If your Apple Watch is experiencing reduced battery life compared to its previous performance, it’s time to consider updating to the latest version of watchOS. Recently, a number of Apple Watch users noticed their batteries depleting more rapidly than usual after installing watchOS 10.1. To ensure this issue wasn’t isolated, concerned users took to social media to share their experiences. Subsequently, Apple acknowledged the battery drain problem and pledged to provide a solution, which has now been delivered with the release of the latest watchOS version, 10.1.1. Specifically, Apple states that this update “addresses an issue that could cause the battery to drain more quickly for some users.”
Over the years, Apple has made significant improvements to the stability of its software updates. However, occasional bugs can still impact users, and the Apple Watch, an integral part of many people’s daily routines, relies on a dependable battery life to meet users’ needs.
The swift arrival of this fix is crucial, as the battery drain issue has been affecting a significant number of users. One user reported that “watchOS 10.1 is draining the battery of my Apple Watch,” causing it to plummet from 100% to 50% in less than an hour. Furthermore, this problem has affected Apple Watches across the spectrum, encompassing older models like the SE and the latest iterations like the Apple Watch Ultra 2.
In addition to addressing the battery drain problem, Apple’s watchOS 10.1.1 update also includes various unspecified bug fixes, as is customary. Furthermore, it coincides with an iOS update, version 17.1.1, which resolves issues related to Apple Pay and NFC functionality on iPhone 15 models following wireless charging in specific vehicles. Notably, this update also rectifies the graphical glitch on the weather widget found on the Lock Screen.