Battery

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by scholls22, May 27, 2015.

  1. scholls22 macrumors member

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    I just purchased a watch yesterday off of Craigs List, so I am just learning my way around the watch. My battery is dropping by one % every couple of minutes. What would be the cause of that?
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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  3. scholls22 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not really, just got to work and I've been pretty busy. I took it off of the charger about 0545. Really, the only thing I did with it was buy coffee at Starbucks with it. Other than that, I've been at work so I haven't fooled with it....Yet
     
  4. deadandalive macrumors member

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    When that happened to me one day, a hard reset cleared it
     
  5. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    Something is wrong. I agree. Try a reset. If it's working properly, battery life is a non-issue.
     
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I would agree with deadandalive, several threads on this forum concerning battery life say the same thing also several mention checking your wifi set up, as this can also affect your battery life.

    Put "battery" or Battery Life" in the search box in the upper right corner and it will bring up threads concerning this subject.

    I'm glad you got your watch. Enjoy.
     
  7. scholls22 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I just did a hard reset and I'll see how that works for the rest of the day.
     
  8. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    dropping a % every few minutes doesn't sound right. I used my watch as normal and worked out for an hour and it was at 60% by the time I went to bed about 16 hours later.
     
  9. scholls22 thread starter macrumors member

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    So, I'm at 62% and it hasn't been off of the charger for 4 hours yet. I've don't VERY little with it. Ironically, my iphone 6 which was also at 100% at the same time is at 64% with very little usage.

    Could the two be draining each other?
     
  10. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    Something is very wrong. My iPhone battery life has improved due to less use. I am usually at about 60% at the end of the day on my watch. Occasionally I will be as low as 40% if I am using it a lot. I hope they can fix it for you, or certainly replace it if not.
     
  11. PegasusTenma macrumors regular

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    Scholls, it happened to me the first two/three days. It seemed like there was a bug in the pairing of both devices, that drained the battery out of the watch. You need to re-sync your watch with your iphone from fresh, and re install the apps and everything. then, after doing that a hard reset on both devices is optional.
    This worked for me. You should give it a try, is not such a pain as it might look and it doesn't take that long.
     
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    My battery life is nothing short of spectacular. Yesterday was my "longest day of the year." Reported for duty 0700, watch off the charger at 0600. At 2305, after a full day's use, I put the watch back on the charger with 23% remaining. No complaints here.
     
  13. scholls22 thread starter macrumors member

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    I went to Apple and they tried to run a diagnostics on it but there software was giving them issues. They wanted to send it off. I am trying your recommendation as we speak before I send it off..Hopefully, this will correct the problem. My phone battery is draining at a ridiculous rate as well. I mentioned that and all the "genius" could tell me was that it would drain fast since it was connected to Bluetooth via the watch but damn, the phone is at 26% and has had regular use if that much!
     
  14. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope to that as an explanation for what you are seeing. (my opinion)
    Yes, bluetooth usage can cause drainage, but my understanding is that Bluetooth 4.0 is very efficient and my experience has been that my iPhone battery life has not suffered due to Apple Watch usage.
     
  15. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I find that I am saving 10-15% of my iPhone's battery due to my watch. It has eliminated me having to check for stocks and if I just have a message. Short messages I even answer using Siri and it works really well.

    On my 4th day and like it!:)
     
  16. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    Have you done a 24-hour duty? hehehe
     
  17. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Not in years. Wish I'd had my Apple watch then!
     
  18. PegasusTenma macrumors regular

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    Let me know how it goes, man.
     
  19. DJLAXL macrumors 6502

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    I switched to a new phone again on Tuesday and have noticed significant drainage on both as well. On my 3 previous phones the watch was fine, so Im thinking it was a pairing issue as it disconnected from the phone and the Watch app didn't recognize it after an hour of the initial pairing. I too am seeing 1% a minute, but got normal 50% usage after 12-13 hours on other phones. Hate having to restore because adding Apple Pay with my bank is a pain, plus I'm sure they're sick of me calling every few days to re-add it. This is my last phone though, I swear lol
     

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