Samsung Gear S3 battery drain to be fixed in future update
Users of Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch have been complaining about a major battery related issue for quite some time now. They say their wearable is experiencing massive battery drain, with the juice running out completely in just a few hours in some cases.
Here are some user reports:
I just bought my S3 Frontier last week. It was fine for the first couple of days, now it’s draining the battery at an alarming rate. Changing the settings on the watch make NO DIFFERENCE. Even going into POWER SAVE does not stop it from happening. Luckily, I am still within the 14 day return window at Best Buy. Guess this thing is going back. I really wanted to love this watch, but there is no way I am waiting for Samsung to fix this while my return window goes away
Getting the watch from the charger, it indicates 100% charge. The watch only last about 5 hours. Before putting the watch back on the charger, it indicated 10% battery. Once on the charger, the watch indicates 75% charged and it only take 20 minutes to go back to 100% charge!! The whole problem starts again!
A lot of users say the problem suddenly popped up a few days ago, long after the last firmware update.
First abnormal drain happened yesterday. Watch was ran out of juice by 11am
Not really a coincidence. I live in Brazil and the same thing started to happen yesterday. 100% to 0% in around 10 hours. NO UNUSUAL USAGE. Once it reached 20% and I activated the power save mode, the battery was fully dead in less than one hour
Owned the S3 Frontier for five months, haven’t changed any settings in the last couple months. Charged it Saturday night, woke up Monday morning to a dead battery. Charged it again Monday and had 100% at 9am. Went to bed with it having only dropped about 10% over the day, and was woken up at 5:30am Tuesday to the low battery warning. I use DND between 10p and 6a, no AOD, no gesture or bezel wake up, and the phone is on my night stand so BT connected
While it’s difficult to say what’s causing this sudden battery drain, what’s appeasing is that Samsung is aware of the issue, and a fix will be released soon. The information came courtesy of a Samsung forum moderator yesterday.
Here’s what they said:
Unfortunately all we know is that the development team has said it will be fixed in a future update and we cannot speculate on when future updates will be released. I’m sorry we cannot offer more
So, a future update should be fixing this problem. Sadly, there’s currently no information on how long will take for Samsung to push that update. However, rest assured, we’ll let you know as and when that happens. Until then, let us know in comments below your experience with the Gear S3 battery drain.
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