iOS 11 beta 2 and Apple Watch battery Life

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  1. mclarendude2 macrumors regular

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    I’m on iOS 11 beta 2 and my Apple Watch series 2 is on Watch is 3.2.2 and I have noticed since installing iOS 11 beta 2 my Apple Watch battery has been draining faster then it was when I was on iOS 10.3.2.
    Has anyone else had this issue or can help me figure out how to get my Apple Watch back to normal battery like like it was in iOS 10.3.2 please
     
  2. dypeterc macrumors regular

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    I'm running same setup and haven't noticed a drop in battery life on Watch. However, notifications don't seem to be crossing over well and there's delayed notification drops (like 10 at a time)
     
  3. mclarendude2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    My Apple Watch seems to not last as long as it did before I updated to iOS 11 beta 2
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Usually such a situation with the Watch is resolved by unpairing and repairing. You shouldn’t lose anything by doing so. I can’t guarantee it will help in the current beta either.
     
  5. tearsen macrumors newbie

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    WaterOz posted this on the watch forums, seems to be the fix for the battery drain.

    "I was having similar problems on my series 0, and on reddit someone discovered this and it seems to have fixed the battery issues:

    Right after updating to watchOS 4 b2, my battery life was pretty crappy. I was getting maybe 5-6 hours. Did a clean install, didn't seem to help much, battery seemed to still be depleting quickly but I found a new feature setting - Detect Gym Equipment - that was turned on by default. It's in the watch app on the phone under the Workout setting.

    Turned that off and battery seems back to normal now, at 87% after 6 hours off the charger.

    Update: about 9 hours now off charger and at 75%"
     
  6. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    It seems that setting is actually off by default though. At least it is for me. Maybe it can help others out.
     
  7. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    It was on for me. Will test this out.
     
  8. mclarendude2, Jun 25, 2017
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    so you guys are using watch os 4 beta 2 or watch os 3.3.2?
     
  9. mclarendude2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Idk if i should try out watch os 4 beta 2 or stick with watch os 3.3.2 what you guys think?
     
  10. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    watchOS 4 for me. As far as I know, watchOS 3 and below don't have a Detect Gym Equipment feature.
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    Do you have AppleCare+ ?
     
  11. mclarendude2, Jun 25, 2017
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    so do you think i should try watch os 4 beta at this point?
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    no i do not
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    how buggy is watchOS 4 beta 2? just debating on trying it out
     
  12. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    There's still some major bugs, but I haven't run into anything that completely bricked my Watch. Alas, especially being as you don't have AppleCare+, I'd hold off, since there is currently no way to downgrade a Watch.
     
  13. mclarendude2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how is the battery life on watchOS 4 beta 2 btw
     
  14. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I will try this. Having pretty crappy battery life on my series 1 on beta 2.
     
  15. mclarendude2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how is the battery life on watchOS 4 beta 2 for you btw
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    Dj64Mk7 how is your apple watch battery being on the beta?
     
  16. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    Not good.
     
  17. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Did not work :(
     
  18. marklemac macrumors regular

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    battery life on my series 0 watch is bad. I have turned off the gym equipment toggle, still the same. typically 50% battery gone in 4-5 hours, down to low power mode within another 2-3 hours. it's back on charge now.

    Going to unpair and repair shortly to see if that does anything.
     
  19. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

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    Don't do it. I know it's tempting, but beta 2 is seriously broken and would kill my battery in 6 hours flat (S2).

    Requested a replacement unit on Friday and it's currently on vehicle for delivery by FedEx. Staying the hell away from watchOS betas from now on, simply due to how painful it is to downgrade.
     
  20. RansZ28 macrumors regular

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    Mine is on beta and getting crappy battery life.
     
  21. marklemac macrumors regular

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    unpaired and re-paired last night. Deleted a few apps I don't use anymore as well.

    2 hours and 20 minutes on wrist and I'm still on 100%.
     
  22. marklemac macrumors regular

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    5 hours on wrist and 16% used so far. Looking good so far.
     
  23. marklemac macrumors regular

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    another update :) just over 14 hours usage and now down to 26%.

    So much better than it was yesterday.
     

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