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Why poor battery life after kit kat update

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By jeezy85, Senior Member on 19th March 2014, 05:51 AM
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Just did a kit kat UK upgrade

I'm having such poor battery life now I'm regretting upgrading

Is anyone else having bad battery life? Any way to fix this?

Would appreciate the help
 
 
19th March 2014, 10:40 AM |#2  
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Hey

Just did a kit kat UK upgrade

I'm having such poor battery life now I'm regretting upgrading

Is anyone else having bad battery life? Any way to fix this?

Would appreciate the help

It's a best way to Root your phone, I had that problem, I've rooted it and installed several root apps such greenify, installed custum kernel and now it's working very fine
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19th March 2014, 12:06 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by jeezy85

Hey

Just did a kit kat UK upgrade

I'm having such poor battery life now I'm regretting upgrading

Is anyone else having bad battery life? Any way to fix this?

Would appreciate the help

weird.
I updated my Note 3 to KK last week. I have great improvement on the battery. it can last me for 24h with 5h screen on. Something which I never seen on earlier android.
And when the device is idle (I tried idling it for 4 hours, it dropped only 2%), which is I have never seen it before as well.
And I did a test with my Note 2, with the same apps installed (Note 2 running custom ROM 4.3, and Note 3 is unrooted stock), and let it idle for another 4 hours. My note 2 dropped to 92% for idle states, and my Note 3 with KK drop only to 98%.

The KK installed on my device is NB7-DBT germany. And I just rooted this device 3 days ago, and now running on X-Note v13 for 2 days, with no problems as well.

Cheers.
19th March 2014, 03:18 PM |#4  
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it's a common problem, i have same issue, i'll try some custom room, have tried everything recommended and no fix. good luck
19th March 2014, 03:33 PM |#5  
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i second this, its terrible now
19th March 2014, 03:35 PM |#6  
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Same problem here
I have the same problem.
I've always had great battery life on the note 3 and right after the update I didn't notice any changes for the first few days.
Today I noticed that 5 minutes after I disconnect it from the overnight charge (was 100%) it dropped to 98%.
10 minutes after, after a bathroom break, it was already 95%. Now this is when it's idle.
I had some update notifications for a few applications (like 10 small apps, google apps and whatnot), started updating, took like 5 minutes, and it dropped to 90%.
Before the update the battery would've handled those without losing 5%.
In addition, when playing games, the battery drained so fast in comparison to 4.3.
Opening and exiting clash of clans (without any gameplay), took 1%-2% off the battery every time.
I know what you're thinking, something is wrong with the battery. But this is a new device, bought in January and had no problems with it before the update.
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yup that sounds about right



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I have the same problem.
I've always had great battery life on the note 3 and right after the update I didn't notice any changes for the first few days.
Today I noticed that 5 minutes after I disconnect it from the overnight charge (was 100%) it dropped to 98%.
10 minutes after, after a bathroom break, it was already 95%. Now this is when it's idle.
I had some update notifications for a few applications (like 10 small apps, google apps and whatnot), started updating, took like 5 minutes, and it dropped to 90%.
Before the update the battery would've handled those without losing 5%.
In addition, when playing games, the battery drained so fast in comparison to 4.3.
Opening and exiting clash of clans (without any gameplay), took 1%-2% off the battery every time.
I know what you're thinking, something is wrong with the battery. But this is a new device, bought in January and had no problems with it before the update.

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I also have horrible battery life now after the recent 4.4.2 update.
I just did a factory reset. Hopefully this helps.
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Hey

Just did a kit kat UK upgrade

I'm having such poor battery life now I'm regretting upgrading

Is anyone else having bad battery life? Any way to fix this?

Would appreciate the help

No need to root. Just disable the apps shown in the screen shot.
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Mine was also dropping pretty quickly, but I found the culprit to be Google Now. I disabled "Google Location Reporting" (Google Settings/Location) and "Ok Google hotword detection" (Google Now/settings/Voice) and it seems to have stabilized.

As I understand it Maps, etc. still won't have any problem accessing my location -- Google Now just won't be able to give me location-based cards, which I am happy to give up for better battery life.

(update) After doing the above yesterday, letting the phone run all the way down, pulling the battery, recharging to 100% and clearing the cache in recovery mode my phone has only lost 7% over 6.5 hours of uptime (including about 20 minutes of music over bluetooth and some web browsing/email). I think I'd lost over 50% at this point yesterday with similar usage.
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