To extend the battery life of your Apple Watch, follow these tips and best practices:
- Update to the latest watchOS: Always ensure that your Apple Watch is running the latest watchOS version, as software updates often include performance enhancements and battery optimizations.
- Adjust screen brightness: Lowering the screen brightness can help save battery life. To do this, go to Settings > Display & Brightness on your Apple Watch, and adjust the slider accordingly.
- Disable Always-On display: If your Apple Watch supports Always-On display, disabling it can conserve battery life. To do this, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Always On, and toggle it off.
- Reduce motion: Enable Reduce Motion to limit animations and visual effects. To do this, go to Settings > Accessibility > Reduce Motion, and toggle it on.
- Manage notifications: Limit unnecessary notifications that can consume battery life. On your iPhone, open the Watch app, tap My Watch > Notifications, and customize the settings.
- Turn off Background App Refresh: Disabling this feature will prevent apps from updating in the background. On your iPhone, open the Watch app, tap My Watch > General > Background App Refresh, and toggle it off.
- Use Power Saving Mode for workouts: Enabling this feature will turn off the heart rate sensor and other sensors during workouts. In the Watch app on your iPhone, tap My Watch > Workout > Power Saving Mode, and toggle it on.
- Disable Raise to Wake: This feature wakes the screen when you raise your wrist. To disable it, go to Settings > General > Wake Screen on your Apple Watch, and toggle off Wake Screen on Wrist Raise.
- Use Theater Mode: If you’re in a dark environment, like a movie theater or going to sleep, enable Theater Mode. Swipe up on the watch face to access the Control Center and tap the Theater Mode icon.
- Close unused apps: Close apps running in the background by pressing the side button, swiping left on an app, and tapping the red “X” button.
- Use Airplane Mode: If you don’t need the watch’s connectivity features, enable Airplane Mode to save battery life. Swipe up on the watch face to access the Control Center and tap the Airplane Mode icon.
- Restart your Apple Watch: Sometimes, simply restarting the device can help improve battery life. Press and hold the side button, then slide to power off, and press the side button again to turn it back on.
Remember that battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and the age of the device. If you’re still experiencing poor battery life after trying these tips, it might be time to consider a battery replacement or upgrading your Apple Watch.