How to save battery with the Apple Watch

The battery is still the main weak point of the Apple Watch, and in general of the smartwatches. Although the new generations have managed to improve Apple's autonomy quite a bit, it is still a point where there is much room for improvement. The original Apple Watch resists only one day of use, having to charge it every night if we want it to endure the next day. The Apple Watch be 1 and series 2 behaves quite better, enduring at least two days and in some cases even up to three. But by following a few simple tricks we can get this battery performance to improve and thus get some more hours of autonomy. We tell you below.

Adjust brightness to minimum

Especially if you have an Apple Watch Series 2 whose screen is brighter than the original model, it may be a good idea to reduce the brightness of the Apple Watch to a minimum. By default the setting is set to the middle of the bar, and although there are few levels of adjustment, reducing it will always help the battery to wear less, since the screen is an important part of battery consumption. From the Clock application on your iPhone, access the General menu> Brightness and text size and adjust the brightness to a minimum.

Disable the wrist detector

The Apple Watch activates the screen by detecting that you have made the typical gesture of turning the wrist to see the time, which makes the screen fully illuminate. But many times, almost more than the ones you check the time, the screen is activated by driving error, when picking up an object, etc. Deactivating this gesture in General> Activate screen can be quite saving. Within that menu we also find the configuration of how long the screen is on when touched, with the option of 15 seconds as the most appropriate to save battery.

Disable cardiac sensor during training

When we start a workout from the Apple Watch, the heart rate sensor constantly monitors our pulse to give us accurate information about the heart rhythm throughout the workout. If you do not consider it necessary then you can deactivate it in General by activating the option “Save battery when training”, although you must be clear that the calculation of calories can be altered.

Choose a minimalist sphere

The screen of the Apple Watch is of the AMOLED type, unlike that of the iPhone that is LCD. This means that what is black on the Apple Watch screen is not illuminated and therefore does not drain battery. If we take this into account, those more minimalist spheres will consume much less battery than the ones full of colorful elements. Choose the most suitable watchface for your Apple Watch considering how it will impact battery consumption.

Set only important notifications

We receive dozens of notifications at the end of the day, and we are really only interested in a few. These notifications make the Apple Watch sound, which consumes battery, and also causes in most cases that we look at our watch to see what we have received, which causes the screen to turn on increasing consumption. Leaving only notifications that really interest us receive is, in addition to being highly recommended for our productivity and peace of mind., an important point to save battery. Avoid the “Duplicate iPhone alerts” setting and configure notifications manually.

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