Noticing faster battery drain and reduced runtime on your Huawei Mate 60 Pro after installing a recent software update can certainly be frustrating. You likely rely on the phone’s excellent battery life but faced with a different outcome. On a positive note, battery drain after an update often stems from easily fixable software quirks or settings changes rather than permanent damage from the update.
In many cases, battery drain after updating simply indicates the need to adjust power saving settings, close battery-intensive apps, or troubleshoot software errors. With a few quick optimization steps, you can typically get your Huawei Mate 60 Pro battery life back to normal after updating. This guide will outline the most common causes of battery drain issues and solutions to test.
Common Causes of Battery Drain After Updates
Some typical reasons your Huawei Mate 60 Pro battery may deplete faster after a software update include:
- Performance mode enabled – The performance mode uses more power. Make sure power saving is on.
- Cached data issues – Old cached data can conflict with the update. Clear cache partition to fix this.
- New background activity – Updates may enable new data syncing/activity unfavorably impacting battery.
- Unoptimized apps – Updated apps may need further optimization to run efficiently with the updated EMUI version.
- Indexing and analysis – The system re-indexes data after an update which temporarily reduces battery life.
- Defective battery – In rare cases, a recent update could impact a battery already deteriorating. Check battery health.
- Updated charging logic – Major updates may alter charging logic unexpectedly increasing discharge rate.
Troubleshooting Battery Drain After Software Updates
Highlighted below are a number of helpful tweaks that you can try if your Mate 60 Pro battery drains faster after an update. Performing these steps will help eliminate post-update bugs that cause massive power drain on your device.
1. Turn On Ultra Power Saving Mode
Enable ultra power saving mode to limit performance and background activity to essentials only, preserving battery after updates.
Ultra Power Saving mode is a feature on Huawei phones that helps to extend battery life by severely limiting the phone’s functionality. When Ultra Power Saving mode is enabled, only a few essential apps and features are available, and the phone’s performance is significantly reduced.
To enable Ultra Power Saving mode on your Huawei Mate 60 Pro, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Battery.
- Tap Ultra Power Saving mode.
- Tap Enable.
You will then be prompted to select the apps that you want to be available in Ultra Power Saving mode. Once you have selected the apps, your phone will enter Ultra Power Saving mode.
In Ultra Power Saving mode, the following features are disabled:
- Background apps
- Live wallpapers
The following apps are available in Ultra Power Saving mode:
- FM radio
Ultra Power Saving mode can extend your phone’s battery life by up to 22 hours. However, it is important to note that the phone’s performance will be significantly reduced in this mode.
2. Wipe the Cache Partition
The cache partition is a small amount of memory on your phone that stores temporary files used by apps and the operating system. Wiping the cache partition can help to fix problems with your phone, such as slow performance, app crashes, and boot loop.
To wipe the cache partition on your Huawei Mate 60 Pro, follow these steps:
- Turn off your phone.
- Press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time.
- When the Huawei logo appears, release the Power button but keep holding the Volume Up button.
- You will see the Recovery Mode menu. Use the Volume Down button to scroll down and highlight Wipe Cache Partition.
- Press the Power button to select Wipe Cache Partition.
- The phone will start wiping the cache partition. This may take a few minutes.
- Once the cache partition has been wiped, select Reboot System Now using the Volume Down button and press the Power button to confirm.
Your phone will reboot and you should see a performance improvement.
3. Force Stop Battery-Intensive Apps
If new battery drain corresponds to an app, force stop it for now and report the issue to the developer.
Force stopping a battery-intensive app prevents it from running in the background and using up your phone’s battery. To force stop a battery-intensive app on your Huawei Mate 60 Pro, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Battery.
- Tap App launch.
- Scroll down and find the app that you want to force stop.
- Tap the app and then tap Force stop.
The app will be force stopped and will no longer run in the background.
4. Let Indexing Complete
Allow 1-2 days after updating for indexing and analysis to finish before assessing battery performance.
Indexing is the process of creating an index, which is a searchable database of files and folders on your phone. This makes it easier for your phone to find the files you are looking for.
Analysis is the process of examining data to identify patterns and trends. This can be used to improve the performance of your phone, identify security threats, and provide you with personalized recommendations.
