1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I had updated it like 2 days ago and now the battery is now
    gone in 4 hours! It has been in power saving mode too.
    04-03-2018 09:36 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the Gear S2 forum for more specific traffic.
    04-03-2018 10:49 AM
  3. jparker71's Avatar
    This happened to me after the update too. Ended up uninstalling Myfitnesspal and battery usage returned to normal.
    04-03-2018 11:59 PM
  4. Mike Branch's Avatar
    After the update my battery is only lasting half as long. I even did a factory reset, still the same...ugh.
    04-10-2018 03:14 PM
  5. Mike Branch's Avatar
    Update.... After a few days the battery usage has returned to normal. All I did was a reset, seems to to have settled down over time... Anyone else experiencing this as well?
    04-12-2018 05:11 AM
  6. all4dom's Avatar
    I have experiencing the same battery drain after the recent update. I have been on the phone with samsung and support has no clue what they are doing with a possible update to.fix the mess they made. I have done 2 resets but per the above poster I'm going to try and reset again and pray to the gods that it will work.

    One thought is xould.samsung have done this purposely to make people fo.out and buy a gear s3? But how many people people would buy an s2 right now with the rumor mill being that an s4 is coming this year.

    I wish Samsung would.just fix the dam update and hire people who know how to do software. I love their products but I am getting tired with their failures to put out good software in their products. I don't think they learned their lesson from the note 7 mess.

    This is just my food for rhought.
    04-12-2018 06:55 AM
  7. bkeh's Avatar
    I'm the exact same. I used to get 2 days use from a full charge. Now in the last while (possibly since the last update) my battery life has been much shorter.
    Today I charged my battery to 100% at 8:00 and my watch ran out of battery around 13:00!!
    04-12-2018 08:17 AM
  8. red-beard's Avatar
    I have 2 Gear S2 Watches, one Sport the other classic, both LTE T-Mobile. Both were stable and would last 24-30 hours on a charge (Bluetooth on, LTE off, WiFi off, "always on" - off, Brightness 3). After the update, they last only about 12-18 hours. I have tried factory reset. I have deleted all unused apps. I tried the factory reset, but that didn't help.
    04-15-2018 05:57 PM
  9. red-beard's Avatar
    I think I'm on to something. I wear mine overnight for the sleep monitoring. I noticed that with even the slightest movement, the screen is coming on. I think the update must have made the wake up gesture much more sensitive. I have turned off the wake up gesture and will see if that changes the battery life.
    04-17-2018 07:03 AM
  10. red-beard's Avatar
    24 hour progress - After running for 24 hours, I have 25% battery left. I am not saying this is the only issue, but switching off the wake up gesture has helped.

    This is NOT a solution, as leaving "Wake up Gesture" off is stupid. But something changed in the sensitivity in the wake up gesture. Even minor movements cause the screen to wake up.

    SAMSUNG - If you are monitoring the forum, please look at the sensitivity of the wake up gesture.
    04-18-2018 07:25 AM
  11. mundo472's Avatar
    same here after update. Used to get home from work with 50-60% left. now down to 15% dailu. draining battery like a sieve. turned off location services, turned down brightness. reset. no love.
    04-18-2018 07:36 AM
  12. mundo472's Avatar
    also, I noticed that when I turned location on it asked me for permission for "Here" , the provider of location services. is that new?
    04-18-2018 07:38 AM
  13. Northl's Avatar
    I am here too because rhe new update has caused my Gear S2 to run out of battery after only 12 hours.

    Is anybody else bother by this battery issue in general? Every since I got the dumb thing the battery is so bad that it won't run any of the wonderful features without going dead so why bother. It is just a watch but not as good as any plain watch because of the unreliable battery.
    04-27-2018 08:30 AM
  14. red-beard's Avatar
    SOLUTION!!!

    My watch has shown that "Watch Faces" are the top battery usage

    On my regular S2, there were 2 requests for updates.
    1) Mr. Time: POESIA_Super Design Class_A.Mendini
    2) CNN Watch Face for Gear S2

    You find these under Samsung Gear program -> Settings -> Samsung Galaxy Apps -> click the three dots in the upper corner -> My Apps -> Update or All. Uninstall both of these apps. I bet it is the CNN constantly updating. You might also try "updating them". I uninstalled since I don't use them!

