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Asteroid

Gear Vr killing my phone. Please help me disable!

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Gear Vr has a 180% drain on my battery since last fully charged on my S7 edge. "Force Stop" has not stopped the drain. 

This app seems to be hidden.. it is absolutely the biggest drain on my battery of all apps yet i have never used it. It doesnt come up when i search for apps that use battery even if i select "system apps". 

Why does it exist this way? 

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Re: Gear Vr killing my phone. Please help me disable!

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Re: Gear Vr killing my phone. Please help me disable!

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We have an accepted solution in another thread. Please see solution here.


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Iconomania
Asteroid

Re: Gear Vr killing my phone. Please help me disable!

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Gear VR doesn't show up in the list of apps that can be manipulated by "data saver".

 

But I'm not totally sure that it's Gear VR at all now... it's usage is exactly same as "Android System" and it's some sort of glitch that they have the same battery usage. The only thing that is for sure is that my phone only holds a charge when it's on airplane mode. 

I think it's just Samsung's planned obsolescence for my S7. After having Iphones for years I switched over to Android believing that it was greener if less trendy pasture. But now my old Iphone 4 works better then the S7 I have currently. 

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SS123
Cosmic Ray

I have an unlocked phone. I'm not having any lucky disabl...

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I have an unlocked phone. I'm not having any lucky disabling Gear services....it is grayed out. I don't use it and it is draining my battery.

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Samsung Moderator
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Re: I have an unlocked phone. I'm not having any lucky disabl...

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@SS123 Do you know if your watch is up to date on its software?

 

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Cosmic Ray

Re: I have an unlocked phone. I'm not having any lucky disabl...

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I don't have a watch.

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SS123
Cosmic Ray

Re: I have an unlocked phone. I'm not having any lucky disabl...

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I have a S7 and use straight talk....off the ATT towers 

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Samsung Moderator
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Re: I have an unlocked phone. I'm not having any lucky disabl...

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@SS123 Have you tried putting the gear services under sleeping apps or are you optimizing your battery?

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Cosmic Ray

Re: I have an unlocked phone. I'm not having any lucky disabl...

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Yes I am optimizing my battery. It doesn't give me the choice to put it to sleep. 

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Samsung Moderator
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Re: I have an unlocked phone. I'm not having any lucky disabl...

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Have you force stopped the app and cleared the cache and data?

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