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kit kat update and battery drain

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid MAXX' started by DJSD, Jan 29, 2014.

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    Is anyone experiencing poor battery life after the kit kat update
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    To be expected until the phone sorts it's new 'self' out. Give it a few days.

    fat-fingered and Maxx-ed out.
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    Ya give it a few days.
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    The only thing I really noticed is a huge change in the time my device is awake. But I think that was just a change in how accurate it is

    Sent from my Droid Maxx
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    I have issues with my kernal running away..I've fdr'd a few times..it keeps coming back..but I let it go this last time and it settled down and battery usage got better..so just give it some time..
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    Poor battery life? No. Worse battery life? Yes. It's been a little better since the Play Services silent update last week (well, maybe two weeks ago), but it's still slightly worse than before.
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    Exactly.
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    Do you think it will ever have the battery life that it once did? I love this phone mainly because if the battery...
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    I had the Amazon MP3 app go berserk on me two days ago, took about 25% of my battery life in 3 hours, after I had purchased and downloaded a song. It's been behaving better since, but check for rogue apps.
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    Super cold weather too has an impact
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    I'VE had a 25% battery drop off since the update. Also Slacker radio app comes on whenever it feels like it. Plus some other flaky behavior...If I had a chance to upgrade to kit kat again...I would not..
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    I bet you your problem is kitkat incompatible apps that are draining your battery. Uninstall everything and your problem will vanish. Then you can reinstall one by one.
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    Agreed. Back to normal for me.
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    Yes....i after using kitkat on GS3 few days...it seems to me..that kitkat eats battery life more than jelly bean...so i have backed to...4.3.1

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
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    How do I revert back to jelly bean? There's still no improvement on the battery life
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    If you are on the Droid Maxx, you cannot revert unless you have a Developer Edition and have unlocked the bootloader.
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    Tried that, and it did not work. However, not too worried, still never drops below 40% in one day; where it never dropped below 60 prior to 4.4.
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    Kinda hard to let go of those old, favorite, no-longer-updated apps, eh? Thank goodness the NextGen tricorder still works...mostly.

    fat-fingered and Maxx-ed out.
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    I talk, text, use the internet, and other applications throughout the day and I'm easily at 40% within 6 hours. Prior to this update, I could additionally stream music without it dropping below 40%.
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    I use tracks a lot, but I'm forever going in and out of service when in the desert; that's where my drain comes from. But nothing has changed since the update in general usage, so I'll say it is due to the 4.4 update.

    And to go along with that is this notice that the X is getting the 4.4.2 update now (wonder when we will get it?;)), and that is one of the problems that will be fixed with the newest version....
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/an...update-begins-improves-battery-life-more.html
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