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saltxd

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Jan 19, 2023
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Hey guys I upgraded to watchOS 9.3 yesterday and noticed a lot worse battery life I’m already at 79% after about 15 hours and only used it for sleep tracking and light use, usually I’d be around 85-90% is anyone else noticing the same?

On an AWU for reference

Thanks!
 

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frogywill

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Feb 4, 2008
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I’ve noticed the same since installing it last week. I have an Ultra and before I could run 90min and still have “plenty” of battery.
Since 9.3 I’ve been in the red almost every evening when I place it on the charger. Yesterday it went from 80% to 70% for an hour of doing nothing, then to 35% after an hour run and an hour of gym. Definitely something is going on.

I’ve let it charge to 100% last night and did a couple re-boot to see if that helps.
 

profcutter

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Mar 28, 2019
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Yep. Mine recharged overnight and updated itself. Today, ran out of juice at 2PM. That's crazy. It's on the charger now, I rebooted, hoping it gets better. Mine's an AW8.
 

pieman.sa

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Jan 24, 2023
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Pre 9.3 my Ultra lived happily between 85% and 30%. This included 1 training set daily (with GPS) of between 60 and 90 minutes daily (I sometimes used headphones as well for a podcast). I wear the watch for sleep tracking as well. I was never worried and tested the watch for a 36 hour stretch (battery went down to 24% from around 80% also included the mentioned training and headphones test).

I usually charge the watch when I have a shower to about 80-85%.

I updated my watch to WatchOS 9.3 yesterday and, post update, the battery was at 78%. When I woke up this morning the watch was down to 5%. Fully recharged the watch to 100% and in 1.5 hours the watch dropped by 3%. this is while sitting at my desk, so no training session or headphone use. I bought the Ultra as the watch 7 and 8 battery life wasn't that great and now this.
 

hoanglong0712

macrumors newbie
Jan 25, 2023
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Pre 9.3 my Ultra lived happily between 85% and 30%. This included 1 training set daily (with GPS) of between 60 and 90 minutes daily (I sometimes used headphones as well for a podcast). I wear the watch for sleep tracking as well. I was never worried and tested the watch for a 36 hour stretch (battery went down to 24% from around 80% also included the mentioned training and headphones test).

I usually charge the watch when I have a shower to about 80-85%.

I updated my watch to WatchOS 9.3 yesterday and, post update, the battery was at 78%. When I woke up this morning the watch was down to 5%. Fully recharged the watch to 100% and in 1.5 hours the watch dropped by 3%. this is while sitting at my desk, so no training session or headphone use. I bought the Ultra as the watch 7 and 8 battery life wasn't that great and now this.
Yesterday my ultra os 9.2 drain battery in around 70% to dead battery in one night , i see on battery report its drain level is stable , i dont know why , i turn off monitor sleep and testing again , everything normal again , no more drain battery dead .I upgrade 9.3 , and i feel battery so good more than 9.2 , maybe you need take a time for watch index every data
 

Gator5000e

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Jan 27, 2018
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Last time I had a battery issue after an update, I did a restore from back up and that solved the problem. Not saying it would here but it might be worth the time to do a restore.
 
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profcutter

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Mar 28, 2019
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Mine seems to be back to more or less normal after a restart and full charge. I’m almost at 5pm and I’m at 81 percent. Took the watch off the charger at 7 this morning.
 

frogywill

macrumors newbie
Feb 4, 2008
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Mine is the same today after a reboot and a full charge yesterday. Went from 80 to 50 in 6 hours of mostly doing nothing at home.… ugh 😩
 

Carrotcruncher

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Oct 13, 2019
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My aw ultra battery was charged to 100 last night but its now 9am and it’s at 50%, Apple just gets worse and worse and worse.
 

bradincroton

macrumors newbie
Sep 28, 2022
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After a simple restart of the watch (series 6) i seem to be ok as well. 100% at 6:45am when i put it on. Now i'm still at 75% after using the watch the last 7.5 hours including 45min on gps for a hike. Yesterday it had worn down to 13% with the exact same usage! Actually seems maybe a little better than usual today... hopefully smooth sailing from here.
 

saltxd

macrumors newbie
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Jan 19, 2023
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It seems to have fixed itself! It must’ve just been indexing or something I’m at 69% after charging it 24 hours ago, used it for sleep tracking and just regular notifications today
 

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