Top 5 AppleWatch7 settings to TURN OFF right away

Akash Bhattacharya
3 min readJul 24, 2022

By following these simple steps, you can significantly improve the battery life of your new Apple Watch 7.

Why do you need to do that?

  • Battery juice > Fancy features

The AppleWatch7 is a great piece of technology, but it does have some quirks.

The biggest issue people have is battery life. There are a few settings you can tweak to help get more juice out of your smartwatch.

I’m going to take you through the top five settings that I turn off instantly when I start using the Apple Watch 7.

You will be surprised how much you can improve the battery life.

Apple watch is considered as one of the smartest gadgets that are being used today. It has numerous features, from being trackers to smart watch.

Photo by Daniel Cañibano on Unsplash

1. TURN OFF: Background App Refresh

  • You do NOT continuously refresh
  • Apps can be updated when started

Action 👉 Disable it

2. TURN OFF: Always On Display

  • Apple Watch always ON → Stay Alive


  • Impacts 🔋life HUGELY

Action 👉 Disable it

3. TURN OFF: Around Sound Measurements

  • Apple Watch uses MIC to listen always → Highlights you for 📈 HIGH sounds


  • 🚫 useful feature

Action 👉 Disable it

4. TURN OFF: Analytics → Thanks but NO Thanks

  • Apple Watch sends the data to the Apple server for analytics
  • Apple uses that to decide user trends


  • Impacts battery draining

Action 👉 Disable it

5. TURN OFF: Handwash time ⏲️

  • Apple Watch uses → Motions + Sound
  • Starts 20-sec timer during hand wash (Covid recommendation)


  • Impacts battery
Akash Bhattacharya

Software Product Maintenance. Writes about #book, #people, #product, #productivity