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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 users complain of battery drain after Android Pie update

Samsung began rolling out the stable Android Pie One UI update for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in December last year. The update has now hit most of the regions and devices. And it appears, among many good things, the update has brought about heavy battery drainage issues for some users. Similar issues have hit the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well. Stable Android Pie update for these two devices has been released in Germany, India, UAE, and a few other countries.

May not be a major issue

A number of Galaxy S8 and S9 users are complaining that the battery life of their devices have gone down drastically after the Android Pie update. For some, screen time has gone down by almost 50%. They have taken to Samsung Members to spit out their frustration.

Samsung, however, is yet to acknowledge the issue, and that may be because it’s not a major issue caused by some bug. Rather, it should be the after effect of a major software update. Battery life usually goes down after such big updates, but gets better again after a few weeks of use. Factory reset, or multiple reboots, also help sometimes. If the issue is indeed caused by a bug, Samsung should release a fix soon.

Have you updated your Galaxy S8 or S9 to Android Pie? If yes, are you facing any battery drainage issues? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
  • Model: SM-G950F
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS

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r0mulitow
r0mulitow

Meu S8 está com o consumo de bateria muito elevado eu tiro da bateria rapidamente ele já cai pra 92% rapdio estão espero mesmo que resolva esse Bug

adrianaflorina
adrianaflorina

Yes I am facing also battery problems since the Pie

anand1921990
anand1921990

For everyone who has battery drain problem after Android Pie update, try to do this. In dial pad type *#0228# >Quick start (bottom screen)> ok. Do a restart after that. You will see amazing battery life.

Jaybo79
Jaybo79

Don’t do this, there is more posts suggesting this harms your battery rather than helps it. This code appears to reset the battery memory which is different than calibrating it.

mariusmuntean
mariusmuntean

Samsung never admitted the Exynos S9 has a terrible battery life in the first place, so they probably won’t say anything now as well.

tbofficial
tbofficial

I’m agree with you

gabimx
gabimx

I have a new Galaxy S9, and the battery is the worst ever. drains so damn fast. it’s crazy. how can i solve this, please? return to android 8?

ChodaBoy
ChodaBoy

I have the Pie beta on my Note9 and it keeps complaining the Secure Folder is using a lot of battery. Of course, Samsung has been no help.

Dertolle
Dertolle

I just got the pie updatein Iran and I hope everyone waiting will get it soon

KAKALAT2009
KAKALAT2009

After upgraded android 9, my S8 cannot using clearview, however android 8 using very good

maxbg996
maxbg996

Note 9 Exynos updated yesterday. 8 to 9 hours SOT with everything on. So far no issues. Please go to battery stat and check the app that is draining the battery and update all playstore app the the latest version.

NoteLove
NoteLove

This is why I will not be updating my S10 to next android major operating system. The phones is a beast as it is. I will ONLY do PIE updates, and that after reading what I gain from the update. People talk about apple supporting phones for years but this battery drains happens to them too. If you don’t see anything that benefits you then stay on what you already have.

ignatemanuel
ignatemanuel

After update battery is not so good as it was before.
I confirm.

htcjirka
htcjirka

No battery drain on Galaxy S9

Koma26
Koma26

Galaxy S9+. With Oreo usually I started day around 7am with 100% battery and finished day around 10pm with 30-50%. Now with Pie, battery is on 30-50% at 6pm.

eattipoe
eattipoe

Android Pie has seemingly stopped my 8+ phone from fast charging when plugged into charger

ChodaBoy
ChodaBoy

Make sure the Fast Charging is still enabled in Device Care>Battery>Settings

DevilWithin
DevilWithin

surprisingly i have a better battery life on note 8 with 5.30hrs of SOT average and a full day battery life , mine has been drastically better than before … no full reset before/after update either !

DevilWithin
DevilWithin

note that i had the adhell with 120apps disabled since oreo and its the same (130apps now) since pie … so maybe those helped too ? i don’t quite know but again with the same conditions i have the better battery on PIE ! 1.30hrs more SOT and 3hrs more battery life overall !

ps. and full on night mode through out the apps and system ! night mode rules !

xpr0back
xpr0back

Same for me, i got 180+ apps, never reset, all works great on my Note 8, battery is damn, very good than oreo.

nack37
nack37

on my Note 8 i don’t get more than 4-4.5hrs SOT and it not good… and I dont use FB, twitter and many other apps… this is below average and it was better on Oreo

xpower98
xpower98

Been having the same problem and I have done all the restarts and what’s not

dusting5045
dusting5045

Add Note 9 users to that also! Pie has been draining my battery. I have to keep it on battery saver mode to last 8 hours.

JayNdaba
JayNdaba

I have an S8 and the android pie update in Germany doe have battery drain, Samsung needs to fix this urgently. i will try a factory reset today and i’ll provide feedback

Br1cked80
Br1cked80

Alwayse remember to reset a phone, after a major update. If it does not work, then try and recalibrate your battery.
If that doesn’t help, then you have to wait for a new update 🙂

tbofficial
tbofficial

I have a bad battery life after PIE update!!! (S9+)
WTF samsung?!?!

utrunks
utrunks

European version of the S8. Big battery drain after update. Even tried to wipe cache partion. No luck.

Br1cked80
Br1cked80

No need to wipe cache for a battery drain….
First of, you need to try and reset your phone. Alwayse do that, after a major update. Alwayse.
If that doesn’t help, then try and recalibrate your battery. It will fix 95% of people’s issues.
If that doesn’t help too, then you have to wait for a new update 🙂

HenDrake
HenDrake

European version of the S9+ here, no issues after update to Android Pie.

Vajet
Vajet

I have two mobiles, Galaxy S9+ and S8.
In my S9+ have security patch 01.12.2018 and on S8 i have 01.02.2019, it’s insane SAMSUNG WAKE UP!

aliyusef
aliyusef

True. This did happen with me on galaxy s8+ . I had to do backup on micro sd through smart switch. And did a reset. Now I don’t feel drainage. Same as oreo

aliyusef
aliyusef

Exynos version*

McLaren Zonda
McLaren Zonda

No issues on my S8+ G955FD. In fact my phone feels faster than before just like a new phone.
These guys should just clear dalvik cache in the stock recovery.
They can also let their battery die to 0% & charge it to 100% at least 2 times to recalibrate the battery since Pie brought Device Health Service from Google. Battery will improve over time

nack37
nack37

also note 8

westfind
westfind

20% gone in 2 hours.