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Apple owners complain device is suddenly draining of battery in minutes

Apple owners complain device is suddenly draining of battery in minutes

Apple Watch users said their batteries have been dwindling down at a rapid rate

Apple has managed to change the face of the entire watch industry by combining tech with timepieces.

The Apple Watch can help you track your workouts, monitor your health, send messages - and obviously tell the time.

But to keep all these features ticking over nicely, users occasionally have to do a software update for new gizmos, security updates and bug fixes.

A host of Apple Watch users have been left disappointed after downloading the latest update, watchOS version 10.1.

Some have claimed that their battery has suddenly been draining super quickly since they updated their devices.

One baffled Reddit user with an Apple Watch Series 6 claimed their watch won't charge over the 50 percent mark and that the juice it does have 'drains in about 15 minutes'.

Another social media user claimed their Apple Watch went from '100% to 50% in less than 60 mins'.

Tech boffins have blamed the issues on the most recent update which was rolled out at the end of October.

Apple Watch users have claimed the latest update has ruined their battery.
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One claimed: "I have noticed that my batter drains super fast if I don’t let it charge all the way to full before putting on and using it. It’s been like that since I updated to watchOS 10."

Another said: "My Series 7 drains ridiculously fast. Only lasts a few hours. Essentially it’s useless. It was fine on 10.01 Not sure what they added to make the battery run down that fast."

While a third added: "Mine charges to 100% and then dies within 2 hours. Never had issues with battery life at all before this… I'm so irritated."

The reason for why batteries are being bled dry so quickly remains unclear, although Apple apparently have all hands on deck to sort a fix.

Apple is supposedly working on a fix behind the scenes.
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An internal memo which was sent to Apple Authorized Service Providers claims an update is 'coming soon', according to MacRumors.

In the meantime, why not check your Apple Watch's battery capacity to rule out any other causes.

Click on 'Settings' and scroll down to 'Battery' before heading onto 'Battery Health'.

It will display your current charge level along with a detail graph showing your watch's charging habits.

You can compare your current results to back when it was brand new and check how much it has depleted.

Apple says that those with a lower capacity may have less hours of usage before they have to bang it on charge again.

LADbible has contacted Apple for comment.

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Topics: Apple, Technology, Social Media