Wonder Why Your Apple Watch is not Charging

What to do When your Apple Watch is not Charging

Hello, Nowadays so many users are searching for how to fix the issue of apple watch is not charging. Some users have noticed that their apple watch is connected to the charger, but not charging. In apple watch, you might have noticed that it ask you to charge with showing the red lightning bolt which turns into green when you start charging. Some of the users have noticed that the red bolt is not turning into green when they have already connected to the charger.

Apple watch is not charging

So if you are also facing this issue of apple watch “not charging””. Just don’t panic, it is a usual issue that can be fixed by the user itself if the proper methods are used.

here in this article we have prepared 3 easy solutions to help you fix this issue. We have also written some important stuff that you would like to know about this issue, just read this article till the end.

Why your Apple Watch is not Charging?

If you are facing this issue you might be wondering “Why is my Apple watch not charging?””. There are a lot of things that can cause this issue of ” connected, but not charging” on your Apple watch. Before going any further make sure that you are using properly working charging cable and perfectly fine original Apple watch charger. Try using other charger and cable to see if the issue resists.

In apple watch, sometimes the charging level gets stuck near a 90% charge. It usually occurs because of a bug in charging protocol in your apple watch OS firmware which prevents your watch from being overcharged. There are also possibilities that your apple watch battery has been damaged.

This issue can also occur because of some other hardware failure or overcharging. However, this issue on Apple watch not holding a charge or Plugged in, but not charging at all issues can be fixed by solutions given below.

How to Fix this Issue

Before we start fixing this issue, there are components which play an important role in your Apple Watch charging such as, Apple Watch Firmware, Apple Watch magnetic charging cable, The back of your Apple Watch and the power source of the charging port (wall charger, computer, etc.)

Here we have prepared 3 easy solutions to help you fix this issue. So just apply any of the given below, it will surely help you fix this issue.

 1. Update your Apple Watch OS

As we mentioned above, this issue can be caused by a glitch or bug in your Apple Watch OS. Updating the apple watch OS might help you fix this issue.

Just follow all the steps given below:

Step 1 Let your Apple watch connected to the charger

Step 2 Open your iPhone and go to Apple Watch app

Step 3 Once the app gets open, do tap on the “My Watch” Tab.

After that,  go to General> Software Update, Now download the update and wait till the process gets completed.

 2. Restart Apple Watch

It seems silly but in some cases restarting the apple watch has resolved this issue of “connected but not charging””.So just follow all the steps given below:

Step 1: Firstly, press and hold the side button until the slider appears on your watch screen.

Step 2: Now, drag the slider to the right. (Your watch will get shut down)

Step 3: Wait for 30 seconds and again hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on your watch screen.

 3. Reset your Apple Watch Settings and Content

Just follow all the steps given below to reset your Apple Watch:

Step 1 Launch “Settings” on your Apple Watch.

Step 2 Then go to General>Reset>Reset All Content and Settings.

Step 3 It will ask you for a passcode if any and at last confirmation to reset your Apple Watch.


I hope this article was informative enough to help you fix this issue of apple watch “Connected, but not charging”. We have mentioned all the solutions above to help you fix this issue. In case your watch is still not charging try following the above methods again or you should visit any nearby apple store and get your watch fixed.

If you have any other queries and suggestions to make, Feel free to comment down below.

Thank You! 

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