Two months back, Apple updated its Apple Watch lineup, the company announced three new Watches – started with the Apple Watch SE (2022), the vanilla Apple Watch Series 8, and the Apple Watch Ultra for Pro users. Obviously, the Apple Watch Ultra is the most premium and powerful in the lineup. In terms of battery life, the Apple Watch Ultra has a 76% larger battery compared to the 45mm Series 8.
Apple says that users can expect up to 36 hours of battery life from the Watch Ultra in normal conditions and up to 60 hours of battery life with the Low Power mode. LTE model owners can expect up to 18 hours of battery life. It also has additional low-power options you can activate to get the best battery performance on your Watch Ultra, here’s how you can get up to 60 hours of battery life on the Apple Watch Ultra.
Apple Watch has a pretty handy feature called low power mode, the feature was available since the Apple Watch Series 4. But recently it received a minor update with watchOS 9.1 which is limited to the Apple Watch Ultra only, the new feature allows users to get the most out of the Apple Watch Ultra’s battery. With the watchOS 9.1 update, the low power mode reduces the frequency of GPS and heart rate readings.
Note: The fewer GPS and heart rate readings feature is also available for the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE 2022, you can activate the new low power mode on all 2022 Apple Watch models but the Ultra provides up to 60 hours of battery life, thanks to the 542mAh capacity.
Whether you are going on a trip or simply wants more juice from your Watch Ultra’s battery, then you can follow the below-listed steps to turn on the new low power mode on your watch.
How to Get 60 Hours of Battery Life on Apple Watch Ultra
If you own the Apple Watch Ultra and your watch runs on the watchOS 9.1, then you can activate the new low power mode with additional settings on your watch. In case your watch is running on the watchOS 9, then make sure to update your watch to the newer watchOS 9.1. Now let’s take a look at how you can activate the new low power mode on your watch.
- Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch Ultra, you can go to Settings by pressing the Digital Crown and select Settings from apps.
- Scroll down to Workout.
- Turn the toggle on for Low Power Mode.
- Swipe down and turn the toggle on for Fewer GPS and Heart Rate Readings.
Once done, you need to activate low power mode from the battery settings or from the quick settings. Here’s how you can activate the low power mode on your Apple Watch Ultra.
- Swipe up from the Watch Face on your Apple Watch.
- Tap on the Battery Percentage in the control center.
- Now turn the toggle on for Low Power Mode.
- Choose Turn On or Turn On for 1, 2, or 3 days.
- That’s it.
See how Apple explains the new low power mode additional settings, “Preserves battery life in walking, running, and hiking workouts by reducing the frequency of GPS and heart rate readings, and turns off alerts, splits, and segments. This mode does not apply to other types of workouts. It also does not apply to Custom or Pacer workouts.”
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