1. csal80's Avatar
    Same thing here. First time I ever saw 10%. I just read that the reason for the software delay last week was because of a problem they found which massively drained battery. I wonder if they never really corrected it.
    09-22-2015 08:13 PM
  2. miguelo45's Avatar
    Horrible. Used to have >65% by this time (10pm) after watchOS 2 is on 20%. Ridiculous. There has been no changes in the amount of usage
    09-22-2015 10:11 PM
  3. Steven Sabo's Avatar
    No real change in battery life for me. 16 hours and at 32% which is about the same as every night at this time. That is with two workout periods, 3 hours total.
    09-22-2015 11:11 PM
  4. djmuzi's Avatar
    today 7:00am I toock my watch away from the charger and at 11am I had 32% left... horrible ... I did only one short walk of about 30 minutes and tracked it as outdoor walk. I had the New York time laps wallpaper on. When my watch arrived at 55% I choose the simple watchface but it didn't help, the battery dropped for one hour to 32%... Very bad... trying to reset not, bit it takes ages... so I hardresettet. lets see it it helps...
    09-23-2015 06:11 AM
  5. djmuzi's Avatar
    after the reset and setup as a new watch I installed almost no apps (only runtastic I think) and after 1 hour of use including 20 minutes workout only 5% battery usage compared to 30% before reset.
    So do a complete reset, set up as new and for the first time don't install too many apps.
    09-23-2015 09:44 AM
  6. trifster's Avatar
    I reset my watch last night, set it up as new (not from back) and reconfigured all the settings how i like. Charged to 100% this morning and im seeing normal battery life again. its nearly 11am and I'm only down to 88%. I'm guessing there is some odd upgrade issue with the battery drain. I suggest doing a full reset (erase all content and settings) then setup as a new Watch.
    09-23-2015 10:53 AM
  7. csal80's Avatar
    Unpair and pair seems to have solved the problem for me. Thank god because I am really enjoying the speed improvements of the new os.
    09-23-2015 12:07 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    I suggest doing a full reset (erase all content and settings) then setup as a new Watch.
    I'd try un-pairing and re-pairing the Watch and phone first...
    09-23-2015 12:16 PM
  9. stefp's Avatar
    The first day after updating it did seem to run down quicker to me but now it's back to the good battery life of before.
    09-23-2015 12:23 PM
  10. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    12 hours and at 71%.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    09-25-2015 09:02 PM
  11. geekymcfly's Avatar
    I bought the Apple Watch today loaded 2.0 and I'm having nothing but problems. My battery drops 15% within an hour. Asking Siri to play a song always gets a result of "hmm, I'm having trouble playing that. If you aren't on Wi-Fi, make sure cellular data is enabled," but the song ends up playing anyway. I unpaired the device, repaired it, reset my network settings on my 6+ and finally reset the phone. I'm disappointed so far.
    09-25-2015 10:02 PM
  12. bboykin87's Avatar
    I just experienced this myself. Took the watch off the charger at 830pm and by lunch time (2am) it was down to 30%. I happened to have the charger with me and I charged it up to 90+% and now it is at 6%. This is with light usage. I'm going to try to reset unpaid and setup again and hopefully that fixes it.


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    09-26-2015 09:17 AM
  13. tcuprof's Avatar
    I'm very pleased with the battery life. Checked last night after 15 hours including 120 minutes in various workouts and had 45% left.
    09-26-2015 12:00 PM
  14. RobtRoma's Avatar
    For the most part, battery life seems about 5% better with Watch OS2 for me. After 11 hours today, I'm at 65% remaining on a very lazy day. This past week, I've gone to bed with over 50% remaining at least twice. I don't think I've ever seen that prior to OS2. Last night, I had 45% remaining with 50+ Move minutes on the Activity app. Again, slightly better than normal for me.
    09-26-2015 07:53 PM
  15. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I got two full days out of mine.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    09-26-2015 08:11 PM
  16. rafael4255's Avatar
    I also noticed a severe drain after updating to WatchOS2, but a co-worker who also updated thought his watch was lasting longer than before. I was getting 8-10 hours per charge. He was getting almost 36!

