1. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    My watch has been on the charger for 12 hours. I can see the battery level of the watch on my iPhone - it is 94%. It never gets to 100%.
    Did you try to reboot it?
    01-14-2018 12:41 PM
  2. edswife1970's Avatar
    Did you try to reboot it?
    Yes-no change. I’m going to try a different charger tonight and see if it is any better. The charger I’ve been using is the brand new one that came with my watch but who knows it might be that it’s the problem.
    01-14-2018 12:50 PM
  3. edswife1970's Avatar
    Decided to put my original Apple watch on the same charger I’ve been using for my Series 3. I haven’t used that watch in a long time so it was quite dead! Long story short, it was fully charged 100% after approximately five hours. So I guess there’s nothing wrong with the charger.
    01-14-2018 04:48 PM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    Ok now I have a problem. Today only up to 93%. It has been perfect until now
    01-17-2018 07:57 PM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    Lucky!
    Until today. Feel jinxed. At 93%
    01-17-2018 07:57 PM
  6. Jude526's Avatar
    I got home around two today. It’s 7:25. It’s at 97%. 30 min ago 93%. Seems to be taking longer to charge. I do have a phone call scheduled with Apple tomorrow. Hopefully it’s ok.
    01-17-2018 08:27 PM
  7. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I got home around two today. It’s 7:25. It’s at 97%. 30 min ago 93%. Seems to be taking longer to charge. I do have a phone call scheduled with Apple tomorrow. Hopefully it’s ok.
    It’s as if the software doesn’t read the true percentage and stops charging.
    01-18-2018 12:31 AM
  8. RECON1's Avatar
    Started doing it for me again. Boo
    01-18-2018 02:37 AM
  9. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Started doing it for me again. Boo
    I didn’t expect the issue to be so wide spread when I created this thread but I can see it’s becoming normal for more than a hand full of users. It’s definitely concerning that the Watch is failing to reach 100% battery life at any given time but for no rhyme or reason. Currently, my watch is sitting at 96% and won’t go any higher unless I reboot it.
    01-18-2018 04:06 AM
  10. RECON1's Avatar
    I know. Mine was fine for a week, now it sits between 96-97. I run the beta on it so I might have to wait till a GM release to get help with it.
    01-18-2018 04:08 AM
  11. edswife1970's Avatar
    Since I updated to watchOS 4.2.2, my watch fully charges to 100% and after 14 to 16 hours on my wrist, it’s still at 75%. ❤️
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    01-31-2018 05:23 PM
  12. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Since I updated to watchOS 4.2.2, my watch fully charges to 100% and after 14 to 16 hours on my wrist, it’s still at 75%. ❤️
    My watch works properly for days but then begins to act up.
    02-01-2018 01:45 AM
  13. TripleOne's Avatar
    Since I updated to watchOS 4.2.2, my watch fully charges to 100% and after 14 to 16 hours on my wrist, it’s still at 75%. ❤️
    Superb battery life!
    02-01-2018 05:15 AM
  14. edswife1970's Avatar
    Superb battery life!
    Well, turns out that it’s not good. Today it was charged to 100% when I put it on about 12 hours ago. It is now at 57%. Wish I knew what the heck is going on with it.
    02-01-2018 06:00 PM
  15. RECON1's Avatar
    Well, turns out that it’s not good. Today it was charged to 100% when I put it on about 12 hours ago. It is now at 57%. Wish I knew what the heck is going on with it.
    Yup. Mine started doing it again today too. 95%
    02-01-2018 06:02 PM
  16. jhc1187's Avatar
    Well, turns out that it’s not good. Today it was charged to 100% when I put it on about 12 hours ago. It is now at 57%. Wish I knew what the heck is going on with it.
    Mine does this, most days batt life is great and I end around 77% at end of day.... lately one a week or so with same usage it’ll get down to 45-50% with same useage type day. Can not pinpoint why the such drastic change in batt life.

    Have not run into not charging full yet tho fingers crossed I don’t.
    02-01-2018 08:12 PM
  17. CritKlepka's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I just wanted to chime in. Same problem here - Apple Watch Series 3 + LTE will not charge above 95-98% even overnight. I bought it on day one. Every few days, it stops charging fully, stopping at the mentioned percentage.

