Battery

scholls22

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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?
 

scholls22

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You fiddling with the watch?
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
 

mark34

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

Tom G.

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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.
 

scholls22

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Jul 5, 2010
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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.
Thanks! I just did a hard reset and I'll see how that works for the rest of the day.
 

baller1308

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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.
 

scholls22

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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?
 

mark34

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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?
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.
 

PegasusTenma

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Sep 24, 2014
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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?
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.
 

AlliFlowers

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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.
 

scholls22

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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.
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!
 

mark34

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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!
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.
 

Newtons Apple

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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.
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!:)
 

qpid360

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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.
Have you done a 24-hour duty? hehehe
 

PegasusTenma

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Sep 24, 2014
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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!
Let me know how it goes, man.
 

DJLAXL

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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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