Charging Glass

dead battery

When it's time to charge Glass' battery, you'll see an empty battery icon on the display. Plug the charger into the wall and then plug in the micro USB cord included with your Glass to recharge the battery. While charging in an inactive state, an empty battery icon on the display will animate whenever the display is activated.

The Power LED

While Glass is charging, the LED on the curved back of the device, near the power button, will pulsate slowly. It will remain solid when Glass is fully charged.

Checking battery level

You can check the battery level while using Glass by swiping all the way to the Settings bundle at the far left of your timeline.

Battery Charged indicates that your Glass is fully charged.

Glass Settings

The charger

The connectors of the cable and charger are two-tone so you always know which way to plug in the USB. On Glass itself, the cable is at a right angle facing backward (the white half of the connector facing out) so that the base of the connector can be used to stabilize Glass on a flat surface while charging.

You can use the included USB cord to charge Glass, but you'll get more power directly from a working wall outlet. Use the included charger to charge Glass fastest.

Extra chargers are available for purchase in the Glass store.

Best charging practices

Make Glass inactive when not using it

Putting Glass in an inactive state will lock the touchpad, disable incoming phone calls, and turn off notification chimes. This will save battery while you're not using Glass. Enable On Head Detection from the Settings bundle to put Glass in an inactive state automatically whenever you take Glass off.

Hard power down

While Glass is plugged in, pressing and holding the power button for 15 seconds triggers a hard power down; the LED light goes off and Glass isn't charging. Glass will not charge when hard powered down.

Charge Glass overnight

While charging and within range of a Wifi network, Glass will automatically update to the latest software and sync any pictures and videos to your Google+ Auto Backup. It's good practice to charge every night to make sure Glass is always up-to-date and your photos are there waiting for you in your Google+ albums when you wake up.

Powering Glass after a long period of disuse

If you've not charged Glass for a couple of days/weeks, you may find that it will take longer to charge Glass. In this state, it's normal to not see the empty battery icon appear on the display or that Glass will not turn on when you press the power button. Grab a cup of coffee and return in a bit and Glass will turn on normally.


If you don't see chargers in the Glass store, don't panic. Check back again in a few days. Accessories appear automatically whenever they are in stock.