Everyone wants to get the most out of the gadgets they own. After all, they spent so much on these devices that promise them good value for their money. But the thing is, the battery life in each of these devices depends on how you use them.
Having a good charging habit will help you with that. Especially if you want to utilize a certain feature, let's say the sleep tracking feature in modern Apple Watches.
You won't be able to fully enjoy the benefit of the sleep tracking feature since you need to charge your Apple Watch at night. Moreso since you were using the device the whole day.
To solve that dilemma, you need to adopt the correct daily charging habit. According to Apple, it will take 90 minutes to charge an Apple Watch battery from zero percent to 80 percent. In addition to that, the Apple Watch battery life with typical use could last for only 18 hours.
So for you to still use your wearable for sleep tracking, you should charge your device for about 60 to 90 minutes every day. You could charge your Apple Watch for about 30 to 45 minutes in the morning, perhaps while you are getting ready or showering. Then, another 30 to 45 minutes in the evening before bedtime.
This way, you will be able to keep your Apple Watch battery topped off for around-the-clock wearability. You can use it during the day for your workouts, and at night for sleep tracking. Apple's chargers run on any voltage from 100 to 240 volts. So, your device can handle the 220 voltage without any problem. No power converter is required as well.
What is the Best Way to Charge an Apple Watch?
Before you jump right into plugging your charger in the nearest power outlet, there are things you have to do first. One of which is making sure that you are in a well-ventilated area. You should also handle your Apple Watch and accessories safely. And don't forget to always take off your watch before charging it.
To charge your Apple Watch, simply follow these steps:
- Plug the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable or Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock into a USB power adapter.
- Next, plug the adapter into a power outlet. If you want, you can also plug the charging cable into a USB port.
- Make sure that you position the back of your Apple Watch on the charger. You see, the charger's magnets align your Apple Watch. Then, you will see the battery charging icon on your watch face.
- Don't forget to give your Apple Watch time to charge. While your wearable is charging, you will notice that your Apple Watch goes into Nightstand mode.
If you want to conserve the battery life of your Apple Watch, you could use the Power Reserve feature. This feature allows you to see the time on your Apple Watch while preserving the battery life of your wearable.
While in this mode, you only need to press the side button on your device to show the current time. However, keep in mind that while in Power Reserve, your Apple Watch and iPhone won't communicate. You also won't be able to access other watch features.
When the battery of your Apple Watch drops to 10 percent, your device will alert you and ask you if you want to use Power Reserve. So when the battery gets too low, your Apple Watch will automatically enter Power Reserve. Then, the low battery icon appears next to the time. To turn the Power Reserve mode, simply follow these steps:
- First, swipe up on the Apple Watch face to open the Control Center.
- Next, tap the battery percentage.
- After that, drag the Power Reserve slider. Then, tap Proceed.
If you want to turn off Power Reserve, first you need to press and hold the side button. Do this until you see the Apple logo. After that, you only need to wait for your Apple Watch to restart. You might need to charge your Apple Watch first.
How to Maximize Battery Life and Lifespan?
By maximizing both the battery life and the battery lifespan of your Apple Watch, you will get the most out of your wearable. here are some tips to do that:
- Update to the latest software. You have to always make sure that your Apple Watch is using the latest version of watchOS. If you want to see if you need an update, simply open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Then, go to My Watch > General > Software Update.
If an update is available, connect your iPhone to WiFi. Then, attach the charger to your Apple Watch. Make sure that your device has at least 50 percent charge. After that, you can update wirelessly.
- Adjust your settings. If you want to conserve the battery life on your Apple Watch, you could turn on the Power Saving Mode while you're out running and doing walking workouts. This way, you can disable the heart rate sensor. And for longer workouts, you can use a Bluetooth chest strap instead of the built-in heart rate sensor.
You should prevent the display from turning on every time you raise your wrist. Especially if you're very active with your hands. That's because your watch display turns on more than you think it should. To prevent that from happening, simply open Settings on Apple Watch. Next, select General, choose Wake Screen, and turn Wake Screen on Wrist Raise off.
You should also keep Bluetooth enabled on your iPhone. You see, disabling Bluetooth on your iPhone increases the battery drain on your Apple Watch. So, for more power-efficient communication between the devices, you should always keep Bluetooth enabled.
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