Why does my apple watch die so fast

Why does my apple watch die so fast? We have the answers!

Apple Watch is one of the most expensive and best smartwatches available out there, and it has been around for more than five years. The company has worked tirelessly on improving, and the latest Apple Watch comes with promising features, including fast charging. However, one area where Apple Watch still struggles is the battery life. The newest Apple Watch claims to offer 18 hours of battery life on a single charge, but what should you do if you are not getting 18 hours of battery life and its battery is draining too fast? Don’t worry because we know the underlying reasons, and we have got your answers!

Apple Watch 7 is the latest Apple Watch, and according to Apple, it should offer 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. But its battery life can get affected by various factors ranging from your environment to basic software settings. Luckily, there are ways you can use to prolong the battery life of your Apple Watch, and we will tell you about them.

Why does my Apple Watch die so fast?

The biggest problem with many smartwatches, including smartwatches, is the battery life. As they come in very small sizes, it’s not possible for companies, including Apple, to put bigger batteries. However, Apple Watch comes with decent battery life, and it offers up to 18 hours of battery life on a single recharge. If you are not getting 18 hours with it, these can be the reasons behind it.

Software Issue

Apple continuously works on its software to make them more optimized for users, and they also regularly release new updates to fix known issues and deliver new features. So, it’s crucial that you regularly update your Apple Watch with the latest software update. If you are getting a battery drain issue on your Apple Watch, update your watch, and it might solve the problem for you.

Connection

When you connect your Apple Watch with your iPhone, the watch use a lot of power to keep the connection going, and it can lead to battery drain. Similarly, if the watch struggles to connect with your iPhone, it will make multiple attempts which will lead to more power usage. So, we will recommend that you only connect your Apple Watch with your iPhone when it’s necessary, and Apple Watch can operate on its own.

Age

It’s an established fact that the battery life on old devices isn’t great, and if your Apple Watch is older than more than 2 hours, you can experience battery life issues. Even if your Apple Watch is new, you can still experience battery drain issues if you overcharge your device. So, check the health of your Apple Watch, and If it has low health, you should contact Apple to change it. Here’s how you can check your Apple Watch’s battery health.

  • Go to the settings of your Apple Watch
  • Find the Battery section and tap it.
  • Now scroll down and tap on the battery health section./
  • Here you will find your battery capacity. If it’s around 80% to 90%, it’s okay. However, if it’s lower than 80%, you will get very low battery life, and it would be best to get a new battery or a new Apple Watch.

Environment

Apple Watch is designed to operate at a normal temperature which means that if you use it in extreme temperatures, you can experience various issues, including battery drain. According to Apple, you should use your Apple Watch between 0° to 35° for optimal performance. If you use it in very cold or hot temperatures, it’s not recommended, and you can experience performance issues.

Why does my apple watch die so fast
Why does my apple watch die so fast?

How to Improve the Battery Life of your Apple Watch?

Apple Watch offers a decent battery life, but if you want to get better battery life, you can tweak some settings, which will lead to better battery performance. In this section, we will share some effective tips on improving the battery life of your Apple Watch.

