Conserving Apple Watch Series 4 Battery Life

dkupras

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Hi All - Lately even when home I do not leave my Apple Watch Series 4 on Wi-Fi. Is it advisable to keep Wi-Fi enabled on the watch when home or does this further deplete battery life? When away I disable Wi-Fi and keep LTE on. Just wondering.

Thanks!

Dave
 

akash.nu

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In general LTE radio depletes battery faster. It’s better to keep the device connected to WiFi.
 
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Knight3

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It only makes a difference when your iPhone is away from your Watch and not connected to the same WiFi. Even then it's better to leave the WiFi ON instead of LTE.
 

Mercenary

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Always keep it on. It's important for proper operation. So much so if you turn it off in settings or control panel your watch will turn it back on anyway.

It's only used when away from your phone and on combination with certain actions to speed up transfer.
 

Mercenary

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So it’s better to just leave the WiFi on?
Yup. The watch is smart enough to know when to use it. The latest update also improves it more.

Some people are thinking about wifi as if it's 2006 and we have a Compaq iPaq. Remember when your turned the WiFi on and even when not using it it would just suck the juice.

Yeah, those days are long gone.
 

StaceyMJ86

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Yup. The watch is smart enough to know when to use it. The latest update also improves it more.

Some people are thinking about wifi as if it's 2006 and we have a Compaq iPaq. Remember when your turned the WiFi on and even when not using it it would just suck the juice.

Yeah, those days are long gone.
Good to know. Thanks for the info!