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My battery drains too fast

If your battery is draining quickly, try the steps below:

Try changing to a different watch face

Some watch faces, especially those with animations or interactive abilities, use up more battery life than others.

Adjust screen brightness

The brighter your watch screen, the more battery your watch will use. Turn down your watch screen brightness to save more battery power.

Turn off notifications you don't want

Turning off notifications you don't want can save your battery.

  1. On your phone, open the Android Wear app .
  2. Tap the Settings icon Settings and then Block app notifications.
  3. Tap the plus icon Add.
  4. Tap the app you want to block.

Turn on Theater mode

Turn off the display and notifications by turning Theater mode on temporarily.

Uninstall apps

If you recently installed an app and notice that your battery is draining faster than normal, try uninstalling that app.

To uninstall an app on your watch, you need to uninstall the app from the phone your watch is paired with.

Limit Wi-Fi use

If your watch is Wi-Fi enabled, you can save battery life by adjusting the amount of time your watch can use Wi-Fi .

Set a time limit for how long your watch uses Wi-Fi

  1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    • Android Wear 2.0 and up: Tap Settings Settingsand then Connectivity.
    • Android Wear 1.5 and below: Swipe left and tap Settings Settings
  3. Tap Wi-Fiand then Advanced and then Power save after.
  4. 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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