Battery life on my launch day series 0 on 3.2.3 is amazing!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chillip, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. chillip macrumors 6502

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    As title says, the battery life on my original launch day watch is really good on the latest software update.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I completely agree. Been 5 hours since I've unplugged it. Still at 100%. Usually down to about 85% by now. Being that this is probably the last watchOS 3 update, hopefully 4.0 doesn't kill the battery :(.
     
  3. valenrandy macrumors member

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    I'm going to give it a week or 2 to see how it pans out for more folks before I take the plunge lol.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Being such a small update, there is very little risk in anything going "wrong". These final updates are just for stability and bug fixes. This will probably be the final watchOS 3 update till the fall.
     
  5. woodynorman macrumors 6502

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    Updated last night. Watch has been off the charger for 13 hours. Battery is at 80%! Best battery life Ive had with my series 2
     
  6. Mansu944 macrumors regular

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    Do you people ever raise your wrist, walk or do any kind of workout??? How can your batteries last so long??
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I do an hour workout a day. I usually have 50-60% at the end of the day. I'm at 68% today. So definitely an improvement.
     
  8. chillip thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's more impressive because my battery is well over 2 years old
     
  9. jtylee macrumors newbie

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    Well you just made me check for myself, nice, I'm at 95% and my 8th hour. I do NOT have raise to wake enabled.
     
  10. Rymal macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering if the battery display is correct since the update???? 7 hours at 100%.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes it is correct. Mine drains just as usual, just slower, meaning I am getting better battery life.
     
  12. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is still as bad... about 14 hours today before it died.
    When I first got it would last 18+ hours easily... seems just recently it starting to be real bad.
     
  13. Javabird macrumors 6502

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    My battery is draining much faster after upgrading too. I haven't changed any other settings.
     
  14. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    My first full day using my watch and I thought something was wrong, because after 5 hours it only dropped 2 percent. By the end of my day and 12 hours off the charger with around 100 notification, I am at 90%. That's 10x better than anything I ever got with my Android Wear or Samsung Gear smartwatches.

    This is some sort of magic?!?
     
  15. Koudspeel macrumors regular

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    I charged it fully last night and it's 18:31 now and it still has 90% charge left! Battery life certainly got much much better with the last update.
     
  16. TIO macrumors newbie

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    I'm having different results than the rest of you on my Series 0. I installed the update on Sunday, and Monday had terrible battery performance... died before my day was over. So I un-paired and re-paired last night, and I'm waiting to see how it does today.
     
  17. Volgin Suspended

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    Glad to hear it.
     
  18. roboclint macrumors member

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    Has anyone else had the OPPOSITE effect? Yesterday my watch got to 10% around 10 pm. Today it's almost dead at 7 pm, and I'm not even working out like I usually do (taking the week off for my birthday WOOT).
     
  19. TIO macrumors newbie

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    I did the first day after the update. I did a re-pair, and it's been good since. I'm a couple hours into my day, and still at 100%. The first day, before the re-pair, I was probably at 85% by this time.
     
  20. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    My 38mm AWS hit the 2 year mark a week or so ago. The battery life is still as good as, if not better than, it was when I first got it. Mileage varies a little depending on how long of a workout I do (If I do a workout at all), but I usually have no trouble with battery. I wear the watch to bed for sleep tracing, so I usually charge it before I go to bed. I usually top it off in the morning while I get ready for work, but it's not totally necessary. If I don't top it off in the morning I will hit 10% by 6 or 7pm, but as long as I top it off I will have between 10 and 30 % when I charge it in the evening.

    Most devices with internal batteries start to hold less of a charge after two years of use, but perhaps Watch OS has gotten more efficient so I haven't noticed? Overall I'm impressed that two year old gadget works better in terms of performance than it did when it was new.



    Sean
     
  21. prk60091 macrumors member

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    42mm AWS over 2 years old (i got it on launch day so May 2015) -- Really weird battery life- yesterday at 16 hours still 10% (i just rec'd the 10% warning when i was putting it on the charger for the nite... and today dead at 12 hours
     
  22. honglong1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Watch OS 4 latest beta is even better. Series 0, 10 hours and 40 mins standby. 84% left :)
     
  23. danapellerin macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I'm burning through about 7% an hour since the update. I've rebooted, repaired, disabled just about everything and still just terrible battery life. Before the update I'd end up with about 40% left by the time I went to bed. Now I'm lucky if the watch stays on until dinner time.
     
  24. prk60091 macrumors member

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    22 hours into my day i am down to 20% left---everything was purring along with adequate (18 hours +/- ) battery from the update until yesterday... something is wrong and i dn know what.or how to fix... pairing and unpairing does not change anything.... another ideas???
     
  25. prk60091 macrumors member

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    Oops I meant 10 hours not 22 hours

    Now @11 hours into my day I have to 14% left
     

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