Here's A Better Battery Saver Mode

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by NotSafeForWork, May 10, 2015.

  1. NotSafeForWork macrumors regular

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    Rather than all-or-nothing (full features or Power Reserve) I think there's a decent middle ground.

    By disabling Hey Siri and Heartrate Monitoring today I ended the day with 61% battery left which is double my usual level.

    I prefer pressing the Digital Crown to using Hey Siri and Heart Rate monitoring is most useful when I am doing cardio and I didn't do the gym today.

    So I disabled them and I am amazed how huge their impact is.

    So I suggest if you're burning through the battery one day and/or have forgotten your charger disable these two and you can probably squeeze 2 days out of your Watch with minimal adverse impact (especially compared to Power Reserve mode).
     
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  3. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    I disabled hey Siri yesterday and have ended the past few days at 60-70% pretty good
     
  4. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    I mean i guess if you're trying to make it last more than one day that could be useful. But on a normal day, you could have Hey Siri and heart rate monitoring ON and end the with about 30%.
     
  5. NotSafeForWork thread starter macrumors regular

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    In case you ever *are* in a situation where your battery is low -

    All night party?
    Working extra shift?
    Business trip and forgot your charger?
    Red eye flight?

    Use your imagination.
     
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  7. NotSafeForWork thread starter macrumors regular

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    HR: Watch App on iPhone - Privacy - Motion & Fitness

    Hey Siri: Settings on Watch - General - Siri
     
  8. slvrscoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Add in turning off motion tracking and you could probably go 2 days!
     
  9. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I think that HRM is also used to calculate things like calories burned when not actively exercising, so that could also be affected.

    I'm also curious what effect turning off the wrist-raise function would have on battery life. It's mostly academic at this point, though, since I don't have any problem getting through the day.
     
  10. mathewbhavnani macrumors member

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    All night party? Geez I'd much rather sleep LOL who goes to all night parties? Re evaluate your priorities haha go to the party, come back at 2 or 3 and sleep :)
     

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