When an Apple Watch Series 7 won’t charge, there’s an array of possible explanations. In this article, I’ll explain why your Apple Watch Series 7 is not charging and show you how to fix the problem.
Having an Apple Watch is meant to add convenience to your life. Apple is a well-known company in the tech industry and you can usually count on their products to work well and last a long time. However, sometimes even the best products malfunction or give us trouble.
So, what do you do when your Apple Watch Series 7 is not charging? We have some tricks and tips to help you fix your Apple Watch Series 7 when it just won’t charge.
To get started, let’s first figure out the causes of Apple Watch Series 7 not charging. Once that’s done, we will show you how to troubleshoot your Apple Watch charging problem.
Why is Apple Watch Series 7 Not Charging?
In most cases, it’s the damaged or uncertified magnetic charger/USB power adapter that is at fault. Besides, the pile-up of dust at the back of the Apple Watch and magnetic charger is no less responsible. In some rare cases, the charging issue on the Apple Watch could be due to a random software glitch or hardware failure. Hence, we will need to look at this problem from various angles.
Ways to fix Apple Watch Series 7 not charging
Here’s what to do when your Apple Watch Series 7 won’t charge.
Make Sure the Back of Your Apple Watch and the Magnetic Charger are Clean
The very first thing that you should do to try and fix your Apple Watch Series 7 charging issue is to make sure the rear side of your Watch and the magnetic charger are clean. If you haven’t cleaned your smartwatch and the charger for a while, plenty of dust may have piled up and that could be coming in the way of charging. So, clean the watch and the charger with a soft lint-free cloth. Then, place the wearable device on the charger to see if the problem is gone.
Ensure That the Plastic Wrap Has Been Removed from Both Sides of the Charger
While it may sound funny to many, the plastic wrap does tend to come in the way of charging. So, if you haven’t removed the plastic wraps from both sides of your magnetic charger, peel it off right now. Then, put your Apple Watch on the charger to find out if the charging has started. If it has, you’ve got rid of the issue.
Make Sure the Charger is MFi Certified
If you are using a third-party charging stand/charger, ensure that it’s MFi (made for iDevices) certified. Else, you will get a repeated alert on your Apple Watch warning that the accessory is not supported. Even if the uncertified charger doesn’t throw up warning messages, you should not trust it to charge your smartwatch efficiently. Moreover, it could also cause the smartwatch to overheat.
Force Restart Your Apple Watch
If your Apple Watch Series 7 is still not charging, try to force restart (aka hard reset) it. When it comes to fixing common watchOS issues, the hard reset has always been quite reliable. Hopefully, it will be able to resolve the charging issue on your Apple Watch Series 7. To do that, hold down the Side button and Digital Crown for 10 seconds. Release them when the Apple logo appears on the screen. Once your Apple Watch has rebooted, check if the charging issue has been resolved.
Try a Different Apple Magnetic Cable and USB Power Adapter
Haven’t got the fix as yet? If your Apple Watch Series 7 still won’t charge, the magnetic charger or the USB power adapter could be damaged. In this scenario, try to charge your smartwatch using a different magnetic cable and a USB power adapter. If your watchOS device starts charging this time around, your charger is at fault.
Get the Latest Updates
Connect your device to Wi-Fi, go to Settings app on your Apple Watch, select General and tap Software Update. Hit the Install button to update your Apple Watch to the latest version.
(Alternatively, head into the Watch app -> General -> Software Update and then do the needful.)
After your Apple Watch has been updated to the latest version, try to charge the smartwatch normally. If your wearable device starts charging, a miscellaneous bug was causing the problem.
Repair Your Apple Watch With Apple
If you’ve tried everything and your Apple Watch Series 7 is still not charging, the safest thing to do is go directly to Apple. Giving a professional the opportunity to diagnose and repair your device is your best option for keeping the problem from worsening.
Fixed Apple Watch Series 7 Charging Issue
So, these are the viable ways to fix the charging issues on the Apple Watch Series 7. As I said, if your Apple Watch Series 7 won’t charge, force-restart your device and install the latest watchOS updates. Make sure to use a charger that is MFi Certified. Use a different charger and check if you notice any changes. Additionally, ensuring that the magnetic charger is not damaged and by keeping the dust away from the back of the watch and charger. And if charging still won’t work, contact Apple Support.
Did you manage to fix charging problem on your Apple Watch Series 7? If you found other solutions to fix this issue, feel free to share your ideas in the comments below.