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Does anyone have any advice (other than buying a new Apple watch) about the crazy battery drain on my Apple watch 1 now that it is paired with an iPhone X? The battery went from 100% to 0 in seven hours. Before the new phone I could go from 6am to 11pm and finish the day with about 20% left in my watch battery.

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Battery life varies depending on use and other factors. Examples are detailed here:


Apple Watch - Battery - Apple


Apple's tips for maximising battery life on Apple Watch are detailed here:


Batteries - Maximizing Performance - Apple


If your Apple Watch is experiencing significantly shorter battery life than Apple's examples suggest that you should expect, then it may help to follow these steps, which have previously resolved battery life issues for other users, including after software updates and/or switching to a new iPhone, when usage has not otherwise changed (check after each):


If you have not yet done so, update your iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest compatible software versions, starting with your iPhone:


Install any available updates for apps on your iPhone.


Restart both your iPhone and your Apple Watch, turning both off together and then restarting your iPhone first:


If you have ever (not necessarily recently) previously used the Workout app and/or any third-party fitness or sleep tracking apps to record workouts on your watch, check on your Apple Watch to see whether there is a paused activity within any of them. If there is, end that activity from within the app on your watch (not your iPhone).

  • If in doubt, remove any such third-party apps from your Apple Watch.


Unpair and re-pair your Apple Watch:


Some users have previously experienced battery life issues in connection with using corporate profiles and/or Exchange Calendars. If you are using an Exchange Calendar, one or more of these steps may help:

  • Archive your Exchange Calendar for all items before today.
  • Remove / delete all old inbox messages relating to calendar invites (accept and decline notifications).
  • Create a rule in your Outlook Mail account that moves all future accept and decline replies, immediately upon receipt, into a separate mail folder that does not sync with your iPhone and Apple Watch.
  • Check your Exchange Calendar for errors.


Finally, it may help to:


Having tried the previous steps, if your remain concerned that battery life is shorter than it should be, then I suggest contacting Apple Support (remote diagnostics and/or mail-in service may be available, if required), making a Genius Bar reservation or visiting an Apple Authorised Service Provider for assistance:


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Nov 21, 2017 5:17 PM in response to Gail in Falls Church In response to Gail in Falls Church

I am having the same problem. I have been on the phone with Apple and may have to contact them again. I was able to improve the watch battery life by unpairing ...then pairing the watch with my iPhone X. I never had this problem when I paid two earlier iPhone releases. I think this is an Apple bug.

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Nov 18, 2017 4:07 AM in response to Gail in Falls Church In response to Gail in Falls Church

Hi


Battery life varies depending on use and other factors. Examples are detailed here:


Apple Watch - Battery - Apple


Apple's tips for maximising battery life on Apple Watch are detailed here:


Batteries - Maximizing Performance - Apple


If your Apple Watch is experiencing significantly shorter battery life than Apple's examples suggest that you should expect, then it may help to follow these steps, which have previously resolved battery life issues for other users, including after software updates and/or switching to a new iPhone, when usage has not otherwise changed (check after each):


If you have not yet done so, update your iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest compatible software versions, starting with your iPhone:


Install any available updates for apps on your iPhone.


Restart both your iPhone and your Apple Watch, turning both off together and then restarting your iPhone first:


If you have ever (not necessarily recently) previously used the Workout app and/or any third-party fitness or sleep tracking apps to record workouts on your watch, check on your Apple Watch to see whether there is a paused activity within any of them. If there is, end that activity from within the app on your watch (not your iPhone).

  • If in doubt, remove any such third-party apps from your Apple Watch.


Unpair and re-pair your Apple Watch:


Some users have previously experienced battery life issues in connection with using corporate profiles and/or Exchange Calendars. If you are using an Exchange Calendar, one or more of these steps may help:

  • Archive your Exchange Calendar for all items before today.
  • Remove / delete all old inbox messages relating to calendar invites (accept and decline notifications).
  • Create a rule in your Outlook Mail account that moves all future accept and decline replies, immediately upon receipt, into a separate mail folder that does not sync with your iPhone and Apple Watch.
  • Check your Exchange Calendar for errors.


Finally, it may help to:


Having tried the previous steps, if your remain concerned that battery life is shorter than it should be, then I suggest contacting Apple Support (remote diagnostics and/or mail-in service may be available, if required), making a Genius Bar reservation or visiting an Apple Authorised Service Provider for assistance:


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I am having the same problem. I have been on the phone with Apple and may have to contact them again. I was able to improve the watch battery life by unpairing ...then pairing the watch with my iPhone X. I never had this problem when I paid two earlier iPhone releases. I think this is an Apple bug.

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