[UNIFIED] OP6 Battery/Heating Issues and Tips: Share Your Stats, SOT & How To Improve Battery Life !

  1. NeatNit Donut Jan 22, 2019

    NeatNit, Jan 22, 2019 :
    (trying to post here since it won't let me make a new thread and it's half-related to this topic)

    I got this phone fairly recently (about a month ago), and I'm absolutely loving it.

    Two things that I want to know about though:

    1. Taking care of the battery - I try to never charge over 80% and never go under 30%, with varying degrees of success. I want this phone to last me a long time. Is there a way to request that they add an option to stop charging at 80% automatically? I don't want to overcharge it by forgetting. I hear some root-based apps can do this, but I'd prefer to stay unrooted.

    2. Why is the built-in call recording feature disabled in almost all countries? In my country it's 100% legal to record all calls you have with other people, even without their knowledge, as long as you are a member of the conversation. I had to use an app called jOnePlus Tools to enable this feature. Does anyone know if this app is in any way dangerous?

    Regarding root - is it possible to get root while still receiving OTA updates, without risk of data wipes? (even if I'd have to re-root every update)

  2. drl431 Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 22, 2019

    drl431, Jan 22, 2019 :
    You can not create a thread for 15 days after creating an account unless you begin with the Stating Point area.

    I fully cycle the battery of a new phone a few times in the beginning. There are apps for what you want to do, but I wouldn't bother. Besides the system cache is reorganized if the phone is powered up when the battery reaches 100%.

    You can use the search function to find the many threads about phone recording.

    About rooting, if you use online banking apps, they could be disabled...

  3. pgrey Honeycomb Jan 22, 2019

    pgrey, Jan 22, 2019 :
    Yeah, there's no way to limit the charge, without root. There are apps that will signal 80%, but that's about it.

    I wouldn't mess with this however, I seriously doubt you're actually going to extend your overall battery lifetime by any significant range, by charging to 100%.
    I bet that dash-charge is MUCH harder on the battery than any charges to 100%, anything with that high a rate is going to heat things up.

    I like Qi charging, and my aftermarket receiver sort of solves the "charge rate - heat" issue for me, as it's pretty hard to find an aftermarket qi plate that does >0.8A or so, IME.
    For me, this works, I just have a Qi charger in my house, car, and at work, so it's very convenient just to "set it down" to charge.

    Your phone will probably be ready for "timeline" replacement, before the battery starts to really go downhill, IME.
    I would try to avoid getting it into the single-digits much, as a phones' firmware can mis-estimate those last few %, and then you're taking the battery to more or less 0%, which IS a problem, even for LiIon, in terms of longevity.
    The 30% on the low-end is a bit "extreme", but it will prevent the <10% thing, obviously.

  4. NeatNit Donut Jan 22, 2019

    NeatNit, Jan 22, 2019 :
    I actually only use the dash charger in "emergencies" - situations where I've messed up and need to charge it up quick. Normally I use the charger that came with my old phone, Nexus 5X, and sometimes a portable charger. Both support USB-PD via Type-C, but since OP6 doesn't, it just gets charged at normal speeds.. so it's probably healthy for the battery.

    (Edit: I also use a 3-meter cable which I freaking love)

    I am using a battery alarm app but I don't like how it looks and feels, and I also don't trust it to not be wasteful in the background. If you know of a particularly good one, let me know, because all the ones I could find just looked terrible.

    I'm currently having 0 problems getting through the day with 80%-30%, even when using it all lot. I occasionally dip towards 20% when I've been particularly forgetful about charging it when I got home.​

  5. pgrey Honeycomb Jan 22, 2019

    pgrey, Jan 22, 2019 :
    Yeah, I think anything that limits the "heat factor" is probably the best, in terms of longevity.
    That's the nice thing about low charge rates, too, is that a longer cable isn't that big of a deal. Sure, you lose some small amount of energy in the long cable length, but if you're only using 25% of the capacity, it's sort of a non-issue.

    Yeah, I wouldn't really "trust" those apps, either. I'm sure, since it's not rooted, they're using some sort of "polling interval", to monitor things, which is going to affect the battery. Ideally, it should have a setting for the interval, so you can limit the impact of the actual app, on the battery, itself.

    Sure, if the 30-80% works for your needs... I'm maybe a little AR about my charging cycles, but not nearly enough to commit to this level, but it's all good ;-]
    I'm MUCH more finicky about which apps I allow "unrestricted background use", it's a VERY short list, on my devices...
    With this being short, Data-Saver is a huge win, as it basically "turns off" the data pipe for apps not in "actual use" (there are some exceptions, per the OS, but that list is also small).

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  6. NeatNit Donut Jan 22, 2019

    NeatNit, Jan 22, 2019 :
    After a quick look at Wikipedia, Wiktionary and even Urban Dictionary, I have absolutely no idea what AR means. :/

  7. Kytharsis Lollipop Jan 24, 2019

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  8. pgrey Honeycomb Jan 24, 2019

    pgrey, Jan 24, 2019 :
    Sorry, it's probably a most US culture thing. It means I'm a bit hyper-attentive, or "A--L R-t--tive". Look up "AR acronym", and search for the one that has this missing letters that line up ;-]
    It's not meant in a bad way, if it comes across like that, it's more of a "I get stuck on this concept, and have to see it work "properly", before I let it go", that kind of thing, which I SURE DO, with some things.

  9. Kytharsis Lollipop Jan 24, 2019

    Kytharsis, Jan 24, 2019 :
    Sounds more like OCD than anything else.

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  11. dev123123 Cupcake Jan 27, 2019

    dev123123, Jan 27, 2019 :
    the battery backup is going worst.....it draining like hell.As an responsible and branded company they have give some better solution for this issue...only fast charging is not enough man....I have to charge my phone 2-3 time daily.   
    what u guyz think??? please comment below.

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  12. Ajith V S Eclair Jan 27, 2019

    Ajith V S, Jan 27, 2019 :
    Same issue. After 9.0.3 update battery draining is high.

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  13. Kytharsis Lollipop Jan 27, 2019

    Kytharsis, Jan 27, 2019 :
    No one can help if you don't post graphs.

  14. Ajith V S Eclair Jan 27, 2019

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  16. Ajith V S Eclair Jan 27, 2019

    Ajith V S, Jan 27, 2019 :
    If possible just compare this with 6t graphs. I don't think just extra 400mah gives double sot of this.
    it should be some os level optimization. bring that to op6.

  17. Kytharsis Lollipop Jan 27, 2019

    Kytharsis, Jan 27, 2019 :
    SOT will be different for everyone, regardless of battery size. No need to turn it into a contest. If you want better SOT, use your phone more during the day.

  18. Ajith V S Eclair Jan 27, 2019

    Ajith V S, Jan 27, 2019 :
    No argument. It's hard to convince you people.

  19. cpare Gingerbread Jan 30, 2019

    cpare, Jan 30, 2019 :
    When it says "Shut down the data network" I assume that includes SMS Messages - for people that are on-call this is probably a bad idea.

  20. sanghanijd Gingerbread Jan 30, 2019

    sanghanijd, Jan 30, 2019 :
    I don't think it restricts SMS. Rather it would only stop any data usage. This might restrict RCS based messaging but not traditional SMS