Wyze Lock battery life horrendous

I would love to get 4% a week. I am hoping to get 60 days, not 6 months

I ended up buying some 1.5v rechargeable batteries on amazon. Going on 2 months now and the battery percentage has only dropped 1%.

If those are LI rechargeables, I would expect them to fall from 99% to perhaps 1 % all the sudden. They hold the 1.5 V constant until they drop to 1.0 quickly. That is why the lock shows 99%. The sensor for the battery usage is based on using alkaline which have a slow voltage loss profile. But I hope I am wrong and yours lasts for a long time

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I switched to lithium batteries (not rechargeable) and use the keypad but not the auto unlock as it has never worked. It now has been 6 months and my current battery level is 96%.

Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries are the way to go. Since May 1, all three of my locks are still at 100 percent. I use Alexa to lock all doors when I leave, the house will automatically lock at night, and auto unlock when I arrive home. In and out all day with no issues.

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Just added to the Wishlist to try and get help with this. Please consider upvoting! Wyze Lock: Choose Battery Type or Override Low Power Mode (For Rechargeable Batteries)

I think I have found something that works for me and makes battery life pretty good.
I turned off the whole door sensor ( open close) thing and my battery loss slowed very significantly. I don’t use auto lock, but I do use auto unlock ( which works about 50% of the time)…Just passing along what helped me.

Similar experience here, as soon as I turned off the auto lock feature my batteries have been lasting at least four months or a little more I think. Auto unlock stopped working months ago, and they sent me out a warranty replacement which I have to get installed hopefully in the next week or so.

yes , but for me, I had the autolock off and it was still really draining batteries. Until I found that you can turn off the door sensor ( which tells you whether the door is open or closed), When I turned that part off, my battery drain went to almost none. ( compared to before)


How can I turn off the door sensor for the Wyze lock? I could not locate the option in the Wyze app.

Go to settings, then notifications, and you will see you can turn on or off notifications for door opened or closed sensing.

So it’s just the notification toggle that will switch off the sensor? I’ve never had it in still the battery drains fast

Why to buy a lock, that cost that much and says that it provides all these fancy issues, if firmware has bugs and drains battery in two days.

I replaced duracel batteries 3 times already. That is under two weeks of time of install. It is non-sense that I have to disable main features to have my battery working long enough what specifications says. They are lying to consumer. Battery life should be showed 3 days, not 6 months or whatever.

I was excited getting this lock, but I am not going to wait for firmware updates (who knows when since this topic was started in March), but I will have to return it and get something else.

WASTE OF MONEY if anyone is reading this as of today. I bought this for auto-lock feature. And if I have to disable it and use as a regular lock - there is better option - buy a regular lock.

Wyze team, you need to stop lying to customers and fix your bugs.

does your door stay open for long periods or unlocked?

I had bad battery life when I had it installed on a door that stays unlocked 99% of the time. I’ve since moved the lock to another door (I needed to wait for the keypad), now battery life is great, everything is working great on my lock.

I had auto-lock feature enabled, so door would be always locked after it closes.
As for keeping doors open - one time door was open for an maybe 45min, other times it just open/close situation.

I am just upset with specifications, they just use marketing lies in order to get more sales. I hope business will slow down for them to release that fixing issues is priority, than releasing new products.

I like everything about Wyze what is in specifications, it is just not true.

well, it’s not lies…I am getting great battery life, I haven’t tracked how long the batteries are lasting but it’s at least several months. I’m using auto-lock too, the door gets used alot, along with trash mode.

sounds like your lock may have a issue, have u tried contacting support before just trashing the company?

Well, there is logical reason to talk negatively about the company. This topic and many other topics are created about the same issue in wyze forum. As solution it is suggested to disable features, so no - thank you. Good for you that you are not experiencing any issues, but you can yourself see that many people do/did.

I’m sure the majority of lock users are not having your issue, so why not contact support? bashing them on the forum will accomplish nothing.

Auto lock is one of the main reasons you’re getting decent battery life. Wyze Johnathan has stated numerous times that leaving the door unlocked all day eats batteries, but keeping it locked unless you’re going through it extends battery life.
To me, that’s a bad bug, many of us that live in more rural areas don’t want to keep the door locked all day when we’re home, especially since Auto Unlock doesn’t work unless you leave the geofence area. I know I don’t want to have to unlock the door all day as I’m in and out around my yard.

I wish Wyze had been more upfront in mentioning this. I would have not bought the lock knowing this issue.