9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2013 5:42 AM by FireFly908

    HD + battery draining fast since update

      Anyone having this problem?

       

      Battery draining 4-5% an hour, in sleep mode, with no wifi enabled. All this since the update.

       

      It used to last all day!

       

       

        • Re: HD + battery draining fast since update
          eaglewomanEP

          I got the update last night and when I went to bed had at 3/4 battery, went to use it this morning and not even enough power to turn it on.

          • Re: HD + battery draining fast since update
            Wulfraed

            ballincollig wrote:

            Anyone having this problem?

             

            Battery draining 4-5% an hour, in sleep mode, with no wifi enabled. All this since the update.

             

            It used to last all day!

             

             


            2.0.6; stand-by, WiFi ON, five hours -- 1% battery change (75 to 74).

             

            Now if I could just figure out what is causing "Nook Today" to stop updating between full power-off cycles...

             

            • Re: HD + battery draining fast since update
              thans56
              Updated last night and left wifi on. Just turned hd plus on and still have full battery charge. Wonder if a specific app could be the source?
                • Re: HD + battery draining fast since update

                  Battery is lasting fine for me as well since update.

                   

                  Actually, since I got my new cover, the battery has been lasting many days (5-6?) depending on how much I use my HD+. I got a real leather case off ebay and it has the magnets inside that turn my HD+ on and off as I open and close the cover. I also turned on PowerSave Mode (and then turned the screen brightness back up). My HD+ battery was lasting two or three days max before that.

                • Re: HD + battery draining fast since update
                  Santa brought me a Nook HD....opened and started playing and reading....Always kept it charged...Normally had to plug it in every three days or so....Why can't all batteries last that long? I think i saw the 15% warning once in the past 5 weeks.Well, got the update and now, as I am finding, others are having the same issue-I am now lucky if I can go 8 hours without seeing that 15% warning. I am using it no differently...same amount of time reading, apping, emailing.....I will plug it in every night and it says fully charged in the morning (the same way I have always done it), but by 6pm I'm seeing the 15% warning? I know the first question I will be asked is what news apps have I added or what settings were changed....and I can truly say nothing!!!! Except if the update made any changes I do not know about.......has anyone spoke to BN about this???
                    • Re: HD + battery draining fast since update

                      If you haven't changed anything on your end that leaves a few possibilities -

                       

                      1) Some app suddenly, by random coincidence, started misbehaving around the time of the update.

                       

                      Probability: Close to Zero.

                       

                      2) Update changes something in how often wireless things are checked (lots of things are checked like shop, email, etc.). And that now eats up battery.

                       

                      Probability: Perhaps.

                       

                      3) Update changes something in what processes are run in the Background. And this eats up battery life faster.

                       

                      Probability: Perhaps.

                       

                      I'd recommend trying a few things:

                       

                      1) Turn off WiFi for a day and see if that means much better battery life. If so, then it means there's some error or inefficiency in wifi usage after the update. Then we should add an issue in the Issue Reporting Forum and vote for that so B&N can take note.

                       

                      2) Get 'App Killer' App and use that to see what is running. Is there some new app that you don't recognize?

                       

                      *****

                       

                      At first I thought it might be not related to update (when the first 1 or 2 users mentioned this). However, now there are more people getting it and that suggests it's likely due to the update.

                    • Re: HD + battery draining fast since update
                      Yes this has been happening since upgrade. Plus periodic freezes. I did a hard reset last night, recharged the battery. Will see how long batttery lasts today. I don't know if you have done this but I just clicked on battery setting and it showed me percentages of what is being used ie screen, web, wi fi, media and os . If click on each on shows what functions are involved?
                      • Re: HD + battery draining fast since update

                        Ever since I've had my HD+, the battery was draining real bad even when it was shut off.  My weather app was the only app that I couldn't kill so I uninstalled it and that solved the problem.  Prior to uninstalling the weather app, my battery would drain from 100% to almost 0% in one night even with the HD+ shut off.  But, last night it stayed at the same value all night.