Facing Slow Charging Issue on Your Apple Watch? Try This Fix


Here's a complete tutorial on how to fix the slow charging issue on Apple Watch Series 4, Series 3, Series 2 or even the Series 1.

So, here you are. You just bought yourself a brand new Apple Watch, set it up, got a low battery warning and then discovered how painfully slow it's charging up using the provided magnetic cable.

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Now, there are a few reasons why the charging might be slow. For once, the first charge takes a toll on speed as stuff is syncing from your iPhone to the Apple Watch. But even after the syncing of data is complete, and you still end up seeing painfully slow charge times, then there's one thing you can try to get things back to normal.

What you're going to do is this: perform a hard reset of the Apple Watch. It's simple, really. Just press and hold the Digital Crown + Side button for a few seconds until the screen goes blank and you see the Apple logo. Once you see the Apple logo, just let the watch boot up normally.

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Plug your Apple Watch to its magnetic charger and now everything should charge up normally. Also, please make sure that you are using the 5W charger that came with your Apple Watch in order to ensure an optimum charging experience.

If you are still experiencing extremely slow juice up time, then it's best to take the Apple Watch back to Apple itself in order to get things right. But given how a hard reset has already helped out tons of people in fixing the issue, then it is safe to assume that it will help you out as well.

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Sticking to the topic of charging the Apple Watch, it's also a good idea to adopt a habit that ensures the longevity of your Apple Watch's battery. For instance, never ever drain your wearable's battery all the way down to zero every single time before charging it up. Even if you have 80% battery left before you hit the bed, it's a good idea to place the Apple Watch on charge every single night.

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