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JayLenochiniMac

macrumors G5
Nov 7, 2007
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New Sanfrakota
If you report problems, at least mention in the OP that it's the beta. Otherwise, an unsuspecting member might say "I can't find SOS on my AW running wOS 2.2" or dig up this thread from the graveyard once wOS 3 officially debuts disputing that SOS causes battery drain.
 
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faythebest

macrumors regular
Feb 20, 2013
107
106
Toronto
Have been testing the battery since yesterday after turning off SOS. And I can say there is a huge difference. Thanks for the tip.

Cheers
 

imaginex20

macrumors 68000
Jun 17, 2009
1,505
705
Thank you. I think this and setting up watch as new made my watch's battery life back to normal.
 

batristain

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2014
799
748
Richmond,VA
I had turned off SOS but didn't restart so I restarted last night - will be keeping an eye out - I'm still dropping around 5-10% each hour. I have a 38 MM so I never got the battery life of folks with the 42 MM but I could usually make it through a day. I'm watching to see if the restart helps today. Before I would average 3% per hour on Watch OS2 and OS1.

Cheers,
Bobbie
 

ladytonya

macrumors 6502a
Oct 14, 2008
924
198
I never turned off SOS, my watch just finally after a few days regulated and I get basically the same battery life as I was getting on OS 2. Put it on at 8:30 am today and I am currently at 20% at 12:30 am. I have SOS on, screen at maximum brightness, and prominent haptic notification is on. I am finally happy!
 
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