    The short term fix was just to hard-restart it (by holding both hardware buttons until it shut off and then starting it again). Then it will fully charge again and for a few days.

    I contacted Apple Support and the first time they wanted me to factory reset. I eventually got around to contacting them again this morning (obviously the reset didn't fix it, started happening a few days later). They are sending me a box that they said should arrive within a few days and they are going to repair it. Unfortunately, they made me factory reset it before they started the repair process, so I'm out of my watch until the box arrives and its repaired. Was hoping to get a few more days out of it :P

    They said just to send the watch face, and hold onto the band and all accessories; I'll update when I get it back to let you guys know if it was repaired or if they send me a new one.
    02-02-2018 07:08 AM
  18. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Well, turns out that it’s not good. Today it was charged to 100% when I put it on about 12 hours ago. It is now at 57%. Wish I knew what the heck is going on with it.
    Original AW here and that's been the norm with mine since day one. But I also get 100's of notifications every day and have mine set to bring the screen on when I raise my wrist, and vibrate and ding on every notification.

    On the days when yo still have 50+ % battery at the end of the day, was that a light use day?

    Also, what apps are installed on your watch that may be using power?
    02-02-2018 08:02 AM
  19. edswife1970's Avatar
    Original AW here and that's been the norm with mine since day one. But I also get 100's of notifications every day and have mine set to bring the screen on when I raise my wrist, and vibrate and ding on every notification.

    On the days when yo still have 50+ % battery at the end of the day, was that a light use day?

    Also, what apps are installed on your watch that may be using power?
    About the only thing going on with my watch is a few notifications and some text messages. Nothing that would be using power to an extreme. I have cellular on it too, but I never use it for phone calls. I’ve had my watch on today for about five hours and it’s down to 75% already.
    02-02-2018 11:23 AM
  20. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    About the only thing going on with my watch is a few notifications and some text messages. Nothing that would be using power to an extreme. I have cellular on it too, but I never use it for phone calls. I’ve had my watch on today for about five hours and it’s down to 75% already.
    I took my watch off the charger at 7am and it's currently 12:30pm, so that's 5 1/2 hours and I'm at 72%. To me that's pretty good. So if you lose 25% in 5 hours, by that that logic your watch will die in 20 hours. I don't see an issue with that.
    02-02-2018 11:32 AM
  21. EagleFox007's Avatar
    I’m 100% at 6AM. I come home at 5:30 PM and still have 74% battery left. I also don’t have too many notification turned on.
    02-02-2018 05:08 PM
  22. edswife1970's Avatar
    I’m 100% at 6AM. I come home at 5:30 PM and still have 74% battery left. I also don’t have too many notification turned on.
    My watch started out at 100% this morning at 6:30 and it is now almost 6:30 PM and my watch is at 41%. In my experience with my original watch and the new one up to this point, that is not good battery life! This is a relatively new issue because my watch usually has around 75% left after 12 to 14 hours. As soon as I get the opportunity, I am going to stop in at the Apple store and ask them about it. I paid way too much for this watch to have crappy battery life.
    02-02-2018 06:27 PM
  23. Tucsondesertgirl's Avatar
    I’ve been having an issue where my Apple Watch S3 doesn’t fully charge. It goes up to 97% and then drops as low as 94% before going back to 95% and stopping. I can get it to 100% by rebooting it but it reoccurs several days later. Also, I have run the battery down to 0% seeing if that helps and it doesn’t.

    Anyone else?
    Mine just started doing the same thing. It goes to 93% and then will not charge any further.
    02-09-2018 04:23 PM
  24. mfm77's Avatar
    Mine has the exact same charging issues.
    02-19-2018 05:56 AM
  25. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Mine just started doing the same thing. It goes to 93% and then will not charge any further.
    It appears this is a widespread issue. It’s just odd that a quick reboot will allow you to charge back up to 100% though. I’d say I have to reboot it once a week or slightly earlier.
    02-21-2018 12:54 AM
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