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[] Battery drain and heating up after Update 7 [not relevant]

asked 2014-06-13 22:38:48 +0300

updated 2015-01-29 08:02:22 +0300

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Since I updated to the latest Firmware I've got massive Battery drain and the Jolla is getting very hot. Lighthouse says a Process called tracker-store is constantly using CPU with around 40-50%. Do anybody know this process or what to do? thanks!

Update: Today I had the same problem without tracker-store. My Jolla got very hot because different processes intensively used the CPU. Looking at Lighthouse told me, that the phone restarted by itself (uptime 10min) in my poket and tracker-store reappeared. Has anyone similar problems?

Update 2: Maybe the problem is linked to the new connman in my case, because after killing tracker-store in my case the phone also got hot in situation with poor wifi signal, where the phone always try to reconnect, I will figure it out with the old connman and report.

Update 3: still on, now it's appearing randomly - heating and massive battery drain - no special process but constant 50% CPU-Usage... :(

Update 4: maybe tracker-store is indexing the android apps rainisto (jolla) posted some kind of indexing after updating...

Update 5: got an answer from rainisto tracker-store is indexing your media files (may take up to 24h, if process is killed, will restart after restart)

Update 6: Tracker-store seemed to finish index, last time no need to kill the process - device still gets hot :(

Update 7: maybe related to mitakuuluu. Process doesn't appear in lighthouse but sometimes when CPU-Usage is high restarting mitakuuluu helps - who of you is using mitakuuluu?

Update 8: Developer is working on a fix in the futher mitakuuluu version: https://github.com/CODeRUS/mitakuuluu2/issues/141

Update 9: I observed my device for a couple of days. It's not only related to mitakuuluu gone wild. Battery drain is much higher than with paarlampi. Hunger Meter shows higher power consumption than before without using 4G...

Update 10: Maybe all lf us having problems should participate here: Battery Report for all Stages of Sailfish OS what do you think?

Update 11: seems not to change anything in this case

Update 12: Mitakuuluu has been released in Version 0.8.1.-4, the release note describes different bugfixes and a probably fix for the 100% CPU-Usage-Problem. So let's have a try! I'm figuring it out since yesterday and I observed less battery drain through the night. I'm going to update the post in a few days with a final report, if the problems got fixed or if there other problems ;-)

Update 13: Sometimes I got the problems but under normal conditions no more problems. I have Hunger meter open all the time, in high power consumption phases I close mitakuuluu and reopen.

Final Update: Since massive problems with registration through mitakuuluu and getting banned for using mitakuuluu and Coderus stopping developing further, I switched to Android Whatsapp. Now my problems are gone. Now I have an average power consumption of 300mW, befor it was between 500-600mW. I don't know exactly if it is also related to updating to Tracker-process don't use the CPU as much as before with the latest version.

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noticed that when I use the camera or the internet then the area of the front camera is strongly heated.

sa.rasputin ( 2014-06-14 01:02:50 +0300 )edit

i noticed the same problem of sa.rasputin

Francesco ( 2014-06-14 10:15:52 +0300 )edit

should like to bring this issue developers.

sa.rasputin ( 2014-06-14 10:31:28 +0300 )edit

Did you allready have a look at lighthouse while device is heated like discribed? Maybe it is also a special process causing the heat with intensiv CPU-Usage...

drummer12 ( 2014-06-14 16:52:28 +0300 )edit

Had a not so massive drain yesterday with around 5% in half an hour without usage. Normaly the battery level reduces less than 5% during full night (8 hours without usage but WLAN connected).

Had used the hotspot for some minutes in the morning. Don't know if this was the cause.

