Real Easy way to much Longer Battery Life

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  1. gatd, Dec 1, 2018
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    gatd macrumors regular

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    just put your phone onto low power mode!!
    my apple watch 4 battery now lasts a lot longer
    Test and let me know?
     
  2. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    How much longer do we need?

    I get 2 days easily on my Watch. The only time I could see wanting longer battery life is if I'm away from home for a few days, but's that usually when I want to have the most use from my watch and phone notifications. It's easier to bring the little charging puck with me.

    For me the two biggest things I've noticed with Low Power mode is email fetching stops unless I manually check it, and "Hey Siri" stops working.
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Just wanna know why you need it to last longer? Are you not near a charger for more then a day?
     
  4. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    You might as well don’t wear it at all, you won’t get any notifications.
     
  5. rugmankc Contributor

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    I ran my S0 in Theater Mode for obvious reasons. But, not going to buy an 800.00 watch and restrict it's features. I can go two days if needed. But, I put it on wireless charger over night.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You should not have to turn anything off on your watch or phone for it to last all day for the average user. If you are “living” on your phone, you will have to top off as required.
     
  7. tromboneaholic, Dec 2, 2018
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    The irony is that OP probably hasn't come back to this thread since yesterday because their iPhone is in low power mode so they're not getting any notifications...
     
  8. GDF macrumors 6502

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    That is the biggest negative of the Apple watch and why in the next generation, Apple has to make the battery last longer. For most people I know, one day is just not enough and there is no reason why Apple can't figure out how to make it last much longer by now.
     
  9. Knight3 Suspended

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    Have you tried the Power Reserve mode on your Apple Watch yet?
     
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    One day is not enough?
     
  11. GDF macrumors 6502

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    No way. It is a little watch, I expect to last at least a couple days and preferably even longer. Can't imagine anyone would think otherwise. Heck - it can't even last 24 hours with any use.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I don’t agree with what you’re posting. Mainly because, one can easily achieve over two days of better life with appropriate adjustments with Settings, like limiting brightness, haptic sensation, disabling Siri and heart rate sensor. Even though you don’t have to disable or limit those features, those are adjustments one _could_ make . The current battery life is more than sufficient and Apple is likely being generous by stating 18 hours, even though one could easily accrue over that pending usage.
     
  13. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Something is wrong.

    For starters, I would unpair it from your phone and set it up as new. Just turn on "Health" in iCloud sync first.

    I easily get 2 days on Series 4 and up to 3 days at times, and almost as much on Series 1 for the two years I had that model.
     
  14. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Lasts 2 days for me and I use it a good amount.
     
  15. rdy0329, Dec 2, 2018
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    The real *reason* you want to have at least 2 days of battery life is dependability. I had instances where I'm too tired to place it down on a puck or slept with it on me, waking up knowing it can go through another day without being put back on the puck.

    So far mine's handling 2 days like a champ (if needed) otherwise, I also charge nightly. Because gimping features on an expensive device which was made specifically to improve your interactions and communication is just not an appealing tradeoff.

    I mean, it's kinda funny how Apple increased the thickness of succeeding watches for bigger batteries and LTE antennas only to go back to the Series 0's thickness.

    The curse of Apple is efficiency. Once they find a way to lower power draw, they aim for the things that we wouldn't mind having (like bigger batteries). Series 3 provided the best mix of speed and battery life, even when up against S4.

    Cellular support is coming soon to my country, so I'll report back if LTE idling causes a significant hit on the battery.
     
  16. GDF macrumors 6502

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    We have the celluar model Series 4 and have not gotten two days yet. So, not sure what could be wrong. But others I now with the same model get about 1 day too. Don't see why people don't want to get longer battery life. What is wrong with wanting 3 or more days?
     
  17. Jordan921, Dec 3, 2018
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    Of course we all want it to last longer. But I’m not gonna turn off all notifications to make it last longer. I could make my S2 last 2 days and now on my S4 I can almost get 2 full days without gimping it.
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I have forgot to charge and after two days still had 30% remaining.
     
  19. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    I put my watch on yesterday morning (24 hours ago) and wore it all night. It's currently at 72%.
     
  20. axantas macrumors 6502

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    I think, it is about deactivating features, you are personally not using.

    I do not need any "training remainders" because I am not doing training stuff at all (...I am too lazy). I am walking (instead of the Tube) take the stairs (no elevator) - this is recognized... I do want to get noticed about each incoming mail etc. I listen to my music over the iPhone - the music on the watch is great, but optional to me - nice to know and to have.

    Kind of optimizing the watches behavior, having the opportunity to get it "all", but making my own choice...
     

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