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S22 Ultra battery is terrible after latest update

(Topic created on: 05-22-2024 08:01 PM)
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SonnyTheMoney
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Galaxy S
Since my phone updated to One UI 6.1, my battery barely lasts half a day. Such a ridiculous loss of battery immediately after an update feels like Samsung is trying to ruin phones to drive new sales. Similar to what Apple got caught doing a few years ago. Before the update my phone (limited to 85% charge) would last more than a day (with intermittent charging in car for Android Auto) but now after the update I am hunting for chargers very early in the day. And my battery has protection enabled which is now 80% instead of 85%. All my settings are maximized for battery life but nothing works. My phone is Snapdragon 8 gen 1 256 Gb.

There are endless complaints on about every platform from Facebook to Reddit. I know I am not alone. Can Samsung really destroy our phones and just get away with it? Has there been an application for remedy? My phone charge is almost visibly dropping as I compose this message. 
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RedDogRabbit
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Galaxy S

On my S23 Ultra One UI V6.1, if anything the battery life is better than on One UI V6.0. 

There's numerous posts on the sites you mentioned, that also echo the same positive feedback. 

After EVERY Android Version Update, I along with many others, always Backup their devices & Factory Reset, or at the very least, Boot into Recovery & Wipe Cache. 

Samsung certainly isn't trying to diminish battery life with Android / One UI updates, in order to sell more phones.. they di that by bombarding us with advertising. 

Although you shouldn't have to Factory Reset after Android version updates, it's something that I've always done, and it has served me well. 

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NOTE: I am not using Power Saving or Battery Protection, but I am limiting the background running of apps, putting apps that I don't use to sleep, and have disabled apps like Facebook. 

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Helenna
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Hi, we are sorry to hear that your device battery is draining fast after the recent software update and we certainly understand your frustration on this issue.

It is recommended to perform Wipe Cache partition after the update. If you wipe your cache partition, it removes any temporary files that may be causing some problems or issues with your device, all of your personal files and/or settings will not be affected when you wipe cache partition.

1. Hold the Power button and Volume Down to open the power options where choose the Power off.

2. When the screen goes dark press the Volume Up and Power keys together.

3. Let go of all held buttons when you see the Recovery mode on the screen.

4. Then you should select Wipe cache partition. Use Volume Up to navigate and the Power button to accept it.

5. Choose Yes and press the Power key to confirm that operation.

6. After that select Reboot system now with the Power key." 

Please visit the link given below and try the steps to get the most out of your phone's battery.

https://www.samsung.com/ca/support/mobile-devices/galaxy-phone-get-the-most-out-of-your-battery/

Thank you.

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SonnyTheMoney
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I have wiped the cache. Are you telling me I am the only person complaining about high battery drain after your last update? I see many. I am using all power saving modes, adaptive battery, processing speed optimized and short screen timeout. Pre update no issues in fact I was very pleased with my daily battery life. Post update it is terrible.
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RedDogRabbit
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Galaxy S

It's not "my update".

I'm sure that you are not the only one who feels that battery life is worse after the One UI V6.1 Update.

I also see many people who have reported an improvement in battery life on One UI V6.1.

As I said, I know that you should not have to, but a Factory Reset after EVERY Android Version Update, has resulted in my never having any battery or performance issues. 

I know that there's a script in the Updates, that SHOULD make Factory Resets unnecessary, but for some people, it's a solution to all the issues they experience... up to you.. but it's definitely not anything that Samsung is doing intentionally. 

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SonnyTheMoney
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Galaxy S
And I was directly replying to the Samsung moderator who gave an answer to my problem. Not you.
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RedDogRabbit
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Galaxy S

Oh no! 

I'm using the website, not Samsung Members app, so I don't see who you were replying to.. but none the less, pretty sure that my answer is more useful.

Wiping Cache may help. I Wipe Cache after every monthly Security Patch Updates, but after a Android version update, a Factory Reset is more useful.. at least for me... 

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SonnyTheMoney
Active Level 3
Galaxy S
And as it seems typical with Samsung support, they give one canned response with no real solution then ignore any further comments. They are aware of some kind of issue but ignore it and hope it goes away or you get so frustrated you buy a new phone. Their "update" caused battery issues for many. So a badly tested update. This is terrible support. I wiped cache already. All apps updated to latest versions.
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