A beautiful, elegant app to check your iPhone’s battery on your Apple Watch

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Save yourself energy while checking your iPhone's power.
This is the simplest, most elegant app for checking your iPhone's battery on your Apple Watch.
Photo: Thientam Beck

We all know that the Apple Watch doesn’t exactly have great battery life. At best, it’ll get you through the day. But, of course, one of the big sells of the Apple Watch is that it’ll save your iPhone battery life, because you don’t have to pull it out as much.

Of course, then you end up in a Catch-22. Your Apple Watch depends on your iPhone to work properly, but without pulling out your iPhone, you can’t tell how much battery you have left, therefore risking both your Apple Watch and your iPhone crapping out on you in the middle of the day. If only the Apple Watch could tell you your iPhone’s battery level.

It can’t, but luckily, there’s an app for that. And it might be the loveliest one yet.

Developed by Thientam Beck (if you’re a jailbreaker, you might know him as Surenix), Power is a $0.99 app that allows you to quickly see your iPhone’s battery right on your Apple Watch. You don’t even have to load up the app: you can use the included glance instead. Either way, you’re just a look at your wrist away from seeing how much juice your iPhone’s down to.

It’s a totally simple app, but that’s all it needs to be. It’s clean, bright, and colorful, and will let you know whether or not you need to plug in your iPhone, without ever taking it out of your bag or pocket. What’s not to love?

There are similar apps to this on the App Store, natch, but this is the best designed one for my money. Check it out if you’re constantly running out of juice, and wonder to yourself why this isn’t a default part of WatchOS?

Source: App Store