Use Power Reserve Mode (or Theater Mode)
Lastly, you can strategically use power reserve mode to save your battery for when you really need it. While your Apple Watch will automatically kick into power reserve mode when the battery gets too low, you can put your Apple Watch into this mode manually at any time. Here’s how:
- From your watch face, swipe up from the bottom to bring up Control Center.
- Tap the button that shows the battery percentage.
- Slide the green button beside Power Reserve to the right.
- On the next screen, tap Proceed.
This effectively powers off the Apple Watch, turning it into a simple timepiece; you’ll still be able to check the time by pressing the side button, but that’s about it. However, this also means that the Apple Watch uses virtually no power. For all intents and purposes, it’s powered off. Keep in mind that your alarms won’t go off while your Apple Watch is in this mode.
When you’re ready to exit Power Reserve mode, just press and hold the side button of your Apple Watch until you see the Apple logo.
If you’re in a situation where you wouldn’t be using your Apple Watch anyway, such as in a meeting, a movie theatre, or simply taking a nap, Theater Mode can be a great way to preserve battery life!