The battery life of an Apple Watch is around 18 hours a day, depending upon the usage.
To keep the watch working when the battery of the watch is on its last legs, Apple has a feature called power reserve mode, which disables all other features of the watch except displaying the time. This mode helps in preserving battery life. When this mode is on, the watch can work for a larger amount of time. You can turn the power reserve mode on or off as per convenience.
When the battery percentage of the watch drops below 10-percent, the watch displays a notification on the screen asking you if you want to enter turn on the power reserve mode. If you tap on ‘Proceed’, then the watch enters into the power reserve mode. If the battery percentage is very low, the watch automatically turns the power reserve mode on; this is indicated by a red lightning bolt shown next to the time.
You can also manually turn on power reserve mode by following below mentioned steps-
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom
Step 2: Click on the remaining battery percentage
Step 3: Drag the power reserve slider to the right
Step 4: Click on ‘Proceed’ and it is done.
So, this is how you can activate the power reserve mode. Turning the power reserve mode is even easier than activating it. The only way to exit this mode is by restarting the device.
How to Turn On Power Reserve on Apple Watch?
Press and hold the side button for around ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo appear.
If the battery percentage was too low when the power reserve was activated, then you have to charge the watch first, before restarting it.
Why is my Apple Watch stuck on power reserve?
When the battery percentage of the Apple Watch gets too low, the watch enters into power reserve mode on its own. The watch starts functioning normally after charging the watch for at least thirty minutes.
However, some users of the Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 5 might face an issue wherein their watch does not charge and gets stuck in power reserve mode. To fix this issue, the only solution is to contact Apple Support to set up a repair free of charge.
This will be available as a mail-in repair in eligible markets. Apple Support will first examine the Apple Watch to check whether it is eligible for free repair or not and then fix this issue.
How long does Apple Watch last in power reserve mode?
When the battery percentage of the Apple Watch gets too low, the watch automatically enters into power reserve mode. It lasts up to 72 hours in power reserve mode.
Does Apple Watch count steps in power reserve mode?
No, it does not. Steps tracking feature of the Apple Watch does not work in power reserve mode. This mode disables all the features of the watch except displaying the time.
Does Apple Watch track sleep in power reserve mode?
No, it does not. The sleep tracking feature of the Apple Watch does not work in power reserve mode. This mode disables all the features of the watch except displaying the time.
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