How to Check Apple Watch Battery Life (watchOS 10)

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How do you check Apple Watch battery levels? Here's the easiest way to check your Apple Watch battery percentage, find out how much battery life your Apple Watch has left, and know if you need to charge your Apple Watch.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Find your Apple Watch charge level with a single swipe. 
  • View your Apple Watch power reserve so you know whether you need to charge your Apple Watch or not. 

How to Check Battery on Apple Watch with the Control Center

System Requirements

This tip works on Apple Watches running watchOS 10 and later.

Are you wondering, "How do I monitor the battery level on my Apple Watch?" Here's how to check Apple Watch battery life right from the Apple Watch Control Center in one easy swipe. For more great Apple Watch tutorials, like how to change your Apple Watch band, check out our free Tip of the Day

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  1. Press the Side button to open your Apple Watch Control Center.

    Press the Side button to open your Apple Watch Control Center.
  2. Your battery charge level will appear as a percentage inside a gray battery icon.

    Your battery charge level will appear as a percentage inside a gray battery icon.

Pro Tip

If you want to skip the extra steps, there's a way to see your Apple Watch battery on your watch face. You just have to pick an Apple Watch face that allows complications and select the Battery one.

see your Apple Watch battery on your watch face.

Related: 12 Ways to Save Apple Watch Battery Life

This simple but effective Apple Watch battery trick will tell you if you have enough Apple Watch battery life to go for a hike or run without worrying about your watch dying or if you need to charge your Apple Watch. If you enjoyed this tip, you might also want to learn how to listen to audiobooks on Apple Watch.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.