AW (June 2015) horrific battery life....

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Nothingfaced, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Nothingfaced macrumors member

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    So I'm running Watch OS4; original June 2015 SS 42mm Apple Watch.

    So on a typical day: I'll be at 100% leaving home, after an 8 hour shift at work, i'm either totally DEAD or holding on at 10%. After only 8 hours.

    Only very little use during the day; mostly check text messages and the time.

    What gives? I think I will upgrade to the 4 whenever it is released. Sadly.... I love the watch otherwise!
     
  2. betasp macrumors member

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    I would try a reset on the watch and try reducing the number of apps installed and see if there is one app killing things... Certainly your case seems to be the exception, so I wonder if there is something weird going on with an app...
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It’s simply could be because your Apple Watch battery might be in need of replacement depending how much you regularly charged it, usage over the years, etc. Apple can conduct a free battery diagnostic in the Apple Store over the phone with your Apple Watch To determine the overall health.
     
  4. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    Batteries degrade over time, a small battery like the one in an Apple Watch will degrade and need replaced, sounds like that’s what happened.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Sounds like either the battery needs replacing, or you have an app or two that is chewing up your battery charge.
     
  6. Nothingfaced, Mar 19, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018

    Nothingfaced thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a full wipe, re paired it with 2017 8 Plus, removed most apps, turned off app background refresh.

    Went from roughly 10% degradation an hour to about 7 or 6 if I’m lucky. If it stays at that, i can deal until the 4 comes out, if I decide to get it.

    Either way, to be fair, it’s a 3 year old product, and the warranty expired in June 2017 so I can’t really technically complain. Great product other than battery.
     

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