Watch battery suddenly sucks

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JoshMKB24, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. JoshMKB24 macrumors 6502a

    JoshMKB24

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    My watch would usually last all day and I'd leave my office with 50-60% battery. The last 2 days I've entered power saving mode by the end of the day with no spike in use at all from my normal day to day. Today I've been here for 20 minutes and gotten only 1 notification and it's already dropped to 93% anyone else had this happen? Should I take it back or is there another fix?
     
  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Have you restarted both your iPhone and your Apple Watch?

    Every once and a while something gets stuck and I'll need to reboot both.
     
  3. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    Are you connected to WIFI at the office? My wife claimed her 38mm's battery hit reserve one day I tried to send her my heartbeat. She said she couldn't get it to "open and perhaps it kept trying to load in the background".
     
  4. fanboi4lyfe macrumors regular

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    Mine has been suffering so far today as well.... I plan on working out with it later tonight so its in power reserve mode now. It's been off the charger for only 4 hours and in use for 35 minutes and down to 74%.... i honestly dont understand. I guess I will have to restart both my phone and the watch when i pull it out of power reserve mode. Was thinking of going to the Apple Store if this problem keeps persisting...
     
  5. JoshMKB24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep I restarted both after the 1st day thinking that might help.

    I'm also not on wifi at work, it never hurt performance reall before though........I'll probably wait till the weekend and if I still can't figure it out I'll take it in
     
  6. NJmacatty macrumors newbie

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    I have had this happen the past three days, out of nowhere. I, too, was finishing the day with plenty of battery left (40-60%), but the past three days I have had to charge it by 5 or 6pm, just to be able to have enough juice in it to use it for an early evening run. I have done nothing differently, but right now it is at 35% battery after 8 hours, 31 minutes of what should be considered light usage.
     
  7. fanboi4lyfe macrumors regular

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    Hey so quick update, I called apple support and they downloaded a profile to monitor my watch'is usage over the next couple of days. Let's hope they come up with some sort of solution for this. It's seemed to tone down since my original post but still under 45 percent isn't good compared to what's it's been before.
     
  8. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering if any app had been automatically updated to your watch recently that may be causing the drain? Not sure if that affects anything tho, but just a thought.
     
  9. fanboi4lyfe macrumors regular

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    I don't think so... I've been using everything the same. Even tried force quitting apps I thought that would be draining battery
     
  10. JoshMKB24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually thought that too and checked and didn't notice anything downloaded. Today I was in meetings for a lot of the day, so I wasn't on my phone/watch nearly as much........still ended up at 25% which is far below what I was seeing prior to this week.

    Hah, I'm glad I"m not the only one.....misery loves company after all :D
     
  11. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    i noticed that if the watch is connected more the Wifi and bluetooth then it will definitely drain much faster.
     
  12. JoshMKB24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so last night I charged it all the way up and turned it off and didn't turn it in again until this morning. I've been here over 3 hours and at 88% which is in line with normal use........no idea what the problem was the last 3 days but it appears at least for now to be back to normal?
     
  13. fanboi4lyfe macrumors regular

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    Mine has been off the charger since about 5:45 am central time and its currently about 1:30 and its at 73%. Yesterday it was at 73% at around 9:30am. Seems to be better, but of course now Apple is montioring it and its all normal. They are watching it until Monday so hopefully the battery does what happened the past three days.
     
  14. cpenner macrumors regular

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    Mine has sucked the past 3 days as well. Maybe it's a time-sensitive bug with watchOS 2.0?
     
  15. Joshoon macrumors regular

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    I get barely 15 hours out of my 38mm Watch.
    I might start thinking that iOS 9 beta hs something to do with it. ( I still have WatchOS 1.0.1 though).
    Since I start using iOS 9 on my iPhone, the Watch started to drain faster as well.
     

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