1. decypher44's Avatar
    I guess it is similar to when I updated to 4.3 on Sprint. Battery life was awful for quite a while, then just got better. Then once I updated to KitKat, the battery life is dropping again like a lead balloon!


    Anyone else?

    ETA: Google location is still turned off.
    02-04-2014 11:34 AM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    Done a factory reset?
    02-04-2014 11:37 AM
  3. decypher44's Avatar
    Done a factory reset?
    On 4.3 I did. Nothing changed at all when I did it (just a hassle of getting everything back how I had it). Because of that experience, I am hesitant to do it again.
    02-04-2014 11:39 AM
  4. Habiib's Avatar
    I had a similar problem, but it turned out to be an app that was installed prior to updating. After the update, it pretty much turned itself into a runaway process that kept the phone awake constantly. Also, I had a widget do the same thing.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-04-2014 11:40 AM
  5. Paul627g's Avatar
    On 4.3 I did. Nothing changed at all when I did it (just a hassle of getting everything back how I had it). Because of that experience, I am hesitant to do it again.
    I'd give it a few days.. It was a huge update in file size, let the device settle down..

    My Nexus 7 was a bit awkward at first too when I went from 4.3.x to 4.4.2 and it settled in after a few days.
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    02-04-2014 11:44 AM
  6. Darth Mo's Avatar
    To me it seems like the reporting is more erratic but the actual overall life is fine.
    Like it will go from 100% to 70% in like three hours, but then take six hours to go from 70% to 50%.

    But it has only been a couple days so it most likely will stabilize by the end of the week.
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    02-04-2014 11:56 AM
  7. Loiter's Avatar
    I guess it is similar to when I updated to 4.3 on Sprint. Battery life was awful for quite a while, then just got better. Then once I updated to KitKat, the battery life is dropping again like a lead balloon!


    Anyone else?

    ETA: Google location is still turned off.
    Check what is running and disable any Google services you don't use. Also check out your settings because some of them may have changed. Wifi things, Location things etc.
    Wait a couple of days and use a battery monitor app to see what's wrong.
    02-04-2014 12:17 PM
  8. decypher44's Avatar
    Check what is running and disable any Google services you don't use. Also check out your settings because some of them may have changed. Wifi things, Location things etc.
    Wait a couple of days and use a battery monitor app to see what's wrong.
    I checked my settings and they all seem the same.

    HOWEVER...all of the sudden, my WiFi is turning on by itself. I have it off, but it turns on. What is that about? I checked the scanning options, and it is turned off.

    ETA: After going through all the settings, the Sprint Connections Optimizer is enabled. I'm thinking that's it.
    02-04-2014 01:11 PM
  9. tigerNamedtony07's Avatar
    Battery has gotten better after a few days. Sunday the phone went dead after 5 hours. Monday and today I've had the phone off charger since 6 am and it's now 2. Has the phone going for 7.5 hours bore and I'm at 63 percent left.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-04-2014 01:50 PM
  10. Loiter's Avatar
    I checked my settings and they all seem the same.

    HOWEVER...all of the sudden, my WiFi is turning on by itself. I have it off, but it turns on. What is that about? I checked the scanning options, and it is turned off.

    ETA: After going through all the settings, the Sprint Connections Optimizer is enabled. I'm thinking that's it.
    It's highly possible. See if things improve now.
    02-05-2014 03:31 AM
  11. llamabreath's Avatar
    I checked my settings and they all seem the same.

    HOWEVER...all of the sudden, my WiFi is turning on by itself. I have it off, but it turns on. What is that about? I checked the scanning options, and it is turned off.

    ETA: After going through all the settings, the Sprint Connections Optimizer is enabled. I'm thinking that's it.
    That IS it.
    You should disable it. I did also and it's fine now.



    >>> Sent from Hotlanta
    02-05-2014 05:32 AM
  12. 1200's Avatar
    OP, is your battery working okay now? Mine is dropping like crazy too. The optimizer is off but my battery is still suffering, and rapidly.

