Many Apple users have been complaining their iPads, iPhones and iPods are suddenly losing power without warning. Some users report complete power loss in as little as 4 to 6 hours after a full charge. The latest iOS appears to be susceptible to the WiFried bug that causes Internet connection losses and other sporadic issues. Coincidentally, the problem I am experiencing on my Samsung tablet also began to occur when I upgraded the OS (operating system).
When I first purchased my Galaxy 3 tablet, it was great. I could charge it once a week and browse through several Flipboard magazines each day. Then without warning, I started to experience major drops in battery charge for no apparent reason. I have tried changing my device settings, closing all apps and uninstalling apps that update too frequently. After finding others are reporting similar problems, I considered reducing my screen brightness as a possible solution but this still would not explain major drops when the screen was inactive. Finally out of frustration, I turned off automatic app updates. I now suspect when I updated the OS that more frequent Android security updates and possibly Chrome updates are responsible for the shorter battery life.
Robert Haskell works for Haskell New York Inc. (OfficeSalesUSA.com) and is an occasional guest writer on Consumer Thoughts.