What is counted as usage?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ZoeLou, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. ZoeLou macrumors member

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    Since installing watchOS2 last week, I have had several days where my battery on my 38mm reaches less than 20% by bedtime, which I haven't been seeing since I've had the watch in May. Usually it's at about 40%.

    Today for example. Up at 8am, it's now 11pm, I'm on 14%. Checked my usage, and it's saying 6 hours 4 mins with 15 hours 11 minutes standby.

    What the heck counts as usage?? I swear all I have done today is receive notifications and check the time!
     
  2. R740 macrumors member

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    Usage is counted when your AW's screen is on. Maybe something is bad with your AW's sensors and it lights up without even raising your wrist. Have you tried restoring?
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    Usage is anytime the :apple:Watch is doing anything more than 'sleeping'. Sending/receiving data, running an App, screen on, accelerometer activity,.....

    Over 6 hours is a lot. Just a couple of things to look at.

    • Did you leave the Workout app running?
    • Did you leave the Remote or Music App connected?
    • Do you have any 'new' 3ed party native Apps that may be running?
     
  4. ZoeLou thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking it was a lot too. Nope. None of those apps running. I did notice there were a few apps updating on the watch. That could have done it. But I'm not sure why my usage was at six hours!
     
  5. ZoeLou thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm I haven't noticed anything like that. I did unpair and pair again a few days ago, is that what you mean?
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    It is possible that one of the Apps was corrupt while updating and continued to request update data for an extended time. Did you notice any App 'stuck' in update mode (updates should only take a few moments)?
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Got to be an app or something as 6 hours usage is a lot!
     
  8. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    Have you tried to reset the Watch or unpair/repair with your iPhone?
     
  9. ZoeLou thread starter macrumors member

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    I checked, no stuck apps

    Is there anyway to tell?

    Yup I have. Fixed it for a day or so, but no cigar
     
  10. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Not yet, at least not the same way that the iOS Settings -> Battery -> Usage can tell you which app has been running the most.

    For now, maybe try uninstalling all third party apps, then add them back one-by-one (and use them) to see which ones trigger a power drain.
     

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