How do I check the battery health (battery usage status) of my Apple Watch?

A few years ago, Apple gave users the ability to check the battery status of their iPhones in iOS settings. But on another device you have to use every day, the Apple Watch, this status is also very important. That’s why the feature has also been implemented on smartwatches. So, in this article, i’ll show how to check the battery status of your Apple Watch.

Verify System Requirements

The first thing to note is that not all Apple Watches have this possibility. The Battery Health Check can only be performed on Apple Watch Series 3 and newer Apple Smart Watches. However, in addition to the watch model requirements, you will also need the appropriate software version – watchOS 7 or later

Apple Watch Battery Health Check

If your watch is in one of the above series, and you’re using the latest version of watchOS, even in beta, you can check the battery status of your device. To do this, follow these steps:

  • On the watch itself, go to the Settings app.
  • Select the Battery section.
  • Scroll down and tap Battery Health.

After that, you’ll see a percentage display showing the battery wear in the opposite direction. That is, if the watch says 100% condition, then the battery has the maximum capacity of the factory parameters and there is little deterioration. A lower value will tell you that the watch’s battery is running less. A good battery have a minimum of 75%, less than it you need to replace it.

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Is this indicator reliable?


The displayed percentages are calculated by analyzing various algorithms. The displayed results may not fully reflect the actual wear level. Something similar happens on the iPhone. When the device firmware is restored or other updates are installed, sometimes the displayed battery usage percentage increases or decreases suddenly. Best not to dwell on it. A few points away from 100% does not mean that the autonomy of the watch is greatly reduced. Finally, components such as the battery will naturally degrade over time during device operation, but this will not result in a noticeable change in autonomy over a short period of time.

What should I do if the battery is broken?

In the same section where you can check the battery status of your Apple Watch, there is a performance indicator explaining this feature in more detail. If the percentage is below the optimum value for good watch performance, a message about the poor battery condition is displayed and a replacement is recommended. And, if you have this poor battery condition, go to an apple store and say that you need to replace it.

What should I do if the battery health percentage of the new Apple Watch drops significantly in a short period of time?

If you notice that your watch’s battery (while under warranty) has dropped significantly in a short period of time, it’s clear that something is wrong with the device. If you’re using a beta version of watchOS or the first version of a new watchOS release, the problem may be related to software that isn’t fully functional yet. If the autonomy remains the same, then it is better to ignore this indicator completely and wait for the release of a new version of the system that can fix this bug. On the other hand, if you find that the work of the clock is significantly reduced, it is best to contact the manufacturer. The problem may be related to a battery manufacturing defect. In this case, Apple offers you a free solution.

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