circle can give you an approximate idea of the watch’s battery status.
Apple Watch Charging Bolt – What Does It Indicate?
A lightning bolt appears on the watch’s screen showing the watch’s battery status. You may see a red or green lightning bolt depending on whether or not your watch needs charging. The lightning bolt appears in the middle on top of the watch’s screen after the watch is put to charging.
A red lightning bolt means the watch is low on charging and should be attached to a charger. When the watch shows this lightning bolt, the screen is blank, and you can click the side button to view the watch face.
Also, the red lightning bolt will change to green when the watch is charging.
Charging Cable Symbol on the Apple Watch – What Does It Mean?
Besides the lightning bolt, your Apple Watch may show you a strange symbol similar to the watch’s charging cable with a red or green lightning bolt.
The red lightning bolt appears on the charging cable icon on the watch’s screen when there is no more battery left in the gadget, and it needs to be put to charge to turn on.
It is recommended to attach your watch to a power source immediately. The red lightning bolt will turn green after some time, indicating the watch is charging.
Lastly, if your watch shows the charging cable icon with a red lightning bolt, do not remove your watch from charging for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, you can turn on your watch and let it fully charge.
Did We Cover Everything?
Hopefully, now you know how to know if your Apple Watch is charging is not. The watch shows a red lightning bolt when it is low on power and a green lighting bolt when it is put to charging.
You can also check the charging status of your Apple Watch through the widget’s window in Today View. Lastly, always make sure to let your watch charge for at least 30 minutes if it is completely depleted.
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