Power Reserve mode through out the day

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by drwebber, May 13, 2015.

  1. drwebber macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2011
    Thoughts on using power reserve mode throughout the day when you know watch is not needed. For example.
    I'm about to take off for a1.5 hour flight. Power reserve or just airplane?

    I started my day at 0500 and won't return till 2300. I have 4 flights today. Will going into reserve mode make a difference?

    Not going to try today because it's my first day wearing the watch and I want to see what the battery life is.
  2. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    I would imagine (based off of my own experience) that your battery life will be just fine. I will say that mine seemed to improve over the first few days but this may have simply been my imagination. My battery life (estimated as I have never managed to run it out) would be around 22-24 hours.
  3. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    I'd imagine airplane mode will work a lot like power reserve, as without the phone having signal, only the activity features will work.
  4. baller1308 macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2009
    I put my watch in power reserve yesterday, but wasn't able to get it out of power reserve until a hard reboot. Maybe airplane mode would be best, since it should still track your activity.
  5. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    I find reserve mode completely useless. I prefer to just use my watch until the battery dies and then take it off -- only happened once, when I failed to charge one night.
  6. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Correct, Power Reserve is less useful than a $2 Casio.:eek: IMO Apple should remove the Power Reserve option and just have it come on at about 2% to 3%.

    So far I have only went below 10% on one day and I didn't use Power Reserve and took of with 7%. The :apple:Watch has great batt life so use it. If you are having daly problems with the power running out then the :apple:Watch is likely defective.

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