Power reserve mode is kind of useless

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Juiceboy, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Juiceboy macrumors regular

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    I've used it once or twice when it encourages me to do so when the watch reaches 10% battery, but it literally can't do anything else when in that mode. You can't even revert back to normal mode can you if you need to check or action something with the watch.

    Is there something i'm missing with this mode?
    I understand fully how it effects the iphone using low power mode but to me power reserve mode only let's you tell the time and that's it. If i only wanted the time i'd wear a normal watch
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    Power reserve mode keeps your watch telling time longer before it shuts down. That’s all it does, and all it’s supposed to do.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    In a sense, it's really meant to be useless, The whole point is to maximize battery performance by limiting functionality.

    I Will say it would be nice if there was a way to Disable Power reserve without having to restart the Apple Watch, but I understand it's purpose.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G4

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    Yeah, Power Reserve is not much more than a dead battery unless you are lost in the woods without your iPhone (or any other time keeping device). I have never used or understood it's usefulness since we are literally surrounded by clocks.
     
  5. Juiceboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    If it popped up at 1-2%, i'd fully understand. but 10% is still a long time for a watch that lasts a day and a half. That's another 1-3 hours that it's still fully functional if you don't turn power reserve mode on.

    I just wish there was a better mode, that maybe disabled GPS services or the phone will only push through notifications every 20 mins or set intervals to the watch. Or perhaps only allow certain notifications (text, and phone, skip email and 3rd party apps of your choosing etc)
     
  6. chabig macrumors 603

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  7. Julien macrumors G4

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    It is only an option that you must cut on. Just hit Canel and keep going.
     
  8. barjam macrumors 6502

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    It is first and foremost a watch.... in low power mode it becomes a watch.

    What am I missing? This post makes no sense.
     
  9. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    It comes into play when you use it with Express Transit. It makes sure you can get home.
     
  10. Significant1 macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. You don't buy Apple Watch (just) to tell time. If that was what I wanted I would buy something pretty. I see it first and foremost as a combined fitness tracker + phone remote.

    I agree, that you can just cancel at 10% and consider yourself warned and adapt to stretch the remaining battery.
     
  11. Juiceboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now that's actually a useful feature. If only my country supported it. :(
    Soon
     

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