I have just purchased the 42mm Apple Watch Sport. I was not expecting the quite severe loss of battery as I have now experienced. When the Watch arrived, I left it as originally set up, as a default setting. Within only a few
hours, I was noticing the red battery symbol appearing whenever I looked at it. I accept that I played around with it, delighting in receiving messages, texts and so on.
I then read your article about saving battery power, and used my iPhone to knock off all but the watch face. I have now taken to leaving it charging, and not wearing it at all during the day, only putting it on when I go out for the evening. Not something I had expected, and effectively defeating the raison d’être of buying it! Peter Gray
Christian Hall says It looks like you got confused over the Watch’s symbols, which is easily done as they are so small! Here’s Apple’s complete list of them (see page 7) apple. co/1FJiCKw. The small red oblong with a cross through it, that appears at the top of the Watch, means that it has disconnected from your iPhone; that is, it’s out of Bluetooth range. Battery percentage is not on-screen by default (though you get low warnings). You can add it as one of the complications on a Watch face when you customise it though. See our Apple Watch tips on page 70.
They are very small, but those little icons at the top of the watch face are very important!