Do you note that your Samsung Galaxy spends too much battery after updating? We explain a simple trick that can remedy this drainage.
The updates are good news, at least in general: they bring news to the mobile and incidentally, they improve their security and that of the user. But they do not always come free of problems, like the one we highlight today and that has happened to us personally: draining the battery in the Samsung Galaxy after an upgrade.
We have suffered on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with one of the latest incremental updates after already being on Android 7 Nougat. The symptoms are clear: exaggerated expenditure of the battery that does not correspond to any concrete application. Has it happened to you too? Do not worry, the solution can be as simple as the one we propose.
Format the cache partition from the recovery menu
The cache partition may be out of phase after an update causing the system to consume excessively due to poor configuration. It is not usually necessary to perform a format or wipe with stock updates, but solves battery problems when abnormal consumption occurs in these situations. Also on devices other than Samsung Galaxy.
To proceed with this formatting or “wipe” you need to do the following:
- Turn off your phone completely.
- Turn it on by pressing “ Volume Up + Home Button + Power Button“.
- Wait for the Recovery menu to load, a header listing with an “Android Recovery”.
- Check the “ Wipe cache partition” option using the volume buttons. Make sure it’s that option.
- Use the power button to accept. Your Samsung Galaxy will execute deletion of the cache partition.
- Check the “Reboot system now” option and accept with the power button. Your phone will reboot normally.
Once formatted the cache partition your mobile will resume the usual battery consumption. This does not pose a risk to the applications, the mobile or the warranty is violated: your Samsung Galaxy will remain intact. And it is also valid for other mobiles, the steps should be more or less the same.