Legitimate Apple Watch chargers made by Apple
In the support document, Apple explains how you can be sure that the charger you’re using on your Apple Watch is a legitimate one. First, Apple’s chargers for the Apple Watch are always white except that some include regulatory info printed on the cable. Chargers not made or certified by Apple for the Apple Watch are in different colors. To be legitimate, the charger must have one of the following model numbers printed on the cable:
When you check the manufacturer online of any authentic Apple Watch charger, it will show Apple as the manufacturer. And to check the charger, here is what you do:
- Plug in your Apple Watch charging cable to your Mac. Select choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click General in the sidebar.
- Click About on the Right and then click on System Report and USB. Select watch charger and look for the name of the manufacturer.
- Again, it needs to say Apple to be authentic.
Use your Mac to check the authenticity of a third-party Apple Watch charger
Third-party manufacturers who are certified by Apple to produce and sell watch chargers have certain “badges” on their packaging that will say “Made for Watch” with the Apple logo before the word watch. Look out for one the following badges on the packaging of the third-party Apple Watch charger you bought. If you don’t find one of them on the packaging, return it to the place you bought it from.
To be authentic, a third-party Apple Watch charger needs to have one of these badges on its packaging
Click the blue search button and a list of certified Apple Watch chargers (or any Apple-certified accessory for any Apple product) will appear. If the charger you are using to charge your Apple Watch is on the list, you can continue to use it. If not, it is time for you to buy an Apple Watch charger made by Apple or a certified manufacturer (pun fully intended).