When Samsung released their Galaxy Note 2 last year we were promised pretty impressive battery life, as the company understands just how important of a factor it is. However, some users have now started to complain about the N7100XXDLL7 software update because it seems as though this has been creating battery life problems for some.
In a recent test it does show that the Galaxy Note 2 battery does drain much quicker since this update, so just shows that it is not just Apple who gets their updates wrong. However, they would rather this than the alternative, which saw their handset with the dreaded ”Sudden Death” issue. This is not a major update, but we do expect an update to Android to follow shortly, which could resolve this issue.
To give you an idea just how bad of a problem this is before the update the battery would usually last 7.6 hours of screen work on the Galaxy Note 2, following the update this has now been reduced to 6.5 – 7 hours. On a normal day to day basis users would often report that their Note 2 would last around 36 hours, now it’s just 24 hours or thereabouts.
Some users have been saying that they will hold out on this minor update and wait for 4.2.1 or 4.2.2, which should rectify the issues of 4.1.2. However, there seems to be another issue associated with this recent update as well, the Message app disappearing from the shortcut on the homescreen. One user has even said that they hate the new slim clock, but that’s just down to personal taste. Installing this update is very important if you wish to resolve the previous issues, so for now maybe you should consider extending your battery life with this solution.