UPDATE 11/7: Apple has rolled out a repair for those battery problems with watchOS 10.1.1. It is to be had for Apple Watch Collection 4 and above.
Unique Tale 11/6:After Apple launched watchOS 10.1, customers began reporting that their Watches took an important hit to battery existence. It is extra than simply the newest Apple Watch fashions; older fashions be afflicted by the similar drawback. The excellent news is that Apple has said the problem and can ship out a repair.
As 9to5Mac notes, you’ll be able to to find reviews of shorter battery existence everywhere Reddit and Apple’s enhance boards. Some customers are reporting shedding 25% battery existence in as low as a part hour, whilst others say their watch died completely after 3 hours. That is considerably shorter than the quoted 18-hour battery existence for the Apple Watch Collection 9.
In our evaluate, we famous that the Apple Watch did are living as much as the ones battery guarantees in spite of a far brighter display than earlier fashions. However that was once sooner than the discharge of watchOS 10.1. The newest replace offered a extremely expected function, double faucet, however it is unclear if that is the supply of the issue. Apple claims that simplest Collection 9 and Extremely 2 fashions can maintain double faucet with no loss in battery existence, because of the most recent processors. So, in concept, that should not be the issue, particularly since older fashions additionally took a battery hit.
Sadly, whilst Apple reportedly has said the issue, it has simplest completed so in an inside memo despatched to Apple Approved Provider Suppliers. That memo does not supply any main points of the issue or a timeline for when Apple will unlock the repair. For now, all we need to cross on is a “coming quickly” promise.
It is also unclear what number of Watch homeowners are suffering from the buggy replace. In case you rely your self amongst them, for now, you do not want to take your Watch to an Apple Retailer. Simply look ahead to the impending patch