Apple Watch battery drains quickly when using wireless earbuds

vandrv

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Jan 27, 2008
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I just purchased a set of wireless earbuds and paired them with my iPhone today. After using them for about thirty minutes, my Apple Watch had 5% battery left. The watch was being used the same as always so normally there would be plenty of battery left at this time of day. Is there some setting I need to change to keep the watch from draining like this? Or is there possibly some other problem? Thanks for any help.
 

Mlrollin91

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Nov 20, 2008
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Yes. I did pair the earphones to my phone. Is it possible they paired to my watch as well?
I don't think that is possible. You would have to pair them to the watch as well. Something very strange is happening, and I'm not sure what. Maybe it was a fluke. See if it happens again?
 

vandrv

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Jan 27, 2008
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I don't think that is possible. You would have to pair them to the watch as well. Something very strange is happening, and I'm not sure what. Maybe it was a fluke. See if it happens again?
I will try it again tonight and see what happens. I thought it was pretty odd. I can't really see any other reason for the battery to drain like that.
 

vandrv

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Jan 27, 2008
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Well I paired the earbuds with my iphone and used them for an hour or so and there was no drain on my watch battery. I have no idea what dragged it down yesterday. I guess I will just chalk it up as one of the mysteries of life.
 
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CobraPA

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What model of wireless earbuds? The Apple AirPods share Bluetooth pairing among all your devices, but I think you have to manually click connect to switch to the watch.
 

vandrv

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What model of wireless earbuds? The Apple AirPods share Bluetooth pairing among all your devices, but I think you have to manually click connect to switch to the watch.
It is just a cheap pair of Tao Tronics earbuds.