Tips to improve battery life of your WatchOS 3

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WatchOS 3 has been here for a while and with it comes tons of new features, changing the way you use your Apple Watch ranging from Scribble to new watch faces. However, WatchOS 3 has its own issues. In this case, many users have reported that WatchOS 3 drains their battery life quickly.


If you are one of those who have been affected by the issue, we can help you out. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to improve WatchOS 3 battery life on your Apple Watch.

Tips to improve WatchOS 3 battery life on your Apple Watch

  1. Turn off Background App Refresh

One of the most annoying things when it comes to iPhone and iPad is that apps refresh themselves in the background and it appears that WatchOS 3 is no exception. The best shot for dealing with this issue is to disable Background App Refresh. Here is how you can do this

Step one: First off, launch the Watch app on your iPhone, select My Watch tab and tap on General to proceed

Step two: Next up, all you need to do now is to tap on Background App Refresh and tap the toggle next to it to turn it off

  1. Delete apps you no longer use from the Dock

With WatchOS 3, Apple has introduced the Dock that allows you to access some of your favorite apps and help the apps run faster. However, these apps will continue to run in the background, thereby taking up more battery on your device. We recommend that you remove the apps that you are not actively using on your device.

  1. Disable Emergency SOS

WatchOS 3 includes a very useful feature called Emergency SOS. Once enabled, the feature will automatically call your local emergency number in case if you are in trouble. However, Emergency SOS may be among the culprits that drain your battery life quickly. The best shot now is to turn it off. To do this, all you need to do is to press and hold the side button until the you see the Emergency SOS slider

  1. Power Reserve

Power Reserve serves as a useful feature that allows you to extend your battery life on Apple Watch. However, note that once enabled, the feature will turn off all the features of your wearable device except your current time. Here is how you can do it:

Step one: First off, you need to swipe up the watch face and tap on battery percentage

Step two: Next up, all you need to tap on Power Reserve and tap on Proceed

Step three: You are now supposed to press and hold the side button

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