In an updated support document, Apple has announced that watchOS 9.4 will recalibrate the battery on Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm model). The watchOS 9.4 update is currently in the beta testing phase.
Recalibration of battery health reporting resolves issues of seeing inaccurate estimates of battery health on a device. However, the inaccurate battery health reporting does not reflect an issue with the actual battery health. Often a bug causes a change in battery drain behavior or reduces peek performance which leads to inaccurate battery health reporting.
Previously, Apple released a recalibration of battery health reporting for the iPhone 11 series in iOS 14.5.
On watchOS 9.4, Apple Watch Series 6 will estimate maximum battery capacity more accurately
After introducing a battery recalibration process for Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 in watchOS 9, the company is going to expand it to Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm) to estimate maximum battery capacity more accurately.
Apple explained that after updating to watchOS 9.4, the 44mm model of Apple Watch Series 6 will be able to estimate maximum battery capacity more accurately.
In a recent interview, Apple Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Bob Borchers shared that the company is always working to improve its existing products in addition to developing new ones. He added that further efficiency gains in devices like Apple Watch which would greatly benefit from longer battery life.
This week, Apple seeded watchOS 9.4 beta 2 to developers and beta testers. The update included support for new emojis, web push notifications, and more.
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