Battery draining

verdejt

macrumors 6502
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Jul 19, 2011
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Central Florida
I have a Series 2 Nike edition. Since I have upgraded to WatchOS 5 I notice that when I finish my work day the battery is down to 45% or less. Before the upgrade I would finish my day and I would be at about 70% battery life. My work day is from 0730-1600. I work a lot outside. I'm a day custodian at a middle school and I'm always moving but nothing different when I was on WatchOS 4. Looking for everyone's experience on battery life with WatchOS 5.
 

CanadaPanda

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Sep 26, 2018
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Yes, my Series 3, just yesterday. It was around 8pm and I got a notification that it was at 10%. I’m not sure what it’s normally at by then, but it was a normal workday and I only went for a 30 minute run and not my usual 90 minute run. It’s the first time I got a notification like this, although I used to get them on my Series 1 until they fixed it in a software update.
 

minifridge1138

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Jun 26, 2010
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When I updated my S0 to WatchOS 2.0 something started draining the battery. I had been able to go the whole day and still have ~30% battery left. After WatchOS2.0 my battery was dead by lunch time. I had tickets open with apple support and they were clueless. I tried resetting and re-installing. Nothing worked.

Finally WatchOS 2.1 came out and that fixed all my battery issues. If you’re experience is like mine, then you’re stick until you have a new WatchOS version to install.

Contact Apple.
Good luck.
 

dotzero123

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Sep 3, 2018
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Philadelphia Suburbs
YMMV but my Apple Watch battery was terrible on day one and two. For whatever reason, today it seems to be lasting almost as well as my S3. I don't know if it was from restoring watch from backup or if I just played with it too much, but the problems seems to have vanished for me. Best of luck!
 

verdejt

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Jul 19, 2011
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Central Florida
I turned off background app refresh on a lot of apps. Battery is a little better but still not what it was before the update. I'm going to have to open a ticket with apple because right now force touch isn't working and really hasn't been working for a while.
 
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