How to Fix Android Wear Smartwatch Battery Drain Problem

For any electronic device, battery is the heart and soul. Smart consumers know this fact and therefore, they are extra careful about using their smartphones and smartwatches. Recently, issues of battery life of Android Wear have surfaced as many users are posting such problems on social media and technology forums. If you are one of the users of Android Wear, probably you know the pains of battery drain. You can follow the solutions given here to fix Android Wear smartwatch battery drain problem.

To save and extend battery life on Android Wear Smartwatch, you need to limit the use of your device. If it is not possible, you can at least control notifications, Wi-Fi usage, adjust brightness, and other things to save battery life on your Android Wear. Don’t know how to perform all these steps? Read on and you will be able to fix Android Wear battery drain issue.

How to Fix Android Wear Smartwatch Battery Drain Problem

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#Tip 1. Change Watch Face

Your love for animated watch faces can drain battery of your Android Wear. You should change such watch faces with immediate effect.

#Tip 2. Adjust Screen Brightness

Believe it or not, screen brightness consumes a lot of battery on any device. Whether it is your smartphone or a watch, you need to adjust the screen brightness to save battery.

Step #1: Tap on the watch screen to wake it up.

Step #2: Now swipe down from the top of watch screen.

If you are using Android Wear 2.0, tap Settings (cogwheel) and then Display.
For Android Wear 1.5 and below, users can swipe left and then tap on Settings icon.

Step #3: Next, tap on Adjust Brightness.

Step #4: Finally, tap to select how bright you watch screen is.

#Tip 3. Turn Off Notifications

Step #1: Launch Android Wear app on your connected smartphone.

Step #2: Now tap on Settings icon and then Block app notification.

Step #3: Next, you need to tap on + icon.

Step #4: AT last, tap on the app you need to block.

This will stop unwanted notifications your Android Wear keeps sending.

#Tip 4. Turn On Theater Mode

When you turn on Theater Mode on your Android Wear, it turns display off temporarily. So when you receive any notification, your Android Wear screen doesn’t flash or show notifications even if you move your wrist or tap on the screen.

#Tip 5. Turn off your watch screen temporarily

Step #1: Tap on the screen to wake up watch (if your watch screen is dim).

Step #2: Now swipe down from the top of watch screen.

Tap on Theater Mode on Android Wear 2.0 and later.
On Android Wear 1.5 and before, swipe left and tap on Settings and then Theater Mode.

#Tip 6. Turn on watch screen

Press the power button of your watch (press it once)
If your watch doesn’t have power button, tap the watch screen repeatedly until it wakes up.

#Tip 7. Uninstall Apps

Many apps consume a lot of battery on Android Wear. Smart users quickly notice the change in battery status once they install third-party apps on their Android Wear. In this situation, users should uninstall apps that eat up battery. Remember that if you uninstall an app you have paid for, you can always reinstall without buying the app again. Moreover, if system apps consume battery on Android Wear, you can disable them temporarily.

#Tip 8. Uninstall Android Apps

Step #1: Launch Settings app on your device.

Step #2: Next, tap on Apps or Application Manager.

Step #3: Now tap on the app you want to uninstall or delete. Here you need to scroll up and down to locate the app.

Step #4: Tap on Uninstall.

#Tip 9. Disable System Apps

Pre-installed apps cannot be deleted or uninstalled; however, you can always disable such system apps that were installed by default when you purchased the device.

Step #1: Launch Settings app.

Step #2: Tap on Apps or Application Manager.

Step #3: Scroll up and down to locate the app you want to disable; once you find the app, tap on the app.

Step #4: Finally, tap on Disable.

#Tip 10. Limit Wi-Fi Usage on Android Wear

If you are using Wi-Fi on your Android Wear watch, you can set the amount of time your smartwatch can use Wi-Fi.

Step #1: Wake up your watch by tapping on the screen (if it is dim).

Step #2: Next, you need to swipe down from the top of watch screen.

On Android Wear 2.0 and above, tap on Settings and then Connectivity.
ON Android Wear 1.5 and below, swipe left and tap on Settings.

Step #3: Now tap on Wi-Fi→ Advanced→ Power save after.

Step #4: Here you can select a smaller amount of time; this will turn off Wi-Fi after less time and use less battery.

If you select a larger amount of time, it will turn off Wi-Fi after more time and use more battery.

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