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Gear S3 Sudden Battery Drain - January 2020 Update

(Topic created on: 2/10/20 10:49 PM)
userIWo8CP83R8
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Has anyone else experianced sudden drop in batery life with their Gear S3 since the January 2020 update.

 

My watch used to last a day and a half easy with always on display on but these days it won't go a full day with the battery optimised.

 

Is it the update that has caused these issues or has the battery just dies?

 

I've had the watch 2 years or so and I have never had these issues before.

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Rangerfan1971
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Yes, I've noticed the same thing the past week.  Turning off the "screen always on" option helped a little, but not much.  I'm using the Frontier default watch face.  I've turned off all notifications.  I cleared all the cache, optimized battery, and cleaned up the RAM.

 

This happened a few months ago, but "magically" went away when I switched to the default watch face.  I also replaced my own battery at one point, which seemed to correct the issue for 2 days, then went right back to draining fast.  Samsung doesn't seem to have any answers; neither do any of the other users.

 

I'm using a Pixel 3XL.  What phone are you using?

userIWo8CP83R8
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Im using a Galaxy S9, so going back to the default watch face fixed the problem?

Rangerfan1971
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Temporarily, for a couple of months.  At least, that's the only real thing I did.  Now I'm in battery save mode and it's still drained almost 20% in under 4 hours.

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userNOlazBxNz6
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samy galaxy note9 here.

contacts watch'app reported as 84% battery consumption 

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Akemp504
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I haven't even gotten an update since last fall. I'm on a Gear S3 Frontier LTE model with a Galaxy A51 Unlocked model.

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userIWo8CP83R8
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Guys I think I've cracked it.

 

I let my watch battery drain and left it dead for a day.

 

When I next charged it the battery went back to normal.

 

Letting it properly die must have done something

 

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userNUbSbDLuMj
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How do you get it to drain completely without having to place it on charge to start it back up?

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userB5gBOGwpN4
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Updated and now my watch doesn't last a day with everything turned off. This is horrible and the answer is repairs?? No this is a software problem and maybe this was done on purpose to force upgrades?!  Bout ready to throw this watch in the trash. 

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Lakepilot
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I TRIED A RESET, ONLY RUNNING ON DEFAULT WATCH FACE AND LET BATTERY DIE  AND RECHARGED.

MY BATTERY LIFE IS GOOD FOR ONLY 4 HOURS THEN IT DIES. 

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. 

i HAVE THIER TV'S, PHONE , TABLET AND WATCH. THINKING OF GOING BACK TO APPLE AS MY WIFE HAS NO ISSUES WITH HER SMART 5 WATCH AND i PHONE COMBO.