Has your Apple Watch battery been draining faster since watchOS 10.1? The fix has just arrived

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If you have found your watch battery draining faster and faster over the last month, watchOS 10.1.1 has just launched, and with it comes a very important battery fix. You can now once again get that ‘all-day battery life’ Apple is so fond of talking about. 

watchOS 10 was a very impressive update with some efficient and smart features like a brand new widget and layout. Unfortunately, the recent watchOS 10.1 update brought a battery drain issue that is now being fixed. This is one of the only changes made in this update, as explained on the Apple Support website.

In it, Apple said ‘This update provides important bug fixes and addresses an issue that could cause the battery to drain more quickly.’

We’ll fix it later – iMore’s Take

The launch of the iPhone 15 line, Watch Series 9, and Watch Ultra 2 has come with quite a few problems. From reports of overheating, screenburn, and NFC problems in new iPhones, alongside problems with battery and weather on Apple Watches, the first month of owning a device has felt much like a beta period for many. 

Though I’ve enjoyed my iPhone 15 Pro Max for its excellent performance in Resident Evil Village and its fantastic camera, it's hard to ignore I’ve paid $1000+ for a device that still needs a lot of software work. It has taken until now for these devices to level out regarding their problems but Apple has put in the work and fixed them. 

Though they’ve already impressed me, now is when these expensive devices will really start to show off their worth. 

iMore’s Take

James Bentley

James is a staff writer and general Jack of all trades at iMore. With news, features, reviews, and guides under his belt, he has always liked Apple for its unique branding and distinctive style. Originally buying a Macbook for music and video production, he has since gone on to join the Apple ecosystem with as many devices as he can fit on his person. 

With a degree in Law and Media and being a little too young to move onto the next step of his law career, James started writing from his bedroom about games, movies, tech, and anything else he could think of. Within months, this turned into a fully-fledged career as a freelance journalist. Before joining iMore, he was a staff writer at Gfinity and saw himself published at sites like TechRadar, NME, and Eurogamer. 

As his extensive portfolio implies, James was predominantly a games journalist before joining iMore and brings with him a unique perspective on Apple itself. When not working, he is trying to catch up with the movies and albums of the year, as well as finally finishing the Yakuza series. If you like Midwest emo music or pretentious indie games that will make you cry, he’ll talk your ear off.