11-16-2014 03:39 PM
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  1. groovynik's Avatar
    recently purchased moto g 16 gb and couldnt fault it, battery life great etc that is up till yesterday when updates available on phone and now battery is running down really quickly. can anybody say there having this problem and if is is there anything that can be done to stop this happening..... thanks
    01-12-2014 07:56 AM
  2. dancing-bass's Avatar
    after an update always give your phone a day or 2 to "settle in". You may be using your phone a bit more to check the update, or maybe your battery took a hit while downloading the update. Maybe some apps needed to update themselves to the new update.

    Give it a day or 2 and keep an eye on it. That being said I have heard that the 4.4.2 on the new Moto phones might affect battery life in a negative way. I haven't really dug into it much though
    01-12-2014 08:05 AM
  3. groovynik's Avatar
    thanks will do that and keep an eye on things in the next few days
    01-12-2014 08:21 AM
  4. shmotog's Avatar
    recently purchased moto g 16 gb and couldnt fault it, battery life great etc that is up till yesterday when updates available on phone and now battery is running down really quickly. can anybody say there having this problem and if is is there anything that can be done to stop this happening..... thanks
    Look at the battery monitor. Turn battery saver mode on. Put screen brightness to auto. This will solve your problem.
    01-15-2014 08:55 PM
  5. rawr66's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem with battery life. Before the update my phone was getting upwards of 30 hours of use with 5 hours on screen time. Once I even managed 7 hours on screen. Now my phone drains so easily.
    01-15-2014 09:57 PM
  6. shmotog's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem with battery life. Before the update my phone was getting upwards of 30 hours of use with 5 hours on screen time. Once I even managed 7 hours on screen. Now my phone drains so easily.
    You mean update to kitkat?
    01-15-2014 10:46 PM
  7. rawr66's Avatar
    You mean update to kitkat?
    I mean after I updated to 4.4.2 I noticed battery issues.
    01-15-2014 11:12 PM
  8. neu smurph's Avatar
    As has been said, give it a few days, maybe consider a factory reset, run one discharge to shutdown and full recharge cycle, double check that you are happy with settings for location services etc. I've had 4.4.2 for 6 days so far, first 2-3 days battery life was terrible, but last few days it's improved to pretty much the same level as it was on 4.3.
    01-16-2014 12:37 AM
  9. Mafiatounes's Avatar
    Mine had the same issue, it drained hard after kitkat and then it stopped at 5% and stayed there for 2h of heavy use. Clearly calibration is off so just do a drain till phone dies and then charge to 100% = battery drain gone.

    Sent from my Moto Gee with Kitkat / Nokia Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk
    01-16-2014 05:58 AM
  10. Caz42's Avatar
    Yes, didn't notice at first but have definately noticed more battery drain now on kitkat. Hoping it's just a settling in period as others have mentioned and not permanent as my battery before was much better..
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    01-16-2014 08:11 AM
  11. wareagleash's Avatar
    My battery life seems the same. I mostly use it for phone/email, but it gets heavy use. I can go full day at office without even worrying about battery. With my 4S I had to make sure I charged it in afternoon if had any plans after 5ish.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-16-2014 09:19 AM
  12. groovynik's Avatar
    after afew days my phone battery has settled down and back to what it was so im happy with that tho i di also put battery saver on and adjusted the brightness to be on the safe side as one of the replys to post suggested. thanx..... since the update as u will no there is new smiley icons on the phone keyboard. now while i text and put a smiley in it shows up as on the text but when i send the text the smiley is gone... does anyone no how this can be sorted or does tis just depend on what phone u are texting and if they can receive the new smileys.... i no this isnt a major problem but im just curious lol... thanx... any feedback appreciated.
    01-17-2014 07:03 AM
  13. Nicole Summers's Avatar
    Hey Groovynik,
    You can try another app such as hangout, it works there.
    Cheers,
    Nicole
    01-17-2014 11:10 AM
  14. Russ Smith's Avatar
    Try turning location into battery saving mode and disabling Google location reporting.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-19-2014 04:24 PM
  15. Graham Thomas's Avatar
    Don't know how much this adds, but my battery indicator dropped from around 60% to 29% during the Kitkat upgrade, but since I recharged the phone it's been fine - the battery maybe even lasts a bit longer. I'm not using battery saver (are there any downsides to this?) and I have location reporting on.
    01-20-2014 11:22 AM
  16. MotoClive's Avatar
    I have the update to KitKat but can not find these smileys on the keyboard in the phone App or Hangouts SMS App. Is there something that needs activating to use them?
    01-20-2014 05:58 PM
  17. Caz42's Avatar
    I have the update to KitKat but can not find these smileys on the keyboard in the phone App or Hangouts SMS App. Is there something that needs activating to use them?
    Long press on the return key
    01-21-2014 05:53 AM
  18. FlyingSnow's Avatar
    mine (it's a moto g 8 gb, running kitkat 4.4.2) got a big dip too recently (like a week/10 days ago) - I was really happy with charging every 2-3 days
    could be related to the update for Assist...
    since I'm not a heavy phone user, and using internet sparingly
    03-05-2014 04:34 AM
  19. FlyingSnow's Avatar
    mine (it's a moto g 8 gb, running kitkat 4.4.2) took a big dip in battery life too ...recently (a week or so ago) ..I was so happy with a recharge every 2-3 days
    But now it's every 24 hours !!
    I'm not a heavy phone user & use internet sparingly (few apps too - Viber&Skype )
    ...but I noticed around that time mentioned Assist was updated...
    03-05-2014 04:40 AM
  20. FlyingSnow's Avatar
    Try turning location into battery saving mode and disabling Google location reporting.

    Posted via Android Central App
    if I want to use the "Lost Device" feature the location must be on High Accuracy - according to the Motorola recommendations
    03-05-2014 04:43 AM
  21. Angshuman Paul's Avatar
    i am using a moto g 16 gb. initially battery life was good. but than suddenly phone started heating up and battery life even in idle mode went down to 6 hours. and charging takes a hell lot of time. yesterday i activated safe mode, and the battery consistency returned and no heating problem. but i want a solution in normal mode with all apps accessible.
    07-08-2014 05:06 AM
  22. Angshuman Paul's Avatar
    i am using a moto g 16 gb. initially battery life was good. but than suddenly phone started heating up and battery life even in idle mode went down to 6 hours. and charging takes a hell lot of time. yesterday i activated safe mode, and the battery consistency returned and no heating problem. but i want a solution in normal mode with all apps accessible.
    07-08-2014 08:14 AM
  23. JohnCenaFan's Avatar
    what the best way to re-calibrate battery I charged it last night and after 16hrs its gone from 100 to 66% is this normal.

    other then the standard apps running I only have swiftkey and whatsapp running.
    07-09-2014 07:28 AM
  24. Colin JS's Avatar
    Hi, I can no longer turn on Battery Saver - it goes off again immediately by itself. I have uninstalled all utilities that might be taking over control of this and still it will not turn on. Can anyone help before I have to do a reset? thanks a lot. Moto G 1st gen Kitkat 4.4.4
    11-16-2014 11:58 AM
  25. Javier P's Avatar
    Hi, I can no longer turn on Battery Saver - it goes off again immediately by itself. I have uninstalled all utilities that might be taking over control of this and still it will not turn on. Can anyone help before I have to do a reset? thanks a lot. Moto G 1st gen Kitkat 4.4.4
    This happens when you disable Motorola Assist. The battery saver main action (if not the only one) is to stop background processes when your battery reaches the 15% of charge.
    11-16-2014 12:30 PM
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