Apple Watch battery has enough power for normal usage to the end of the day. According to Apple, the average of battery life on Apple Watch is up to 18 hours, depending on your usage. It is a good lasting time for a smart watch. However, if you need to get even more juice out of your Apple watch, in this article we will show you some tips that help extend the battery life of your iWatch.
- Lower the screen brightness
The OLED panel on Apple Watch already consumes minimal power. However, you can improve the battery life by lowering the brightness of the screen. You can do this directly on your watch.
To lower the screen brightness, press the crown to display the Home screen and then tap on “Settings” icon.
On the “Settings” screen, tap on “Brightness & Text Size”.
To reduce the brightness, tap the smaller icon under “Brightness”. Each time you tap on the icon, a green bar will move between brightness levels from higher to lower.
NOTE: You can also make the text size bigger (or smaller) and make the bold text on this screen if you feel hard to read text on the small watch screen.
- Turn off wake screen on wrist raise
The screen on your Apple Watch will turn on by default when you raise your wrist and turn off when you put it down. However, you might find your watch’s screen activated as you move your arms about during daily activities. These activations can reduce the battery usage on your Apple watch. If you are going to act, you should disable the feature that turns on the watch screen automatically when you put your wrist up. To turn off “Wake Screen on Wrist Raise” feature, first you tap on the digital crown to open the Home screen.
On the Home screen, tap on the “Settings” icon
Tap on “General” in the “Settings”
Next, tap on “Wake Screen”. Then “Wake Screen” screen will display.
Turn off the “Wake Screen on Wrist Raise”.
- Reduce the Strength of the Vibration, or Haptic Feedback
The haptic feedback from Apple Watch is a great feature way to inform you the notifications. However, if you receive too many notifications, the haptic engine can use up your precious battery life. You can easily adjust the intensity of the haptic feedback, lower it to save battery, or increase it if you get trouble with noticing the taps. To adjust the haptic feedback, you can follow these steps:
- Press the digital crown to access the Home Tap on the “Settings” app icon.
- On the “Settings” screen, tap on “Sounds & Haptics”
- Here, you will see the “Prominent Haptics”. Toggle it off
- Work Out in Power Saving Mode
If you work out for a long time, the fitness tracking can use up your battery life because of the heart rate sensor. You can save the battery life by turning on “Power Saving Mode” for your workouts.
NOTE: Turning off the heart rate sensor may reduce the accurate estimate of the calorie consumption.
To enable “Power Saving Mode” option, launch the Watch app on your iPhone and open the “My Watch” screen. Then, tap “Workout”.
On the “Workout” screen, tap on the “Power Saving Mode” slider button to enable the feature
- Limit Notifications
If you receive a lot of notifications in a day, the battery on your Apple Watch will drain faster than usual. Therefore, besides adjusting the haptic feedback received for notifications, you can also set up your notifications to get only the most important ones.