WatchOS 3.1 update improves battery life on Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 1

Earlier this month, Apple updated WatchOS to version 3.1, bringing some enhancements and bug fixes to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2. But a pretty important enhancement seems to have been left out of the WatchOS 3.1 changelog.

According to many Apple Watch users, WatchOS 3.1 considerably improves battery life on the timepieces. Owners of both the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 are reporting that they can now get up to two days of battery life on a single charge. Before the update, recharging every night was pretty much a necessity.

While most Watch owners are impressed, or even "amazed" by the battery life boost, some users of the original Apple Watch are - weirdly - reporting that the WatchOS 3.1 update has actually made battery life worse. Fortunately, these users are in the minority. 

If you have an Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 2, you've probably already noticed that the battery now lasts longer. If you don't own an Apple Watch, does the improved battery life make you want to buy one? Let us know in the comments below!

sources: Reddit, MacRumors forums



1. Unordinary unregistered

Loving my series two watch! Just swam with it for the first time at the gym on Saturday. One thing I was missing with my FitBit - the swim tracking

2. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

I have the original and haven't better or worse battery life.

3. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

The "series 0" supposedly heven't been boosted up. It probably relates to newer SoC present in series 1 and 2.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My series one pretty easily gets 2 days.

5. B3st2

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I still have the first apple watch released !! When updated to 3.0, Battery life sucked big time. Couldn't continue 1 single full day. When updated to 3.1, a small improvement is seen but sure not passing 1 day without a charge.

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