Fix All-Day Sync Battery Issues on Fitbit Charge 2

Introduction

Your Fitbit device's battery is designed to last approximately 5 days. Actual battery life will fluctuate depending on the amount of usage your device gets, and settings such as All-Day Sync. If you find that your device's battery is depleting more quickly than usual, this guide will go over different ways to improve battery life on your Fitbit device.
Fitbit Charge 2

Don't charge your tracker in extreme heat or cold.

1 All-Day Sync

All-Day sync allow your Fitbit device to sync to your mobile device or computer automatically. This will drain your battery quicker.  One way to increase the time between charges is to turn off All-Day Sync. 

  1. Open the Fitbit Application.
    Fitbit Icon
  2. Select the Account icon.
    Fitbit Account icon
  3. Select your Device, and Turn off All-day Sync to save battery, or Turn on if you want it on. With Android Devices, Always Connected, acts the same way.
    All day sync and always connected. Screenshot

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Your Fitbit device's battery is designed to last approximately 5 days. Actual battery life will fluctuate depending on the amount of usage your device gets, and settings such as All-Day Sync. If you find that your device's battery is depleting more quickly than usual, this guide will go over different ways to improve battery life on your Fitbit device.
Fitbit Charge 2

Don't charge your tracker in extreme heat or cold.

All-Day sync allow your Fitbit device to sync to your mobile device or computer automatically. This will drain your battery quicker.  One way to increase the time between charges is to turn off All-Day Sync. 

  1. Open the Fitbit Application.
    Fitbit Icon
  2. Select the Account icon.
    Fitbit Account icon
  3. Select your Device, and Turn off All-day Sync to save battery, or Turn on if you want it on. With Android Devices, Always Connected, acts the same way.
    All day sync and always connected. Screenshot

The screens on all Fitbit wrist-based devices dim when not in use to preserve battery. To wake up the screen and see the time, turn your wrist towards you.

To turn off this feature, follow the steps below.
Fitbit Quick View. Illustration

  1. Open the Fitbit Application
    Fitbit Icon
  2. Select the Account icon.
    Fitbit Account icon
  3. Select your Device, and Slide off Quick View to save battery, or Slide on if you want it on.

Heart Rate Data

  • If you don't need heart rate data, change the Heart Rate setting to Off. When you turn it back on, use Auto.
  1. Select the Account icon.
    Fitbit Account icon
  2. Turn off Heart Rate.
    Fitbit Heart Rate highlighted. Screenshot

Excessive Notifications

  • Turn off notifications from your phone if you know you're going to receive many hundreds of notifications. A large volume reduces battery life.
    1. Select the Account icon.
      Fitbit Account icon
    2. Select Notifications.
      Fitbit with Notifications Highlighted. Screenshot
    3. Turn ON or OFF the Notifications you want to receive.
      Fitbit Notifications List.

Menu Items

  • On Charge 2, use guided breathing sessions less frequently. Multiple sessions per day may reduce battery life. Also consider turning off bedtime reminders.
    1. Select the Account icon.
      Fitbit Account icon
    2. Select Menu Items.
      Fitbit Menu Items highlighted. Screenshot
    3. Select Relax and/or any other items to turn off.
      List of Menu Items. Screenshot

Silent Alarms

  1. If you have many silent alarms set, consider deleting some. Each alarm you add up to the maximum of 8 reduces battery life by a small percentage.
    1. Select the Account icon.
      Fitbit Account icon
    2. Select Silent Alarms.
      Fitbit app with Silent Alarms highlighted. Screenshot
    3. Select the Alarms you want to disable.
      Silent Alarms List. Screenshot
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