The Apple Watch is a great piece of technology, but one of its weak points is battery life. If you find yourself having to recharge your Watch more often than you’d like, there are a few things you can do to improve its battery performance. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to improve your Apple Watch’s battery life. From turning off certain features to adjusting your Watch’s face, read on for our top suggestions.
Check Your Watch’s Battery Health
Your Apple Watch’s battery health is important in making sure that your watch will last throughout the day. Here are some tips on how to check your watch’s battery health:
1. Check the Battery Percentage Indicator
The first thing you should do is check the battery percentage indicator on your watch. This will give you an idea of how much power your watch has left. If it’s below 50%, then you may want to consider charging your watch sooner rather than later.
2. Look for the “Battery Health” Section in the Watch App
Open up the Watch app on your iPhone and look for the “Battery Health” section. Here, you’ll be able to see more detailed information about your watch’s battery health, including its current maximum capacity and peak performance capability.
3. Check for Battery Drainage After Updating Your WatchOS
After updating your watchOS, it’s a good idea to check for any unusual battery drainage. To do this, simply keep an eye on the battery percentage indicator and see if it drops faster than usual after installing a new watchOS update. If so, then there may be something wrong with the update itself and you should contact Apple support for help.
Use Power Saving Modes
Assuming you have an Apple Watch Series 4 or later, you have the ability to enable Power Saving Mode. When this mode is enabled, your watch face will go dark and all but the essentials will be turned off. This mode can be activated manually or set to come on automatically at a certain percentage.
To manually turn on Power Saving Mode, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Tap Battery > Power Saving Mode.
You can also set Power Saving Mode to turn on automatically when your watch reaches a certain battery level. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and go to Battery. Then, select Low Power Mode and choose from the following options:
– 75%: This turns on Power Saving Mode when your watch is at 75% battery or lower.
– 50%: This turns on Power Saving Mode when your watch is at 50% battery or lower.
– 25%: This turns on Power Saving Mode when your watch is at 25% battery or lower.
Reduce Motion and Always-On Display
Reducing the amount of motion and animations on your Apple Watch can help improve its battery life. To do this, go to the Settings app on your Watch, tap General, then Accessibility. From here, you can turn off Reduce Motion and Always-On Display. Doing both of these things will help improve your Watch’s battery life.
When this is turned on, animations and transitions are turned off.
This turns off the display when your wrist is down.
To save even more battery life, you can turn off the raise to wake feature. With this feature disabled, your Watch’s display will only turn on when you press the Digital Crown or side button. To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Wake Screen -> Always On.
Turn Off Background App Refresh
Background app refresh lets apps check for new content in the background. When this is turned on, it can have a negative impact on your Watch’s battery life. To turn it off, go to the Settings app on your Watch, then tap General -> Background App Refresh. From here, you can toggle it off for all apps or just specific apps.
Turn Off Notification Indicators
Notification indicators are the red dots that appear on apps when they have notifications waiting for you. These notification indicators use up battery life because they’re constantly searching for new notifications in the background. If you don’t care about seeing these notification indicators, you can turn them off by going to Settings -> Notifications -> Notification Indicators and turning them
Limit Background App Refresh
When it comes to battery life, every little bit counts. So if you want to eke out a few extra hours of use from your Apple Watch, one thing you can do is limit background app refresh.
Background app refresh allows apps to check for new content in the background, so they can be up-to-date when you open them. But this constant checking can take a toll on your battery life.
So if you want to improve your Apple Watch’s battery life, one thing you can do is limit background app refresh. To do this, go to the Settings app on your watch, then tap General > Background App Refresh. From there, you can turn off Background App Refresh entirely, or you can selectively disable it for individual apps.
Don’t Use Wi-Fi or LTE When Not Needed
When your Apple Watch is not in use, it’s important to disable Wi-Fi and LTE. These features can drain your battery quickly, even when you’re not using them.
To disable Wi-Fi on your Apple Watch, open the Settings app and tap on Wi-Fi. Toggle the switch to the off position.
To disable LTE on your Apple Watch, open the Settings app and tap on Cellular. Toggle the switch to the off position.
If you need to use Wi-Fi or LTE while your Apple Watch is inactive, be sure to turn them off as soon as you’re done. This will help extend your battery life.
Check for watchOS Updates Regularly
It’s important to keep your Apple Watch’s software up to date for two reasons:
First, Apple regularly releases updates that include new features and performance improvements. Second, these updates often include bug fixes that can improve battery life.
To check for watchOS updates:
1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
2. Tap My Watch, then tap General > Software Update.
3. If an update is available, you’ll see an option to install it.
4. Tap Install (you may need to enter your passcode). Once the update has been installed, you can continue using your Apple Watch as usual.
By following the tips in this article, you should be able to improve your Apple Watch’s battery life significantly. Remember to charge your watch regularly, avoid using it in extreme temperatures, and use apps that are designed to save battery life. With a little care and attention, you can keep your Apple Watch running smoothly for years to come.