    I figured out the problem. The only thing I did differently was agree to automatically send diagnostics information. Once I turned that off, my watch instantly stopped draining so rapidly.

    On your phone, go to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & Usage and select Don't send. This will give u a warning that it will also turn off automatic sending for your Apple Watch. Acknowledge that warning and enjoy the new battery life.

    Best of luck to all!
    09-27-2015 01:49 AM
  17. llfloyd79's Avatar
    I also noticed a severe drain after updating to WatchOS2, but a co-worker who also updated thought his watch was lasting longer than before. I was getting 8-10 hours per charge. He was getting almost 36!

    I figured out the problem. The only thing I did differently was agree to automatically send diagnostics information. Once I turned that off, my watch instantly stopped draining so rapidly.

    On your phone, go to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & Usage and select Don't send. This will give u a warning that it will also turn off automatic sending for your Apple Watch. Acknowledge that warning and enjoy the new battery life.

    Best of luck to all!
    About to try this too and see how it goes. Thanks for the information.
    09-27-2015 10:35 AM
  18. kch50428's Avatar
    I figured out the problem. The only thing I did differently was agree to automatically send diagnostics information.
    My iPhone 6 running the 9.1 public beta 2 is set to send diagnostics and my watch battery life is better now than it ever has been on WatchOS2.
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    09-27-2015 10:44 AM
  19. iEd's Avatar
    I experienced some strange battery drain this weekend.
    I was flying from Atlanta to LA Saturday morning got on the plane with probably 95% battery level. Fell asleep during the flight for a few hours. When I woke up I noticed my battery was down to 13%.
    Don't know what I did to cause this. Was using the modular watch face with new complications from the app. App in the air. I'm questioning if I had a full charge when I got on the plane because if never had battery issues. I did a reset just because.


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    09-27-2015 11:31 PM
  20. lackster2's Avatar
    I experienced some strange battery drain this weekend.
    I was flying from Atlanta to LA Saturday morning got on the plane with probably 95% battery level. Fell asleep during the flight for a few hours. When I woke up I noticed my battery was down to 13%.
    Don't know what I did to cause this. Was using the modular watch face with new complications from the app. App in the air. I'm questioning if I had a full charge when I got on the plane because if never had battery issues. I did a reset just because.


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    It was the little creature that lives out on the wing. Just ask Bill Shatner...
    09-28-2015 02:56 PM
  21. Suggs68's Avatar
    I'm getting more drain too. Been off charger for about 11 hours now, and normally it would be somewhere between 60%-70% charge, now its below 50%. I'll try turning off the diagnostics. The only thing I've added to the watch since 2.0 is the Dark Sky complication. Its possible that's causing some of the drain, so I'll try turning that off too.
    09-28-2015 05:22 PM
  22. iEd's Avatar
    It was the little creature that lives out on the wing. Just ask Bill Shatner...
    Lol might have been that Gremlin. Coming home tonight from Oakland,LA,Atlanta my watch battery was great. Not sure what happened before.


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    09-28-2015 11:39 PM
  23. cutemoto's Avatar
    My battery is draining way to fast on 2.0 on iOS 9.0.1 and I haven't changed the way I use it. I don't know why it's draining so fast
    Last edited by cutemoto; 09-29-2015 at 05:57 AM.
    09-29-2015 05:29 AM
  24. djmuzi's Avatar
    Don't update to the iOS 9.1 Public Beta 3, it won't find your Watch anymore
    10-02-2015 12:52 PM
  25. Dave Marsh's Avatar
    Umm. I'm running watchOS 2, using Dark Sky complication, and have diagnostics turned on, and get normal 20-25 hours on a charge, or 18 if I include my normal one hour workout. I top off in the late evening, then sleep with the watch on. I'm retired, so no worries about starting the day with a low charge. However, two days ago I woke up with only 8% battery left. Very odd. I'd never had battery issues before. Anyway, I did a two button hard reset, put it on the charger, and let it charge up to 100%. It's been good again since then. In fact, today I put it on the charger with 72% remaining charge after 11 hours in use, including my workout.

    We'll see if the battery issue returns, but for now it's great.
    10-02-2015 03:06 PM
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