Stopped all open apps. Checked top in terminal for CPU consuming processes. Nothing special. Battery drain still happened. Than switched on and off flight mode and it seemed to help.

axaq ( 2014-06-14 17:23:23 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-06-16 18:07:51 +0300

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same by me, i dont have 4G, only 3G at moment, but the batterie drain is high. in tis time (9:00 - 17:06 ) i have before Update about 60-65%, and now after the update 37% :(

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It's not - only - related to 4G. I'm mainly stuck in 2G (I switch sometimes manually in 3G) and I can confirm the higher battery drain.

Edit: false alarm! It was related to some Android app not properly closed and also to the new version of Mitakuuluu which consumes more battery.

Jordi ( 2014-06-16 19:33:06 +0300 )edit

I used to be able to only charge my phone at work, it lasted from Friday afternoon till Monday morning, usually then down at 30% as I don't use my phone a lot, but after the update I need to charge already on Sunday morning (down at 5%) and I don't feel I have used the phone more than usually. Using the battery meeter application, it seems to be close to 2W which before it used to be below 1W. I guess one thing that drains is the Alien Dalvik, but not sure if it's which drains me most.

Trizt ( 2014-06-17 20:46:39 +0300 )edit

I did pay extra attention for processes and their CPU consumption (by LightHouse) for last two days. I can confirm that Mitakuuluu (v0.8.0-2) consumes up to 50% CPU sometimes/randomly on my device. Restart the app solve this.

cocovina ( 2014-06-24 15:33:22 +0300 )edit

Same situation as cocovina here. Mitakuuluu randomly consumes 100% of CPU, only workaround being to restart the app. It soon empties the battery otherwise.

Mancho ( 2014-06-24 20:42:40 +0300 )edit

The problem with Mitakuuluu and battery drain is known by the developer and will be fixed. The problem is caused when switching between networks (2G<->3G<->4G<->Wi-fi)

jaine ( 2014-07-04 17:19:03 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-17 08:46:51 +0300

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updated 2014-06-17 08:48:49 +0300

Since the update I've noticed that the battery life is a little less than before: at the end of the day, the difference is maybe 20-30%.

Not really noticed the phone getting really hot yet.

But I do notice all kind of lag in using the phone. Sometimes the browser takes a really long time to load a page (on good connection), or it will freeze. I've also had the browser crash completely. The camera is also very slow, and zooming in and out in the gallery photos seems to be too much to handle at times. The user interface is also slow at times, not responding well to my input. And sometimes a whole bunch of active apps will suddenly disappear from the task switcher view.

Not sure it's related. Maybe I should start a new thread.

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I think there must be some connection with the heating and draining with the browser lag. When the phone is functioning well; no battery drain or heating up also the browser works perfectly - even faster than ever before. And when something starts to cause the heating also the browser gets very laggy.

jaine ( 2014-07-08 14:38:47 +0300 )edit

I have noticed that sailfish-browser seems consistently to take CPU cycles noticeable more than Android Firefox when displaying same web page. For example, my regularly visited newsite hs.fi pages seem to consume cpu like 3..5 % vs < 1 % reported by crest.

I do have adblocking blacklist hosts file in place on Sailfish side and for Android I use Firefox Adblock extension which may or may not to be related.

Overall I do have noticed that sailfish-browser is often the process that consumes most cpu cycles. I do not use mitakuuluu or facebook services.

pata ( 2014-07-30 12:27:27 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-14 12:51:03 +0300

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reboot and turned on the flight mode for half an hour don't help. will still be some ideas?

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look at my workaround: Install the App Lighthouse (should be in Store). Open Lighthouse and choose Processes, make sure that the list is sorted by CPU Usage (Pulley menue). On top of the list there should be the process tracker-store - long-click on it, choose "kill". The process should be gone and shouldn't reappear till restart.

