Is your Apple Watch series 7 charging slowly? There are a few reasons why this is happening. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to fix the slow charging issue on Apple Watch Series 7.
One of the key new features of the Apple Watch Series 7 is its improved charging speeds. Apple claims its latest smartwatch can charge 33 percent faster than the Series 6, with 0-80 percent charge possible in just 45 minutes.
Apple is achieving faster charging speeds by using a new charging architecture and bundling a new USB-C cable with the Apple Watch Series 7. With Apple no longer bundling a power adapter with the Apple Watch in the box, you must use an appropriate adapter to enjoy the improved charging speeds.
Use these tips to fix Apple Watch series 7 charging slowly issue
Make sure your Apple Watch supports fast charging
Apple makes it explicit on its support page that the fast charging on the Apple Watch Series 7 is not available in Argentina, India, or Vietnam, though it has not exactly specified the reason behind this odd omission.
Hard reset your Apple Watch.
If you find your Apple Watch series 7 charging slowly, simply perform a hard reset on the Apple Watch. It’s quick and easy. Simply 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.
Plug your Apple Watch to its magnetic charger and now everything should charge up normally.
Use an 18W or 20W USB-C power adapter
According to Apple, a third-party 5W USB-C adapter with USB Power Delivery support or an 18W USB-C adapter from Apple is required to fast charge the Apple Watch series 7.
Simply put, if you want to fast charge Apple Watch Series 7, consider getting an 18W or 20W USB-C power adapter. If you already own an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 and brought a third-party USB-C power adapter along with it, you’ll be able to use it to fast charge the Apple Watch Series 7 as well.
Contact Apple Support
If you find your Apple Watch series 7 charging slowly after trying the above steps, then it’s best to take the Apple Watch back to Apple itself in order to get things right. But given how the above tips have already helped out tons of people in fixing the issue, then it is safe to assume that they will help you out as well.