Apple Watch battery impact?


#1

I may be drawing inappropriate conclusions here… In the last week or so I’ve observed markedly diminished battery life on my Gen 1 Apple Watch. 2-3 hours loss. The only thing that has changed in my use and the watch software is removing Drafts 4 app and adding Drafts 5.

I can’t imagine it is the app that is impacting the battery, but that is the only variable that has changed. Or, so I think.

Thoughts on this?


#2

It is possible. Drafts 5 is more agressive about pushing data back and forth to the phone. I would not imagine it having that kind of impact, but it’s not impossible. Next step is to uninstall it from the Watch for a few days and see.

I had a similar thing come up when I was still using my Series 0 last Fall. Seemingly sudden and dramatic reduction in battery life. In that case it was something wonky at the system level. I was sure the battery was toast, but resetting it to factory settings and starting over ended up getting the battery life back.


#3

Thanks for the response. Will uninstall and see what difference it makes.


#4

I’ve had the watch app and complication going since it was available in the beta (on my series 1) and I haven’t noticed any performance issues.


#5

to close the loop on this… I removed the Drafts app from my watch. No change in battery behavior. So… good news for the app… bad news for my watch. Off to troubleshoot other things. I appreciate the response above and sorry for the noise on the forum! – jay