Apple Watch battery level - where is the indicator?

If you want to display the Apple Watch battery level, you will find several options in this post. You can call up this information about the battery charge on the smart watch itself as well as on the iPhone connected to it. In the following you will find the individual options for displaying the Apple Watch charge status (in percent), with instructions and pictures.

By default, there is no battery charge indicator on the Apple Watch display. You can read here where you can find them under watchOS. Images: Sir Apfelot

By default, there is no battery charge indicator on the Apple Watch display. You can read here where you can find them under watchOS. Images: Sir Apfelot

Display the Apple Watch battery status

To view the Apple Watch battery level, there are the following four solutions. Some of them are similar to the display of the battery level in percent on the iPhone X (2017), as described in this post. Therefore, one or two items on the list of ways to view the Apple Watch's battery level might sound familiar:

  1. Apple Watch battery level in the control center
  2. Query Apple Watch charge status via Siri (Watch and iPhone)
  3. Hang the watch on a charger
  4. Display the battery level as a complication on the dial

If you know other ways to display the Apple Watch charge status, then you are welcome to write them as a comment under this post. But let's start with an explanation of the individual points.

Apple Watch battery level in the control center

If you have activated the watch display and see the three colored rings or if you see the clock face, then swipe your finger on the display from bottom to top. Here's how you access it on watchOS control center which also shows the Apple Watch battery level as a percentage.

You can find the Apple Watch battery level in percent in the control center.

You can find the Apple Watch battery level in percent in the control center.

A little additional tip: If you tap the battery indicator in percent in the control center, the Apple Watch will show you additional data and options. For example, you can activate the “power reserve” or view the charge status of your Apple AirPods.

Check the charge status with Siri - also via iPhone

As with the iPhone itself, you can use Siri voice assistance to query the charge status of your smart watch battery there and on the watch itself. All you have to do is give Siri the command "Battery" on the Apple Watch with watchOS. On the iPhone with iOS, on the other hand, you say "Battery Apple Watch" - of course you can also formulate a whole question or a command from it;)

You can call up the battery charge status of the Apple Watch via Siri under iOS on the iPhone and under watchOS on the Apple Watch (small picture).

You can call up the battery charge status of the Apple Watch via Siri under iOS on the iPhone and under watchOS on the Apple Watch (small picture).

Find out the battery capacity when charging

Not only when the red flash appears on the display and prompts you to turn off the Smart Watch Cupertino to charge, you can hang them on the charger. If you do this, the screen will also briefly show the current battery level. So you know approximately how long you have to wait until the battery is fully charged.

What do the colored rings on the Apple Watch mean? Here's the answer!

Activate the battery complication in the dial

With some dials you can add a so-called "complication" or several of them. The word chosen somewhat unhappily by Apple describes a miniApp or a widget for the clock face, which gives you information at a glance. If you activate the Apple Watch battery complication, you will be presented with a green ring with a number in it on the watch face display - this is the Apple Watch battery status indicator; the number describes the charge level in percent:

The Apple Watch battery level on the display as a dial complication.

The Apple Watch battery level on the display as a dial complication.

Summary

Whether via Siri in watchOS or in iOS on the iPhone, via complications in the watch face, when charging or via the control center - you can display the Apple Watch battery level in different ways. So you always have an overview of the battery charge of the watch as well as the battery status of the connected devices in the other settings. Do you have any questions, comments or other feedback? Then please leave a comment on the topic. Also take a look at the official one Apple support site past ;)

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1 comment

  1. Manfred says:

    To insert the "complication"
    Here the configuration is fully and correctly described:
    https://youtu.be/LiKbUwRzqyg

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