Battery drain

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Has anyone else experienced a horrible battery drain since updating to 8.0? I turned all pretty much all notifications and turned off the screen turning on every time I move my wrist but my battery is still barely lasting through the “waking hours” as even asleep I lost 33% and my watch and phone are on do not disturb. It’s the series 5 watch if that matters.
 

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My battery is the same as with watchOS 7. Before the pair/unpair, I'd try powering down the watch, then the iPhone, then start the iPhone, then start the watch. See if that helps.
 

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I am having the battery drain issue.. some days it won't even last 4 hours!!! I will go to sleep with a full charge, and wake up to a dead battery in 6 hours. I am going to try the unpair/pair suggestion, will report back.
 

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I haven’t noticed any significant battery drain compared to watchOS 7.

I take my Watch of charger around 9:30 pm and the next day it’s still at 50% charge around 6 pm.
I have always on display disabled but everything else enabled. I also use AutoSleep to track my sleep, so there’s that.
 

Vinu Jacob

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Unpairing and pairing did not fix the issue. Still drained my watch from 88% to 9% in less than 2 hours. I updated to the latest beta, but it did not resolve the issue.
 

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Unpairing and pairing did not fix the issue. Still drained my watch from 88% to 9% in less than 2 hours. I updated to the latest beta, but it did not resolve the issue.

You should take it in to the Genius Bar and have them have a look at it.
This is definitely not normal behavior.
 

Vinu Jacob

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Yes, i was thinking the same. Interestingly this issue cropped up only after the beta update, did not have this issue prior to that.
 

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I would definitely contact Apple support. Because if they’re really in truly is an issue and I’m not doubting you but Apple needs to know! The sooner Apple knows the sooner a fix will be released in an upcoming update.
 

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I have contacted Apple support, and they are sending me a new one, using the "advanced exchange" program, it cost me nothing, but have to pay a "deposit" of ~800 dollars which will be refunded when they receive my defective unit. The phone-based troubleshooting was a bit of a joke, in that most questions were not very diagnostic in nature, but rather my opinion on how much time I expected the watch to last, etc.. will report back once the new unit is in my possession.
 

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I have contacted Apple support, and they are sending me a new one, using the "advanced exchange" program, it cost me nothing, but have to pay a "deposit" of ~800 dollars which will be refunded when they receive my defective unit. The phone-based troubleshooting was a bit of a joke, in that most questions were not very diagnostic in nature, but rather my opinion on how much time I expected the watch to last, etc.. will report back once the new unit is in my possession.

Hope the op has the same outcome.
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I've experienced random battery loss by mid-day or late afternoon. Watch 6 starts out at 100% battery before I start the workday around 0645. At least four times in the past few weeks, my watch has alerted me that it is down to 10% battery life by the afternoon. I can't narrow down a specific use case or app that might be causing the problem. I use the Apple Workout app daily, and monitor texts or reminders on the watch. Beyond that, not much use. Screen is set to wake or raise, with a 15 second timer to turn off the screen. I do have the hand washing timer enabled.

In the Apple Community discussion below, others may be having a similar problem. I have not yet updated the iPhone 8 to iOS 15, thus no WatchOS 8 yet for the Apple Watch 6. The iPhone 8 is sluggish with iOS 14.8, and I am not in a rush to update to iOS 15. Before these random rapid battery loss scenarios, the Watch 6 would typically be around 55-60% battery life left when I put it back on the charger around 2145. Yesterday WatchOS 7.6.2 crashed (rebooted itself to the Apple logo). Completely random.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/253013634
 

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