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[Q] Battery usage kitkat

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By Despiser, Junior Member on 28th April 2014, 07:45 PM
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Just curious if anyone else is seeing battery life cut in half since the Kit Kat update? I was getting two full days on a charge before and now im getting less than a full day. At first it did an upgrade to my existing ICS which I thought may be a contributing factor but after a hard reset battery life is still poor.

My batt usage meter says that 77% of my juice is being used by the OS.
28th April 2014, 08:20 PM |#2  
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I've only been using it since this morning, so I'll follow up in a day or two, but battery life seems to be improved for me. For last few hours its been sipping battery; used about 8% in 2 hours with a lot of texting and browsing.

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28th April 2014, 11:14 PM |#3  
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I always found that with each update it seemed to get worse. But on a custom rom it's amazing.

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29th April 2014, 01:09 PM |#4  
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I am pure stock and the battery life after the update has been about the same for me over the last three days.

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---------- Post added at 07:09 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:03 AM ----------

Also, if you use Google Location Services they will wake up the phone hundreds of times per day, turn on GPS for minutes etc. Very bad for battery life on our phone (that has a relatively small battery). You can disable this in settings, location, mode, and set it to Device Sensors (ie GPS). This means Wi-Fi based location no longer works, but you get better stand by battery life. Needless to say, I am upset with Google about this decision to link their location services with such aggressive mandatory location reporting.

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