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4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

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Adviser
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Re: 4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

Downloaded and installed V5 of the google services. Cleared cache, data and switched location back on and rebooted my Z

Now i can look at the google services climbing up the ladder again in the power cunsumption list. so no: doesn't look like a fix from google.

Needless to say i'm slightly pissed....

Apprentice
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Re: 4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

Is there any update from Sony on this ?

 

Is Google working on it...v5 of Google Play Services doesnt seem to resolve the problem from the few posts where its been tried...surely your customers are of interest to you Sony ? No ?

 

A short period for this to be fixed was essential but heading towards a month with no fix is beyond a joke !!

 

and...youve just lost our entire groups phone choice from "Xperia Z2" to "Samsung Galaxy S5" on basis of this.

 

Ed.

Apprentice
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Re: 4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

PBertie_85, does it say v4.4.52 in Google Play app or in Google Play Services app information (Configuration->App->......)? Because I updated to v5 and in Google Play it says v4.... but in Google Play Services it says v5! (And that is OK)

By the way, 1h30m of use and my phone is still in 94% !

When I finish my day, I will post about my battery.
Enthusiast
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Re: 4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

After 4h I can tell you that is not working for me. I dont know it its better than before, but not yet as it was on 4.3.

Google play services is still the app using more battery, followed by Android system, and Android OS 

One time poster
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Sony Xperia Z Kit Kat (Battery Life!!!)

Recently i installed the update for kit kat 4.4.2 on my sony xperia z, since this update my battery life has gone from lasting at least 2 days to now 8-9 hours. I have done the repair and re-installation of the software in the sony companion but still drains the battery very quickly. I now find im no longer using the phone for my apps eg : play store as this decreases the battery life even further, i have also trimmed down back ground apps but to no avail. My question is there a resolution for this problem please ?

Adviser
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Re: 4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

@lauchagonzalez 

 

Configuration/apps/... is showing google play services V5.0.77 to me

And the gold medal  for the most battery consuming apps goes to.... Play Services V5, which have just overtaken the display...

And according to the XDA forums the new .233 firmware which started rolling out in austria doesn't fix battery drain either. So we're back at the start....

Apprentice
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Message 317 of 953

Re: 4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

Google Play Services v5.0 does not resolve the issue. Can somebody from Sony pls comment and act on this? I'm starting to feel that it's more of a Sony problem instead of Google.

Do other Sony phones running kitkat such as Z1 & Z2 suffer this problem?
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10.5.A.0.230

This firmware have some bugs... Why sony don´t release bugfix?

Message 319 of 953
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Re: 4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

It says v4.4.52 everywhere for me:
Play Store when you select Google Play Services, at the bottom and "What's New".
If I upgrade to it then go to settings > apps > Google Play Services.
The date on the Play Store says today mind so I've updated it anyway. Will see how it goes but all confidence in Sony is gone.
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Re: 4.4.2 - Battery Drain issue - Workaround \ Fix

I wonder why, at 20-6-2014, Sony pushes version 10.5.A.0.230 to my unbranded Xperia Z in the Netherlands while they know it will cause big issues, and without having a fix ready. I will ignore this notification for some time...