S0 Terrible Battery Life After watchOS 4


enduro0125

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Apr 9, 2012
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Mine didn’t even make it home from work during my bicycle commute.
Go the 10% notice

Another disappoint.
 
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satinsilverem2

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Nov 12, 2013
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Richmond, VA
Ive been running OS4 since beta 2 and I used to be around 30-40 percent at the end of the day (8am-10pm). Now Im at 5 percent or less with a few days even in power reserve mode. Ive also noticed that the watch is extremely slow now and that might have something to do with it but im not sure. I think our early adopter watches are nearing the end of their lives to be honest. its been a great 2 1/2 years!
 
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xraydoc

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Oct 9, 2005
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Yeah, mine sucks, too. Two different series 0 watches (connected to same iP 6S). If it persists, this weekend I’ll wipe one of the watches blank and restart from scratch.
 
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dmillar74

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Apr 22, 2011
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Same as yesterday. Didn’t put it on until around 9:30am. At 7:30, I was at 12%. Never seen it this bad. I just unpaired it and re-paired it. I’ll give results tomorrow.
 

chrisforpm

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Aug 30, 2015
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My series 0 was awful yesterday after installing but it seems to have improved. Ended the day at 10%, today at 45%
 
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zhenya

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Jan 6, 2005
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First cycle after upgrading was terrible - 12 hours. Second cycle seems to be back to normal if not a bit better than it had been recently - 24 hours and still going strong at 20%.
 

angelofioren

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Oct 28, 2015
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Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC
Mine has seemed to gotten itself better over time.
Mine seems a little better too. It had improved with my 6S after I turned both off and on again. I've since upgraded to an 8 Plus and after being on my wrist for 14 and a half hours, it's down to 28% which is about what I would expect. Not as good as it was, but it is 2 and a half years old at this point. Side note, the 8 Plus battery is incredible. It's at 63% after a full day of use.
 
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thadoggfather

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Oct 1, 2007
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can other people chime in on battery life with S0?

have a S0 38mm and haven't updated since 3.1 because my 7+ is on 10.1 jailbroken

but im just wondering what im in for should I ever update to iOS 11 and in turn, watchOS4

I really wanna keep using my watch til the wheels fall off so I hope its not end of life for S0 with 4.0 onward
 

angelofioren

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Oct 28, 2015
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Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC
can other people chime in on battery life with S0?

have a S0 38mm and haven't updated since 3.1 because my 7+ is on 10.1 jailbroken

but im just wondering what im in for should I ever update to iOS 11 and in turn, watchOS4

I really wanna keep using my watch til the wheels fall off so I hope its not end of life for S0 with 4.0 onward
My wheels feel like they have fallen off my Series 0 that I've had since launch day. I've gone from finishing the day with 40 to 50% left to battery warnings on days without a workout. I've had to start charging it during the day, which is sort of a bummer. I think I'm gonna get the series 3, with the hopes that the new processor and battery in there will let it last at least 3 or 4 years.
 

HeathH

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Apr 21, 2010
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My 42 SSSB was pretty bad for a day or so after updating. Been much better after that first couple days. Not sure if as good as OS 3 or 2, but haven’t noticed any major difference.
 

crazee928

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Sep 29, 2011
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mine would run out of battery after ~6 hours, restarting the watch and deactivating a bunch of settings didn’t make a difference. finally did a factory reset and now it’s back to a full day. hope this works for you as well.