1. eyecrispy's Avatar
    For those of you who wear your AW to sleep overnight .... how much does your battery drain overnight? I usually charge mine to full before bed and until the past few weeks, it has averaged about a 5-6% drop overnight (I usually sleep 6 hours). The last few weeks, though, it has dropped 10-12%. I haven’t installed anything new .... and my sleep patterns have been the same. Just wondering what everyone else experiences. I’m wearing the 38mm nike plus cellular.
    05-20-2018 08:12 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    For those of you who wear your AW to sleep overnight .... how much does your battery drain overnight? I usually charge mine to full before bed and until the past few weeks, it has averaged about a 5-6% drop overnight (I usually sleep 6 hours). The last few weeks, though, it has dropped 10-12%. I haven’t installed anything new .... and my sleep patterns have been the same. Just wondering what everyone else experiences. I’m wearing the 38mm nike plus cellular.
    I charge mine to 100% around 8pm and 2-3 hours later go to bed with my watch on my wrist.
    I enable DND and Theatre Mode so that it won’t wake me up with notifications and lose about 2 to 5% charge overnight.
    In other words, with about 6 hours of sleeping with DnD and Theatre Mode and 2 - 3 hours of sitting idly by on my wrist, I wake up to 94-95% battery on my AW3 (non-LTE).

    What you’re experiencing seems unnatural to me. Shut off your Watch completely and restart it again to see if it solves your battery drain issue.
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    05-20-2018 08:52 AM
  3. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I charge mine to 100% around 8pm and 2-3 hours later go to bed with my watch on my wrist.
    I enable DND and Theatre Mode so that it won’t wake me up with notifications and lose about 2 to 5% charge overnight.
    In other words, with about 6 hours of sleeping with DnD and Theatre Mode and 2 - 3 hours of sitting idly by on my wrist, I wake up to 94-95% battery on my AW3 (non-LTE).

    What you’re experiencing seems unnatural to me. Shut off your Watch completely and restart it again to see if it solves your battery drain issue.
    Yea I’ve restarted a few times. It’ll get better for a few days and then start again.
    05-20-2018 09:24 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Yea I’ve restarted a few times. It’ll get better for a few days and then start again.
    Do you per chance have any sleep tracking apps running on the watch? If so, which one?

    I’m using AutoSleep and although it’s installed on my watch, it doesn’t really run. The app on my iPhone simply reads out the heart rate and movement of the watch during my sleep.
    05-20-2018 09:29 AM
  5. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Do you per chance have any sleep tracking apps running on the watch? If so, which one?

    I’m using AutoSleep and although it’s installed on my watch, it doesn’t really run. The app on my iPhone simply reads out the heart rate and movement of the watch during my sleep.
    Yea. AutoSleep. But it has been on my watch and phone for a long time.
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    05-20-2018 10:09 AM
  6. salscott's Avatar
    I have the same setup, autosleep and DND/theatre mode and 10%-12% is the average loss overnight. I typically put it on the charger for a few minutes before bed and a few minutes in the AM- no biggy. I think you and others are the ones to put me on autosleep- it's brilliant
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    05-20-2018 10:21 AM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    It's hard to say for me, because I usually put the watch on with different % remaining. I'll pay attention the ext couple of nights. But I have a 42mm S2, so I'm not sure how useful it will be to compare.

    I do think my comparison will be a little useful anyway, because I rarely go to sleep with 100%. I've long noticed that the watch reports the battery at 100% after a full charge for a lot longer than it does any single percentage as it drains. (In other words, I've notice that the watch will stay at 100% for a couple of hours, then, once it hits 99, it will drop a couple to a few percentage points per hour.)

    I'll let you know in a couple of days...
    05-20-2018 10:39 AM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    On a typical weekday, I have my watch off the charger around 7am when I me Ave for work. By the end of the work day I usually have around 60-ish percent left. When I go to bed, usually around 11pm, I enable DND and theater mode on my watch and go to bed. At most it drops another 5-8%. When my alarm goes off at 6am, I disable DND and theater mode and put the watch on the charger. It's usually at 100% when I leave at 7am.

    Rinse and repeat for the following weekdays.
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    05-20-2018 05:19 PM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    I have DND turned on, and I lose about 5-10% every night (6-8 hours of sleep).
    05-20-2018 11:20 PM
  10. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I wear mine at night and I am still losing about 5% overnight and that is on the beta firmware. I find that when my battery drops more all I need to do is a hard reboot to clear out what ever app was running to fix the drain.
    05-21-2018 03:17 AM
  11. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I was at 100% when I went to bed last night. When I got up a few minutes ago, it was at 95%. 10 min later, 93%. Weird.
    05-21-2018 05:10 AM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    It's hard to say for me, because I usually put the watch on with different % remaining. I'll pay attention the ext couple of nights.
    I went to sleep at 92, just woke up at 90.
    05-21-2018 05:31 AM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    I was at 100% when I went to bed last night. When I got up a few minutes ago, it was at 95%. 10 min later, 93%. Weird.
    If you are worried about this kind of drain, don’t overthink it and just unpair and re-pair your watch to your iPhone.
    Unlike restoring iPhone’s, restoring an Apple Watch is much easier, you won’t lose any data, just the time it takes for the Watch to restore from the latest backup. Which is about 45-60 minutes, tops.