So in my case CPU Usagw is nearly zero in Idle and device isn't getting that hot anymore

drummer12 ( 2014-06-14 12:57:16 +0300 )edit

your device isn't getting that hot anymore for next reboot. and this solve don't help with camera and internet usage. Francesco have problem too.

sa.rasputin ( 2014-06-14 13:00:33 +0300 )edit

maybe one of the development team could help us ;)

drummer12 ( 2014-06-14 15:08:57 +0300 )edit

dunno. we need more vote :) and people don't following this question :(

sa.rasputin ( 2014-06-14 18:05:23 +0300 )edit


maybe it's a 4G issue? As far as I know the 2/3/4G switch application that I came across in Warehouse explained that 4G mode should only be enabled while being connected to power source because of the high energy consumption... and that could also be related to the high temperature next to the cam (although I don't know which part of the phone is where).

Greetings - Lutwolf

Lutwolf ( 2014-06-14 19:47:41 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-17 09:37:33 +0300

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I just voke up and after 8 hours off doing nothing on the phone, the battery was drained. Red light was blinking. It was 75% when I went to sleep.

No wlan on Prefered 3G on

I had trouble turning it on, as even after keeping it on the charger for awhile 1%, it didn't want to start. Another attempt 2% i got it to work, I then started hunger meter/crest/lighthouse and the drain was +200mAh my computer usb power supply normally keeps it around -1000mAh even if something is on.

There was a proses running called "rild" that was using cpu, now I can't be 100% sure it was draining power. But that is the one I saw. After Awhile it settled back to -1000mAh even with HM/Crest/LH on..

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Did your device also get hot during drain?

drummer12 ( 2014-06-17 09:55:48 +0300 )edit

just for the record, not all is affected. My jolla works fine after update. I use no mobile internet though.

Macilaci457 ( 2014-06-17 12:23:14 +0300 )edit

yeah I think it's hardly connected to the new feature LTE and changed connection settings or so...

drummer12 ( 2014-06-17 15:23:37 +0300 )edit

i have the same Problem. my jolla gets very hot, sometimes i cant even touch the back (its not the accu, its behind camera). the capazity of my accu is very low: only 4 hours with normal usage. and my cellphone restarts several times.

contacts sometimes not working, maybe this is connected to the not working XMPP account

apps always need a third or fourth try to open.

anika ( 2014-06-18 00:04:26 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-23 20:09:14 +0300

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I had same problem and some reboot problems also, even before update 6-7. But got worse after latest update. Some one whit this problem pleas try my solution, it can work for this problem also.


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answered 2014-06-13 22:41:02 +0300

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updated 2014-06-13 23:35:42 +0300

Have you tried to reboot the phone?

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rebooted a few times, activated.and deactivated different options - nothing helped :(

drummer12 ( 2014-06-13 22:46:10 +0300 )edit

maybe try removing and readding your jolla account.

ApB ( 2014-06-13 23:01:15 +0300 )edit

tracker-store doesn't have anything to do with the Jolla store, FYI.

nthn ( 2014-06-13 23:18:12 +0300 )edit

nothing happend... without account only d.process.media had 34% after readding the process reappeard :/

drummer12 ( 2014-06-13 23:18:20 +0300 )edit

Linux Forum says it is a process indicating files and stuff...

drummer12 ( 2014-06-13 23:18:56 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-14 10:57:47 +0300

updated 2014-06-14 12:02:08 +0300

So finally I solved the problem very easy. I just turned on the flight mode for half an hour. The process disappeared. Since then I work normally with my Phone and it looks like the process doesn't reappear. I will have a look on it and report here.

Edit 2h later: play around for a while but after reboot same problem again

Workaround: Just kill the tracker-store process with the Lighthouse-App, you have to do this again after each reboot... :(

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is not the solution. I'm not sure that this will not happen after the first reboot your smartphone. It did not have to upgrade, and I think that this is not the answer. constantly include flight mode? for someone else is a way out, to update the smartphone does not run hotter and not plant at the end of the battery.

sa.rasputin ( 2014-06-14 11:08:48 +0300 )edit

sadly you're right after reboot same Problem again...

drummer12 ( 2014-06-14 11:43:52 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-16 01:09:32 +0300

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Activated 4G today. watch a little over discharge the battery when the camera is activated. may be to blame option "preferably 4G" on the SIM card without the support of 4G.

