How to Turn on Apple Watch While Charging

How to turn on Apple Watch Locate the side button (oval/pill shape) next to the Digital Crown. Press and hold the side button for 3-5 seconds to turn it on. If it doesn't power on, place your watch on the charger. ... If the battery is very low, a red lightning bolt will appear, that will turn green when it starts charging. More items... •

If you are experiencing problems turning on your Apple Watch while charging, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to try and fix the issue before seeking professional help. In this blog post, we will go over some of the possible solutions to help you get your watch up and running again.

Firstly, it’s essential to understand the different screens you may see on your watch. If you see the time and a red lightning bolt, this indicates that your watch is in power reserve mode, and you may have activated it by accident. To turn it off, hold down the power button and slide to power reserve mode. If your watch has run out of battery, you will see a charging screen. This screen means that your watch can still display the time but has limited functionality. To turn your watch on, hold down the power button on the other side, or connect it to the charger.

The most important icon to look out for is the battery cable with the lightning bolt. If you see a red lightning bolt, your watch requires charging, and when it’s charging, the red lightning bolt will turn green. To fix this issue, plug your USB charging cord into a laptop, and while charging, perform a hard reset by holding down both buttons on the Apple Watch for 15 seconds. Leave your watch charging for at least half an hour.

It’s also crucial to ensure that there isn’t anything preventing your watch from charging correctly. Clean the back of your watch and the head of the charging cable, and test other accessories. Check the USB cord is correctly connected and try a different power outlet or cable if possible.

Keep in mind that charging may take a while, especially if your watch’s battery is completely empty. If none of these methods work, make an appointment at the Genius Bar or contact Apple Support.

In conclusion, charging your Apple Watch may seem like a daunting task, but it’s not. By following the methods described above, you should be able to turn your watch on while charging and enjoy its full functionality.


Why is my Apple Watch not turning on but charging?
1) How do I fix my Apple Watch if it won't turn on? If your Apple Watch won't turn on, you can try turning off the power reserve mode. Pressing and holding the Side Button for 7 to 10 seconds to get out of this mode. The watch is reset into its usual mode when the Apple logo displays.
How long does it take for an Apple Watch to turn on while charging?
Dead on arrival how long does it take to turn on once put on charging? Give it an hour on the charger then it will take about a minute to start up.
Will my Apple Watch turn on when charged?
It is normal for Apple Watch to turn on automatically if it is placed on the charger whilst it is turned off. Rather than turning your watch off each night, you may find it convenient to charge your watch nightly, overnight.