WatchOS 3.1 GREAT battery life

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  1. Der Keyser macrumors regular

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    Completely agree. I have a ~ 25-30% improvement in batteryusage on my S2 with watchOS3.1
    I can now comfortably skip charging every other night if I should choose to do so.
     
  2. StachStach macrumors newbie

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    I would agree that battery life has DOUBLED with watchOS 3.1 (on my 42mm S1) and that's my plan as well, to charge every other day and get sleep tracking information every other night.

    -Stach
     
  3. noteple macrumors 65816

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    I turned lift to walk back on and battery life is still greatly improved.
     
  4. Minarets macrumors 6502

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    Hmm I just updated last night and today was the first time in a year + that it died before I went to bed. Not good
     
  5. MxChino macrumors member

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    With such an improvement to battery life it kinda makes you wonder why it wasn't mentioned in the release notes. You would think apple would be touting such an improvement.
     
  6. avkam macrumors member

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    So sad they couldn't get this done for the Series 2 release and all those reviews. Only one month later we have a doubled battery life.
     
  7. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    I took off the ESPN app from my Series 0 and ended up with 40% remaining after 16 hours of wear. Before removing the app, I was seeing a lot more drain and would be at 10-15%. Really wish Apple would include a utility like the battery usage page for the iPhone.
     
  8. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    Never judge battery life by the first 24 hours after an update. All sorts of stuff going on then. If problem persists, turn Watch off and on again.
     
  9. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that and updating the specs one the website.

    Maybe they are just experimenting with some things and not sure this will sustain in the long term.
     
  10. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

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    Did the same and never put it back on. They seem to not care about the AW as they have never updated to O/S 3 and native - or even a complication.
     
  11. tromboneaholic thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Seems pretty good considering the workouts. Definitely more than the 18 hours Apple quotes.
     
  12. MxChino macrumors member

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    So I have to post again. Watch off charger for three hours now, one of those hours was an hour workout. I'm at 96% right now. Is it possible that the watch is just not showing the correct battery levels? Has anyone ran it down until it died? I charge mine every night by habit.
     
  13. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Must admit, I'm a bit surprised how good battery life is. Ok, I've only had it a day but just did a 5k with Nike+ RunClub and barely dented the battery.
     
  14. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

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    I was surprised that after wearing mine for 7-8 hours of sleep with silent alarm and sleep tracking it was at 95% and then an hour fifteen workout got me down to only 88% and the drain after that was normal until it was at 20% the next night.

    You are good.
     
  15. Meicyn macrumors regular

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    Think I'm going to let mine run for two days without a charge and see if I can get it to three.
     
  16. Ritte macrumors regular

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    Took the watch off the charger yesterday 6am, 36 hours later I've 45% left.
     
  17. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    I agree - even my S0 38mm still has 50% charge left after a 20 minute run and 1 hour walk, and wearing it for 10 hours. Nice one Apple!
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    battery life is stunning on series 2.

    series 0 i always was down to about 15% by about 21.00 at night. with series 2 it can last me into the next day easily but i charge it at night anyway due to not wanting to carry around a charger to work
     
  19. tromboneaholic thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Apparently first gen watches are getting great battery life under WatchOS 3.1 too. Do you still have yours?
     
  20. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    No sold it when i got series 2.
     
  21. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    Battery life seems much improved! Took my S2 Watch off the charger almost 8 hours ago and ran with it in workout mode for 45 mins and it is at 81% now.
     
  22. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    Update after full day without ESPN app: 11 hours off charge and still at 70%! Great job, Apple!
     
  23. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    12 hours in and 45 min workout and I am at 71 percent!
     
  24. Ritte macrumors regular

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    50 hours since I took it off the charger, 20 % left. Slept two nights wearing it.
     
  25. tromboneaholic thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I noticed the jelly fish weren't showing up on my motion Watch face, so I finally had to reboot. Tried removing the face and then adding it again, but no luck. Other than that it's been much more stable than 3.0 was.
     

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