1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Battery poor after update?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Foxspeed, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Hi all,
    My 5X had a great battery life until the it updated to 7.1.2 (I think). I could go upto 36 hours without charging while using it moderately but now I struggle to get a day out of it.
    Is this coincidental or have others found this to be so too?
    Also, I would like to buy an extra Type C to type C charger but can't find anywhere that sells them (apart from Google) for a reasonable price. Any ideas or suggestions?

    Thanks.
     

    Advertisement

  2. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #14
    Points:
    1,563
    Posts:
    8,777
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013

    Oct 29, 2013
    8,777
    10,146
    1,563
    Male
    SysAdmin
    Huntsville, AL
    It's not uncommon to experience poor battery life following an OS update. Sometimes old app data might not get cleanly migrated to the new OS. Have you considered a factory reset?
     
  3. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Hi, thanks for the reply.
    Yes, I have thought about a reset but wanted to ask others here if they have had the same issue.
     
  4. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #14
    Points:
    1,563
    Posts:
    8,777
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013

    Oct 29, 2013
    8,777
    10,146
    1,563
    Male
    SysAdmin
    Huntsville, AL
    Also, could you verify your build number? You can find this at Settings > About phone > Build number.
     
  5. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Here you go...
     

    Attached Files:

    codesplice likes this.
  6. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #14
    Points:
    1,563
    Posts:
    8,777
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013

    Oct 29, 2013
    8,777
    10,146
    1,563
    Male
    SysAdmin
    Huntsville, AL
    You might also try rebooting into Safe Mode for a while as an intermediate step before going for the reset. This would temporarily disable all of your installed apps and hopefully make it easy to tell if your poor battery performance is related to one or more of those apps.
     
    Gio7707 and rusumen like this.
  7. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Thanks but how do I do that?
     
  8. rusumen

    rusumen Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2017

    Aug 12, 2017
    18
    5
    16
  9. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Thanks.
    I live in the UK so maybe that's why I don't have Oreo yet?
     
  10. rusumen

    rusumen Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2017

    Aug 12, 2017
    18
    5
    16
    Not yet because i have/like custom rom. 😁
     
  11. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Here we go...
     

    Attached Files:

    rusumen likes this.
  12. rusumen

    rusumen Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2017

    Aug 12, 2017
    18
    5
    16
    Very good ! Let's hope you have a good SOT & standby with new version. 👍
     
  13. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Now that went right over my head :oops:
     
  14. rusumen

    rusumen Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2017

    Aug 12, 2017
    18
    5
    16

    Well, are you satisfied with SOT and standby on Oreo ?
     
  15. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Sorry, I still don't know what "SOT" is.
    I haven't noticed much with Oreo at the minute but watched a few YouTube clips about it. I will use the phone as usual and see if the battery life has improved a little. I guess another factor of the battery draining is that I now wear a Bluetooth enabled watch that monitors my'BPM' (beats per minute) after suffering a cardiac arrest in January!
     
  16. rusumen

    rusumen Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2017

    Aug 12, 2017
    18
    5
    16

    SOT is Screen On Time and that mean how much time you used mobile with screen on.
     
  17. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    423
    Posts:
    3,892
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013

    Jan 11, 2013
    3,892
    1,053
    423
    Like rusumen, I suspect the issue is that one of your apps doesn't play well with Oreo so testing things with Safe Mode and then trying to identify the culprit is most probably the way to go.

    One thing I've seen recommended after an update is to clear the caches. This is another option on the menu that you used to reboot in Safe Mode.

    Kinda jealous that you have Oreo already - I'm still waiting :(

    P.S. answered the charger question on your other post
     
    #17 SiempreTuna, Sep 4, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2017
  18. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    256
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    256
    21
    48
    Hi, sorry but I only just got back to this thread. Thanks for the advice but my phone is now dead. I have posted why.
     
  19. MikeInMexico

    MikeInMexico Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    29
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013

    Nov 11, 2013
    29
    3
    26
    Retired
    Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico
    My battery life is more than 50% better with Oreo than it was with nougat. Good news!
     
    codesplice likes this.
  20. exninja

    exninja Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    299
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011

    Oct 9, 2011
    299
    94
    63
    AZ
    Mine isn't any better. Maybe slightly worse.
     

Share This Page

Loading...