New iOS 14 Notifications For Fully Charged Apple Watch & Low Power AirPods
iOS 14 Notifications For Fully Charged Apple Watch
If you’re using your iPhone when the paired Apple Watch reaches 100% battery percentage a banner notification is triggered by iOS 14. The alert slides in from the top of your screen.
It’s titled ‘Apple Watch Battery’ and informs that ‘[apple watch name] is fully charged’.
Tip: You can dismiss it by swiping it back up.
Lock Screen Notification
If your iPhone is locked when the Apple Watch becomes fully charged the new iOS 14 notification will be displayed on the Lock screen.
iOS 14 AirPods Low Power Notifcation
This one is actually mentioned by Apple on their website, but it’s still cool to talk about it. iPhones running iOS 14 are now able to notify you when the AirPods battery levels drop below %20, reminding you to charge them.
The AirPods battery life notifications are also available as banners when iPhone is used, or Lock screen ones when your iOS device is idle.
Fact: All these notifications will also display in the Notification Center.
Why Are Apple Watch Fully Charged Notifications Handy?
These new iOS 14 alerts are useful because they help you maximize the time you wear your watch. watchOS 7 brings Sleep Tracking to the Apple Watch and many users wear their wrist-gadgets during nighttime too. This will sometimes require you to charge your Apple in the morning and fully charged notifications are highly welcomed!
Many of you would argue that the iPhone itself requires a charging status notification which could be displayed in macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 7 or watchOS 7 and inform you that you can pick up your iPhone from the charging stand. But I’m sure that this is in the works and will become available soon as the path has been already set!
Do you find these new iOS 14 notifications handy? Let us know in the comments section available below.
Related: Check out all the new features available in iOS 14 here.
How can I turn off the fully charged notification?
Hi Steve. At the moment you can turn off the fully charged notification only for the iPhone. This is done from: Settings -> Battery -> Battery Health -> Disable Optimized Battery Charging feature. This will also turn off the fully charged notification. However, we don’t recommend you to do that.
There’s currently no option to disable fully charged notifications for Apple Watch, but we are still in the iOS 14 beta stages. Things could change until the final release. Hope this helps.
I don’t find this useful but annoying. In fact, I landed on this page searching for how to turn this off. I charge my watch overnight so I know it will get charged by morning – no need to tell me. Now it’s just something that I have to dismiss every single morning. Ugh.
Allison, thanks for sharing your feedback. Unfortunately there is no way to disable it at the moment. We will update you if the situation changes.
For me the feature would be useful especially when I am waiting in the morning for fully charged watch. The problem is that the notification is hidden if my phone is locked and appears only after unlocking.
Jan, thanks for you feedback. Indeed, an audio notification when the iPhone is locked would be welcomed.
I also landed here looking for a way to disable the notification. I charge my watch every night and the notification turns on my iPhone light, waking me up.
DeAnn, thanks for sharing your experience. Does the notification also play an audio alert, or just lights up the display?
Another user annoyed by the fully charged watch alert. Please give us a way to turn it off so I don’t have to be disturbed at O dark thirty by a buzz and a lit-up screen? Also why does it feel the need to alert through Do Not Disturb mode? If Apple is pushing sleep health and reduced screen time this seems counterintuitive. If not, it feels unnecessary. Since I can’t turn it off, it’s maddening. And above all it’s just not useful.
Andrew, thanks for your feedback. So you get the fully charged Apple Watch alert on iPhone even when the Do Not Disturb mode is enabled?
Yes, the alert sounds and notifies even when do not disturb is active, extremely annoying!
Kevin, thank you for your feedback. We agree that these notifications should be optional. We will be filling a feature request for it to Apple.
I would love to be able to turn off the fully charged notification. I’m a light sleeper and every time this alert goes off, my phone screen lights up and wakes me up. I charge my watch every night; I know it will be fully charged in the morning. I need my sleep, not a notification. It’s super frustrating! Please let us disable this feature.
Becky, thanks for sharing your opinion. I’m sure that Apple will provide an option to toggle this notification on and off in future updates. We submitted a feedback request for it.
Wow – I’m another user who came here to search for a way to disable this, shocked to discover it’s not possible! Seems an update needs to be created as a matter of urgency. Unfathomable that a sleep improvement feature is actually waking up customers, I’d call that a massive oversight and an EPIC FAIL by the Apple software designers.
Thanks for sharing your opinion. I’m sure that Apple will provide an option to make this optional in the near feature, regarding the number of unsatisfied users.
I think I may have found a solution to turn the Apple Watch fully charged notification off.
Go to the Watch app on your phone, go to ‘Sleep’, and then select ‘’don’t use this watch for sleep’ and then select ‘turn off’.
I never received battery notifications until I turned it back on so I’m hoping now I’ve turned it off again I won’t get the notifications anymore.
I hope that helps anyone.
Alice, thanks a lot for your contribution. We’re testing it out and will update your finding in the main content of the article asap. This will surly help others.
Hi, I just thought I’d let you know that after completely disabling the ability to use my Watch for sleep (using the process I outlined in my previous comment), I woke up this morning to the relief that I did not receive any notification to say the battery had fully charged, so even after enabling this feature to start receiving the notifications and disabling it again, it still worked so hopefully this process will work for everyone.
I just thought I’d put that out there to give full reassurance that this worked for me as I had a very slight doubt that it wouldn’t work as I’d enabled this feature previously but it did so I’m very happy.
Alice, thanks for the follow up and for your entire contribution to this topic!
I agree with all of these comments.
1) I expect the apple watch to be full charged after an entire night’s charging – I don’t need it notifying me that it is charged.
2) The most frustrating thing is, the watch typically reaches full charge about an hour and a half before I wake up. Thus it the watch face lights up and it chimes every 2-5 mins telling me it is fully charged. Super annoying. I came to this site to see how to disable it. To avoid this, when it wakes me up in the middle of the night, I take it off the charger. That way it does not continue to chime. The bad part is, when I actually put the watch on when I wake up, the battery is already less than 100%. Again, very annoying.
Thanks for the detailed review. Yes, it makes sense to be able to disable the fully charged Apple Watch notification while it charges during nighttime.