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    Default T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ KitKat

    Those who have successfully loaded kit kat, have you guys noticed a battery drain?

    My battery used to last me 13-18 hours easy.. depending on usage, some times even 23ish hours.

    but now with Kit Kat I'm lucky if I get 8 hours.. has anyone noticed this change?
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    Default Re: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    Mine got horrendous after the update until I ran the app update program (I think its LG's) then rebooted when everything was up to date.
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    Default Re: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    All my apps in the LG app update thing are up to date.. I don't want to factory reset this phone. I'm kind of bummed.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    I'm now starting to see the drain the phone was better on jellybean

    Posted from my T-Mobile LG G2 via Android Central App
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    Hmm, odd. I have better battery life under Kit Kat. I normally could only do like 15 hours of very heavy usage, but I'm at 48% with that same usage, after 13 hours. If it might make a difference, I also installed Nova Launcher because I love the look and feel, and with 4.4 the softkeys have the transparent background like the stock launcher.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    Idk but I don't have anything installed like Facebook that would pull data. even the weather widget updates but doesn't show correct location. I keep getting an error message when trying to update manully.I might just do a factory reset

    Posted from my T-Mobile LG G2 via Android Central App
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    I don't know.. you must be lucky.. I tried the new and improved auto brightness.. and i tried the screen on dim.. It just doesn't last as long for me anymore.. I'm kind of bummed.. The phone is a lot more smooth, but at the expense of my battery only living half as much.
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    My wife absolutely hates the update. It is killing her battery. We used to joke about how the battery in her G2 crushed my Nexus 5. With the change in the location settings, she can't get a GPS lock inside, at all, anymore. We both play Ingress and she can't use it in the house anymore, always has to go outside to get a lock. She's tried playing with all the settings. I guess we're going to try a factory reset. She's pissed! haha
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by raysgrumpy View Post
    My wife absolutely hates the update. It is killing her battery. We used to joke about how the battery in her G2 crushed my Nexus 5. With the change in the location settings, she can't get a GPS lock inside, at all, anymore. We both play Ingress and she can't use it in the house anymore, always has to go outside to get a lock. She's tried playing with all the settings. I guess we're going to try a factory reset. She's pissed! haha
    You're right the GPS changed the weather widget gives an error msg...wish I hadn't updated. The battery drain is bad

    Posted from my T-Mobile LG G2 via Android Central App
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    I'm doing a factory reset to see if it will fix anything.. Also, it makes the phone seem newer
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    You guys now that KitKat institues new location settings right? If you're using GPS at all, you're using the highest level locatioin setting, which drains the battery the most. You should definitely only use that setting at times which you really need GPS access. Set your location setting to "battery saving mode," which only uses the wifi and mobile data signals to determine your location.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Mazariegos View Post
    You guys now that KitKat institues new location settings right? If you're using GPS at all, you're using the highest level locatioin setting, which drains the battery the most. You should definitely only use that setting at times which you really need GPS access. Set your location setting to "battery saving mode," which only uses the wifi and mobile data signals to determine your location.
    I discovered that this morning after I did a factory reset the highest level should be used for navigation anything else set to battery saving. I'll see how the battery is now

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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    Weird. My battery life has been incredible. Been jumping back and forth between my G2 and my Note 3. Both on 4.4.2. G2 kills the Note 3. Only thing that keeps me switching back to the Note 3 is the screen size...and the multi-window feature.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Mazariegos View Post
    You guys now that KitKat institues new location settings right? If you're using GPS at all, you're using the highest level locatioin setting, which drains the battery the most. You should definitely only use that setting at times which you really need GPS access. Set your location setting to "battery saving mode," which only uses the wifi and mobile data signals to determine your location.
    Mine automatically was set to battery saving.. I actually turned GPS off completely yesterday and it seems to last pretty well now. Battery saving mode didn't save battery much for me.. I also turned off the universal "ok google" setting for google now, where you can say that on any screen and Google Search will start up.
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    I got tired of the battery drain post KitKat. I'm factory resetting now . Hopefully that'll help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantlesspenguin View Post
    I got tired of the battery drain post KitKat. I'm factory resetting now . Hopefully that'll help.

    I did a factory reset.. didn't quite help.. The only thing that helps is having location off until I actually need it.,
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by scmurphy13 View Post
    Weird. My battery life has been incredible. Been jumping back and forth between my G2 and my Note 3. Both on 4.4.2. G2 kills the Note 3. Only thing that keeps me switching back to the Note 3 is the screen size...and the multi-window feature.
    I hope the multi-window feature from the G Flex gets ported to the G2.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ Kit Kat

    my battery life is better, and I also seen better GPS performance. Mind you I am using a unlocked D802
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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ KitKat

    I have noticed my battery life is a lot shorter and my phone gets hot quickly as well. Never did this before kitkat

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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ KitKat

    Greenify saved me

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    Default Re: T-Mobile LG G2: Battery Drain w/ KitKat

    Had this problem when I got the G2 back in March. I rebooted or rather did a factory reset and the problem was resolved.

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