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Severe battery drain after Android 12 update S6 Lite tablet

(Topic created on: 04-05-2022 04:12 AM)
kjw
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I updated to Android 12 less than 2 weeks ago. With my normal usage, I got 3 - 4 days out of a full charge. If it sat unused, a full charged lasted over a week. Now I get less than 24 hours, even if I don't use the tablet and it's sitting with the screen off, (I NEVER use the always on display) all apps closed, and the case closed. Several times I've tried to use the tablet first thing in the morning and it's off because the battery went to 0%.

Today I went from full charge at 9am to 17% at 9pm without using the tablet until just now. It was flat last night so I charged it and unplugged it this morning after making sure it was full. It sat untouched all day. My tablet is less than a year old. This is unacceptable and has to be fixed.

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Fantastic
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In the samsung members app if you go to get help their is a thing for Dialnostics in their and it can tell you if your battery 🔋 needs to be replaced
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kjw
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The Diagnostics say my battery is operating just fine. Android 12 is just putting an incredible drain on it. It was not like this before the update. Thank you for the suggestion, though!

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Your welcome also check for any apps that may be draining your battery 🔋 too
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bsenefeld
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I'm having the same issue on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. This is starting to feel like the same issue where Apple pushed an update that started shortening the battery life on older iphones.

kjw
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It's not an app issue for me either. The upgrade just killed the battery life. 

Members_XliauN9
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Another Tab S6 here with same issues.

Battery life is so bad now.

It also takes way longer to charge the battery.

Difference is so huge i cannot believe this was intentional, it´s like a different device now, for way worst.

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Masq66
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I have had my tab s6 lite about 6 months now and am always a bit hesitant to perform software updates but have done so. Around April I had an update and just last week another one.

The battery life is now appalling! I had the tablet turned off with 30% battery in the morning. In the evening I tried to turn it on and confused why it was not responding. After plugging in the charger cable I was shocked to see the battery was on 0%!

I left the tablet for 6 hours turned off and lost 10%. Bluetooth, location are all turned off. Its so disappointing how poor the battery performance has become considering the age of the device and that I'm not a heavy user of it.

I'd wait to see if a future update fixes this but it's very frustrating and I have the device under warranty and this seems to be a major fault and I would be inclined to return it.

Either Samsung are making their devices worse on purpose and slowing them down /killing the battery. Or alternatively, they're rolling out updates without testing them properly. Either way, both are completely unacceptable. 

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