Huawei P9, 100% Battery at 3pm, lost 50% in 7 hours with light use.

Found 14th Oct 2016
This is one of the 'as new' handsets from o2. Anyone got any feedback?

Thanks.

Zak.

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "Zak_K" 14th Oct 2016

Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone details to the Chinese Intelligence HQ in Beijing?

Did it come with a copy of Google Play Store on the phone or is it using some Huawei version?

If I owned that phone the first thing I would do is to uninstall any pre-loaded apps such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc, and make sure that I had a legit copy of Google Play Store installed. I would then use that version of Play store to install apps I wanted such as Twitter and Facebook.

However, there have been numerous reports of battery drain on phones of MANY DIFFERENT makes being caused by the Facebook App.

Is not the simplest solution to uninstall the Facebook app and see if that improves your battery life?

what sort of screen on time did you get?

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tawse57

Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone … Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone details to the Chinese Intelligence HQ in Beijing?Did it come with a copy of Google Play Store on the phone or is it using some Huawei version?If I owned that phone the first thing I would do is to uninstall any pre-loaded apps such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc, and make sure that I had a legit copy of Google Play Store installed. I would then use that version of Play store to install apps I wanted such as Twitter and Facebook.However, there have been numerous reports of battery drain on phones of MANY DIFFERENT makes being caused by the Facebook App. Is not the simplest solution to uninstall the Facebook app and see if that improves your battery life?



It came with Google Play. I did uninstall bloat. How can I verify Google Play is legit?

If the OS is dodgy a reset wouldn't work would it? Not sure if Huawei has a software for PC that can flash the latest OS?

tawse57

Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone … Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone details to the Chinese Intelligence HQ in Beijing?Did it come with a copy of Google Play Store on the phone or is it using some Huawei version?If I owned that phone the first thing I would do is to uninstall any pre-loaded apps such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc, and make sure that I had a legit copy of Google Play Store installed. I would then use that version of Play store to install apps I wanted such as Twitter and Facebook.However, there have been numerous reports of battery drain on phones of MANY DIFFERENT makes being caused by the Facebook App. Is not the simplest solution to uninstall the Facebook app and see if that improves your battery life?



​Seriously, stop with the tinfoil hat nonsense.

What sort of on screen time did you get?

As already been suggested take off Facebook.

stoney73

​It came with Google Play. I did uninstall bloat. How can I verify G … ​It came with Google Play. I did uninstall bloat. How can I verify Google Play is legit? If the OS is dodgy a reset wouldn't work would it? Not sure if Huawei has a software for PC that can flash the latest OS?




You can simply uninstall the Google Play Store by forcing a stop, uninstalling the updates and then uninstalling the full Play Store app. You can then simply use your web browser to go download a known legit copy of the Google Play Store.

Here is a good article on how to do it.

androidpit.com/how…ore

stoney73

​Seriously, stop with the tinfoil hat nonsense.



I know that you are probably trying to come across as clever but a simple google search brings up numerous articles which refers to research by reputable security firms which have found spyware preinstalled on smartphones from several different Chinese brands.

Here are some articles which refer to just one report in the past year.

thehackernews.com/201…tml

theepochtimes.com/n3/…es/

Security firm G Data has uncovered more than two dozens of Android … Security firm G Data has uncovered more than two dozens of Android smartphones from popular smartphone manufacturers — including Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo — that have pre-installed spyware in the firmware.



The pre-installed spyware, disguised in popular Android apps such as … The pre-installed spyware, disguised in popular Android apps such as Facebook and Google Drive, can not be removed without unlocking the phone since it resides inside the phone's firmware.



The spyware is capable of doing the following actions: Listening in to … The spyware is capable of doing the following actions: Listening in to telephone conversations Accessing the Internet Viewing and copy contacts Installing unwanted apps Asking for location data Taking and copying images Recording conversations using the microphone Sending and reading SMS/MMS Disabling Anti-Virus software Listening in to chats via messaging services (Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook and Google+) Reading the browser history




Original Poster

tawse57

You can simply uninstall the Google Play Store by forcing a stop, … You can simply uninstall the Google Play Store by forcing a stop, uninstalling the updates and then uninstalling the full Play Store app. You can then simply use your web browser to go download a known legit copy of the Google Play Store. Here is a good article on how to do it.https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-install-the-play-store



​So if we assume Google Play was dodgy, would I not need to get rid of all my apps i.e a reset and then uninstall / disable bloat and then install Google play?

stoney73

​Seriously, stop with the tinfoil hat nonsense.

