1. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I’ve been having an issue where my Apple Watch S3 doesn’t fully charge. It goes up to 97% and then drops as low as 94% before going back to 95% and stopping. I can get it to 100% by rebooting it but it reoccurs several days later. Also, I have run the battery down to 0% seeing if that helps and it doesn’t.

    Anyone else?
    01-08-2018 02:35 AM
  2. RECON1's Avatar
    I’ve been having an issue where my Apple Watch S3 doesn’t fully charge. It goes up to 97% and then drops as low as 94% before going back to 95% and stopping. I can get it to 100% by rebooting it but it reoccurs several days later. Also, I have run the battery down to 0% seeing if that helps and it doesn’t.

    Anyone else?
    I was having that issue too. Hasn’t done it in a few days though.
    01-08-2018 02:36 AM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I was having that issue too. Hasn’t done it in a few days though.
    That’s how mine is. It’ll be fine for a few days but then repeat. It’s not a huge deal but it’s annoying.
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    01-08-2018 02:52 AM
  4. RECON1's Avatar
    That’s how mine is. It’ll be fine for a few days but then repeat. It’s not a huge deal but it’s annoying.
    It is. And like you the only work around was to reboot the watch to get it back to 100%
    01-08-2018 02:54 AM
  5. TripleOne's Avatar
    This has never happened on my S3.
    01-08-2018 03:31 AM
  6. Michael S10's Avatar
    I’ve been having an issue where my Apple Watch S3 doesn’t fully charge. It goes up to 97% and then drops as low as 94% before going back to 95% and stopping. I can get it to 100% by rebooting it but it reoccurs several days later. Also, I have run the battery down to 0% seeing if that helps and it doesn’t.

    Anyone else?
    That happened to mine. I scheduled a call with Apple Support and they authorized a replacement.

    In my particular case it was a new watch though.
    01-08-2018 03:52 AM
  7. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    That happened to mine. I scheduled a call with Apple Support and they authorized a replacement.

    In my particular case it was a new watch though.
    I wonder what’s causing it. Did the new watch fix your issue? I have Apple Care+ on it but this issue obviously doesn’t require it as it’s a factory defect if anything.
    01-08-2018 04:31 AM
  8. Michael S10's Avatar
    Yes the new watch didn't have that issue. It was a battery defect.
    01-08-2018 05:21 AM
  9. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Yes the new watch didn't have that issue. It was a battery defect.
    I’ll give them a call soon. I am not to thrilled about a possible refurbished watch though.
    01-08-2018 06:06 AM
  10. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I’ve not had that issue with my S3. I’d get it replaced. I don’t have problems with a refurb bc apple’s refurbished items are top notch and covered by the same warranty.
    Eclipse2K and Jude526 like this.
    01-08-2018 06:37 AM
  11. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I’ve not had that issue with my S3. I’d get it replaced. I don’t have problems with a refurb bc apple’s refurbished items are top notch and covered by the same warranty.
    I’ll give them a call when I get a chance sometime this week. I do love to see a charging icon yet the battery doesn’t go up/depletes.
    01-08-2018 02:47 PM
  12. Michael S10's Avatar
    I’ll give them a call soon. I am not to thrilled about a possible refurbished watch though.
    In my case, they gave me a completely new watch. It was within the 14 day window and I reminded them that I could just return it for a new one if I wanted. There was never a question of refurbished though.
    01-08-2018 03:55 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you’re past the return period, un-pair your Watch from your iPhone and then pair it again.
    01-08-2018 04:05 PM
  14. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    If you’re past the return period, un-pair your Watch from your iPhone and then pair it again.
    Already done, even did a complete factory reset.
    01-08-2018 05:06 PM
  15. edswife1970's Avatar
    I got my Apple Watch Series 3 on September 22 when they first came out and it’s been fine. But I did notice a week or so ago that it does not charge to 100 percent anymore. It’s usually somewhere around 94 or 95 percent.
    01-08-2018 06:53 PM
  16. Michael S10's Avatar
    My situation was a little different. I would charge it to 100%, take it off the charger and very quickly it would go to 97 or 98% (within a couple of minutes).

    I got my Apple Watch Series 3 on September 22 when they first came out and it’s been fine. But I did notice a week or so ago that it does not charge to 100 percent anymore. It’s usually somewhere around 94 or 95 percent.
    01-08-2018 08:30 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you’re past the return period, un-pair your Watch from your iPhone and then pair it again.
    Is it safe to assume you’re running the latest watchOS version? If so, is your watch behaving in the manner you mentioned prior to installing any 3rd-party apps on it?
    01-08-2018 08:35 PM
  18. tdosthp's Avatar
    Noticed this same behavior this morning on both of my S3 watches. One was at 94%, one was at 96%.
    01-09-2018 10:09 PM
  19. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Noticed this same behavior this morning on both of my S3 watches. One was at 94%, one was at 96%.
    I contacted Apple Care over the phone and they ran a diagnostic on my watch. Of course, my battery has 100% charge capability so it doesn’t show an issue. I’m not sure if there’s something else I can tell them or if it’s something I have to deal with. In all honesty it’s not a real big issue but it’s annoying as I like to see 100% when I pull any device off the charger.
    01-10-2018 06:34 AM
  20. Jude526's Avatar
    No issues with mine
    01-10-2018 09:37 PM
  21. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    No issues with mine
    Lucky!
    01-11-2018 05:09 AM
  22. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    My watch is down to 97% even though I haven’t worn it in a couple days and it’s on the charger. I have to reboot it to get a full charge as I mentioned earlier. So annoying...
    01-12-2018 01:33 AM
  23. Mac Guy's Avatar
    A similar situation came up with people complaining that their iPads were charging to just short of 100% but never 100% that they could see.

    Apple said that the iPads charge and discharge and charge so as not to overcharge the battery. I've only seen the one reference, where ever that was.

    I wonder if the same thing is being done for the Watch. It's battery is much smaller and overcharging and heat would be less Watch friendly.
    01-13-2018 12:25 PM
  24. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    A similar situation came up with people complaining that their iPads were charging to just short of 100% but never 100% that they could see.

    Apple said that the iPads charge and discharge and charge so as not to overcharge the battery. I've only seen the one reference, where ever that was.

    I wonder if the same thing is being done for the Watch. It's battery is much smaller and overcharging and heat would be less Watch friendly.
    Doubtful because it will never recharge to 100% no mater how much I use it unless I reboot it.
    01-14-2018 12:17 AM
  25. edswife1970's Avatar
    My watch has been on the charger for 12 hours. I can see the battery level of the watch on my iPhone - it is 94%. It never gets to 100%.
    Last edited by edswife1970; 01-14-2018 at 11:27 AM.
    01-14-2018 10:26 AM
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