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Did your device also get that hot with prefered 3G?

drummer12 ( 2014-06-16 02:00:57 +0300 )edit

yes, but i think what my problem was linked to the performance of GPS module. I set to attach coordinates to the photo. and I suspect that the gps module is not working correctly.

sa.rasputin ( 2014-06-16 08:25:11 +0300 )edit

There is a known issue about the AGPS location availability being slow/impartial over 4G. It was part of the release note IIRC.

cquence ( 2014-06-16 18:33:30 +0300 )edit

AGPS work quick and fine. But quick location have radius 100m :)

sa.rasputin ( 2014-06-17 11:29:03 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-17 17:47:52 +0300

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updated 2014-06-17 22:29:40 +0300

I had same issues after the update. Yesterday battery level went from 100% to 4% in 10 hours (without 4G).

I made a backup and restored factory settings. Installed every update. so far battery level has dropped 20% in 6h with same ammount of usage than yesterday.

edit. I installed new update for android-support and battery-level has dropped 4% in last 3h.

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I'm new user of Jolla phone. I came from good old N8 with round 4 days of akku, sometimes 7 days if i went to offline mode on night and didn't phone much. So I only know the update 1.0.7.xx and I found it embarrassing that the battery dropped a few % all 5-10 mins when wifi is on. I decided to use my umts internet connection to go online and it was "ok" for me, 30% battery drain on one day with some ideling but using the phone. Calls didn't seem to be the issue, but when wifi is switched on or I use terminal to fix wlan in the university it drained 50% of battery yesterday. Today at home I updated the android support and other apps I have from the shop. Now wifi is switched on since 2 hours, I have apps running as I always have and it just drained from 11% to 10%. Maybe the updates fixed something, hopefully this is it, so please share ur experience.

Btw: The tasks rild and tracker store are up and running but dont seem to use as much ram/cpu as u say

NuklearFart ( 2014-06-17 23:22:44 +0300 )edit

Still having issue... keep watching over phone as if it were a sick puppy, waiting to see if it has a temperature. Annoying. Last update seems to be the cause, but is there no solution?

dmelamet ( 2014-06-19 05:04:10 +0300 )edit

So far my problems has gone away.Battery level drops about 40% in 24h with my normal use (without 4G, wifi and 3G on).

Por ( 2014-06-19 15:08:17 +0300 )edit

Is there anybody else who was able to fix the issue by doing a complete reset? I would like to avoid delete all my data, apps, settings etc. on the phone to find out nothing changed ;-)

NFec ( 2014-06-19 23:23:16 +0300 )edit

Hej, I have been "off the grid" for more than 36 hours with normal usage. My charge indicator reads now 67%. Pre-conditions: a whole night in flight mode, last 1 hour on charger. The Jolla was fully charged when charger was disconnected. WLAN and mobile data were left on during active hours (during the night, the data connections were off) in 2G only mode. It definitely has something to do with flight mode. Before that it was like 35-40% in the evening when phone was 100% charged in the morning.

LVPVS ( 2014-06-20 14:47:32 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-18 18:41:59 +0300

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For me I haven't experienced any heat problems lately, but the past days I have seen the battery empty itself very quickly. Just now I watched the battery drop from over 30% to less than 10% in about half an hour. Nothing out of the ordinary seemed to be going on with processes using up a lot of CPU or anything. This has happened on both and I have noticed that the Wi-Fi connection always seems to die after a while - it's still 'connected', but it shows no signal strength (the Wi-Fi symbol is completely transparent) and it's impossible to use any web services at all. Maybe the connection problems in the answers here and the battery problems here are related.

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I got Problems with both version, so connman didn't change anything in this topic... in my case.

drummer12 ( 2014-06-18 19:19:22 +0300 )edit

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