The Apple Watch is a great device that many people rely on as an integral part of their daily lives. Unfortunately, the charging system isn’t perfect, and certain things can cause it to stop working entirely. If your Apple Watch won’t charge, then it’s time to give it some attention. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common reasons why your Apple Watch won’t charge, and we’ll provide tips for how to fix these problems yourself so you can get back to using your watch again!
Use Original Cables
A common issue is that the original AppleWatch cable and charger are lost or damaged. This can be remedied by buying an original replacement cable and charger on the Apple Store. However, this may not be an option for some people who would prefer a cheaper option. In these instances, consider purchasing a third-party alternative that still uses the original Apple Lightning plug; however, beware of knock-offs and poor quality products as they could damage your product or charge more slowly than the authentic accessories.
Read reviews before purchase. If the previous options are unavailable, there is also the option of taking it into an Apple store or contacting customer service in order to get a replacement cable and charger sent out to you with free shipping. Keep in mind that if you send it in yourself, the waiting time will be much longer than if you were to take it into an Apple store.
Clean Out the Ports
In many cases, a battery port might get dirty or blocked, which can cause an Apple Watch not to charge. This is easy enough to fix. First of all, make sure your charger is plugged in properly. Secondly, take a toothpick and push it into the Apple Watch port from inside the device. You should be able to feel if there is any dust or debris on the inside of the opening- just wipe it off with your toothpick and try charging again.
If this doesn’t work, you may need to buy a new charger or replace the battery altogether. To check whether this is necessary, plug your watch into its charger while pressing both buttons at the same time (the crown and side button). If the watch starts to charge then the issue could be with your charger or cord.
You could also contact Apple Support for more help. If none of these options work, you may have to purchase a new charger or replace the battery altogether. When replacing your battery, make sure that it matches what came with your original purchase (in order to avoid problems with warranties) and also pay attention to how much power the replacement has when shopping for one online; replacement batteries come in different sizes.
Reset Network Settings
If your Apple Watch is not charging, restart the device:
-Shut down your watch by holding the side button until Power Off displays.
-Hold the side button again and wait for Stopwatch or Timer to display. Then, hold it again until it shuts off.
-Wait a minute before turning on your watch by pressing any button on the screen (a triangle in a circle).
-Turn your iPhone off and then back on. If you have an iPhone 6 or newer, start up Find My iPhone while you’re at it. In the app’s main menu, select All Devices and choose your phone from the list. Choose Erase All Content and Settings from the pop-up menu that appears, then confirm your choice on the next page. The Apple Watch will automatically restart with factory settings after this process is complete.
- Start by disconnecting your Apple Watch from the charging cord, then press and hold the side button on the watch for about ten seconds until it shuts down.
- Next, press and hold the side button again to start up your watch.
- If this doesn’t work, try removing any additional bands you may have on your wrist as these could interfere with charging capabilities or cause syncing issues.
- Once you’ve removed any bands, restart your watch by following steps 1-3 mentioned above.
- If this also does not work, wait an hour and try re-pairing it with the charger to see if that helps.
- If all else fails, head into an Apple Store for expert support! They’ll be able to walk you through a few different options and help find out what might be wrong with your device. You can also contact customer service online or via phone at 1-800-MYAPPLE (1-800-692-7753) if you need assistance troubleshooting your device.
Turn Off Bluetooth in iOS Settings
If your Apple Watch still isn’t charging, one of the first things you should try is turning off Bluetooth on your iOS device. To do this, go into Settings and toggle Bluetooth off. After doing so, force-quit the Apple Watch app by swiping up and holding for about 10 seconds. Then turn Bluetooth back on in your iOS device settings.
Restart the Apple Watch app and reconnect it with your iPhone. Try syncing with a Wi-Fi network as well as making sure that both devices are using the same time zone. If none of these steps work, or if the issue persists even after restarting the Apple Watch app, then contact customer service. You can reach them at 1-800-MYAPPLE (1-800-692-7753).
Check the Diagnostics
If your Apple Watch is not charging or battery is not showing as full, there are a few steps you can take to fix the issue. First, check the Diagnostics tool on your iPhone. This will give you an idea of which component might be at fault. Next, charge your Apple Watch with a different USB charger or connect it directly to your computer’s USB port while in Recovery Mode and wake it up. Once the diagnostics has run, restart the watch by holding down the side button until you see ‘Power Off’ and then click on ‘Re-start’.
Now hold down both buttons for a few seconds – Power and Side Button – until you see Charge on screen. Let go of the buttons and press any button on the touchscreen.
If that doesn’t work, try a force reboot: Press firmly into the small gap between the Digital Crown and where it meets the case and turn clockwise ten times in quick succession. A second reboot may be necessary before plugging into power source again. Lastly, if your Apple Watch is still not responding after these three steps, it may need to be serviced.