Apple introduced the watchOS 7.3.1 to try to fix the issue of the Apple Watch Series 5 and Watch SE battery not charging when Low Power mode is turned on. On the smartwatch, this problem was reported by “a small number of customers with Apple Watch Series 5 or Apple Watch SE models with watchOS 7.2 or 7.3” the Cupertino company announced. It was also explained by the company that for users who continue to experience the same problem even after updating their smartwatch to watchOS 7.3.1 there is a fix for this issue. In this guide, we will talk about the same workarounds to fix the charging issues of Apple Watch in Low Power Mode.
Fix: Apple Watch Won’t Charge in Low Power Mode
There are two methods to fix the Apple Watch not charging issues in Low Power Mode: the first is to update the smartwatch to watchOS 7.3.1, and the second solution is to contact Apple Support to repair the watch for free. Check all the resolutions given below.
1. Update Apple Watch to watchOS 7.3.1 or later versions
If not already done, the first thing to do is update to watchOS 7.3.1, since Apple should have managed to solve the problem for some users with this update. To view the version of the watchOS you are using, open the Watch app on your iPhone or the Settings app on your Apple Watch, then tap ‘General > About’, then locate the version. If it is not updated, then you will get a prompt to update to the latest watchOS version, just do the same and follow the on-screen instructions.
2. Contact Apple Support for Free Repair
To see if your Apple Watch has the issue, place your Apple Watch on the charger you normally use, then wait at least 30 minutes. The watch should be discharged or almost discharged to carry out this test, as the Low Power mode is activated when the remaining battery life is low.
If your Apple Watch won’t charge, contact Apple Support to set up a free Mail-In repair. Your Apple Watch will be examined prior to service to ensure it is eligible for a free repair.
Therefore, if your Apple Watch Series 5 or SE updated to watchOS 7.3.1 does not charge when the ‘Low Power’ (or Power Saving) mode is activated, Apple will repair the watch for free.
That’s everything you need to know about how to fix the Apple Watch won’t charge in Low Power Mode. While you are here, do not forget to check out similar types of Apple Watch Guides only on our website TechNClub.com: Download Spotify Playlists, Albums & Podcasts on Apple Watch (Offline Play), and Tips to Increase Text Size on Apple Watch.