Day 1: iPhone Battery Drain

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by kcellup, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. kcellup macrumors regular

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    Holy cow, after the first day the apple watch seemed to drain my iPhone battery pretty significantly! I will say that the Apple Watch batter seems pretty legit and don't understand those complaints. Is the iPhone drain normal?
     
  2. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on what was your experience with the iPhone battery before pairing a Apple Watch. Can you give me an example? I have had the Apple Watch for over a month and the battery life on the phone being excellent.
     
  3. kcellup, Jan 21, 2016
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    kcellup thread starter macrumors regular

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    i used to use my phone for everything and still had probably a 50% at the end of the work day... today barely using my phone and primarily my watch, the iPhone had a 21% charge when i got home.
     
  4. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    I use my phone all day every day, as well as my Apple Watch. It's not the end of the day yet, but the iPhone 6+ battery is at 77% and the Apple Watch is at 59%. Chill out - once it stops being such a novelty, I'm sure your battery life will improve.
     
  5. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Having the watch improves my phones battery life due to my reduced interaction with the phone.
     
  6. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, it depends on what iPhone you have and the age of that phone. If the phone is an iPhone 5, it has a smaller capacity battery, and batteries degrade over time, so there is even less capacity. My 6s+ will be on nearly 50% with the watch connected when the day ends(6am-6pm). However when I had my 5, it would die so early into the day(6am-11am). It all comes down to your phone and it's age/usage history
     
  7. kcellup thread starter macrumors regular

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    That also can be a potential problem, the battery life on 9.0.2 is really bad, like REALLY bad. My 5 was JB too and once I upgraded to the 6S+, I updated it to 9.2 and battery life shot through the roof, even with the Watch connected
     
  9. masands macrumors regular

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    Yeah, the Watch consumes around 20% of the iPhone's battery per day. Think about it, it has poll the iPhone for literally everything. If you have a Weather glance, it has to check your iPhone first etc.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I had MORE battery at the end of the day using the watch, not less.
     
  11. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Makes sense...although the phone is active providing data to the watch, the screen is far less active.
     
  12. MrTazz macrumors member

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    When I had an iphone 5 the battery would drain very quickly while using the phone while being paired with the watch. Before I got my Apple Watch it was ok
    I now have an iphone 6s and the battery on both the phone and watch are fantastic I could go two days before having to charge them up
     

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