I really like my S7 Edge. However as a direct result of installing the Oreo update I have significant battery drain. The drain is attributable to cell standby which sometimes reaches over 50% of battery use. It definitely did not do this on Nougat, ever.
I have not added any apps to cause this problem and would really like a suggestion about what to do. I can't believe Safe Mode will have any effect as this has happened as a result of the upgrade, not rogue apps. I am not keen to do a factory reset either as I can't see the benefit. I have cleared the cache, removed some apps, restarted etc, turned off any battery hungry options in settings but to no avail.
If anybody could help me I would be very grateful. I believe it is a bug in Oreo or Samsung's altered version of Oreo but cannot prove either. I can't think what to do apart from find out how to downgrade back to Nougat, which I don't want to do.
I made the reset factory, and to my surprise this time the cell standby appeared alone without me even accepting the update .. I am disappointed.
now I have 3 options:
1 - Keep the Oreo and live with this problem and expect a future correction, which may or may not happen.
2 - return the device to the Nougat and have a slightly better battery that currently has the current problems.
3 - return the marshmallow downgrade and take advantage of the best possible battery performance compared to nougat and oreo.
Maybe I'll keep oreo for a few more days or a month, to see if they'll fix this in the next update.
Am in the same boat here. Oreo update happened a few months back and was ok,but the last update to 01 Apr security has given me the cell standby battery drain.
Have reported it through the Samsung Members app also. The more people who holler the more it should get looked into.....unless Samsung are playing an Apple trick and ignoring a phone that is effectively 2.5 cycles back and want people to upgrade. Love my s7e and do not want to go to another phone....unless the next Note blows me away....but that will have to be amaIng
Here too, S7 flat heats up for no reason in any condition of normal usage but I didn't notice battery drain for cell standby (I keep it offline overnight), even though it's quite high in my battery usage statistics. Samsung have to repair this also given how long it took to roll out Oreo (and it still has bugs)
I have exactly the same problem since upgrading to Oreo. The battery drain since upgrading has been scarily fast. I've tried wiping both the cache from settings and from the service menu on reboot , resetting network settings. Turning off voLTE. None of them have helped. It appears to be a bug in the software as many people have this issue on the S8, S7 edge and flat. Contacted support and they told me to close recent apps and optimise phone. I'll be downgrading this weekend to nougat until a fix is issued for this.
Left phone off charge last night and sat on bedside table. Lost 20% battery with phone doing nothing. That is just down right ridiculous
I've reported about this issue through website form support and Samsung Members App. Got email from support with standard recommendation to do Factory Reset, which i already did, when installed Oreo with Odin and CSC file.
Samsung Members just keeps silence, zero answer from them.
Nobody want to register case and have responsible for it, I'm disappointed.
Samsung Galaxy S7, firmware G930FXXU2ERE8/G930FOXA2ERE8/G930FXXU2ERD6
PS. Seems latest Galaxy S9 Oreo don't have this bug, moreover users reported that ported S9 Oreo ROM to S7 also fix Cell standby bug in S7.
This is classical. We only have to hope they'll solve without saying anything but you know * we probably should buy a new phone now * to then receive the same treatment in the future.. anyway I think that if we continue to report the issue we'll have more chances, not to remind that S7 is the phone that many Note7 owners bought when they "had to" so this is maybe twice as disappointing.
I think that when things will calm down (we are just in the first Oreo release after all) custom ROM will be a good choice