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Oculus updates app to fix rapid battery drain on Samsung phones

Samsung’s Gear VR headset is one of the best and cheapest ways to immerse yourself in a virtual reality experience. The company collaborated with Oculus on this VR headset with the Facebook-owned company looking after the software as well. There was an issue with an app update that Oculus pushed out recently for the Gear VR because countless users reported that it inflicted rapid battery drain on their Samsung handsets.

Users took to social media and Reddit to complain about this issue. They said that their phones run really hot even when the Oculus app is closed and that the app is preventing their phones from going to sleep. They say that almost half of the battery is rapidly drained within a couple of hours of use with the Oculus VR app installed and running in the background. The issue was that the app got stuck in an installation loop. It continued to download and install even after the process had already been completed once. This caused the processor to continue running at a high rate which directly impacted battery life.

Oculus has acknowledged the issue and said that a fix has now been sent out. Users just need to update the app once more when they open it to completely get rid of this issue.

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obsydian
obsydian

I got an update on both my S7 and S6 Edges yesterday and i was not even on WIFI, about 20MB, wonder if Samsung will sue Oculus for burning Note 7’s.

Anyway so far noticed no difference whatsoever.

yussuf007
yussuf007

Hey sammobile! Im recived this update 6 or 7 day before. This news is realy outdated. Oculus pushed 2 update the same day ( a week before)

RaSeven
RaSeven

Nope, that happened a few days ago, not a week ago.

yussuf007
yussuf007

I think a few days ago for you.

parshakov
parshakov

I didn’t have this issue

vitorvedder
vitorvedder

Oh, so that’s why it almost impossible for me to use my s7 for two days without being on ultra power saving mode…