3.2 update - any battery drain problems?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by PCtoMAC1, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. PCtoMAC1 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    Hi - I have a Series 2 SS. Has anyone found that the newest update has hurt the great battery life?
  2. jakerichva Suspended

    Jul 12, 2008
    Nope, not here. Works fine. I have 73% left after a full day.
  3. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Mines going down about 10% every 4 hours. Everything is turned on.

    Brightness halfway haptic feedback half way. Sound about 1/3
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    My Series 0 seems to be getting better battery life with 3.2 than 3.1.3 and I had no problems with the 3.1.3.
  5. Relentless Power, Mar 29, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I wouldn't say my battery life has improved with 3.2, but nor has it decreased in anyway. It seems to be about the same, if not changing at all.

    And this applies to my first generation Watch and Series 2.
  6. recoil80, Mar 29, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017

    recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    62% left after almost 16 hours yesterday. I'd say battery life is still great with 3.2
    edit: today after more than 5 hours AW is 97%
  7. wjw0111 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2016
    No issues with the original watch on 3.2 either. Going on about 12 hours so far today and sitting at 71%.
  8. PlanetExp macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2012
    I am noticing a slight increase in drain on a series 2 ss. Never gone down below 70% even after a run and using it for 16 hours before. First day after update 35%. 58% today.

    I also notice that it feels a bit more sluggish somehow. It just seem to come awake a few millisecond slower than usual. Also the timers (when doing a workout) is skippy ever few seconds. Before update they were smooth as butter. Could be imaginary too so I wouldn't draw any conclusions just yet..
  9. wjw0111 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Sad to say, but sometimes I think the watch needs a factory reset. I had issues with crazy battery drain in the past (down to 10% at the end of a workday, before the evening). Tried all alternatives, hard resets of watch and iPhone, nothing helped. Did a factory reset though and all was fine and dandy again, and no issues with 3.2.

    If it stays a problem for you, might be something to consider.
  10. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Nope, battery life is fantastic. I just put mine on the charger. It was at 56% after more than 24 hours.
  11. klymr macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2007
    I was wondering the same thing yesterday morning. After about an hour and a half off the charger my battery had dropped from 100% to 91%. I even pointed it out to my coworker. Restarted the watch (42mm S2), and it was back at 100%. Everything seemed fine after that. I even ended the day with the battery at 73% after wearing it for 16 hours. All is still well.
  12. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    I'd say that it's in the same range as 3.1.3 for me. I was typically getting about 4 hours of stand-by for every 9 to 10%.

    I'm at 81% right now and have been on stand-by for 10 hours, which is 7.6% for 4 hours.

    So it's a little better so far, but I usually burn a little faster at night due to my workout.

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