Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic battery draining too fast

by Sourabh

There are various variables that can cause your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s battery to drain quickly. It could be due to background programs, obsolete software, or a large number of health trackers running. Several troubleshooting actions will be required to resolve this issue. Here we have lined up some of the worked solutions for Samsung galaxy watch 4 classic battery draining issue.

Search for software updates

The first and most obvious step is to make sure your Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is updated to the most recent software version. Nowadays, Samsung makes it a lot easier. Unless important new features are incorporated, these software updates are quick.

  1. On your phone, launch the Galaxy Wearable app.
  2. Select the Settings option.
  3. Click the About Watch option.
  4. Select Watch Software Update.
  5. Tap the Update Now button if an update is available.

Another reason your Galaxy Watch 4 Classic may be rapidly fading is if you have apps that require updating. These apps are sometimes updated when the Watch’s software is updated, but you may wish to manually check for updates.

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. Tap the Settings tab.
  3. Go to the Galaxy Store.
  4. Tap the top right corner’s three vertical dots.
  5. Select My Page.
  6. Refresh the list if necessary.
  7. At the top of the screen, tap the Update All button.
    You may also separately tap the Update symbol next to each program.

Turn off your fitness tracker

The following are some of the health trackers you can disable:

Sleep: At the bottom of the menu, press Settings, turn off the switch, and then tap OK to confirm.

Heart rate: At the bottom of the menu, touch Auto HR Settings, then Never.

Stress: At the bottom of the menu, tap Auto stress settings, then turn the switch off.

Check if the battery life of the smartphone has increased significantly with the health trackers turned off when not in use.

Close all background applications

Keeping with the trend of apps, just like with your phone, rogue apps running in the background can wreak havoc on your battery life. Samsung has also made it possible to delete background programs by terminating all relevant processes at the same time. On your Galaxy Watch 4, here’s how to close background apps:

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. Tap the Settings tab at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click the About Watch option.
  4. Select Storage.
  5. Tap the CLEAN NOW button.
  6. Go back to the previous screen.
  7. Tap RAM.
  8. Tap the CLEAN NOW button.

Turn off Health Features

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is packed with a host of health and fitness tracking functions. And these go well beyond just being able to keep track of your steps. Various sensors are being used to offer measurements for things like your heart rate and blood pressure. Unfortunately, having these all activated on your Watch can result in undesirable or unexpected battery consumption. Here’s how you can switch off those health features on your Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

  1. Open the applications page on your Galaxy Watch 4.
  2. Select Samsung Health from the list of apps.
  3. Tap the Health menu to turn the feature off.
  4. With the Samsung app open, scroll down and tap Settings.
  5. Tap the toggle to turn the feature off.
  6. Tap OK to confirm.

Start your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 again

Battery drain issues can occur due to a software fault. You should try restarting to remedy this.

Restart by pressing and holding the Power and Back buttons for around 7 seconds, or until the watch powers up.

Your Samsung watch should now begin to reboot.

Your Samsung watch should start up normally after the Reboot is complete.

Check to see if the watch’s battery life has increased after it has restarted.

Turn off Network Connections

Another reason why the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic battery is depleting rapidly could be due to your network connections. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and there are some models with an LTE modem. Trying to look for connections doesn’t play well with battery life, especially if the connection is poor. So, in that scenario, you’ll want to turn off those connections.

  1. From your Watch, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Connections.
  3. Tap the toggle next to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  4. If you have an LTE-enabled Galaxy Watch, hit the toggle next to Mobile Networks.
    The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be disconnected from your phone if you switch off Bluetooth. So to re-establish that connection, you’ll need to switch Bluetooth back on.

Turn off The Always-on Display

When it comes to smartwatches, the major reason to wear one all the time is to check the time. And to assist save battery life, some watch faces are equipped with an Always-on Display. This allows you to check the time at just a look without really needing to have the watch face switched on. But this might still create unneeded battery drain, especially if you are already low on charge. Here’s how you can switch off the Always-on Display.

  1. Open the Settings app on your Watch.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Select Watch Faces.
  4. Tap Watch Always On.
  5. Tap the toggle to turn the feature off.

Turn off Bixby Wake-Up

The corporation offers its own dedicated speech assistant with Samsung phones, akin to Siri or Google Assistant. Unfortunately, Bixby is not near as helpful and instead tends to be mistakenly engaged. A feature embedded into your Watch allows for automatic speech recognition so that Bixby may be prompted with just a phrase. If you wish to switch off Bixby Wake-up, these are the actions that you need to take:

From your Watch, open the Bixby (or S Voice) app.

  1. Tap the three vertical dots on the right side of the screen.
  2. Voice wake-up.
  3. Tap the toggle to turn off Bixby or S Voice wake-up.

Customize Your Notifications

Along with monitoring the time, having a smartwatch like the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic makes it easy to check what alerts are coming through. But if you have hundreds of notifications every day, this can wear out the battery pretty quickly. Here’s how you can pare back the number of notifications that arrive during the day.

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap the Settings tab at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select Notifications.
  4. Tap the toggle next to the following:
  5. Auto show information – When disabled, new notifications details will not be immediately shown.
    Turn on screen – When off, your watch screen will not turn on when notifications are received.
    You can also manually turn off notifications for individual apps that could be causing havoc on your battery life. For example, you may switch off notifications for the Google app, as it has a tendency to send random notifications throughout the day.

Turn on Power Saving Mode

One of the most useful features of our smartphones and smartwatches is the built-in Power Saving Mode. In most cases, this is enabled automatically when your watch drops below 20 percent . Still, you might wish to manually enable it to assist save battery during particular times.

  1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Watch.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. Select Power Saving.
  4. Tap the checkbox to enable Power Saving Mode.
    You may also turn on Power Saving Mode by swiping down from the Home Screen. Then, tap the Battery symbol from the drop-down fast settings menu. Share your ideas in the comments below.

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