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Use your watch's battery saver mode

To save power when your watch’s battery gets low, battery saver will turn on automatically. You can also turn battery saver mode on or off at any time. 

Note: Some of these steps work only on phones running the latest versions. Learn how to check your phone version

What changes when battery saver is on 

To save power in battery saver mode, your watch:

  • Limits vibration, location services, and most background data.
  • Turns off "Always on" display.
  • Won't connect to Wi-Fi or mobile-networks.
  • Can’t use Google Maps navigation.

Turn battery saver on or off

When battery saver is on, the orange Battery Saver icon appears on top of your watch face and when you check settings from the Drop down menu.

To turn on battery saver yourself:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your watch’s screen.
  2. Tap Settings and then System and then Battery saver Battery saver.

​Have battery saver turn on automatically

Your watch is configured by the manufacturer to enter Battery Saver mode at a specific battery threshold. The threshold ranges from 5% to 15%.

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