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The Apple Watch won't charge


I got myself an Apple Watch today and I am very happy but the problem I have is that when I try to charge it it does not work.

I place the charger, the Apple Watch says that the device in charging properly but in reality the power diminishes as if no charger was plugged in.

Does anyone has this problem or knows how to solve it ?


Posted on Apr 24, 2015 1:45 PM

62 replies

Jan 9, 2017 7:24 AM in response to Giovanni Guglielmo Jr.

Giovanni's Step 3 did it for me, after 2 or 3 forced starts did not work (actually the watch shut down and was completely unresponsive).

I then plugged the cable into the iPad charger (10W) and tadaa... after 2 seconds the watch booted. Strangely it showed a battery charge of 88% once the boot was complete, so I can relate to what Giovanni called a "jump start". The watch subsequently charged to 100%. I will observe how this continues.

Dec 29, 2017 1:28 AM in response to albraydji

All of these reset steps and the instructions from Apple did not work. The only thing that works (and it works every time), is to put my watch in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes. It seems that the charging circuits are affected when the watch is too warm. DO NOT use the freezer or you risk cracking the seals on your watch. Charges fine once cooled.

Apr 25, 2015 12:30 AM in response to albraydji

I am having the same problem, I am currently on support chat to Apple to see if we can fix the problem.

So far we have done the following:

1. Turn off the watch (hold side button (while not on charge) and then swipe to power off like iPhone)

Then Reset the watch

1. Hold the Digital crown and the side button and the same time until you see the apple logo

Put on charger and see if it charges.

If this does not work do the following:

1. reboot iPhone

2. go to apple watch app

3. in the apple watch app got to > general > reset > erase all content and settings

4. wait for watch to erase and reboot to language screen

5. Set up the watch until you see the app bubbles

(a difference i noted at the point of first installation was, that the linking with my iPhone didn't work with the camera, i had to do it manually with bluetooth codes, not sure if this was the problem to begin with, however now with erasing and starting fresh, the linking has worked properly with the camera)

and my watch is now charging properly. You may not need to do all of these steps but its worth a try!

The Apple Watch won't charge

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