If your Apple Watch needs to charge a lot, or is using up longer battery life than you think, there are a number of things you can do to improve your Apple Watch’s battery life.
Your Apple Watch comes with a variety of settings, and tweaking some of them may help improve battery life on your device. Things like apps running in the background, notifications, how often your device wakes up, and more can all affect your battery life. We hope that some of the tips in this guide will help you get a long-lasting battery on your Apple Watch.
Get fewer notifications on your Apple Watch
Every time a notification is sent to your Apple Watch, this will use some of the device’s battery. If you turn off some of these things and only keep important notifications on your device, it can help improve battery life.
You can select which notifications you want to get on your device from a file Watch the app on your Iphone. This can be done by opening a file Watch the app then go to Notices. For each of the apps on your Apple Watch, there are two options, either you choose Mirror my iPhone or Custom notifications.
If you choose Mirror My iPhone, the notifications will be exactly as you set them up on your iPhone, if you choose Custom, then you can choose either Allow notifications or an Apple Watch l battery for that specific app. Personally, I turn most of these off and only stay on for the things I find important, like phone calls messages etc. Reducing many of these notifications may help improve battery life on your Apple Watch.
Reduce Wake Screen time to improve Apple Watch battery life.
Another way to improve battery life on your Apple Watch is to reduce the Wake Screen time on your device, and this can be done from within the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. To change these settings, go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then select Screen brightnessyou can then choose things like Wake up to raise the wrist, which will wake up the screen when you raise your wrist. You can also choose the duration of the wake-up time, either 15 seconds or 70 seconds when clicked. Choosing the 15-second option should help you increase battery life on your Apple Watch.
Turn off Background App Refresh on Apple Watch
Another way you might be able to increase battery life on your Apple Watch is to turn off background app refresh on the watch. To do this, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then go to S.Settings > General > Background App RefreshYou can then turn off various apps that don’t need to be refreshed in the background.
If you have a lot of apps updating in the background, turning off most of these apps and only allowing important apps to update can increase your battery life.
Turn off apps running in the background
You may have some apps running in the background on your Apple Watch, and closing these apps may help improve battery life. This can be done easily by pressing side button On your device, you will then see the various applications that are open. To close apps, swipe right to left until the red X appears, tap on this, and the app will be closed.
How long your battery will last on your Apple Watch will depend on which model you have, the latest model being the Apple Watch Series 7, according to Apple, and that should give you up to 18 hours of use on a single charge. You can learn more details about your Apple Watch and how to get the most out of your battery on the Apple website. This guide was written with Apple Watch Series 7 and watchOS 8.7, which is the latest version of watchOS at the moment.
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