If you’re a fan of Apple products, then you may or may not know that it was founded on April 1st, 1976. The 3 founders were Steven Gary Wozniak, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Steven Paul Jobs. As an Apple enthusiast, then you expect your Apple Watch to be in tip-top shape for all of your watch needs. You might wonder when it’s time for an Apple Watch battery replacement. 

This article will answer this question plus signs to look out for. Read on to explore more about the Apple Watch and know when it’s time for a replacement. 

1. Check Your Battery’s Health

Did you know that during the first 30 years, Apple was known as Apple Computer, Inc.? In order to check your battery’s health, first head to the Battery Health Page. You can get here from System, Battery, and then Battery Health. Make sure that the maximum capacity is greater than 80%. 

Check to ensure that the optimized battery charging is enabled as well. If you notice that the maximum is under 80%, or there’s a message under the peak performance capability, then you’ll want it looked at by an Apple Watch repairs professional. 

2. Exploring the Activities Draining Your Apple Watch Batteries

When you head to your battery level, you’ll see activity underneath. It’ll tell you what’s consuming your battery the most. It’ll show you what apps are running as well. 

You can also check to see how long apps are running. It’ll also show you the background time. To get to this, head to activity/show battery usage. 

3. Your Watch Has Stopped

When your watch has stopped, the number one reason is that the battery is dead. Most watches will have a battery that lasts for only a couple of years. 

Certain factors will determine the longevity of your battery such as how often you expose it to temperatures and the size of it. Also, how often you use extra functions. 

4. Moisture in the Case

While moisture in the case doesn’t necessarily mean a dead battery, there’s a good chance it’s going to lead to one. Since watches are mechanical, moisture getting in can destroy the different components. 

Even a small amount of moisture can enter and destroy the internal mechanisms of the watch. When you’re out and notice moisture, keep the back of your watch warm. This will move the moisture away from the moving parts of your watch. 

5. It’s Difficult To Adjust the Time

If you notice that your Apple Watch Series 1 isn’t setting the correct date and time adjustments, there might be a problem with the battery. Pay attention to the crown being loose or stiff. 

The crown is the tiny dial that connects to a stem inside the watch allowing movement. When your watch doesn’t have battery life left, it won’t be able to keep or adjust the time. 

How To Extend the Battery Life

In order to increase your battery’s life, you’ll first want to adjust the screen’s brightness. This is one of the top causes of battery drainage. 

Similar to iPhones, you’ll have 3 types of brightness, low, medium, and high. You can also open the brightness and text size as well. 

Remove Notifications

Remove any notifications that aren’t necessary. Head into your notifications menu and disable all notifications that you don’t use. 

Disable Wrist Detection

This is when your watch senses every movement you make when you stop to look at it. It’ll automatically pull up at the time when you flick your wrist. This will help since it’ll decrease the number of times that you’re turning on your watch. 

Restart Your Watch

If you notice that the battery is draining fast on your Apple Watch, then try restarting it. In order to restart it, you’ll press and hold the side button along with the digital crown. When the Apple logo appears, you can let go. 


Try pairing your device again. While it might take time, it might help you avoid having to do a full reset. 

In order to pair it, make sure that you back up your old iPhone. When you do this, it also backs up your Apple Watch data. 

If it’s a new iPhone, make sure that you restore your iTunes or iCloud backup. First, bring your Apple Watch to your iPhone.

Once you see the prompt, click continue. Choose the restore option from backup. Follow the instructions that it tells you to. 

You can also manually pair it as well. Click the icon button on your Apple Watch. 

When the name pops up, tap on it. Enter the 6-digit code that appears on your watch. 

From here, you can choose whether you’re starting it completely new, or restoring a backup. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish pairing your device. 

Delete Apps

Any unused apps you’ll want to go ahead and delete. Keep in mind that when you first set up your Apple Watch, you might have included all of the apps that it automatically came with. 

If an app is having problems, it can also impact the quality and performance of the battery. In order to delete apps, open up the watch app and head to where you see all of the installed apps. From here, you can decide what you want to disable or remove. 

Exploring the Signs That You Need an Apple Watch Battery Replacement

Now that you’ve explored this guide on the signs that you need an Apple Watch battery replacement, you should have a better idea of what to expect. Are you worried that your Apple Watch isn’t performing the best that it can? Are you nervous that the battery might be experiencing problems? 

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