Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 Will Recalibrate Maximum Battery Capacity With watchOS 9

With watchOS 9, Apple is adding a new recalibration feature for the Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple Watch Series 5, according to the ‌watchOS 9‌ release notes. The recalibration will result in a more accurate estimate for maximum battery capacity.

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After updating to watchOS 9, your Apple Watch Series 4 or Series 5 will recalibrate and then estimate its maximum battery capacity more accurately.

Following the ‌watchOS 9‌ update, Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 owners who have noticed battery life being misrepresented should be able to get a better read on how long their device will last.

Apple has previously introduced recalibration functionality for the iPhone 11 to make iPhone battery life estimates more accurate, but there has been no similar feature made available for the Apple Watch.

Recalibration is a process that can take a few weeks to complete because it requires multiple Apple Watch charge cycles.

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