I have a galaxy Watch Active 2 (not LTE) and since the new update my battery life has been terrible. I realised today it is the watch music app that now turns on whenever I have spotify, YouTube or twitch on. I never use the music app as I have spotify downloaded. There is no setting to turn it off so it just drains the battery really quickly. I'd have to turn off bluetooth which defeats the purpose of a smart watch.
Is there a chance that we can get a disable button on the music app?
I fixed my issue. I just went to the music app on the watch and changed the source from phone to local (next to the speaker icon).
I never changed this myself, and why the heck it maintains this setting after a watch reboot is anybody's guess.
I've tried this a few times but the watch detects media on the phone instantly and goes back to battery draining. Might work for others though if it worked for you.
So, after another day at work, the workaround from GalAlexi work. Taping the phone icon switch to watch icon and no
insane drain after 8 hours. Starting the day at 100%, came back to home and I'm at 76%.
I shut off the watch on night while recharging. Have to repeat the process each day I guess.
Thanks for the tips, very appreciate.
I have the music battery drain issue. It doesn't look like anyone has a solution. A full charge drains the watch in about 5 hours when I'm inactive, sleeping in bed and not using the music app. I reset the phone yesterday and it was ok for about 12 hours but started draining rapidly again. I've removed Spotify. Disabled everything I can find to disable, but the music app uses 50% of power and the watch is drained in 5 hours.
Do you have an Android 11 phone? I do, and I had this problem, and found it was the new feature turned on by default on the phone to keep the music player active when the song has ended.
I turned this feature off, and my Active2 battery life went back to normal.
Here's how to turn it off on your phone:
Toggle on Hide player when the media session has ended.
Android 11 user - noticed huge battery drain despite trying all the above and other recommendations, reset, removed music apps, optimized battery, watch is "asleep" unless engaged by myself and still no solution.
22:00hrs - watch removed from charger at 100% charge
22:56hrs - 86% charge from sitting at a desk doing no activity
23:01hrs - 82% charge still sitting at a desk doing no activity
Yep, same here. I just got an Active 2 and couldn't figure out why it was terrible battery life compared to my original Active 1 watch. Then I noticed the Music app was taking about 30-35% of the battery life. It seems to fix the issue if I move the app from bluetooth to speaker(watch) mode, but as others have pointed out it will DEFAULT to phone (battery killer) mode if it's ever rebooted or drained down to 0% before charging.
I never use the music app on my watch... is there any way to completely disable the app similar to how you can with system apps on an android device? If not, this app needs an update so it doesn't keep defaulting to bluetooth mode!