    Sent from my HTCONE using AC Forums mobile app
    02-05-2014 08:30 AM
  13. Jimmy Walker's Avatar
    I'm going to try out these tips too. My battery life is now even worse after the Kitkat update than it was with 4.3.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-05-2014 10:00 AM
  14. llamabreath's Avatar
    I'm going to try out these tips too. My battery life is now even worse after the Kitkat update than it was with 4.3.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Mine too.



    >>> Sent from Hotlanta
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    02-05-2014 10:16 AM
  15. decypher44's Avatar
    Disabled Sprint Connections Optimizer, but battery life is still bad.
    02-05-2014 11:00 AM
  16. puch96's Avatar
    After any update, I perform a cache wipe. It is just a habit of mine. I do not have any battery issues.
    If that doesn't work, as suggested here before, factory reset.
    02-05-2014 11:14 AM
  17. decypher44's Avatar
    After any update, I perform a cache wipe. It is just a habit of mine. I do not have any battery issues.
    If that doesn't work, as suggested here before, factory reset.
    Had to Google on how to do the Cache Wipe. Just gave it a go. I'll give the phone a couple more days and evaluate if there is any improvement. Thanks for the tip!
    02-05-2014 02:59 PM
  18. decypher44's Avatar
    UPDATE: After digging around in my phone (what little I know how to do), I found that one app was being reported as using quite a bit of resources. That was my Anaheim Ducks app. It's an official NHL team app. I uninstalled it for now and see if that helps.

    Just wanted to give a heads-up so if anyone else is experiencing bad battery drain, and you have an NHL team app, that might be one of the issues.

    It must be how the app is written that conflicts with Kit Kat, because I had zero issues with it before.
    02-06-2014 12:10 PM
  19. Lecrae116's Avatar
    UPDATE: After digging around in my phone (what little I know how to do), I found that one app was being reported as using quite a bit of resources. That was my Anaheim Ducks app. It's an official NHL team app. I uninstalled it for now and see if that helps.

    Just wanted to give a heads-up so if anyone else is experiencing bad battery drain, and you have an NHL team app, that might be one of the issues.

    It must be how the app is written that conflicts with Kit Kat, because I had zero issues with it before.
    How did you know if an app is using too much resources?

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
    02-07-2014 09:13 AM
  20. coronaboy10's Avatar
    How did you know if an app is using too much resources?

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
    Settings, Power, Usage.
    02-07-2014 09:27 AM
  21. Lecrae116's Avatar
    Settings, Power, Usage.
    Mine shows Google services @ 99% and android os at 1%. Is this normal?
    02-07-2014 09:29 AM
  22. Darth Mo's Avatar
    Mine shows Google services @ 99% and android os at 1%. Is this normal?
    Nope, something is "stuck" and running constantly in the background.
    02-07-2014 10:51 AM
  23. Lecrae116's Avatar
    Nope, something is "stuck" and running constantly in the background.
    How am I suppose to see whats using Google services?
    02-07-2014 12:39 PM
  24. Phani Theja Swarup's Avatar
    UPDATE: After digging around in my phone (what little I know how to do), I found that one app was being reported as using quite a bit of resources. That was my Anaheim Ducks app. It's an official NHL team app. I uninstalled it for now and see if that helps.

    Just wanted to give a heads-up so if anyone else is experiencing bad battery drain, and you have an NHL team app, that might be one of the issues.

    It must be how the app is written that conflicts with Kit Kat, because I had zero issues with it before.
    If you don't want to Uninstall your app but want to save your battery try Greenify. This enables you to keep your app on hibernation mode.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    02-07-2014 03:31 PM
  25. mkhall's Avatar
    I've turned off the Connections Optimizer, and still Maps is using 72-78% of my juice. I guess I should do a factory reset, because right now my phone sits in the charger all night, and I wake up to it being around 9-12%.

    I love the phone, but between this and the endless camera woes, I can't say I'll be in a hurry to buy another HTC device.
    02-07-2014 04:19 PM

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