    I remember restoring my watch 3 times on night because a beta caused issues with the connection to my iPhone.
    05-21-2018 05:33 AM
  14. eyecrispy's Avatar
    If you are worried about this kind of drain, don’t overthink it and just unpair and re-pair your watch to your iPhone.
    Unlike restoring iPhone’s, restoring an Apple Watch is much easier, you won’t lose any data, just the time it takes for the Watch to restore from the latest backup. Which is about 45-60 minutes, tops.

    I remember restoring my watch 3 times on night because a beta caused issues with the connection to my iPhone.
    I know. I’ve done it a thousand times. I was just wondering what y’all’s experience has been. It was not the norm I’ve been experiencing so thought I’d ask.
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    05-21-2018 06:25 AM
  15. msm0511's Avatar
    It seems to me lately that both my AW and iPhone are getting worse battery life lately. May just be that I'm using them more.
    05-21-2018 05:06 PM
  16. eyecrispy's Avatar
    It seems to me lately that both my AW and iPhone are getting worse battery life lately. May just be that I'm using them more.
    I wondered if it was that initially but I’m not using my AW while sleeping. The battery drain during my awake hours is normal. It’s just night time drain that is baffling.
    05-21-2018 05:44 PM
  17. doogald's Avatar
    I wondered if it was that initially but I’m not using my AW while sleeping. The battery drain during my awake hours is normal. It’s just night time drain that is baffling.
    Curious, then, why you don't just keep it charging while you sleep?
    05-21-2018 06:40 PM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    Curious, then, why you don't just keep it charging while you sleep?
    Sleep tracking
    05-21-2018 06:49 PM
  19. doogald's Avatar
    Sleep tracking
    Ok, I was confused, because she said she doesn't use it while she's sleeping, but sleep tracking is using it.

    Went to bed at 86%, woke up 83%. So, my 42mm S2 about 17 months old burns about 3% per night. Also, I do have the watch and iPhone in Do Not Disturb, and almost always turn on theater mode when I go to sleep. I use AutoSleep for sleep tracking (which just uses normal heart rate and movement data captured by the Health app on the iPhone, so shouldn't drain any more than when not asleep); I'm not sure if another app for sleep tracking uses more battery.
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    05-22-2018 05:37 AM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    Did AutoSleep have an update lately that may be causing it?
    05-22-2018 06:46 AM
  21. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Curious, then, why you don't just keep it charging while you sleep?
    Alarm and sleep tracking.


    Did AutoSleep have an update lately that may be causing it?
    I don’t know. Not that I know of.


    Yesterday morning I woke up and I was at 95%. This morning, 89%.
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    05-23-2018 05:28 AM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    Alarm and sleep tracking.




    I don’t know. Not that I know of.


    Yesterday morning I woke up and I was at 95%. This morning, 89%.
    Took mine from charger around 9pm, went to bed around midnight and woke up at 4:19 am, my watch was at 97%. It’s 1:19pm and my watch is 80%.

    I have no idea what may be causing your battery drain but hopefully it will be resolved soon.
    05-23-2018 06:19 AM
  23. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Took mine from charger around 9pm, went to bed around midnight and woke up at 4:19 am, my watch was at 97%. It’s 1:19pm and my watch is 80%.

    I have no idea what may be causing your battery drain but hopefully it will be resolved soon.
    Yea I don’t either. Really odd. It’s not the end of the world ....
    05-23-2018 07:03 PM
  24. doogald's Avatar
    For me, 100 when I went to sleep last night, 95 when I woke up. That was the biggest drop overnight.

    I suggest turning on DND and theater mode tonight ,if you haven't tried that already, and see if that changes anything. If theater mode helps, I wonder if you are moving while you sleep in such a way that it turns the display on quite often?
    05-23-2018 07:08 PM
  25. eyecrispy's Avatar
    For me, 100 when I went to sleep last night, 95 when I woke up. That was the biggest drop overnight.

    I suggest turning on DND and theater mode tonight ,if you haven't tried that already, and see if that changes anything. If theater mode helps, I wonder if you are moving while you sleep in such a way that it turns the display on quite often?
    Could be. But honestly, I sleep like the dead.
    05-24-2018 10:27 AM
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