1. Jude526's Avatar
    How did you set up your series 5 if you had a previous model? I had the series 4 and when I set up my new 5 I did as mirroring my 4 and not as a new device

    Battery life was great first couple days. This is my 2nd week on it. 8:17 pm at 27%.

    I removed a lot of notifications that I don’t need to have on my watch. The first few days would be at 65% or so at 9 pm. Not happening now

    Should I reset and set as new device? Other than this I love the watch
    07-23-2020 10:20 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Have you recently installed an app on your iPhone that also has a watch app or complication that could be using a significant amount of battery?
    07-24-2020 07:22 PM
  3. Jude526's Avatar
    Have you recently installed an app on your iPhone that also has a watch app or complication that could be using a significant amount of battery?
    No

    Battery is better today
    I actually turned off a lot of notifications
    Verizon won’t do anything
    Tech says nothing wrong
    When Apple stores reopen I will have it looked over
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    07-24-2020 09:22 PM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    But it was better today.
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    07-25-2020 12:06 AM
  5. comiken205's Avatar
    But it was better today.
    One thing I did was turn off background refresh. Even though you do this, complications will update. I wear my watch all day and sleep with it to track my sleep( I have sleep apnea) and when I wake my watch is between 45-55%. I also did what you did and turned off all notifications except texts and phone call etc.
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    07-25-2020 03:40 AM
  6. Jude526's Avatar
    One thing I did was turn off background refresh. Even though you do this, complications will update. I wear my watch all day and sleep with it to track my sleep( I have sleep apnea) and when I wake my watch is between 45-55%. I also did what you did and turned off all notifications except texts and phone call etc.
    I did that first thing before turning off notifications
    07-25-2020 04:37 AM
  7. Jude526's Avatar
    Much better. It’s 3pm. 89% battery. Yesterday at this time it was at 65%
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    07-25-2020 04:53 PM
  8. comiken205's Avatar
    Much better. It’s 3pm. 89% battery. Yesterday at this time it was at 65%
    I’m glad all is getting better.
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    07-29-2020 05:27 AM
  9. Jude526's Avatar
    I’m glad all is getting better.
    Thx!
    07-29-2020 07:08 PM
  10. popkurn611's Avatar
    Thx!
    I know this was a while ago, but I am noticing the same issue with my series 5 watch. I used it as normal, did a 30 min run and at 9pm it was dead. I have noticed this has been going on the past 2 weeks or so. I am going to reset it and start with a fresh setup. Like right now, it is 1:37pm and it is at 72%. My iphone 11 pro isn't even at that yet and I took both off the charger at 7am. So something isn't right.
    11-16-2020 12:37 PM
  11. Jude526's Avatar
    I know this was a while ago, but I am noticing the same issue with my series 5 watch. I used it as normal, did a 30 min run and at 9pm it was dead. I have noticed this has been going on the past 2 weeks or so. I am going to reset it and start with a fresh setup. Like right now, it is 1:37pm and it is at 72%. My iphone 11 pro isn't even at that yet and I took both off the charger at 7am. So something isn't right.
    I hope the reset helps. Mine today has been on all day and I got the update completed this morning. It’s at 65% and it’s going on 7:45 pm. I am seeing improvement
    11-16-2020 08:46 PM
  12. popkurn611's Avatar
    I hope the reset helps. Mine today has been on all day and I got the update completed this morning. It’s at 65% and it’s going on 7:45 pm. I am seeing improvement
    Reset didn't help I even installed only the apps I need on the watch this time. Shut off background app refresh too. So I took my watch off the charger at 7:15am this morning along with my iPhone 11 pro. I haven't really used both of them this morning and it's now 10:21am. My phone is at 89% and my watch is at 87%. Maybe I am crazy but I feel a 13% drain on my watch is a lot for not even using it for anything yet today.
    11-18-2020 09:22 AM
  13. Jude526's Avatar
    Take to Apple for diagnostic check. Could be defective
    11-18-2020 09:47 AM
  14. popkurn611's Avatar
    Take to Apple for diagnostic check. Could be defective
    Guess I may have to. Its only 5 months old.

