Post 7.0 Battery Life

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  1. Sajo

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    Battery life has been really good for me again for a week or so. Then today....What the heck Nougat? Nothing different this morning, same usage, charged it all night and I'm not even going to get through a whole day? Android System and Voicemail are killing my battery. I can't figure out why voicemail randomly starts to drain my battery for no apparent reason. I'm not impressed with this Nougat update.

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    I think I figured out my battery issues and why Voicemail was using so much battery from time to time. I forgot that when you activate a new phone on Verizon they automatically sign you up for 30 days of free Premium Visual Voicemail (VVM), then after the 30 days you can start paying a monthly fee for Premium or revert back to standard VVM. The day my 30 day trial ended Voicemail was killing my battery again and I started getting weird "New Voicemail" notifications but when I tapped to open, nothing happened. And when I opened the Voicemail app there was nothing new. I rebooted my phone and finally the new Voicemail appeared telling me all about the 30 day trial and how to continue, blah, blah, blah. I deleted that message and battery life has been good ever since. I have been seeing similar results to my Turbo 2 on Marshmallow. My phone is off the charger around 16 hours each day and I still have around 30 - 40% remaining when I go to bed and plug it back in to charge. Seems like the Premium VVM may not be Nougat friendly and once that service ended things are good again.
     
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    This is an interesting find. Now the issue I have is that I have VVM so it would still eat my battery? Can this be why its gotten worse. I don't know if it is the 7.0 update or maybe when i got my Smartwatch. But I think I had my Watch before 7.0 and no issues with Battery life.
     
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    I still have VVM also, just not the premium version. I have the standard version that is free.

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    I have the Premium with Transcriptions. Not sure if that would be the cause. I verified my Dates. I got my LG Urbane on 11/15/2016 and Installed Nougat 7.0 on 11/22/2016. No Issues with Battery prior to Nougat.
     
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    Do you still see Voice Mail as a battery user in your battery stats? I was until I reverted back to basic VVM. Then again maybe that was coincidence? I have seen posts by Nexus users here that their battery life has not been exactly great on Nougat either.

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    I've been on Nougat since it came out and have premium VVM with transcription and I never see it in battery stats as using more than 1%, if it shows up at all. Usually I don't see it showing up at all as a battery user. I haven't noticed any drop in battery life at all since N came aboard.
     
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    Interesting. Maybe my case was just a fluke with my phone then? Whatever happened that day for me, my battery life has been pretty good again since.

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    I hate to have to FDR it. I may just live with it for now.