1. Raptor007's Avatar
    I updated to is 7.0 on my series 5 and it’s certainly draining a lot faster than it did on the last is 6.x.

    Has anyone else noticed?
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    09-18-2020 03:59 PM
  2. Ed7789's Avatar
    Do you have hand washing detection enabled?
    09-18-2020 04:00 PM
  3. wolfee48's Avatar
    I haven't experienced any battery drain. AOD off I have 60% +/- and AOD on I get 25% +/- left at end of day (18-19 hours of use) on all watchOS beta's and GM. I however have never used hand washing feature, tested it once but not for me.
    09-18-2020 04:48 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My Watch battery life is about the same as it was prior to upgrading to watchOS 7.
    09-18-2020 07:51 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    My Watch battery life is about the same as it was prior to upgrading to watchOS 7.
    Same for me on my Series 5. I do have the hand washing timer enabled.
    Last edited by pr1nce; 09-18-2020 at 11:53 PM.
    09-18-2020 11:42 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    To anyone with a series 4 or 5 Watch, can you adjust the brightness of the always on display?

    Since the series 6 will have brighter AoD, I am almost certain that I’ll dim the brightness to save up more time and to not be distracted by the screen while driving with short sleeves.
    09-19-2020 04:14 AM
  7. Mars20's Avatar
    To anyone with a series 4 or 5 Watch, can you adjust the brightness of the always on display?

    Since the series 6 will have brighter AoD, I am almost certain that I’ll dim the brightness to save up more time and to not be distracted by the screen while driving with short sleeves.
    In settings on the Apple Watch 5, you can go to Settings - Display and Brightness and adjust the brightness with a slider between two sun symbols.
    09-19-2020 04:57 AM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    In settings on the Apple Watch 5, you can go to Settings - Display and Brightness and adjust the brightness with a slider between two sun symbols.
    I gather that’s the brightness of the screen when in use.
    Is there a separate slider for AoD?
    09-19-2020 05:14 AM
  9. Mars20's Avatar
    I gather that’s the brightness of the screen when in use.
    Is there a separate slider for AoD?
    It seems to work for me. I have AoD.
    09-19-2020 05:38 AM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    It seems to work for me. I have AoD.
    Thanks for your replies.
    I guess I’ll figure it out once my S6 arrives.
    09-19-2020 06:56 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for your replies.
    I guess I’ll figure it out once my S6 arrives.
    I have the brightness set fairly high and AOD has been enabled from day one and I can easily go an entire day and still have about 45 - 50% battery life remaining when I go to bed.
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    09-19-2020 07:05 AM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have the brightness set fairly high and AOD has been enabled from day one and I can easily go an entire day and still have about 45 - 50% battery life remaining when I go to bed.
    Yes, but this is on an Watch series 4 or 5 I assume.
    With the series 6 the AoD brightness is twice as bright with the same battery life.
    My train of thought is, when I can set the AoD brightness to be as bright as a series 4/5, I can even get more battery life at the end of the day.
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    09-19-2020 07:29 AM
  13. Annie_M's Avatar
    My Watch battery life is about the same as it was prior to upgrading to watchOS 7.
    This is my experience as well.
    09-20-2020 01:20 PM
  14. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    No noticeable battery changes here.
    09-20-2020 05:54 PM
  15. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    No noticeable difference that I can see on my S4.
    09-20-2020 06:21 PM
  16. Lee_Bo's Avatar

    Took the watch off the charger yesterday morning at 8 am. Just put it on the charger after the alarm went off as I wear it to track sleep. Series 3 with LTE. 50% battery left.
    09-21-2020 05:39 AM
  17. doogald's Avatar
    My battery life is pretty much the same. Maybe a little better. (I did turn off hand washing right away - I don't need a device to tell me how to wash my hands.)
    09-21-2020 07:23 AM
  18. dkota44's Avatar
    I updated to is 7.0 on my series 5 and it’s certainly draining a lot faster than it did on the last is 6.x.

    Has anyone else noticed?
    Mine is draining much faster as well. Before the update, I would hardly ever drop below 35% with my 16 hour days. Now 5 hours into my day, I'm sitting at 56%.
    09-21-2020 08:50 AM
  19. Annie_M's Avatar
    Mine is draining much faster as well. Before the update, I would hardly ever drop below 35% with my 16 hour days. Now 5 hours into my day, I'm sitting at 56%.
    Hello and welcome to iMore! Battery drainage is not unexpected after the update. It should level off soon. Also, when you get a chance, please take a minute to introduce yourself here!
    09-21-2020 09:09 AM
  20. tcuprof's Avatar
    My AW4 seems to be okay. I'm at 58% after 8 hours, and that includes over 2 hours of workouts.
    09-21-2020 03:13 PM
  21. Donkichot's Avatar
    I have the brightness set fairly high and AOD has been enabled from day one and I can easily go an entire day and still have about 45 - 50% battery life remaining when I go to bed.
    Same thing for me around 40% at bed time with watchOS 6 and now ending up with 15% last night... (serie-5)

    I lower brightness to the lowest and disable always on + hand washing while Apple make an update to solve that...
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    09-22-2020 11:22 AM
  22. Donkichot's Avatar
    I’m wondering...

    Could it be what the iPhone is in...

    My iPhone 11 Pro is on the last developer beta but my watch-5 is not on beta but on the regular watchOS 7.0...

    Can those with battery drain state their version on iPhone and on the watch and which serie-?

    And by the way can those with no battery drain state the same ?
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    09-22-2020 11:33 AM
  23. Annie_M's Avatar
    I think that Apple needs to work on AOD NOT having such a terrible impact on the battery!
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    09-22-2020 11:33 AM
  24. A_M_W's Avatar
    I’m wondering...

    Could it be what the iPhone is in...

    My iPhone 11 Pro is on the last developer beta but my watch-5 is not on beta but on the regular watchOS 7.0...

    Can those with battery drain state their version on iPhone and on the watch and which serie-?

    And by the way can those with no battery drain state the same ?
    Mine is 11pro running iOS 14 and Apple Watch 5 running OS 7. I called apple support today they don’t think it’s a hardware problem. I have unpaired and re-paired the watch as a new set up and that has slowed the drain a little. I don’t currently have any third party apps installed on the watch and have background refresh, hand washing and noise level alert turned off. Apple support are calling me back on Friday to see if things have improved.
    09-22-2020 04:16 PM
  25. Donkichot's Avatar
    WoW with AOD + hand washing Off and brightness at low I end up
    With 57% to night !

    And I did a small 22Km bike session this afternoon.
    09-22-2020 11:16 PM
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