Post your Series 4 battery stats

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  1. Knight3, Nov 10, 2018
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    Is it just me or is the Series 4 battery life almost the same as a Series 2? The battery starts draining soon after I take it off the charger. And the usage is almost 1/4th that of Standby even when I wasn't active. I use the Siri watch face by the way on a Nike+ Series 4 44mm.

    At 1 day 6 hours it was at 20% already which was almost the same as I had with my Series 2 42MM.

    It's at 88% already with the below usage.
     

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  2. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 68000

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    I’ll post mine later as my S4 has been off the charger for almost 3 hours with no notifications barely coming through to it. I’m already at 93% battery.
     
  3. charlyee macrumors 6502

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    Here is mine with battery at 78% - 40 mm, less than a week old.

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  4. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Days I go to work I take it off around 12 and by the time works over around 11 it’s around 50%. My wrist moves a lot so perhaps that’s why. Days off work it can last around a day and a half and be at 50%
     
  5. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 68000

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    I feel like my S4 start draining the second it’s off the charger. I take it off the charger at 7:15am and by the time I leave the house at 7:30am it’s already at 98-99% with barely any notifications. I turned many of them off hoping to prolong my battery.
     
  6. Knight3 thread starter Suspended

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    Well you shouldn't have to turn anything off just so it'd last longer. I've been trying to figure out which feature is the culprit and I'll get back with the results later.
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    I work in front of a computer so not much movement involved there. And those results in the OP are from my typical day at work.
     
  7. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Mine stays at 100% for a rather long time, over an hour at least. I have all notifications on, as well as background app refresh, but I am very selective about what third party apps I install.
     
  8. Knight3 thread starter Suspended

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    How about once it starts dropping? How long does it take to drop to say 20%?
     
  9. akash.nu, Nov 10, 2018
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    I take it off charger in the morning at around 8 and put it back on by 10 at night. That generally includes the whole day notifications plus some minor texting and then strength training session tracking for an hour and half. Generally the battery stays at 60%.
     
  10. rugmankc Contributor

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    Battery at 91%

    I don't hardly ever go below 50% in a day with moderate usage.
     
  11. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    It's currently at 94%, and I put it on 4 hours ago.
     
  12. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Turn off WiFi completely from settings. At least for me WiFi is the culprit.
     
  13. Knight3 thread starter Suspended

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    Trying to figure out if fall detection is at fault here. Gonna give WiFi a shot tomorrow. Thanks:)
     
  14. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    Took my watch off of the charger at 5:30am for work. Ran a 10K after work then washed the car. Battery at 65%.
     

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    I have wifi on and fall detection on. I don't think either of those cause excessive battery drain.

    I make a habit of quitting open apps in the dock.
     
  16. Starship67, Nov 10, 2018
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    We've got almost the same stats.
    I don't think I've ever gone below 50% either.
     

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  17. Knight3 thread starter Suspended

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    That’s why I was reluctant to even consider disabling them in the first place. And I use the dock for favorites instead of recents. So not really sure if I have a way of quitting the open apps. And it used to be this way for me Series 2 too which lasted like 1 day and 17 hours.
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    That doesn’t seem too bad considering the Watch would be at full brightness when it’s outside during the wash.
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    That’s what I’m talking about. Like your usage to standby ratio is about 1:6 while mine is like 1:4 consistently. Now it’s at 78%
     

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  18. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 68000

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    I’ve been trying to turn the WiFi off since I have cellular activated on my watch.
     
  19. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a

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    My experience has been the battery on S4 is very close to S2. I believe I've read the battery in S4 is slightly smaller than S3, which I'd have to imagine is the same battery used in S2 based on case size. S4 battery life has been pretty solid from my perspective.
     
  20. jz0309 macrumors member

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    6D61844A-377E-4751-9605-23B5A9311EF1.png I’m good for 2 days and usually am between 5 and 20% left, took it off charge yesterday around 5am, currently 7hrs 39min usage and 1day 11hrs standby, showing17% remaining which will bring me thru the rest of the day.
    I get text, personal and work email and calendar notifications and this is my watch face, not a whole lot of complications
     
  21. Hicksmat1976 macrumors regular

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    I was on the fence about getting one but I'd feared the battery was crap. I'll steer clear.
     
  22. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    You need to turn it off in settings not in control center otherwise WiFi will try to reconnect again.
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    It’s been great for me full charge lasts me 2 and half days, normally have 80% left end of first day.
     
  23. Knight3 thread starter Suspended

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    Did you turn anything off? Like Background App Refresh, Fall detection, workout detection?
     
  24. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    WiFi, Fall detection off. I have background app refresh and workout auto turned on.
     
  25. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Any apps you have as complications will drain your battery. Even if you turn background app refresh off (which isn't necessary), apps set as complications will refresh in the background and run continuously.

    Apps set as complications are far more relevant than the settings for wifi, background app refresh, auto workout, and fall detection. I have all of those on and get 2 to 3 days battery life.

    I would take a hard look at third party apps and complications rather than spending time reducing the functionality of your watches by turning of settings that have a marginal affect on battery consumption.
     

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