    My watch is back to ~26-28 hours even with the wake up gesture turned on! I did this first on my standard Gear S2 and now I have updated my Classic. Both are back to regular life.
    mundo472 likes this.
    04-27-2018 07:42 PM
  15. jeffjaslow's Avatar
    My solution was a little different...the update messed with my Gear S2 3g setting under connections...it set my mobile service to the on position...I do not have cell service on the watch which is what was causing it to drain. Setting the mobile network to always off fixed my battery drain...wifi, Bluetooth and location are all on.
    05-13-2018 12:48 PM
  16. Josh Gibbs1's Avatar
    SOLUTION!!!

    My watch has shown that "Watch Faces" are the top battery usage

    On my regular S2, there were 2 requests for updates.
    1) Mr. Time: POESIA_Super Design Class_A.Mendini
    2) CNN Watch Face for Gear S2

    You find these under Samsung Gear program -> Settings -> Samsung Galaxy Apps -> click the three dots in the upper corner -> My Apps -> Update or All. Uninstall both of these apps. I bet it is the CNN constantly updating. You might also try "updating them". I uninstalled since I don't use them!

    My watch is back to ~26-28 hours even with the wake up gesture turned on! I did this first on my standard Gear S2 and now I have updated my Classic. Both are back to regular life.
    Red-bread THANK YOU!!!!!! I'm forever in your debt.
    05-30-2018 07:28 AM
  17. Samsmome's Avatar
    The only things that sync on my gear s2 are text, calls and life360. I don't need to know anything else other than those 3 things. I work in the health field and we shouldn't be on our phones in front of pt's. So if I get an important call or text I can go somewhere private. GPS, bt and mobile data is turned on. My watch comes off the charger at 0530 for work doesn't go back on until shortly after 1930 when I get home. I'm usually at 77% battery by that time. That's 14 hours of use.
    06-01-2018 08:26 AM
  18. Nkfrompk's Avatar
    I had updated it like 2 days ago and now the battery is now
    gone in 4 hours! It has been in power saving mode too.
    I have a solution. I tired and it worked . Now my battery life is longer .. go to gear app on your phone, go to notifications and uncheck ( show only while wearing gear ) . Doing this will turn off the sensor underneath the gear and your battery life will be normal . Good luck.
    06-12-2018 10:32 PM
  19. DozierJr's Avatar
    can we downgrade to the original software?
    07-28-2018 06:39 PM
  20. Clarabelab's Avatar
    can we downgrade to the original software?
    I have been having problems with my Gear S2 battery running out fast, and after ordering a new battery and the tools to install it, I decided to turn the watch power right off. After half an hour I turned it back on again and now at 18.30 it is still at 85% having been at 100% at 8.30 this morning! Turning off the power seems to have rejuvenated it! Could be worth a try...
    08-16-2018 11:41 AM
  21. mike white11's Avatar
    THIS IS THE FIX.!!! From samsung. Under gear settings. Turn of auto wifi connection. Reconnect your gear through your phones bluetooth. Done. Battery will be back to normal.
    10-25-2018 11:14 PM
  22. mike white11's Avatar
    I have a solution. I tired and it worked . Now my battery life is longer .. go to gear app on your phone, go to notifications and uncheck ( show only while wearing gear ) . Doing this will turn off the sensor underneath the gear and your battery life will be normal . Good luck.
    This is only one aspect of battery usage on the gear. Using your theory you should turn off everything. One of the parts of the new update has your gear trying to connect to saved wifi networks on your phone eliminating the need to be connected to your phone. Turn this off and it will only stay connected to your phone via bluetooth. Much easier on the resources than wifi.
    10-25-2018 11:19 PM
  23. Roxi Gallagher's Avatar
    This is only one aspect of battery usage on the gear. Using your theory you should turn off everything. One of the parts of the new update has your gear trying to connect to saved wifi networks on your phone eliminating the need to be connected to your phone. Turn this off and it will only stay connected to your phone via bluetooth. Much easier on the resources than wifi.
    This worked for me. I was losing battery after 4 hours, and today it went all day. It is 27%, and its almost 9:00. Thanks.
    11-12-2018 08:57 PM
  24. bill-e's Avatar
    Fixed mine as well, turned off wifi and deleted some watch faces, CNN and SHealth. Sucks though that you cant use all the features of the watch and a reasonable amount of apps and get a day out of it.
    11-17-2018 03:49 PM
  25. nitefly5150's Avatar
    Nothing works for me. Mine is 2.5 years old (I think). I thought it was a battery issue....but I can't find a battery for mine. Apparently they don't make them anymore. but it was SUDDEN. From a whole day to 5 hours overnight. And at first not all the time. I changed to the Google message app. I wondered about that, but now I can't find the message app that the gear app always wanted me to set as default (Maybe I uninstalled it?).
    12-21-2018 06:33 AM

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