Moto Z extreme battery drain.

By jsturtsman ·
Although it's not known as globally right now as the Apple battery issue, there is another battery problem out there that may be of interest to Moto Z ( and perhaps other brands) owners.

The battery drain of the Moto phones after the 7.1.1 update is nothing short of astounding. The update has rendered a large number of phones almost useless. Phones that used to go days without charging are now down to less than a day if not several hrs. This update has also caused Bluetooth and other issues as well.
It seems at this point, only a replacement or repair ( battery and sometimes mainboard ) solves the problem.

Unfortunately, many people are out of warranty ( these phones are less than 2 yrs old) with no insurance and must absorb the cost. In some cases, the parts are on a significant back order and even some times not even available.

Lenovo ( formally Moto) has basically washed their hands of this major issue with their flagship models

I am currently involved in several discussions that are addressing this major issue. If you are having this problem or can help in any way, please feel free to comment here or in the following discussion...

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Battery drsin

by Denwc In reply to Moto Z extreme battery dr ...

After talking with Verizon, phones have no extended warranty here in Florida, which we didn't know about, we have insurance. Both phones since last update have fast draining batteries, we r stuck with them. We can try buying new batteries and having them installed. Have to have charger with you 24 hrs. Unless we lose or break phone no recourse. $ owed on both , and if broke still have $149 deductable for each. 4/2018, phones purchased Dec 2016. We had NO issues untill now.

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Moto Z Battery Drain

by johncmck In reply to Moto Z extreme battery dr ...

Since the most recent update, my wife's Moto Z battery has been draining at an astounding rate. Verizon Wireless has been useless so far, trying to get us to pay for insurance before they will even look at it for us.

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battery drain

by Denwc In reply to Moto Z Battery Drain

We have had this issue also, in reading this problem seems to have been happening for almost a year. I read something about Oreo, i assume it's to repair this issue, but by the time it comes out i will be out $300 for the insurance on the 2 phones. We got them in Dec of 2017, in Florida there is no extended warenty so we have to put in a claim, which i just did. $$. This issue started right after the mid-march update, no help from Verizon Tech or store. No other problems with the phone. Sucks.

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Moto z Battery life 04252018

by Gcg396 In reply to Moto Z extreme battery dr ...

Very Sad!
Battery Life went down the tubes
My phone is 1yr 5 months old
Today after a full charge this morning the battery life dropped like a rock
100% @ 6am had the phone in airplane mode till i got to work at 7am
My battery showed 76%
Didn't make any calls
No Location on
No Wifi selected
I usually get too a 70% battery life at 10 hrs of use with calls text and email use
Very sad if Moto Z is supporting this for personal gain for people to upgrade to a new phone
Hope it isn't true

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facing same problem

by John Cater In reply to Moto z Battery life 04252 ...

yes, same situation is with me, without the usage, the battery is draining so quickly on standby which is so worrying because i have to stay outside home for almost 10 hours and in between this my mobile always gets shutdown if i don't charge it after 2 hours continuously.

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I faced it too.

by ankitr1c1431 In reply to Moto Z extreme battery dr ...

Moto Z and some other smartphone including galaxy s9+ or iPhone having battery drain issue, I was aware of the fact that now I'm using a smartphone like blackview p10000 pro which is a mix blend of everything and the best part is its huge battery life, it comes with a 16000mAh battery. For me, the battery is the only issue cause I'm a gamer. Energizer p16 k pro is my first choice as to battery life but it's yet to be launched.
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by wisdomituae In reply to I faced it too.

I'm agreed with what you're saying.

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Thanks you know it as well

by ankitr1c143 In reply to Agreed

I bought this phone a year back in a hope that it has fast charger and moto products are well featured and stuffed with unique styles and Interface. But the battery takes quite too long to get charged and when I play any high end games like fortnite or any asphalt, the battery drains too quick. Currently I'm using Vivo v9 and I'm fully satisfied with this handset. I'm not a promoter of it, I like its battery and the camera quality is just impressive. Well if you want to buy any Vivo product then don't go for the dated V9, instead buy any better version like, vivo v11 or v15. They might be little expensive but worth the price. (Link removed by moderator)

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Moto Z extreme battery drain.

by lawniczaktowe55 In reply to Moto Z extreme battery dr ...

Here is some tips that could save battery life.
1. Lower Screen Brightness
2. Tighten Up Auto-Lock the shortest period for your device, namely 30 seconds.
3. Turn off Wi-fi if You Don't Need It
4. Limit Background Refresh for Applications
5. Restrict Unimportant Notifications
6. Don't Update Apps Automatically
7. Do not Activate Location Service
8. Use Low Power Mode

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Moto Z extreme battery drain.

by jsturtsman In reply to Moto Z extreme battery dr ...

Thank you for your tips, unfortunately, this problem is a bit bigger than some minor tweeks.
i suggest you read some comments from the forum I posted above.

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