The latest Apple Watch update meant my first gen watch would die by 6 pm. I have fixed that problem by using theater mode. I now have to touch the screen to see the time but that beats a dead watch at 6 pm. It still vibrates when I get alerts so that works fine. I wish nightstand mode would work with theater mode; I'll have to remember to switch out of theater mode and back in each evening/morning but it's a small price to pay for a watch that lasts until bedtime.
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- I hadn't worn a watch for 10+ years and didn't plan on getting an Apple Watch but tried one and now won't do without. I now leave the phone in my pocket most of the time and use the watch to see if I need to bother to get it out. First world problems... lol The best part is that sometimes I don't feel the vibration of my phone in my pocket but the watch is a very reliable alert tool. Not so good when I check it in meetings, but I'm working on not doing that.Jun 20, 2017
- A few days after the update my 2 yo Apple Watch had a few bad battery days but most have been normal since.Jun 20, 2017
- Rob's trick of resetting network settings on my phone after an update always fixes any residual phone battery issues. I wonder if doing that might also help the watch after an update?Jun 21, 2017
- Rob WalchOwner+1I had the issue when I did the update - then I held down both buttons to force a reboot and the battery life is back to where it lasts all day for me.Jun 24, 2017
- Rob I heard my name on the TII podcast, always nice to get a mention, and most folks call me Joe G by the way. I'm trying the reset as you propose, so far so good today, thanks for the tip. I'll post up results after a few days.Jun 27, 2017
- Rob WalchOwnerAs you might notice - most people when I read names are first name last initial - I am just not good with last names (sometimes not even first names) not even sure why I even try anymore - I just wind up embarrassing myself each time.Jun 27, 2017
- Rob you do a GREAT job with the podcast, and your loyal listeners certainly don't care if you butcher a name. I've been a listener since episode 1 and enjoy each one. With regard to your fix, it has indeed restored my watch to it's normal battery life. However, normal for me is if I use it for exercise, it won't last all day. So, I've now learned that turning off "wake screen on wrist raise" from my phone means my watch will last until bedtime even when exercising. I've gotten used to tapping to see the time, it's not a big deal and worth having a watch that lasts the day. Thanks again Rob! Joe G.Jun 29, 2017
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