Watch completely discharged after 7 hours

BaggieBoy

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May 29, 2012
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I updated to 2.0 on Sunday. On Monday it was 100% at 6:30AM and was fine all day, at 11:30PM it was down to 32%. I then charged it overnight and again at Tuesday 6:30 it was 100%. Around 11:30AM I noticed it was down to 47% which seemed strange, I'd not used it heavily. At around 1:30PM I checked it and it is completely dead, I assume the battery is fully discharged. I don't have a charging cable with me...

Can't understand why the difference in battery performance between the two days.
 

phpmaven

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Jun 12, 2009
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It's watchOS 2.0. It's a buggy mess. Of course it's beta and bugs are to be expected, but it's the buggiest beta that I've ever seen from Apple. I had a bunch of different problems and battery life was one of them. I finally sent my watch in and had it flashed back to 1.01. What a difference. I'll never make that mistake again.
 

BaggieBoy

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I find it hard to believe that the battery life is so different from one day to another though just because of 2.0.
 

ant69

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Feb 2, 2009
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this is why we have beta testers! people who accept these issues, and find new issues/problems/bugs - so apple get more data for the final release, thanks for your help :)
 

BaggieBoy

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I upgraded on Sunday, battery life was fine on Monday and not on Tuesday. So the switch from 1.01 to 2.0 was not the trigger.

I've run plenty of Apple Betas and the battery life is always impacted, but usually in a consistent way. I've never seen a beta that caused a 4 times greater drain from one day to another.

Anyway I won't bother you anymore, I've raised a bug report.
 

moetownslick

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Jun 15, 2009
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it has to be the beta...i'm still on 1.0 and i'm going on hour 32 and I still have 36% battery left.
 

Mac2me

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Not a developer but read a number of threads in this forum section regarding those that did upgrade to the beta and wanted to downgrade because of battery depletion. So you're not alone in experiencing this. Check out the downgrade thread and the little things thread if you want to hear other's experiences.

Frustrating for you guys I'm sure but glad you are out there working to make the release better before the rest of us get it.