WatchOS 5.0.1 draining battery

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  1. Alhagar macrumors regular

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    Updated watch to 5.0.1 before bed, put watch to charge (at 55%) and confirmed that it was charging. Woke up and battery was drained. Coincidence or something to do with 5.0.1?
     
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    I should also say that I updated Overcast to 5.0.2 and played with the auto sync settings.
     
  3. jags828 macrumors member

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    Same thing happened to me. Put it on the charger early last night had around 80+ percent. Woke up this morning and it felt kinda warm, checked the battery and it was on 65%.
     
  4. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    happens sometimes, even in watchOS 4.0...
    Reboot your Watch and it usually doesn't happen again. If it's still the same thing.
     
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    I updated mine last night around 10.30pm, it's 12.05pm now & battery still at 100%!
     
  7. HobbesInVA macrumors regular

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    I experienced the same issue. I put my watch on the charger last night and woke up this morning to see the battery at 65%. I rebooted the watch. Keeping an eye on the watch to see if the issue is resolved.
     
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  9. upandown macrumors 6502a

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    watchOS 5.0.1 in the release notes gave a fix for watches not charging.

    This is completely antidotal, but I find it funny when there is a fix* for an issue I’ve never had. Then after updating the next thing I know, I have the issue/bug! Lol
     
  10. anticipate, Sep 28, 2018
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    I have th same issue on 5:01. Any ideas?

    EDIT: a Hard reboot solved the issue. Now 100%
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    All good here. Was a faster small update but downloading it from Apple was slow.
     
  12. upandown macrumors 6502a

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    Aren’t they always slow to download for watch updates?
     
  13. HobbesInVA macrumors regular

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    It's my understanding the watches are slow to update because it's done via bluetooth from the phone.
     
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    Forsure. I feel like the download itself is slow too though
     
  16. HobbesInVA macrumors regular

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    Agreed. There are extra steps to update the watch as compared to the phone. The user has to pull down the updates to the phone and then the phone has to push the updates to the watch. If the watch could pull the updates on its own, it would reduce the time by 50%.
     
  17. Dario69 macrumors member

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    Exactly the same situation here as well. Around 80% before bed and it was near 50% in the morning (40mm). I just picked this up yesterday and did the update in the evening.

    This isn’t a good way to start my series 4 experience. I just returned a dud 40mm that I bought earlier that day. It immediately had screen flicker issues followed by random reboots, then followed by a shorted out screen. It was still working enough to unpair it but the screen was just dead.

    Love the speed compared to my series 2 and was supposed to be a replacement to my series 0 38mm but this puppy is on probation for the time being.
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Yep for some reason the Apple servers are slow. The AW4 installed it quickly compared to my AW3
     
  19. Dario69 macrumors member

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    I do recall this happening as well but I chalked it up to user error, not placing the watch correctly on the charging stand figuring it slid off a tad. And since they slimmed it down with series 4 I was thinking the stand might need adjusting.

    Thanks for the reboot tip. After rebooting the charging is much faster compared to when I placed it back on this stand earlier this morning. It does seem like the charging issue was resolved, hopefully. Not sure why a reboot was needed since the updates does a reboot, right? New hardware, new headaches....
     
  20. mattburley7 macrumors 68040

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    no problems with 5.0.1 here on apple watch series 4.
     
  21. Otflyer macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. It took almost twice as long to update my series 3 compared to my series 4
     
  22. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    yep. noticed that too. not sure if this is mostly because of bluetooth 5 or if it's the faster CPU.
     
  23. upandown macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve always assumed the phone downloads it first, then pushes it to the watch. Bluetooth I understand being slow, but why does the original download to the phone take so long?

    That’s interesting that the AW4 is so much faster. Maybe my assumption has been wrong. Maybe the watch plays a bigger role in the download from apple servers.
     
  24. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    All I can figure is they are using the processors out of the S0 watches to run the servers!:)

    The update is downloaded to the phone and verfied first. Then when done starts updating the watch.
     
  25. yoheywut macrumors member

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    Installed 5.0.1 yesterday on my series 4. Put it in before bed while at 100%, theatre mode on. Woke up with 80% left. This is no where close to how my S3 did running OS 4
     

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