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Samsung Gear S2 fast battery drain January 2017

(Topic created: 01-20-2017 03:12 PM)
userZ38hlUFMlP
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My Gear S2 (non phone version) has been running with no battery issues where it would last up to 36 hours. Bluetooth active, Sleep as Android etc. I started to get a cache full on my S7 in late January 2017 so I told it to clear cash and it seemed to start the problem. I did have music on my watch and had about 1 gb of memory left.

 

The battery started to last maybe 5 to 6 hours. I did a full reset/rebuild on the watch and went to base settings but it only added a couple of hours.  

 

Based on use and past performance I have to believe that it was a recent update to either the watch or phone.  

 

Please advise as to issue cause and how to restore the watch to it's former battery capacity.

 

Gear 2 

model SM-R732

Tinzen 2.3.2.1

SoftwareR732XXU2EPK5

Knox 2.0.0

Knox Tinzenwearable 1.0.0

Tima 3.0.0

 

Galaxy S7  edge

Gear App

Device SM-G935P

Device Name: Gear S2 8CD3

Samsung gear app  - 2.2 16101261

Gear S Plugin - 2.2.03. 16111661

 

 

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userbZ2e3lLVaC
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Nothing seems to work for me.  I have uninstalled the app, reset the watch. Removed all apps and notifications, even have a straight black watch face. My battery is drained in 4 hrs. This all started suddenly about 10 days ago. This is an ongoing problem and it needs to be addressed by samsung.   I don't know why they aren't fixing this. I saw in another thread that they admit to this being an issue. 

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userqK1NpBYMRW
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Same issue for me, nothing works. Today 100% charge to 0% in 3 hours! Other days it lasts several hours. Have removed all apps, non-Samsung Watch faces, etc. My smartwatch is now a dumb watch with no success in keeping battery life!

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userSOLEHRIJ6B
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I have had this same issue. I haven't done anything different. My phone just started dying for no reason. 

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usert3qE8EtlNv
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I've had the same issue and nothing has fixed it. I don't have any extra apps and went to factory. It's never last more than 8 hours. 

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userjKn6Gk0Mgu
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I put it in airplane mode - it still gets messages over Bluetooth but wifi sync is turned off.  Seems to have helped.

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userjKn6Gk0Mgu
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Airplane mode seems to have sorted it - 23% battery drain in 6 hours.  I'm guessing it's the wifi connection causing the issue.

 

You still get notificaitons in airplane mode - Bluetooth isn't turned off.

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usercDSk4ikRyV
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I have given up. I've had my watch for approximately 2 years and now it's hit or miss if the battery will last 4 hours or 24 hours and I rarely get notifications anymore from the watch. I got a good deal on a new galaxy watch and am going to retire my S2 classic to the trash heap. I'm afraid this is a lost cause.

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userbEUwcUUtfl
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I've had the same problem, it started last year. I should say that I got the watch in January 2016.

Since last year the battery wouldn't last more than 9 hours. I asked Samsung for a solution, they said to perform a factory reset, but the situation was the same. 

Eventually, I deactivated Samsung health, turned off wi-fi and anything else that would drain the battery and now I am very happy to say that the battery lasts for aprox. 24 hours.

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userlz5MF4cNi2
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I need the sleep at for the Galaxy to watch
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