12-11-2013 09:35 AM
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  1. jm345's Avatar
    I have had Kit Kat on the Nexus 4 for a couple days and battery life seems to be much worse so far. I did notice Battery Guru was not loaded since the 4.4 update so I just started it again. Maybe that will help.

    Any one else having battery performance issues with Kit Kat?
    11-24-2013 08:56 PM
  2. Greg C's Avatar
    My battery life is about the same... certainly isn't worse.
    11-24-2013 09:05 PM
  3. 4ringsa6's Avatar
    Are you using the new Google Exp. Launcher?

    I'm getting a solid battery life on 4.4 around 3.5-4 SOT. I also did a factory restore to have a clean start.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2013 09:05 PM
  4. booboolala2000's Avatar
    Using the "Google Home Launcher" 4.4 OTA for about five days now. Batter life for me is fine. Not running huge amounts of apps. Definitely no power consumption analyzing apps. Try turning off and repowering your phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2013 09:15 PM
  5. jm345's Avatar
    Are you using the new Google Exp. Launcher?

    I'm getting a solid battery life on 4.4 around 3.5-4 SOT. I also did a factory restore to have a clean start.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Don't know about Google Exp Launcher. Home screen looks the same. I did not do a factory restore but did clear data and cache from several Android apps like Download Manager, Media Storage, etc. That restored good battery performance after the last update.
    11-24-2013 09:17 PM
  6. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Yeah, I had a problem with battery for a couple of days because email was keeping my phone awake, check your battery stats, something might be preventing your phone from sleeping properly.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2013 09:24 PM
  7. 4ringsa6's Avatar
    Also go to settings location and select low power mode.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2013 09:52 PM
  8. jimrebello's Avatar
    If you have an exchange account, check under the sync settings to make sure its not syncing every half second. My wife had this issue and it killed her battery fast and destroyed her data usage. Fixed it by re-adding the account and not syncing contacts on that account.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2013 10:45 PM
  9. charlee08's Avatar
    I think my battery life has been slightly better.

    Standby time improved as well.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2013 11:47 PM
  10. someguy01234's Avatar
    Battery life is a little better, and I avoid using any battery saver apps which use up batter (and collect datas).
    3.5 to 4.5 hours screen on time depending on usage. I just make sure to not allows apps running in background and eating up the battery. And make sure your phone doesn't have wakelock.
    Attached Thumbnails Shorter battery life with Kit Kat on the Nexus 4?-kitkat.jpg  
    11-24-2013 11:59 PM
  11. ottscay's Avatar
    If anything my battery life is better - I'm running the GE launcher and did not do a reset after sideloading the final OTA. I think the only difference is the device does a bit better when the phone isn't doing anything, as I'm getting more out of the phone on days where I use it little, but about the same on medium or heavy use days.
    11-25-2013 12:14 AM
  12. chiefandrews's Avatar
    My better life is better as well. I took it off the charger and left it on all night (no usage) to have it wake me up. I used it all the next day at work, however, my SOT was only like an hour. Still, though, I don't ever remember it lasting 20 hours before the update. I am pleased with how the battery seems to be working.
    11-25-2013 12:58 AM
  13. deano131's Avatar
    Sorry double post.
    11-25-2013 07:52 AM
  14. deano131's Avatar
    1st day with KK. My experience was sitting in church with phone set to vibrate. About a hour in I noticed my phone was extremely hot. Remove the phone from my case and it was so hot I was afraid it was going to explode so I shut the phone down. After church I started the phone back up. When I arrived at church I had a full charge but after church it only had a 14% charge. I checked the battery usage and found that the Google Play Service had used 63% of the battery. I can only think it was trying to update something. Not sure what else to check. Got home put phone back on charger. It took most of the day to recharge. This morning I refreshed the battery usage and the Google Play Service is no longer showing battery usage at all. Hopefully my 2nd day with KK goes better.
    11-25-2013 08:09 AM
  15. dsneedmd's Avatar
    Try ART.
    11-25-2013 09:34 AM
  16. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Try ART.
    I wasn't overly impressed with ART, it speeds apps up a little and slightly improves battery life, but increased my app size by 20%, not exactly negligible. also if you screw with system mods and such quite a lot the recompile times are a nightmare.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-25-2013 09:59 AM
  17. Krolt's Avatar
    like others, my battery life is very slightly better on 4.4 despite me playing with the phone more.
    11-25-2013 10:28 AM
  18. Sir Alex's Avatar
    Battery life is a little better, and I avoid using any battery saver apps which use up batter (and collect datas).
    3.5 to 4.5 hours screen on time depending on usage. I just make sure to not allows apps running in background and eating up the battery. And make sure your phone doesn't have wakelock.
    4.5 hours SOT is awesome. I am jealous.
    11-25-2013 10:43 AM
  19. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    I have had Kit Kat on the Nexus 4 for a couple days and battery life seems to be much worse so far. I did notice Battery Guru was not loaded since the 4.4 update so I just started it again. Maybe that will help.

    Any one else having battery performance issues with Kit Kat?
    Mine is actually better. With being able to set the Location Services to "Battery Saving" I have gotten slightly better battery like on KitKat.
    11-25-2013 03:21 PM
  20. Mike_47's Avatar
    Also go to settings location and select low power mode.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Is "Low power mode" a new KitKat 4.4 option in the Nexus 4?... Or are you referring to the low power mode option in battery saving apps?
    Thanks...
    11-25-2013 05:04 PM
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    11-25-2013 06:24 PM
  22. sduda210's Avatar
    On my low usage days it seems like I have more battery at the end of the day but they may have changed the algorithm used to calculate the battery percentage. On medium to heavy usage its the same.
    Today I did have an extreme case where the battery was almost dead by mid day with very little use. Better battery stats showed no wakelocks. Hopefully that doesn't continue.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    11-25-2013 08:46 PM
  23. 4ringsa6's Avatar
    BBS doesnt work on 4.4 due to google locking up battery stats department. Its only accessible once rooted.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-25-2013 09:52 PM
  24. mr_nobody's Avatar
    On my low usage days it seems like I have more battery at the end of the day but they may have changed the algorithm used to calculate the battery percentage. On medium to heavy usage its the same.
    Today I did have an extreme case where the battery was almost dead by mid day with very little use. Better battery stats showed no wakelocks. Hopefully that doesn't continue.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    Are you sure bbs works properly on 4.4? Google removed something 3rd party apps like wakelock detector depend on. Wouldn't surprise me if bbs is broken too.
    11-25-2013 09:54 PM
  25. Kirollos George's Avatar
    yeah in my case it is the android OS what to do then ?
    11-26-2013 05:39 AM
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