1. rinkeedink's Avatar
    Who else is experiencing this? BT model Classic, wifi, NFC and location all turned off. AOD on.

    Typically with these settings I would end the day at 55% battery from 100% before the update.

    Last night I ended at 26% with typical daily usage.
    11-22-2017 10:45 AM
  2. bustanut666's Avatar
    i had batt drain first day too. Its highly recommended after a major update to do a reset on the watch. I did a reset and it was a little better but after a full charge later that night. The next day battery life was fine again.
    11-22-2017 10:53 AM
  3. 11B1P's Avatar
    I have the Frontier, BT on, wifi off, NFC on and AOD off. AOD for me has always been a battery eater. I don't need it as I have the wake gesture turned on. But battery life is ok so far.

    With the auto activity tracking turned on now and my gym usage, I haven't had the update long enough to give a good review of the battery usage. Mine was down to around 30% so I threw it on the charger just a few mins ago.
    11-22-2017 10:55 AM
  4. rinkeedink's Avatar
    I'll give another reset a shot bc what else can I do? I already updated 5 individual gear apps that needed an update after 3.0. My concern is that the one or more of the other apps that have not required an update yet after 3.0 are causing the drain. You know, to me, what sucks about trying a reset as a fix that is the watch was reset and all data lost on it when you install the 3.0 update anyhow, so an additional reset being needed seems like just a sloppy software update to me.
    11-22-2017 10:59 AM
  5. 11B1P's Avatar
    all data lost on it when you install the 3.0 update
    Haha, yeah. Now I'm getting notices that I've set new step count records! Uh hello, I set step count records back in July...
    11-22-2017 11:46 AM
  6. rinkeedink's Avatar
    Haha, yeah. Now I'm getting notices that I've set new step count records! Uh hello, I set step count records back in July...
    exactly...this is not the best update process...what's the point of backing up gear and health data to the samsung account before a reset if restoring that data after reset does not preserve ALL your data including step and health stats?

    I back up gear and samsung health before the reset but I still lost my 762 (pathetic I know haha) steps today.
    11-22-2017 11:55 AM
  7. daves221's Avatar
    i had batt drain first day too. Its highly recommended after a major update to do a reset on the watch. I did a reset and it was a little better but after a full charge later that night. The next day battery life was fine again.
    Same, only just did a few reboots of the watch (2) and next day was back to normal. Not even sure the reboots were needed.
    11-22-2017 12:15 PM
  8. pappy35's Avatar
    Mine would always give me 3 full days on a charge (or about 1.3% per hour). So far it's down 64% in just 16 hours (~4% per hour). Not good at all.
    11-22-2017 01:42 PM
  9. dmlv's Avatar
    just opinion based on experience with multiple devices over the years, developers always recommend a factory reset whenever there is major firmware update.
    I did the reset on mine after the update and my battery usage is identical to before 3.0.
    sometimes it's good just to start fresh.
    11-22-2017 04:05 PM
  10. pappy35's Avatar
    I'm charging mine now and am planning to reset it once that's done.
    11-22-2017 08:11 PM
  11. 11B1P's Avatar
    Mine would always give me 3 full days on a charge (or about 1.3% per hour). So far it's down 64% in just 16 hours (~4% per hour). Not good at all.
    But, you've also been playing around with it, checking out all the new features/changes. So you can expect some higher battery drain.
    11-23-2017 08:38 AM
  12. pappy35's Avatar
    But, you've also been playing around with it, checking out all the new features/changes. So you can expect some higher battery drain.
    No. Actually I haven't. I use it as a watch and a heart rate monitor (not using continuous) and sleep tracker. To me this isn't like a major phone update, I just did the update, reset the Samsung Health setting back to basically nothing (hate all the nags), and checked to make sure continuous monitoring wasn't turned-on by default. Other than that, all it did was hang on my wrist. It's better today, after 13 hours it's down 22% (~1.7% per hour).

