Google's 2015 flagship Huawei Nexus 6P owners, who recently got their device upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat, are claiming that their device's battery is draining faster than usual.
A Nexus 6P user, Redytedy uploaded a video on Reddit showing how the device when using the camera abruptly shut down, soon after taking three photos.
Reacting to the video, another Reddit user who also owns a Nexus 6P complained of a similar issue. He recounted that while watching a video on his device, the battery indicator showed drastic drop in life from 23 percent to 0 within seconds and shut down. It could not be revived even if re-booting the device was tried. It re-started only when the device was plugged to a power source.
Going by the number of comments on the social media platform, the issue seems to be quite widespread. It seems to be stemming from Android 7.0 Nougat software, not from any particular app, as there are several accounts of the battery getting drained while playing a game, browsing a website, taking calls and other different activities.
Here are some of the Nexus 6P users' complaints posted on Reddit page:
"Got a call while listening to music. Answered the call. Battery saver kicked off, phone starting shutting off. Plugged it in, hoping to save it. When I plugged it in, I saw the battery read "0%", Cewkie said.
"Noticed the same thing last week where the battery dropped from 96% to 73% in just a few seconds. The phone was telling that I had 3 mins of battery left. And it was dropping by the second. I rebooted the phone and the battery showed 98% and remained steady. Seems like something internal crashed and wasn't tracking the battery properly," Vanterax said.
"My 6P likes to die on me while under 20% pretty often. Just tonight, I had 15% left and out of no where, it dropped to 0% and promptly shut down. It's pretty frustrating," DAN4680 said.
So far, neither Google nor Huawei has made any official comments on the battery draining issue in Nexus 6P series.
Is there is way to fix the fast battery draining in Nexus 6P?
As of now, there is no temporary solution to this issue.
A few Nexus 6P owners tried to factory reset the device, but they had partial success, as the battery failure re-surfaced after some days.
Some tech savvy users who are registered to Google's beta program, who got access to the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat preview version, claimed that the battery issue has been fixed in it.
"I am in beta program and at v7.1.1 and it seems to have fixed the battery problems introduced with 7," SilentSilhouette99 said on Reddit.
It looks like Nexus 6P users have no choice, but to wait for Google to release the new Android update.
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