  • Heart Rate monitoring is one of the most power-hungry features of your Apple Watch. When you start your workout, the watch continuously measures your heart rate, which leads to battery drain. So, if you want to get good battery life but are willing to compromise on the accuracy of your workouts, you can disable it. It’s worth noting here that Heart rate monitoring is a key metric in your workouts, and if you disable it, your workout tracking will get less accurate, but you will get good battery life. If you want to disable Heart rate monitoring, Go to Watch App > My Watch > privacy > Motion and Fitness > toggle Heart rate to turn it off.
  • Apple Watch features one of the best displays, but it’s also true that it consumes a lot of power. So, if you want to get better battery life on your Apple Watch, we will recommend that you disable AOD (Always-on Display), Lower the brightness level, and decrease wake screen time. You can access these settings by going to Settings > Brightness & Display section.
  • The wrist-wake gesture is a useful feature, and many people love it, but the fact here is that every time you use it, it drains a lot of power. Also, it triggers even when you don’t intend to, and it all leads to a lot of power wastage. So, if you want to improve the battery life of your Apple Watch, consider disabling the wrist-wake gesture. You can do it by going Watch App on your iPhone > My Watch > General > Wake Screen > Now toggle Wrist Raise (Wake Screen) to turn it off.
  • Apple Watches constantly refreshed Apps in the background to ensure that fresh content is available to them. It’s good, but it uses a lot of power in the background, and disabling it can help you save the power of your watch’s battery. If you want to disable background refresh, go to Watch App on your iPhone > General >  disable Background App Refresh.
  • If you have an old Apple Watch, you can further tweak settings which will improve the battery life. You can start with disabling animations which you can do from Watch App. Go to Watch App > My Watch > General > Accessibility > Toggle Reduce Motion to disable Animations.
  • For old Apple Watches, we also recommend servicing your watch as it will help you know if battery issues are due to hardware or software. So, contact Apple Customer support and ask them to service your Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Battery Comparison – Apple Watch 7, 6, 5, and others.

Here’s the battery comparison of different Apple Watch models, including Apple Watch Series 7, Series 6, Series 5, Series 4, Series 3, and Gen 1 (The OG).

Apple Watch SeriesBattery LifeBattery SizeCharge Time
Apple Watch Series 718 Hours309 mAh0 to 80% in 45 Minutes 80 to 100% in 75 Minutes
Apple Watch Series 618 Hours303.8 mAh0 to 80% in 1.5 Hours 80 to 100% in 2.5 Hours
Apple Watch Series 518 Hours296 mAh0 to 80% in 1.5 Hours 80 to 100% in 2.5 Hours
Apple Watch Series 418 Hours291.7 mAh0 to 80% in 1.5 Hours 80 to 100% in 2 Hours
Apple Watch Series 318 Hours38mm: 279 mAh 42mm: 352 mAh0 to 80% in 1.5 Hours 80 to 100% in 2 Hours
Apple Watch Series 218 Hours38mm: 273 mAh 42mm: 334 mAh0 to 80% in 1.5 Hours 80 to 100% in 2 hours
Apple Watch Series 118 Hours38mm: 205 mAh 42mm: 273 mAh0 to 80% in 1.5 Hours 80 to 100% in 2 hours
Apple Watch (The OG)18 Hours38mm: 205 mAh 42mm: 246 mAh0 to 80% in 1 Hour 80 to 100% in 1.3 Hours
Battery Comparison of Apple Watches including Series 7, Series 6, and Series 5

FAQs

Can I replace the battery of my Apple Watch?

Yes, you can easily replace the battery of your Apple Watch by paying $79. If your watch is still in warranty, you can contact Apple Customer Support and claim your warranty.

How can I check the battery health of my Apple Watch?

You can do it from the battery section of your Apple Watch. Go to Settings of your Apple Watch > Battery Section > Battery Health. If the battery health is above 80%, it’s good, but if it’s below 80%, we will recommend that you should replace the battery of your Apple Watch.

Which Apple Watch has the longest battery life?

The battery of almost all Apple Watches is around 18 hours, but Apple Watch 7 is better because it comes with a quick charging option, and it can fully recharge the battery in 75 minutes, whereas other Apple Watch models take up to 2.5 hours.

What is the average battery life of an Apple Watch?

Apple Watch offers 18 hours of battery life on average, but it can change depending on how you use it. For example, if you work out a lot, use GPS, and listen to music, the battery life can get lower.

Will Apple Watch 8 have longer battery life?

Considering the pattern in previous Apple Watches, we are certain that the battery life of the new Apple Watch 8 will also be 18 hours. However, the recharging time can get lower if Apple switches to a better recharging technology.

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Kashif
Kashif has been writing about the latest technologies for over half a decade. On TheTrackable, Kashif is responsible for testing products and writing reviews. In his free time, you will find him on tech communities on Reddit and Facebook.

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