How much does your phone drain with the apple watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by The Game 161, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    From experience from note 4 the Gear S drained my battery a fair bit...how is your phone battery life with the apple watch on bluetooth?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    I have my Apple watch and bluetooth headphones connected at the same time at work I haven't noticed enough significant drain to care. For what it's worth I take my iphone off the charger at 6am and put it back on the charger around 10pm.
     
  3. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I've said this a few times. When I golf, I put my iPhone 6 + in my bag and run a workout other. My iPhone has either drained 1% or 0% in two hours of golfing - 7-8 times now. During the round, I am not using the watch very much, but I have responded to texts with canned responses and voice, plus many notifications that I would check and ignore.
     
  4. JOSEPH99 macrumors member

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    Even though I have read a couple reviews claiming the watch severly drains the phones battery, I find that to be completely false.
     
  5. doboy macrumors 68000

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    I think it depends on the complications. For instance when I had stock price as one of my complication, it drained my phone pretty heavily.
     
  6. JOSEPH99 macrumors member

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    With average use my phone and watch last all day with ease.
     
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Since getting my :apple: Watch I've noticed a much better battery life in my phone. This is caused mostly by the fact that I'm not taking it out as much and using it. I also have a stock app set up in glances and it does not seem to effect the battery life at all.
     
  8. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    My 6+ battery is currently at 67%, I unplugged it from the charger 18 hours ago and paired it to the Watch immediately, have been using both quite a bit today.
     
  9. Klaatu63 macrumors regular

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    Enough of a drain on my 5s that I returned the Apple Watch. Prior to the pairing of the Appl Watch my iPhone 5s would last the entire day and evening ending with 25% capacity. With the Apple Watch I would receive a low battery warning by noon. Had the iPhone battery tested at the local Apple Store and it tested OK. Figure I will wait until Watch 2.0 is released to see if it solves the problem otherwise I will wait for the nect gen Watch in 2016.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    Do you have all notifications turned on or is it more fine tuned for only some notifications?
     
  11. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a

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    My 6+ lasts longer now that I get all notifications on my AW instead of the phone.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    No doubt that my iPhone 6+ is going on the charger with more power remaining. I was surprised as I am not one to leave Bt on all the time. The battery draw from BT must be very small and I know I save my phone battery a lot just being able to do thing like check my stock on the watch.

    I am thinking that this is a battery saver in the end.
     
  13. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    I went from not needing to take my charger for my 6+ to needing to take it. I didn't use my watch at all last week and didn't have to worry about taking my charger with me. I think the watch while useful to some is not useful to me.
     
  14. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Depending on the day my 6 Plus will be near death. Some drain could be attributed to my Watch, some not.
     

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