How's your iPhone battery w/ AW?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by yanki01, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. yanki01 macrumors 68040

    yanki01

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    I'm a little over a week into the apple watch so i'm getting used to the battery drain on my iPhone but curious to know what everyone else's usage looks like. I have a used AW right now but have a brand new one coming to me today via the best buy deals so this used one will be sold soon.

    last night i let my iPhone sit off the charger overnight and woke up to 86% on my iPhone (before the AW, it would normally be about 98%). So far the norm on my watch seems to be coming home with about 70% on my AW. Once i get home, i put it away and on it's charger. right now my iPhone is at 46% with some email & safari browsing.

    Does bluetooth drain the iPhone battery that much? Before the AW, i could get by a full day before charging. sometimes for good measure, i'd give it a charge before leaving work. Now i need to charge it once i come back from lunch. I've disabled some notifications to my AW to help but doesn't seem to be doing the trick.

    just curious of the battery life with your iPhone & AW. thanks.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    I would say my 7+ battery lasts longer when using the AW2 as you are not using your iPhone that much.

    BT uses so little power, not enough to cause a problem.

    Just charge them both while sleeping and they should be good for the day.
     
  3. yanki01 thread starter macrumors 68040

    yanki01

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    that's the norm but just wanted to test out how much it drops when it's connected @ idle. 14% drop on my iPhone seems like a good amount. i also have a scheduled DND on my iPhone overnight. with the new AW coming to me today, i'll try it again and see what it does.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    I use my 7+ with and without my AW2 and the battery consumption is the same.

    Post what you find out.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Same here. If I have time during the day, I will even give my Apple Watch a quick charge to Prolong it. The inductive charging works so well with ease.
     
  6. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    Any apps on your iPhone taking up a large amount of battery life? Especially background activity?
     
  7. Tony_YYZ macrumors member

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  8. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    Might also depend on how often your apple watch uses the GPS of your iphone.
     
  9. yanki01 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i've disabled a lot of them.
     

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