Android 4.4 (KitKat) update for Moto X is really a sweet treat for all Moto X owners. Most of us are enjoying the new and improved features in our Moto X after the KitKat update.
However, some users reported battery drain problems (i.e., shorter battery life) after the Android 4.4 update. They noticed the battery percentage drops faster than that before the update. For example, after 8 hours normal usage, your Moto X now reports less than 15% juice left. But you remeber before the KitKat update, you used to get about 30% left when reaching home. It seems your Moto X drains battery faster after the Android 4.4 update.
The most likely cause of the battery life issue in Moto X: battery calibration
Why does the battery life of Moto X become shorter after the KitKat update? Is something wrong with the Android 4.4? or is something wrong with the Moto X battery?
The answer is: there is nothing wrong with the Android 4.4 (KitKat) or Moto X. Most of the time, it is just battery calibration issue. Of course, it occasionally may be caused by some crappy apps.
So if you are facing this battery life issue or you feel the Moto X drains battery faster now, you may just follow the following 4 steps top solve the battery life issues for your Moto X.
5-step solution for battery life problem in Moto X
Step 1: Use your Moto X as normal
Step 2: When battery percentage is lower than 5%, watch videos, surf the web, and do whatever that drains battery faster
Step 3: Continue to use your Moto X until it shuts down itself (no more juice)
Step 4: Charge your Moto X for 3-4 hours without powering it on.
Step 5: Power on your Moto X, and use it as normal.
Why need I drain the battery completely?
It sounds stupid that your Moto X has to “guess”, not measure, the juice left. But this is the reality for all smartphones today.
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