Samsung recently began pushing out its major Android 9 Pie update to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8 devices,
This blockbuster upgrade brings a swathe of changes to these Samsung phones with new features such as a customisable Night Mode and refreshed appearance which is aimed at making the software easier to use.
A new interface also makes navigating bigger-screen phones simple by effectively splitting the display in half and it also pares down the amount of information on the display, offering users a more focused and fluid experience.
This Android 9 Pie upgrade has been rolling out slowly across the world but it seems not everyone is happy.
According to a report from SamMobile, some Galaxy fans are finding their battery life is seriously affected once 9 Pie is installed on their devices.
This is backed up by numerous posts on Galaxy forums with many complaining that their phones are not performing well after the upgrade.
One Galaxy S9 fan said: “I’ve recently updated my Galaxy S9 and I have noticed my battery life has instantly halved, I have me phone on medium power save and it was lasting two days now after the update it’s not even lasting a day????”
And another vented their anger saying: “I recently updated my S9 plus to the Android Pie One UI beta and I must say that the battery life is very very disappointing i’m getting at least half the performance that I was before when my phone was running on Android Oreo please Samsung could you release a fix where the software is optimised fully for the full battery performance.”
There’s also reports that the update is reducing battery times even when the phone is not being used with one owner saying: “Previously battery would hardly reduce when the phone was idle but now I would say it drains 3 or 4 times faster.”
There’s no word on what is causing the issue and Express.co.uk has contacted Samsung to see if we can find out more but it might simply be a case of the phone having to refresh all of its settings after 9 Pie is installed.
Appl iPhones are notorious for losing battery life once a new iOS is pushed out but things generally get back to normal after a week.
If there is a more serious reason, such as a bug in Android 9 Pie, then Samsung will no doubt release a fix soon.