2017-03-11 03:06 AM
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2017-03-13 02:10 AM
Hi @Sirigireddy, welcome to the community.
I am sorry to hear about this. Can you please test your phone in safe mode and see if the battery consumption is the same?
2017-03-14 07:24 AM
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2017-03-17 09:30 AM - last edited on 2017-03-17 10:34 AM by alexdon
Have the same situation here with 2 Devices , Z3+ and XZ. The Z3+ had 2-3 days battery time at normal use before the update, now less than one working day. The XZ was at 1.5 days, now I need to charge 2 times a day :-( Phone idle >14% , Android OS up to 20% at end of cycle, I have a screen-on time of max. 2 hours a day, as I cannot use the phone more without risking running out of power before getting home. This is absolutely ridiculous for a high-priced flagship smartphone, that tends to beat out Samsung or others. If Sony does not get this fixed soon, that one will be my last Sony smartphone for sure. If anyone can tell me how to downgrade back to Marshmellow, I would appreciate.
Edit: I tried the suggested workarounds in this thread, but none worked consistently. I tried to install the Companion software from this website on my Windows 7 laptop and failed, as I get an error message of a defective KERNEL32.dll - I am somewhat angry no, this completely!
2017-03-17 02:59 PM - edited 2017-03-18 06:03 PM
I'm getting battery drain too. XZ doesn't last a whole day and I'm on latest updates. I'm going to try some of these fixes mentioned earlier and see if anything helps. EDIT: nothing so far...will try the companion repair and update again.
EDIT 18th Mar: just finished updating phone after Sony Companion repair. The progress bar didn't move after 4 hours and when I pressed cancel it said the repair was successful and my phone started as expected. I had tried all the previous tips too, adjusting brightness, turning adaptive on and off, clearing system cache, clearing app cache, erasing system data from SD, and finally repair using companion.
I think it's made a little difference but still draining faster than expected and phone idle is still beating screen in the battery usage page, despite having my screen on for most the morning. Will see how it goes for the rest of the day but I'm not too hopeful.
I also just took the forum survey and left a comment on how we just want to be aknowledged and to know there is work being done. We don't mind that there's no fix just yet providing we just get some official Sony reply. I suggest you all do the same. They might start bothering to notice once the flood of feedback comments starts
2017-03-17 06:36 PM
Can you please post a link to this survey? Thanks.
2017-03-17 07:10 PM
It was a pop up that appeared in the corner every time I entered the forums....but is now gone since I've done it, sorry :/