S2 battery life all of a sudden not lasting a day

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JerTheGeek, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

    JerTheGeek

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    Hey all
    I have a S2 watch, and for the last week or longer, I have gotten the alert that my battery is at 10%. I have almost never gotten this alert before that in my S2, it always lasted perfectly and I never even thought about battery. Now all of a sudden it is an issue. What could cause this sudden of a change? I haven't installed any new apps that I can think of, and I can't think of any drastic use changes. What could be the issue here? I am running 10.3 PB on my 7 plus but my Watch is on latest public version, no beta.
     
  2. Relentless Power, Mar 6, 2017
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    I would try a few things first. If you haven't already, try a re-pair, or a hard reset. If those options do not work, I would start removing any applications that are third-party that may be contributing to battery drain. Being you have a Series 2, you shouldn't been experiencing any battery issues other than it could be a software glitch.

    Otherwise, Apple can do a free battery diagnostic over the phone with the Apple Watch.
     
  3. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    I had the same issue with my S0. Saw a post about it possibly being the MLB at Bat watch app. Uninstalled it yesterday and am seeing how today goes!
     
  4. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I do have that installed and it is now baseball time so perhaps it is updating in background....I turned off background app refresh and I'll see if that's what was doing it.
     
  5. dallardice macrumors regular

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    I am seeing exactly the same thing on a Series 0, and has only started happening since I installed the phone Dev Beta at the weekend (I'm not using the Watch beta(. So I'm assuming it's a bug in this phone beta. Have reported it to Apple, let's see if the next Beta fixes things.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

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    I think do third party applications can be a major problem with the battery onnnr Watch. Mainly because the application isn't fully optimized appropriately.
     
  7. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

    JerTheGeek

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    MLB At bat and maybe some other background apps I turned off were definitely the problem. Still at 70%. It must have been the fact that baseball started and my watch was constantly updating the score, pitch count, etc, while I wasn't even using that app. Thanks for suggestion @theshoehorn !
     
  8. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    Looks like it fixed mine too! Hope MLB fixes this.
     
  9. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if it is a bug or just a natural consequence of keeping background app refresh on. I didn't have to uninstall mine, just turning off background app refresh worked.
     
  10. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    Interesting good to know!
     
  11. morynne macrumors newbie

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    I've had this happen a few times, and I think it was because I had a set of Powerbeats 3 that were starting to fail -- those are going in for service. Regardless, re-pairing the watch always fixed the issue for me.
     
  12. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    I just started having the same problem. Just a couple of weeks ago if I woke up to a full charge I got that full day, slept with it on and got another full day and even then I wasn't always getting a warning. Today it died before work was done and I used it even less than usual, that plus it was fully charged before bed last night.
     
  13. ftaok macrumors 603

    ftaok

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    I posted in a new thread. Today, I've noticed that in the Watch app, my usage shows as 0 minutes with 12.5 hours of standby. Battery is at 33% where it normally would be at 65% right now.

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  14. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I think watchOS 3 .2 cannot get here fast enough for some forum members. Hopefully within the next month to resolve some of the current issues.
     

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