SOLVED: Apple Watch won’t charge or it won’t turn on

Why Apple watch won't charge or turn on

When you connect your Apple Watch to its charging cable and power, you should see a green lightning bolt on the screen. Likewise, If your watch requires charging, a red lightning bolt will appear on the screen.

If for some strange reason your Apple Watch won’t charge or you see a message on your watch that charging with this accessory isn’t supported: 

These steps can help fix Charge Apple Watch won’t charge or turn on issues

  • Make sure that you plug the Apple magnetic charging cable all the way into the USB Power adapter, then make sure that you plug the adapter all the way into a power outlet.
  • Make sure that you’re using the a proper Apple magnetic charging cable and the USB power adapter that came with your Apple Watch when you purchased the device.
  • Fully remove any plastic wrap from both sides of the charger. 
  • See to it that the back of your Apple watch and the magnetic charger are clean from any stain.
  • Gently place the back of your Apple watch on the charger. The charger’s magnets align your Apple Watch, and you should see a green lightning bolt on the watch face.
  • If your Apple Watch won’t charge, force it to restart. Press and hold both the side button and digital crown for at least 10 seconds [usually 6 seconds will do], or until you see the Apple logo.
  • Try a different Apple Watch magnetic charging cable and a different USB power adapter. If your Apple Watch is out of power, you might need to wait a few minutes for the green lightning bolt to appear after you start charging your device. If that doesn’t work switch to an alternative.

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