The Apple Watch provides users with countless useful tools and features. One feature that’s sure to save you at some point is the automatic Power Reserve mode, which allows users to continue using the watch in a limited fashion when the battery is very low. Still, you might not always want this feature activated.
To disable Power Reserve mode, you have to reboot your Apple Watch. To do this, click and hold the side buttons for around 15 seconds. You should see the watch reboot, and the Apple icon should appear. You might need to charge your Apple Watch first if the battery is almost drained.
Although Power Reserve mode is usually quite useful, it can also be a bit annoying to disable. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to resolve minor issues and keep your Apple Watch battery in tip-top shape. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know.
How to Turn on Power Reserve Mode on Apple Watch
The Apple Watch (on Amazon) will automatically show a notification asking if you want to start Power Reserve mode when the battery reaches around 10%. You can start the Power Reserve feature by clicking ‘Proceed.’
Otherwise, you can start Power Reserve mode manually by using the following steps:
- Swipe upwards from the bottom of your Apple Watch.
- Click the battery percentage remaining icon.
- From the battery screen, swipe the ‘Power Reserve‘ option towards the right.
- Approve your choices and enter Power Reserve mode by clicking ‘Proceed.’
The Apple Watch Power Reserve feature can be incredibly useful. The tool turns off all other features except the time display to save battery life. The Power Reserve mode can keep your Apple Watch running for a significant amount of time without dying.
How to Turn off Power Reserve Mode on Apple Watch
Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple way to turn off Power Reserve mode. You’ll need to reboot your Apple Watch to disable Power Reserve features.
To reboot your Apple Watch, click and hold the side buttons for around 15 seconds. You should see the Apple Watch reboot, and the Apple logo should arise on the screen.
Note: You might need to charge your Apple Watch before it will reboot as expected if the battery is almost drained. The Apple Watch only takes about 20 to 30 seconds to fully restart in most cases. However, a force restart can take about a minute to complete in some cases.
How Long Does It Take to Charge an Apple Watch?
According to Apple, most Apple Watch models should take around 90 minutes to charge the battery from 0% to 80%, but if you’ve got the Apple Watch Series 7 (on Amazon), you can use the Magnetic Fast Charger (on Amazon) to reach an 80% charge in about 45 minutes.
Apple states that users can expect around 18 hours of battery life if they use their Apple Watch as expected.
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Generally speaking, you might need to charge your Apple Watch for around 60 to 90 minutes a day if you use the device in a typical manner. Charging for 60 to 90 minutes a day will keep your Apple Watch battery topped off in most cases, allowing you to use it day and night.
Some users recommend charging the Apple Watch for around 60 to 90 minutes in the evening before bed. For instance, you might want to charge your Apple Watch around 8:30 PM if you lay down for bed around 10:00 PM. You can also use this method in the mornings, as well.
A good tip is to charge your watch while you’re in the shower, regardless if that’s in the morning or evening. You might need to charge your Apple Watch once in the morning for 30 to 45 minutes and once at night for the same duration to keep your battery life in optimal condition.