Updates are supposed to come with improvements and fixes for past issues. However, nothing is perfect, and sometimes an update might be the one that has an issue. This appears to be the case for the Android 9 Pie update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
The new Android update brings several changes and new features. There is also a new function known as Adaptive Battery. Its purpose is to use artificial intelligence so it can improve the way you use your phone. This way, “apps and services you don’t use as much aren’t a battery drain”.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t appear to be the case for multiple Samsung users. Galaxy 9 and Galaxy Note 9 owners claim that the new feature affects their battery life dramatically. The Samsung Community forum received several complaints from users:
“The first 9.0 version has some pretty serious stability and performance issues”
“I STRONGLY recommend waiting for further versions so you would avoid any problems.”
“In some aspects, the phone is close to unusable and the battery life is measurably worse after the update!”
More than that, some people claim that the life of their battery went down by 50% after installing the update. “I’ll go from 100% to 40% in a matter of minutes, I tried everything but nothing seems to work,” wrote one user.
It appears that this issue is a serious one, and it affects numerous users. Samsung hasn’t declared anything yet, but users did speculate about the reasons for this problem. For instance, some believe that the new One UI interface is, in fact, the one to blame for the battery drain issue.
Others say that this issue goes away on its own, as long as users are willing to wait around 10 days, until the Adaptive Battery becomes accustomed to the users’ patterns.
Nora Reynolds is a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior, writing about science in general. She also likes to try new gadgets and sports about the AI new era.