After a software update, your phone may need to re-index and analyze your data. This is because the software update may have changed the way your phone stores and organizes data.
The re-indexing and analysis process can take some time, and your phone may seem slower than usual during this time. However, it is important to let the process finish so that your phone can operate at its best.
5. Run Diagnostics
In Support app, run battery diagnostics. Check that capacity is over 80% and voltage is between 3.6–3.79V for good condition.
Battery diagnostics is a process of testing the battery health of your Huawei Mate 60 Pro. This can help you to identify any problems with the battery, such as a weak battery or a battery that is not charging properly.
To run battery diagnostics on your Huawei Mate 60 Pro, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Battery.
- Tap Battery health.
- Tap Run diagnostics.
The phone will then run a series of tests on the battery. This may take a few minutes.
Once the diagnostics are complete, you will see a report that shows the health of your battery. This report will include information such as the battery capacity, the battery health, and the battery temperature.
If the battery health is low, you may need to replace the battery. You can also try to improve the battery health by following these tips:
- Turn on battery-saving mode.
- Disable background apps.
- Reduce the brightness of your screen.
- Turn off features that you are not using, such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
- Close apps that you are not using.
- Update your phone’s software.
- Use a power bank when you are away from a charger.
If you are still having problems with the battery, you can contact Huawei customer support for help.
6. Roll Back Software (optional)
If battery life remains poor, consider rolling back to the previous stable EMUI version through recovery mode.
Rolling back to the previous stable EMUI version on Huawei Mate 60 Pro is possible, but it is not always guaranteed to work. The following are the steps involved in rolling back to the previous stable EMUI version:
- Back up your data. This is important because rolling back to a previous version will erase all of your data. You can back up your data to a cloud storage service, such as Google Drive or iCloud, or to an external hard drive.
- Download the firmware for the previous stable EMUI version. You can find the firmware on the Huawei website.
- Enable USB debugging on your phone. To do this, go to Settings > Developer options and toggle on USB debugging.
- Connect your phone to your computer.
- Use a file transfer app, such as ADB, to transfer the firmware to your phone.
- Boot your phone into recovery mode. To do this, turn off your phone and then press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time.
- In recovery mode, select Apply update from ADB.
- Use the file transfer app to select the firmware file that you transferred to your phone.
- The phone will start flashing the firmware. This may take a few minutes.
- Once the firmware is flashed, your phone will reboot.
If the rolling back process is successful, your phone will be restored to the previous stable EMUI version. However, if the process is not successful, your phone may become bricked. This means that your phone will not be able to boot up and will need to be repaired by a technician.
Here are some things to keep in mind when rolling back to the previous stable EMUI version:
- Only roll back to a previous version if you are experiencing problems with the current version.
- Make sure that you download the correct firmware for your phone.
- Follow the steps carefully to avoid bricking your phone.
If you are not comfortable rolling back your phone’s software, you can always contact Huawei customer support for help.
Contact Huawei Support
For hardware-related drain issues, Huawei Support can provide custom troubleshooting assistance tailored to your device.
With mindful monitoring and isolation of battery-intensive factors, you can resolve battery drain problems after Mate 60 Pro updates. But don’t hesitate to contact Huawei for additional help.
FAQs about Huawei Mate 60 Pro Software Update
What are some common causes of faster battery drain after updating my Mate 60 Pro?
Common causes include performance mode being enabled using more power, old cached data conflicting with the update, new background activities and syncing straining the battery, updated apps needing further optimization, system re-indexing temporarily reducing life, a defective battery being exacerbated, and altered charging logic unexpectedly increasing discharge rate.
How can I troubleshoot and fix battery drain after updating my Mate 60 Pro?
Enable ultra power saving mode, wipe the cache partition from recovery mode, force stop battery-intensive apps, allow 1-2 days for indexing to finish, run diagnostics to check battery health, consider rolling back to the previous stable EMUI version, and contact Huawei support if hardware-related issues are suspected after troubleshooting.
What should I do if battery life is still poor after a Mate 60 Pro update?
If your battery continues draining quickly after trying power saving modes, clearing the cache, closing apps, allowing time for indexing, and checking diagnostics, contact Huawei support for additional help. Provide details on the issues and steps taken. Further optimization assistance or battery replacement may be required.