    I realize that many use tis like a phone (games/calls/streaming/etc.) but I got it as a compromise: I needed a health tracker and rather than wear a Fitbit AND a heavy watch, I bought a Frontier and combined the two into one device. I don't interact with it other than dismissing calls and checking notifications and definitely don't want to have to take it off and charge it every day, or even every other day.
    11-23-2017 10:33 AM
  13. Petruccio's Avatar
    just opinion based on experience with multiple devices over the years, developers always recommend a factory reset whenever there is major firmware update.
    I did the reset on mine after the update and my battery usage is identical to before 3.0.
    sometimes it's good just to start fresh.
    This recommendation is a dumb moment of otherwise smart device.
    11-29-2017 12:11 AM
  14. dmlv's Avatar
    This recommendation is a dumb moment of otherwise smart device.
    What is it dumb to do a reset?
    11-29-2017 06:48 PM
  15. 11B1P's Avatar
    What is it dumb to do a reset?
    I think the comment was a little harsh, but in defense, I've never heard of devs recommending a factory reset after an update. I've never had to factory reset my devices after an update. Now granted, factory resetting your S3 wouldn't require a lot of work to get it back up and running, but a factory reset is not always necessary. I updated my S3 to 3.0 without a factory reset afterwards and have had no issues. I know this is my experience and others may find it opposite to their experience, but sometimes a simple check of the apps, turns out, they just need an update.
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    11-29-2017 08:55 PM
  16. catstide's Avatar
    I think the comment was a little harsh, but in defense, I've never heard of devs recommending a factory reset after an update. I've never had to factory reset my devices after an update. Now granted, factory resetting your S3 wouldn't require a lot of work to get it back up and running, but a factory reset is not always necessary. I updated my S3 to 3.0 without a factory reset afterwards and have had no issues. I know this is my experience and others may find it opposite to their experience, but sometimes a simple check of the apps, turns out, they just need an update.
    Just 2 days in to this s3...but how do you check apps to see if they need updated?
    12-01-2017 07:23 AM
  17. rinkeedink's Avatar
    Go into your samsung gear app and you can set it to give you app update notifications or go into galaxy app store and check your my apps list.
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    12-01-2017 07:28 AM
  18. 11B1P's Avatar
    Just 2 days in to this s3...but how do you check apps to see if they need updated?
    open the Galaxy app store on your phone
    tap on the 3 dots in the upper right corner
    tap on My apps
    tap Update
    perform updates as needed
    catstide likes this.
    12-01-2017 07:54 AM
  19. daves221's Avatar
    still not happy with battery life 3 weeks after the update, including a few reboots but no factory reset. watch face and shealth seem to be the primary battery consumers, as they were before but now they battery drains more quickly. used to end the day with 20%-30% (long day), now I need to charge at work to get through the day.
    12-18-2017 06:14 AM
  20. RicKaysen's Avatar
    I hadn't used my S3 in many months. It just sat there, powered off, on the charging base when with time on my hands, I decided to update it and pair it to my Note8. I started with a 100% charge and within ten minutes, it drained to 0% and shut down. Is that normal? I charged it again and applied the update and haven't yet used it enough to observe any change in battery behavior. Not sure I trust it to wear all day away from it's base.
    12-25-2017 01:40 PM
  21. Deke218's Avatar
    You know its not normal... 100 to 0 in 10 minutes? That has to be seen to believed.
    12-26-2017 04:44 AM
  22. RicKaysen's Avatar
    You know its not

    normal... 100 to 0 in 10 minutes? That has to be seen to believed.
    Hoping the battery drain was an anomaly, I strapped it on to wear to work this morning. By the time I got there, it was dead.
    12-27-2017 10:52 AM
  23. 11B1P's Avatar
    Hoping the battery drain was an anomaly, I strapped it on to wear to work this morning. By the time I got there, it was dead.
    I hate to say it, but I would try a factory reset
    12-27-2017 01:53 PM
  24. Mattman86's Avatar
    Installed the update to 3.0.0.1 yesterday. Here is my breakdown of battery performance.

    (All values rounded to 2 decimal places)
    Time since last charge = 9 hours 40 minutes = 9.67 hours
    Current battery level = 83% = 17% drained

    17 percent / 9.67 hours = 1.76 percent per hour

    100 percent / 1.76 percent per hour = 56.82 hours = 2.37 days

    Before the update, I was getting roughly 3 days. At this point, I attribute the extra battery drainage to playing with the new Settings menu structure, setting up NumberSync again, updating apps, and re-customizing my shortcut widgets. I will report back in a day or 2 with my findings after I have settled back into my normal usage routine.
    11B1P likes this.
    12-28-2017 12:26 PM
  25. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Been saved on many devices by factory update most particularly after an update.
    12-28-2017 01:48 PM

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