5.1.2 Battery life

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by AdamNC, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. AdamNC macrumors member


    Feb 3, 2018
    Leland NC
    Has anyone else noticed the battery is going down a good bit faster? My Series 4 has lost 18% life in just 3 hours since upgrading. No apps are running. I did activate the ECG. I am hoping it’s a fluke.
  2. Orangeman13 Suspended


    Aug 3, 2015
    No. Mine is fine
  3. ptukhar macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008
    bay area, CA
    No issues here either. Normal drainage.
  4. jz0309 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2018
    Temecula, CA
  5. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502

    Jason Hensley

    Jun 6, 2018
    Mine is draining fast as well. Try restarting it, that’s worked for me in the past.
  6. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    Mine is fine. Everytime I update my apple products I always hard by them.
  7. parseckadet macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2010
    Denver, CO
    We get one of those posts every time there's an update to iOS or one of its derivatives. It's normal for battery life to suffer for the fist day or two after an update.
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My AWr battery is at 77% at the end of the day, normal for me.
  9. mark-in-mk macrumors 6502


    Mar 24, 2011
    Definitely, It was fully charged overnight and by 8pm tonight after normal use it was completely dead. Series 4. Thats never happened in its short life before. Not good.
  10. upandown macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2017
    Could be an update gone bad for you. It happens.

    Also I would like to give a reminder that the battery usage on the iwatch varies greatly depending on what you do with it. How many texts messages you get, exercising, phone calls, movement etc
  11. user1234 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2009
    If anything mine is better now. I still have 64% after 24 hours compared to 40-50% before.
  12. lsmachado macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2018
    It seemed that my S4 was draining quicker since the update a couple of days ago. I thought maybe I was imagining things and didn’t worry about it.

    I charged it to 100% before going to bed last night and wore it overnight for the sleep tracker as usual. After I got up and had coffee, I checked the battery percentage and it was down to 41%. This hasn’t happened since I got the watch.

    The only additional thing running since the update is the ecg app. I’ve restarted and re-paired to my Max. Hoping everything stabilizes soon.
  13. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    I have great battery life with 5.1.2. Try turning it off and back on or even a hard reset.
  14. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    Fountain City
    Here’s a couple of things to try to troubleshoot.

    Try a simple dark face with no complications, like the ‘color’ face set to black.

    Try turnong off the ‘raise to wake’ setting (it’s called something else in settings)

    If either/both of those help much, it’s probably not the OS.
  15. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    I have "Raise to Speak" for Siri turned off. Other than that I have everything else turned on (including fall detection), and I haven't noticed any change in battery life.
  16. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2013
    I’m finding battery to be good on my new S4 44mm, it’s been off the charger since 6:45am and it’s now 4:20pm with 83% battery left, I’ve used it to tell the time, notifications, reply to a few texts and a bit of general messing with it (settings etc) plus some walking tracking, I don’t think that’s too bad at all.

  17. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    How’s it been?

    Still on 5.0.1 on s4 and paired with 12.1 Xr
  18. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
    I have awful battery on my S4 since 5.1.2 and 12.1.1 released because the watch suddenly won’t hold a connection via BT to my iPhone XS Max. I’ve had the phone in my pocket with the watch on my wrist where the watch defaults to WiFi or cellular draining the battery, and unlocking the phone to use immediately reconnects then. It’s driving me nuts at this point since it doesn’t seem widespread. I’ve set my phone up as new, restored my watch to no avail.
  19. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    I usually get about 2 days of battery on my S4. Except one night where I went to bed probably around 90% and woke up with it almost dead. Not sure what was going on there and it took a reboot to fix the draining issue. I really wish the OS would notice such issues and self correct things somehow as it is no fun waking up to a dead battery like that. Also wish the watch would tell you what is hitting the battery the way the phone can tell you what app is consuming things.

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