Apple Watch Charge Time: How Long To Charge Apple Watch From Dead

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If you've had the misfortune of running out of (Apple) juice in your watch, you might be wondering how long you need to charge it for before you can get going again. Well fret no more, because your watch will soon be coming back to life, like Lazarus, if Lazarus was a smartwatch. Here's what you need to know about the Apple Watch charge time.

How long to charge Apple Watch from dead?

According to Apple, the Apple Watch Series 6 will take approximately one hour to charge from zero to 80%, and about 90 minutes to charge from zero to 100% charge. As always, they are keen to add a couple of caveats.

The official Apple Watch charge time stats are based on a pre-production Series 6 Apple Watch, using the included Apple Watch charging cable. Apple are also keen to emphasise that that charging time can vary, based on different settings and other environmental factors. They decline to explain what those might be, however.

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But once your Apple Watch is fully powered, what sort of battery life should you be expecting from it? Let's see.

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Apple Watch Battery life

Apple aim to provide you with a watch that will last for approximately 18 hours between charges. For most people, this means taking it off at bedtime, and charging it overnight. But what sort of usage will that actually give you?

The assumptions Apple are making are as follows:

  • 90 time checks
  • 90 notifications
  • 45 minutes of app use
  • A 60-minute workout, which also uses music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth
  • Connection to an iPhone for the full 18 hours via Bluetooth (or 4 hours of cellular connection and 14 to iPhone if using the cellular model)

For most people, this should give them enough battery to make it through the day without their watch dying.

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