    Do you think I am being unreasonable with that battery drop?
    11-18-2020 09:49 AM
  15. doogald's Avatar
    Guess I may have to. Its only 5 months old.

    Do you think I am being unreasonable with that battery drop?
    Not really, but it depends on what you did in that two hours. Apple promises 18 hour battery life for normal use. If you did a workout during that time, especially one that used location when you weren't carrying your phone (outdoor walk, run, bike, or hike); if you listened to media from the watch - that sounds like reasonable battery drain.

    Which apps do you have installed BTW?

    Also, just to see if this helps, you can try turning off as many of these that you don't need: hand washing notifications and timer, environmental sound measurements in the noise section, and turnoff walkie-talks notifications.

    Also, you could check (on the watch itself) Settings / Battery / Battery Health to see what the maximum capacity is. Maybe your watch has lost a lot of battery health over time?
    11-18-2020 10:04 AM
  16. popkurn611's Avatar
    Not really, but it depends on what you did in that two hours. Apple promises 18 hour battery life for normal use. If you did a workout during that time, especially one that used location when you weren't carrying your phone (outdoor walk, run, bike, or hike); if you listened to media from the watch - that sounds like reasonable battery drain.

    Which apps do you have installed BTW?

    Also, just to see if this helps, you can try turning off as many of these that you don't need: hand washing notifications and timer, environmental sound measurements in the noise section, and turnoff walkie-talks notifications.

    Also, you could check (on the watch itself) Settings / Battery / Battery Health to see what the maximum capacity is. Maybe your watch has lost a lot of battery health over time?
    Thanks for the reply!

    Here is a screenshot of what I have installed...very minimal and I've always had these installed on my watch. Ever since two weeks ago I've had battery issues. My battery health is 98%

    I shouldn't have to shut off all of those features but I guess I could try? Seems silly to do that. I do an indoor run exercise 3-4 times a week but I'm having the same issues on day I don't even exercise

    I'm chatting with Apple now, but I am sure it won't result in anything

    11-18-2020 10:07 AM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    You aren’t being unreasonable. This isn’t a cheap product. That’s what they are there for.
    11-18-2020 10:13 AM
  18. popkurn611's Avatar
    You aren’t being unreasonable. This isn’t a cheap product. That’s what they are there for.
    Yeah so if Apple says 18 hours, I take my watch off my charger at 7am it should last me until 1am with normal usage and it doesn't. So there is my answer...something has to be wrong
    11-18-2020 10:23 AM
  19. Jude526's Avatar
    I am at work. I went to bed at midnight last night. Mine was at 58%
    11-18-2020 10:32 AM
  20. popkurn611's Avatar
    I am at work. I went to bed at midnight last night. Mine was at 58%
    Do you have the 40 or 44mm bc that is also a big factor
    11-18-2020 10:33 AM
  21. Jude526's Avatar
    Make an appointment at a store. Let them look at it in person
    11-18-2020 10:34 AM
  22. popkurn611's Avatar
    Make an appointment at a store. Let them look at it in person
    I'm trying not to go to the mall if I don't have to!
    11-18-2020 10:35 AM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    Mine is the small. That should not matter. Mine was horrible at first

    Later. Sorry.
    11-18-2020 10:35 AM
  24. popkurn611's Avatar
    Mine is the small. That should not matter. Mine was horrible at first

    Later. Sorry.
    Yeah 40mm for me too. I heard the 44 has a larger battery. Apple chat support had me do a diagnostic test and of course nothing was wrong with the results. They are looking further now, I told them I am not getting 18 hours and I am not even using the watch for a 60 min exercise which they include in the 18 hour life expectancy
    11-18-2020 10:37 AM
  25. doogald's Avatar
    I have HeartWatch installed on mine, but none of those others.

    One way to diagnose would be to remove each of those apps, one a day, and see if removing the app stops the battery drain. It really could be a bad app. It's too bad that Apple doesn't have the same battery usage report for the watch that they have for the iPhone. Maybe someday.
    11-18-2020 11:15 AM
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