It is not often the case but Apple’ introduction of the first series of Apple Watches didn’t deliver what was expected of them. Sure, the sale column was alright, but many issues within the gadget left the users with a bad taste. One of the primary issues was the Apple Watch’ battery. Apple has attempted to address these issues with their latest series of watches.
However, there are still a few users who aren’t satisfied with the device’ battery timing. It drains much quicker than their liking, and hence they keep looking for a solution to get rid of this problem. This article tends to cover the reason why this problem occurs, and how to address it.
Before entering into detailed troubleshooting, it is imperative that you do a health checkup for the device. The first thing you need to check is that if your Apple Watch is getting fully charged in 2.5 hours through Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable. Also, it should reach 80% within 1.5 hours. Your battery would be deemed healthy If this is the time your device is taking to charge.
Generally, the Apple watch should return 15-18 hours on normal usage. Normal usage means 90 time-checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use and a 30-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth. What it tells you is that you should check your usage to conclude if your battery is draining faster or your device’ usage is too much. you can check it by:
1. Go to My Watch.
2. Tap on the option General.
3. Now tap on the option Usage.
Doing this will provide you with an idea that if your battery timing Is shorter than the Apple’ benchmark. If it is shorter then it calls for action. Here are some of the tips that can be helpful.
Updated Operating System:
Apple always tells the users that they should update their iDevices as soon as the update is available. Software updates technically mean that Apple is trying to optimize its functionality. So, the first troubleshooting tip is to check if your Apple Watch is running on the latest OS. If it is not, then you instantly need to update it via the iPhone. Doing this will largely help the cause.
The primary reason why people buy Apple Watches is to monitor their health via different health apps. However, that’s not the case anymore; people are now primarily using Apple Watch to check notifications. It has become more of a corporate tool rather than a health monitor.
The heart rate sensor in the Watch is a real battery guzzler. So, the people who aren’t utilizing it on a daily basis (fitness purposes) should consider turning it off. Only turning this feature off will increase the battery time by an hour or so. You can do that by:
1. Go to My Watch.
2. Tap on the option Workout.
3. Enable the power saving mode.
Note: You can turn it back on anytime you need.
As said earlier, the primitive reason why Apple Watch was introduced is now dying. People are trying to mirror their iPhones on the Watch and it means that a bundle of notifications on an hourly basis. The constant bombardment of notification also affects the battery life, and to address that, you need to manage notifications.
You can customize your notifications from My Watch. You can either choose to get the same notifications as your iPhone gets or you can choose notification for specific apps. Tap on the option Custom in the Notification settings and try to reduce notifications for better battery timing.
Many people are using Apple Watches for a long time. The idea of cleaning the charging head doesn’t cross their mind and therefore, the Charging Head could dirty. A dirty head may still let you charge, but it will reduce the charging speed. Try to clean your charging head with a soft cloth regularly. Moreover, you should also replace your charging cable if it’s been under the user for a long time.
Using high-beam headlights and Apple Watch on full brightness unnecessarily is as embarrassing as committing a crime. Using any gadget on full brightness will drain its battery much quicker than the usual. Of course, you would like your screen lit and beautiful, but keeping the brightness at a moderate level will not only deliver for the purpose, it will also save the battery. Adjust your Watch’ brightness by
1. Tap on Watch option on your iPhone.
2. Next, tap the option Brightness and the Text Size.
3. Now drag the Brightness slider to a moderate level. Keep it in the middle is a recommended setting.
Power Reserve Mode:
As the name suggests, it is quite similar to Low Power Mode in iPhones. You will be notified by the Apple Watch to enable Power Reserve Mode whenever you Watch’ battery reaches 10%. However, unlike the iPhone, the functionality of the Apple Watch would be gone when this mode will be enabled. You will only be able to watch time on it.
You will be able to enable it from the Watch’ Control Center. Sure, you will lose the functionality, but enabling this feature on and off (not regularly) can be helpful for the device’ battery.
Reboot and Re-pair; a trick widely used by many Apple Watch users to rectify different issues. Mitigating issues via a reboot is always the best bet with electronic devices. Rebooting the Apple Watch and then charging it fully (avoid using) will bring the battery back to the usual circle. It will charge quicker and last longer. After the reboot, you will have to re-pair it with your iPhone.