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2017-01-10 02:10 PM
Since the latest software update the battercare on my XZ has failed to work. You can tell by the speed of charging and because the little battery care icon and notification bar message is no longer there.
I only had a system update last week and today, after a number of days without Batterycare working, my phone started to get hot in my pocket, the same way my very first Xperia Z did when they first came out.
I took my phone from my pocket to check it - normally at this time the battery will say approx: 88% to 92% or so - it's down to 64%!
I close all apps and force stop a few and reset my phone to make sure only the minimum is working (the clock then tells me it's April 1970 - another issue).
Later I checked my phone during a break at work, normally at this time the battery is at 75-80% - it down to 51%!
Again I check battery use but I hadn't even opened anything. Phone Idle was extremely high.
I've now had to turn it off as the battery reduced to 30% at a time it's normally sitting at 65-75%!!!!
What is the story with
1) Batterycare no longer working?!
2) Battery drain being so high, so quickly?
3) The phone heating up like a first Gen Xperia Z that been left out in the summer sun?!?!
Please advise if there are any fixes to the latest software updates these issues swiftly followed and if there is anything I can do to fix them. I can't turn my phone back on until I finish work now, as I need it in case of emergencies while on the commute and if I left it on, it would be dead by now.
2017-01-10 03:12 PM
Anyone still having issues with battery drain?
Here is mine so far today. This yesterday I was on around 83% after the same amount (if not more) usage
To me, the stats indicate I've hammered Facebook and messenger, but that's not the case. I'm in work and haven't been on my phone much at all
2017-01-10 03:27 PM
2017-01-10 04:32 PM
I've turned every app I could off and it didn't work.
That's why I had to turn the phone off (I didn't want to trust in Stamina Mode when it was behaving in such a way).
Even with Wifi, Mobile Data, all apps etc turned off, the battery was dropping at a rate of knots.
I don't know if the three compound issues are linked; but, given that they started (in succession) at the same time, following the same software update it seems a logical conclusion.
2017-01-10 04:59 PM
Battery Care didn't work for me much from the start as I had irregular charging patterns, but since the latest update (39.2.A.0.374) I have been experiencing severe battery drain. The phone runs very hot (I can feel it in my pocket) and the battery drops to 50% after 2-3 hours of regular use, which affects the camera usage as well. It gets very hot while charging and now I'm a little worried it might end up exploding like the Note 7.
I was hoping the latest update would solve my bluetooth issues. It didn't and introduced new problems. My latest wish is for the next update to come really quick or some way to switch back to Marshmallow.
2017-01-10 05:18 PM
2017-01-10 05:25 PM
Own the XZ for less than a month
On Android 6 battery would last more than a day, after OTA upgrade to 7 my battery hardly lasts 8h
2017-01-10 06:30 PM
2017-01-10 07:26 PM