1. Jude526's Avatar
    I haven’t changed anything. Last couple days at 7pm 24% battery life. It was at least 45% by 7pm before.

    Battery life is horrible on series 5. I hate it!
    Ever since the last update battery has not been consistent. And I haven’t changed what alerts I have chosen to have on my watch.

    Other than this I love the Apple Watch. I have had series 2 3 and 4.

    Should had kept the 4. Never battery issue
    TurboTiger likes this.
    06-18-2021 12:41 AM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    Have you tried restarting the phone and the watch? Sometimes that fixes battery drains like that - it has for me in the past.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-18-2021 10:38 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In addition to what doogald has stated, check to see if you have a rogue app that’s causing the battery drain. I have a Series 5 stainless steel Watch and I have plenty of battery life left by the time I put it back on the charger around 10-10:30 PM after having worn it since 7:30 AM.
    06-18-2021 10:53 AM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    Yes I have.
    And I will check on the apps. Thx.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-18-2021 05:49 PM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    06-18-2021 05:49 PM
  6. Jude526's Avatar
    I am at the Apple store. Something is definitely wrong.
    06-18-2021 08:11 PM
  7. Jude526's Avatar
    There was a glitch from the update. Hopefully restart works
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-18-2021 09:18 PM
  8. Jude526's Avatar
    There was a glitch from the update. Hopefully restart works
    Kizzy Catwoman likes this.
    06-18-2021 10:44 PM
  9. Jude526's Avatar
    The diagnostics are all fine. So reset and paired as new. Tomorrow will be the real test

    Thx everyone
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-18-2021 10:46 PM
  10. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    hopefully it works for you. I’ve used Watch series 5 for over a year and it has been great for me
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-19-2021 12:31 AM
  11. Annie_M's Avatar
    The diagnostics are all fine. So reset and paired as new. Tomorrow will be the real test

    Thx everyone
    I’m glad you got it checked out! Please update us on how things go!
    06-19-2021 09:24 AM
  12. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    When I updated my Apple Watch to the latest public beta, it displayed the Apple logo for longer than I liked. Much longer.

    Also do you have the watch set to listen for “Hey Siri” ? If so, you might want to shut that off.
    06-19-2021 05:43 PM
  13. Jude526's Avatar
    It is now 5:43 pm. Battery at 55%. Still not great in my opinion. I am frustrated
    06-19-2021 07:45 PM
  14. Jude526's Avatar
    I am going thru everything now. It’s a big disappointment tho from having the 4 which never went below 70%. I know there are differences in the watches but this is a big drop When I first got it was at least 65%
    06-19-2021 10:24 PM
  15. Jude526's Avatar
    I have decided to turn off constantly on screen mode. I am in optical and always busy with my hands . Hopefully it will help battery life. I don’t care if it’s not on all the time. My concern is the battery life particularly when my day is long
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-20-2021 03:58 PM
  16. Annie_M's Avatar
    I have decided to turn off constantly on screen mode. I am in optical and always busy with my hands . Hopefully it will help battery life. I don’t care if it’s not on all the time. My concern is the battery life particularly when my day is long
    That should make a difference!
    06-20-2021 05:04 PM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    Hope so. But it’s disappointing that the features can’t be used to the fullest abilities
    This is an expensive watch
    aximtreo likes this.
    06-20-2021 06:41 PM
  18. Jude526's Avatar
    So far today it’s great ! It’s 1:45 and at 81%
    Huge improvement
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-21-2021 03:40 PM
  19. Jude526's Avatar
    A coworker has the series 6. Her watch has better battery life.
    I have tried searching and have found others having same issue with their series 5
    06-21-2021 11:12 PM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    A coworker has the series 6. Her watch has better battery life.
    I have tried searching and have found others having same issue with their series 5
    On the watch, Settings / Battery / Battery Health (for some reason you cannot see this in the Watch app on the iPhone). What is your maximum capacity at? Mine is 91% for my S5 bought when it first came out, so that could explain part of why your watch (if health is similarly degraded) is performing worse than a new S6.

    Personally I would rather have AOD than a few percentage points more battery. I sleep with my watch on, so I always start the day around 85%, but I'm able to charge after I exercise in the morning while I eat breakfast and shower for the day. I'm usually at about 50% to 65% by 10 pm, when I put the watch on the charger for an hour before I go to bed. I even have a charging cable in the car in case I need to get a little charge while I am driving somewhere. Of course I'd love better battery, but my charging strategies work for me.
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-22-2021 09:52 AM
  21. Jude526's Avatar
    The battery is working perfectly. Apple store ran diagnostics on the watch. We did do a complete reset because of the update
    It was at 56% when I put it on charger last night. I don’t sleep with it on. It was better yesterday. Sometimes my days are very long and I am not happy when at 10% which has happened. I am just not happy that it drains quickly. Hopefully now it will have better performance.
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-22-2021 10:21 AM
  22. pr1nce's Avatar
    My battery life on my Apple Watch Series 5 has been fine.
    06-23-2021 06:41 PM
  23. Annie_M's Avatar
    On the watch, Settings / Battery / Battery Health (for some reason you cannot see this in the Watch app on the iPhone). What is your maximum capacity at? Mine is 91% for my S5 bought when it first came out, so that could explain part of why your watch (if health is similarly degraded) is performing worse than a new S6.

    Personally I would rather have AOD than a few percentage points more battery. I sleep with my watch on, so I always start the day around 85%, but I'm able to charge after I exercise in the morning while I eat breakfast and shower for the day. I'm usually at about 50% to 65% by 10 pm, when I put the watch on the charger for an hour before I go to bed. I even have a charging cable in the car in case I need to get a little charge while I am driving somewhere. Of course I'd love better battery, but my charging strategies work for me.
    That sounds like a really good strategy.
    06-23-2021 09:44 PM
  24. Jude526's Avatar
    I am so DONE. I traded in the 5. Got the 6 this morning. Still need to set it up. Hopefully it’s good. Got great trade in from Apple
    Annie_M, aximtreo, pr1nce and 1 others like this.
    06-24-2021 02:27 PM
  25. Annie_M's Avatar
    Congratulations!!! I'm glad you made the change!
    Jude526 likes this.
    06-24-2021 02:57 PM
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