Improve the battery life of your Wear OS wearable

Modified on Tue, 08 Aug 2023 at 01:35 PM

To maximize the battery life of your Wear OS watch eg Fossil/Skagen/Moto360, try the solutions below.


  1. Place your watch face down when you are not wearing or charging it. This will improve the battery life by ensuring that the LED lights stop flashing.
  2. Close the LifeQ Envoy App when not in use. If the LifeQ Envoy app is open on your watch face the screen will stay on. Press the power button to place the LifeQ Envoy App in the background to extend your battery life.


Adjust the settings via the Wear OS App:

Let your screen turn off

You can set the display to turn off when not in use, rather than always show the time.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings > Display.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, tap Always-on Display to turn it on or off.


Try a different watch face

Some watch faces, especially those with animations or interactive abilities, use up more battery life than others.

Adjust screen brightness

The brighter your watch screen, the faster the battery drains. 

  1. If your screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings > Display > Adjust brightness.
  4. Tap to choose how bright your screen is.


Turn off notifications you don't want

  1. On your phone, open the Wear OS app or the companion app for your device.
    • Tip: If you use the companion app for your device, follow their instructions.
  2. Scroll down to "Settings" and tap Notifications > Block app notifications.
  3. To block another app, tap Add more +.
  4. Tap the app you want to block.


Uninstall apps

If you recently installed an app and notice that your battery is draining faster than normal, try uninstalling that app.

To uninstall a watch app:

  1. If the screen is dim, tap it to wake up your watch.
  2. To go to your list of apps, press the Power button.
  3. Scroll down and tap Play Store.
  4. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap My Apps.
  5. Tap the app you want to delete, then scroll to the bottom and tap Uninstall.


Check battery life & usage

With the Wear OS app or your watch’s companion app, you can get more detailed battery info, including:

  • The apps that are using your watch’s battery
  • The amount of time your battery is estimated to last 
  • The amount of time your battery will take to finish charging (when it’s connected to power)
  • A chart of your battery life 

To find battery details through the app:

  1. Make sure your watch is connected to your phone.
  2. On your phone, open the Wear OS app.
  3. Scroll down to "Settings" and tap Advanced settings > Watch battery.


Tip: Your battery info resets each time your watch is fully charged. The battery usage for apps and watch faces is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Watch faces may use more battery than estimated.


Adjust the settings on your wearable device:


Switch off “Always-on screen”

  • Settings > Display > Always-on-screen > disable by clicking on icon (disabled = grey dot).  


Switch off Gestures that you don't need

  • Settings > Gestures > disable by clicking on the icon (disabled = grey dot).

Remove any watch tiles that you're not using

  • From your watch home screen, swipe from right to left on the screen.
  • Touch and hold to select the tile.
  • Swipe up on the tile to delete it.
  • Repeat this for all the tiles that you're not using.


Choose a power saver watch face


Some watch faces, especially those with animations or interactive abilities, use up more battery life than others.

  • From your watch home screen, tap and hold to select a watch face with fewer metrics and a darker background.


For more information visit: Wear OS by Google Help

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