Watch going into Power Reserve with almost full battery

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by PBGamer89, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. PBGamer89 macrumors member

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    It's happened a couple times now, randomly.

    As recently as earlier tonight. My watch was at 90% and all the sudden it wouldn't turn on when I tapped the screen. I held down the side button and then the green Power Reserve clock went on and that's it.

    I put it on the charger and then the Apple logo came on for a few minutes and when my watch screen came on again, it still said my battery at 90%.

    Like I said, it's only done it a few times in the last 6 months or so. Could I be hitting Power Reserve on accident? It's possible because the battery seems fine, lasts almost all day and doesn't really drain abnormally fast or anything.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    The :apple:Watch will NOT go into Power Reserve unless you enable it. Power Reserve is an option only and must be selected (cut on) by the user.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    My watch accidentally goes into low power mode when I shower or wash my hands and water activates the screen and then rolls across the screen, causing "buttons" to be pushed. Very annoying. I believe 3.1.1 requires you to slide a toggle across the screen in order for power mode to be enabled.
     
  4. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    What about the long sleeve issue? If the display is active and your shirt rubs the correct buttons, the Watch could appear to "randomly" drop into power reserve mode.

    When I first got my AW S0, I was having issues with the Workout App where it would "randomly" stop my run. After I noticed my screen was changing as well, I realized it started happening when it got colder and I started wearing long sleeves on my runs. Luckily, the next WOS update introduced the lock screen for the Workout App. Now, when I run with long sleeves, I lock the screen as I start my run.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I have never had an issue with long sleeves interacting with my Apple Watch screen. I also just read the other thread about long sleeves changing the watch face. I have had my Apple Watch since the original launch day, and my sleeves have never once interacted with my screen.
     
  6. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Under normal daily use, my long sleeves have not been an issue with my AW SO or S2.

    However, many people (including myself) had problems with sleeves using the WOS2 Workout App. After enough complaints, Apple added the "force touch" lock screen to the Workout App. With WOS3, it became a swipe and button touch to lock the Workout App screen. With the S2, it is on the swipe up screen for swimming. I lock my screen everyday I run with long sleeves and I have zero issues. ;)

    Is is possible the OP wears his sleeves tighter than you and I, so it might be worth investigating.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Reread the thread title.;) The :apple:Watch doesn't 'go' into Power Reser mode. It must be switched on. Whither that is by accident or not it is still something that is external to the :apple:Watch and controlled by the user.
     
  8. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    While you are technically correct, I think the wording was reasonable when written from his point of view. Until he discovers the answer, assuming the Watch is at fault is a common mistake. In a perfect world, he would go back and amend his title to reflect the final answer, but I doubt that is going to happen in this case since we are debating amoungst ourselves. ;)
     

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