How to charge your Samsung Galaxy Watch.Charging your Samsung Galaxy smartwatch is easy, but things can go wrong if you use unsupported or counterfeit charging accessories. This guide tells you everything you need to know about charging your Samsung Galaxy watch.You’ll learn how to properly charge your Galaxy Watch and what to avoid when charging your smartwatch.
Charge your Galaxy watch with the flat magnetic charging dock
The following Samsung Galaxy Watch series use a magnetic flat charging dock:
- Galaxy Watch Active
- Galaxy Watch Active2
- Galaxy Watch3
- Galaxy Watch4 series
- Galaxy Watch5 series
- Galaxy Watch6 series
These watch series include a magnetic charging cable in the packaging. If your watch’s original charger is missing or damaged, purchase a replacement from Amazon or Samsung’s online store. Follow these steps to charge the above Galaxy Watch using the magnetic charging dock.
- Plug the USB end of the charging cable into the wall charger or adapter.
- Then connect the adapter to a power source – wall outlet, power supply, power station, computer USB port, etc.
- Place the Galaxy Watch (face up) on the magnetic charging dock -station and plug in the wall outlet.
Samsung recommends that you use only original accessories to charge your Galaxy Watch. You will find Samsung approved wall chargers on the Samsung website or at your local Samsung Experience stores.If you have a Galaxy Watch 4 or older, make sure your charger has an output power of 4.5W or higher. For Galaxy Watch5 and Watch 5 Pro, a 9W (or higher) adapter guarantees fast charging speeds. Chargers with wattage ratings below the minimum requirements will charge your Galaxy Watch slowly.Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro feature an updated USB-C charger that supports Power Delivery (PD) fast charging. Using a cable with a USB-C PD adapter will charge your Galaxy Watch5 faster than using regular non-PD adapters.
Using the Galaxy Watch Wireless Charging Dock
Samsung watches released between 2017 and 2018 (Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and Gear Sport) charge wirelessly using the charging dock. The watches in this series come with a wireless charging dock in the package. Buy a replacement charging dock from Amazon or Samsung if yours is faulty or missing.
- Plug the cable into the micro-USB charger port on the back of the charging dock.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the power adapter and plug the charger into a wall outlet.
- Place the Galaxy Watch on the dock with the back of the smartwatch aligned with the center of the dock.
- Plug in the outlet to begin charging the watch.
The LED indicator on the dock glows red when charging and green when fully charged.
Use wireless chargers or chargers
The Samsung Wireless Charger Trio has a dedicated space for your Galaxy watch and two other devices. However, it only supports Galaxy Watch3, Watch Active2 and Galaxy Active. A built-in magnet in a special location holds the watch in place while charging. The third LED should be solid RED when the watch is charging and green when the watch is fully charged.Although the Galaxy Watch does not support the Qi wireless charging standard, some third-party Qi-certified wireless chargers claim to charge the Galaxy Watch. Using these incompatible charging accessories may damage your watch or battery.
Charge your Galaxy Watch with PowerShare wireless technology
Wireless PowerShare allows Samsung smartphones to charge other devices wirelessly. The table below lists Samsung phones and Galaxy watches that support Wireless PowerShare.
|Samsung phones/tablets with Wireless Powershare support||Galaxy watch with Wireless PowerShare|
|Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra|
Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold
|Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro|
Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic
To charge other devices using Wireless PowerShare, your Samsung phone or tablet must have at least 30% battery charge. Follow these steps to charge your Galaxy Watch using Wireless PowerShare.
- Swipe down from the top of your phone or tablet display to open the notification panel.
- Click Wireless Power Share to enable Wireless PowerShare.
- Put your Galaxy Watch face up on the back of your phone or tablet. If your watch is not charging, remove the case from your phone and position the watch in the center of the device.
Tips for charging your Samsung Galaxy watch
Samsung advises that you charge your new Galaxy watch before using it for the first time after unboxing. You should also fully charge your smartwatch if it is not used for a long time.Charging speed depends on the Galaxy Watch series, charger wattage rating, and other factors. For example, the Galaxy Watch5 typically charges faster than the Watch5 Pro because the latter has a larger battery. According to Samsung, a 30-minute charge will charge the Watch5 by 45% and the Watch5 Pro by 35%.Additionally, your Galaxy Watch will charge faster on the original/official charger than on Wireless PowerShare or wireless chargers. Typically, power sources with low electrical current (such as computer USB ports) charge your watch more slowly. The warranty does not cover damage caused by the use of unsupported accessories or improper charging. Therefore, use only original or official Samsung charging accessories to charge your Galaxy Watch.Charging accessories do not have the same water and dust resistance certifications as Galaxy watches. Do not expose your watch charger to liquid, sweat or dust.Dry your Galaxy Watch with a clean cloth before charging after a workout. Charging from a computer or using the Galaxy Watch while charging will increase charging time. Charge your watch directly from a wall outlet and allow it to fully charge.An unstable power supply may cause your Galaxy Watch’s touch screen to malfunction while charging. In this case, disconnect the watch from the charger and try a different power source. If the touch screen problem persists, try using a different power adapter or charging cable/dock.
Galaxy Watch not charging? Here’s what to do
Your Galaxy Watch won’t charge if there is a problem with the battery, charging cable, adapter, or outlet. Refer to our guide to fixing Samsung Galaxy Watch charging problems for troubleshooting solutions.You can also contact your nearest Samsung service center for assistance. They will check your watch for manufacturing defects or hardware damage.
How to charge your Samsung Galaxy Watch
How to charge your Samsung Galaxy Watch