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“Wi-Fi disabled to extend battery life”

Note: This article applies only to watches paired with Android devices.

You’ll see the message “Wi-Fi disabled to extend battery life” when Wi-Fi is using your battery too quickly. How fast your battery drains depends on how much you use your watch while it's connected to Wi-Fi. If you see that message more often than you would like, here are some tips:

Turn off notifications you don’t want

Turning off notifications you don’t want can save your battery while using Wi-Fi.

  1. On your phone, open the Android Wear app .
  2. Touch the Settings icon Settings > Block app notifications.
  3. Touch the plus icon Add.
  4. Touch the app you want to block.
Save battery by turning off Wi-Fi

If Wi-Fi is using too much of your battery, you may want to turn it off.

  1. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Swipe from right to left ← until you see Settings Settings, then touch it.
  4. Touch Wi-Fi settings.
  5. If Wi-Fi is set to Automatic, touch to  turn it off.
Change how much battery Wi-Fi can use before it’s turned off
  1. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Swipe from right to left ← until you see Settings Settings, then touch it.
  4. Touch Wi-Fi settings > Advanced > Power save after...
  5. To turn off Wi-Fi after less time and use less battery, choose a smaller amount of time.
    To turn off Wi-Fi after more time and use more battery, choose a larger amount of time.

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