Series 4 Battery Drain

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by iDrummer3, May 16, 2019.

  1. iDrummer3 macrumors member

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    I have a 44mm Series 4 AW LTE+GPS that I purchased from ATT on a next plan and received it launch day. Yesterday around noon my watch died. I thought that maybe the charger had come unplugged and I just connected it to the magnet. I made sure to check it this morning when I woke up and it was 100% around 5:00AM. Around noon I got another low power notification. I haven’t changed any settings and do not have LTE mode currently on. The only difference in the past 2 days is updating my phone to iOS 12.3. Anyone else had issues since updating? Should I call ATT or Apple if it is hardware related and needs replaced?
     
  2. benshive macrumors regular

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    Have you tried turning the watch off completely and back on? Had a similar issue with my iPhone X awhile ago and a hard restart always fixed it.
     
  3. pdawg macrumors regular

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    Just updated the Apple Watch software yesterday, and for the first time ever my battery drained to below 10%. Same level of activity, and it’s normally maybe 50% at the end of the day.
     
  4. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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  5. Momof9 macrumors 6502

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    I am having the same issues with AW3 No cellular
     
  6. Rodneyp macrumors newbie

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    I have the same watch on VERIZON and noticed battery drain after the next to last update. Mine is not as bad as yours, but I used to be about 70% at the end of the day and it was now 40% with no new apps. Rebooting did not work so I reset it then repaired and it is a little better 55-60%
     
  7. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    Same issue on Series 2 after upgrading to 5.2.1
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The only time I had a fast battery discharge, I fixed it with an unpair and repair. After that it was back to normal. My AW4 did not effect the battery usage when I installed it.
     
  9. tim0409 macrumors regular

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  10. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I'm having the same type of issue. It has to be software related. Hopefully that next update will smooth it out.
     
  11. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    Yes it's very annoying.
    Seems to be a stuck process - I apparently used my watch for 13 hours today.

    If you find it draining more than normal -reboot it.

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  12. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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  13. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    Turns out rebooting the phone sorted it.
    Until the next time.


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  14. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    Mine was normal for 2 days and today I am having massive drain.

    Should I try another restart and see tomorrow and hope a new version of WatchOS comes out soon, or should I go unpair/repair?
     
  15. NativeTxn macrumors regular

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    I tried all the things to try to stop the massive drain. Mine was draining quickly on my wrist and then for two days straight I pulled it off the charger before work and let it just sit on my bed table all day doing literally nothing. When I got home both nights, it had dropped an average of 6% per hour. Again, just sitting there on my bed table all day.

    I chatted with Apple and they ran diagnostics and said everything passed, battery included, but the second rep said the results looked sort of weird and told me to take it to the store. I did that, they ran more tests that all passed, but they sent it off to Apple for repair.

    I got notice today that Apple “couldn’t replicate the issue” and said there were no problems found.

    So unless something magically changed, it looks like I’m going to have to go back and forth with Apple about this. Because there is no way 6% per hour sitting at home is normal. Especially when my wife wears her S4 all day including workouts and gets home every night with 65-70%+ remaining on her battery.
     
  16. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    That’s horrible. I really feel for you I hate when it works out like that. Here’s hoping the next software update fixes it or they replace it for you. I just unpaired and repaired mine. I will report back.
     
  17. charlyee macrumors 6502

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    Rebooted my watch twice and each time it works for a while and then my problem is back.

    I will unpair and pair today to see if that helps. It started after the update to 5.2.1

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  18. dragon4ever macrumors member

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    Since the latest update I’m getting about 1% drain every hour.
     
  19. charlyee macrumors 6502

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    The unpairing appears to have worked, keeping my fingers crossed.

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  20. Rodneyp macrumors newbie

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    Just to update: the repairing the watch lasted for about a day. I was only using default apps on the watch at this time. I called Apple and had them check the battery heath and it was fine he said it was 99%. I had done everything they recommended so I said what they heck I will factory reset my phone. Well that has fixed my issue.
     
  21. jasoncordelle macrumors regular

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    Update before last, I experienced severe drain...last update seems to have reduced the drain but still not as efficient as it was.
    I'd get to the end of the day with approx. 60-70%, but that dropped to around 7% after update #1...last update has me at about 40% at the end of the day.

    Nothing has changed with my daily routine.
     
  22. hubieonekanubie macrumors regular

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    I came there to search the same thing. I put my watch on at approximately 6 am each morning and before the last update, I would be around 65% with the same usage at 10pm the same day. It is now 8:43pm and I’m at 31%. Something definitely changed.
     
  23. Frehley macrumors member

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    My series 4 started acting up about a week ago...I’m losing about 3 1/2% an hour. I put it on around 4:30 am and when I would get home at 5:00 pm, I would still have about 80% battery left...not any more! Wonder what is up.
     
  24. charlyee macrumors 6502

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    My problem is back. Some app is hanging up I guess.
     
  25. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    Unpair/Re-pair seemed to fix mine for a bit as well. Today it seemed good and then it just started draining again. I'm hopeful WatchOS 5.4 will address this. Any ideas when this might be released?
     

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