With all the advanced features and functionalities introduced for many electronic gadgets these days, one immediate concern is always the battery life. As expected, concerns for battery life became relevant with the Apple Watch as well. For a smartwatch, we can’t imagine that people would be so thrilled to charge yet another gadget daily. Today, we will share some tips on how to save Apple Watch battery life.
6 Tips to Improve Apple Watch Battery Life
Always update to the latest software
You can bet that Apple will be hard at work to ensure the best experience for Apple Watch users. That of course includes improving the battery life of their latest wearable tech. So this goes without saying that Apple Watch users should always update to the latest software. To update, launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, navigate to My Watch > General > Software Update. Before updating, ensure that you have at least 50% charge on your watch.
Enable Power Saving mode
Many Apple Watch users will use the gadget for their fitness regimen. For that purpose, you can trust that it’s going to eat away at the watch’s battery life. To conserve battery while doing your fitness regimen, you can enable Power Saving Mode. This will disable the heart rate sensor though. To enable Power Saving Mode, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, navigate to My Watch > Workout and switch on Power Saving Mode.
Disable Wrist Raise feature
As a wristwatch device, users of Apple Watch will of course raise their wrist to check for the time or any unread notifications. The Apple Watch has a feature called Wrist Raise that turns on the watch whenever the user’s wrist is raised. While it’s indeed a neat feature, it can eat away at your battery life. You can disable it by opening Settings on the Apple Watch > General > then disable Activate on Wrist Raise.
Use Bluetooth chest strap
Instead of using the watch’s built-in heart rate sensor, Apple recommends that you use a Bluetooth chest strap. To use, keep the strap paired with the Apple Watch then open Settings on Apple Watch > Bluetooth > and choose from your list of health devices. This is a good way to save on battery life if you are a hardcore fitness buff or professional athlete.
Keep Bluetooth enabled on iPhone
To keep the iPhone and Apple Watch paired, you need to activate Bluetooth. While disabling Bluetooth on iPhone can save battery life, it has the negative effect of draining battery life on the Apple Watch. You would want to keep Bluetooth enabled anyway so both your iPhone and Apple Watch can enjoy better communications.
Enable Power Reserve mode
The best smartphones nowadays have a Power Reserve mode or something with a similar functionality. Good thing that your Apple Watch has this feature as well and it can provide up to 72 hours. This mode basically pushes most of the functions of the smartwatch in sleep mode. These include all notifications, activity monitoring and app functionalities. To enable this mode, hold down the side button on your watch, once the power off screen appears, slide to go into Power Reserve mode.
These are just some of the ways to improve Apple watch battery life. If you are have more tips to share, please do so in the comments section.
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