battery depletes quickly after update

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by darthbane2k, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. darthbane2k macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
    Had an Apple Watch since launch. Battery used to last me 1.5 days easily (usually charge overnight). Now after the recent update it's fully depleted by 4pm each day.
    My iPhone / watch usage hasn't changed in the slightest. Something has borked the watch and my only thought is that it is the update, somehow.
    Or is this simply some planned obsolescence on apple's part considering rumours of a new model in March?!

    Anyone have any shared experiences or tips?
  2. Beeray macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011

    My watch is fine. Try either restarting it, or re-syncing it. That should help
  3. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    My battery life has been unchanged by the update.
  4. darthbane2k thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
    How strange. Must just be me then. I could take it back to the store but it's hard to kind of explain and they are quick to send you away without replacing your device these days
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Un-pair and re-pair it. I had the same issue going from 1.0 --> 2.0, though 2.1 has been problem free for me.
  6. TxWatch macrumors 6502


    Nov 30, 2015
    I have not noticed any battery usage change since updating to OS 2.1. For instance, I ran for an hour this morning using the Workout App and my Watch went down 11%, which the same as previous 1 hour runs. Right now, it is at 73% at 1:20 in the afternoon which is normal for my running days.

    I did power cycle my Watch after the update because Siri was acting up, but that was it.

  7. Paulejonesy macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    i've had the same issue. Months of the watch easily lasting the day. Even after the 2.0 update. After 2.1, it won't last the day. I do feel performance is better tho' It's quick enough to be worth using now. If a battery life hit is the price i have to pay, then ill pay it. (have tried a power cycle tho' will report back tomorrow...)
  8. jasie02 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2014
    When ever I upgrade my AW SW, I always shutdown both iPhone/AW after both updated, start iPhone 1st until wifi/bluetooth all up, then start AW. This will ensure syncing process between iPhone/AW are restart, and there is no iPhone issue cause AW to act weird.
    Remember AW is extensive of iPhone. When master acting weird, slave will not work very well also.
  9. Paulejonesy macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Did this, and battery life is back to normal. Performance is still there too. Result :)
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Yep. First night after updating to 2.1 I dropped 25% overnight. Did a reboot of the watch the following morning and battery went back to normal.

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