Security firm G Data has uncovered more than two dozens of Android … Security firm G Data has uncovered more than two dozens of Android smartphones from popular smartphone manufacturers — including Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo — that have pre-installed spyware in the firmware.

The pre-installed spyware, disguised in popular Android apps such as … The pre-installed spyware, disguised in popular Android apps such as Facebook and Google Drive, can not be removed without unlocking the phone since it resides inside the phone's firmware.

The spyware is capable of doing the following actions: Listening in to … The spyware is capable of doing the following actions: Listening in to telephone conversations Accessing the Internet Viewing and copy contacts Installing unwanted apps Asking for location data Taking and copying images Recording conversations using the microphone Sending and reading SMS/MMS Disabling Anti-Virus software Listening in to chats via messaging services (Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook and Google+) Reading the browser history



And again, stop with the tinfoil hat nonsense. ​

Zak_K

​So if we assume Google Play was dodgy, would I not need to get rid of a … ​So if we assume Google Play was dodgy, would I not need to get rid of all my apps i.e a reset and then uninstall / disable bloat and then install Google play?



​It isn't dodgy. You can see which app has been using the battery.
Edited by: "stoney73" 15th Oct 2016

tawse57

Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone … Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone details to the Chinese Intelligence HQ in Beijing?Did it come with a copy of Google Play Store on the phone or is it using some Huawei version?If I owned that phone the first thing I would do is to uninstall any pre-loaded apps such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc, and make sure that I had a legit copy of Google Play Store installed. I would then use that version of Play store to install apps I wanted such as Twitter and Facebook.However, there have been numerous reports of battery drain on phones of MANY DIFFERENT makes being caused by the Facebook App. Is not the simplest solution to uninstall the Facebook app and see if that improves your battery life?



​This just mad me LOL

Omg the Chinese are looking at op Facebook and Twitter. It's surely armageddon.
Quick, buy an iPhone and let the Americans have it, we can trust them.

Phew.

Ah, but iphoones are made in China too lols ..so Yanks and Chinese spying?

Qrunch

Omg the Chinese are looking at op Facebook and Twitter. It's surely … Omg the Chinese are looking at op Facebook and Twitter. It's surely armageddon. Quick, buy an iPhone and let the Americans have it, we can trust them. Phew.


just lol on those comments, it is a UK model with legit PlayStore

to check SoT, go to Battery / Consumption Level click Hardware / Screen
go to Phone Manager / Protected Apps and switch off protection (running while the screen is off) of unnecessary apps

and yes you can install latest software with the phone itself, I'm using B180 atm and as far as I know it is the latest but isn't still released OTA, with B168 I had better battery life

Sensible, non paranoid answer here....Does your phone have the Phone manager App preinstalled? If so check it's not stuck on a constant loop scanning. This happened on my Honor 7 . Only way to break the loop was a Switch off (not restart for some reason) THEN restart.
Battery consumption dropped after that and it started scanning ok too.

tawse57

Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone … Are the Facebook and Twitter apps constantly sending all your phone details to the Chinese Intelligence HQ in Beijing?Did it come with a copy of Google Play Store on the phone or is it using some Huawei version?If I owned that phone the first thing I would do is to uninstall any pre-loaded apps such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc, and make sure that I had a legit copy of Google Play Store installed. I would then use that version of Play store to install apps I wanted such as Twitter and Facebook.However, there have been numerous reports of battery drain on phones of MANY DIFFERENT makes being caused by the Facebook App. Is not the simplest solution to uninstall the Facebook app and see if that improves your battery life?



For goodness sake your comments about Chinese spy ware is so pathetic and childish. It simply isn't true it was found not to be true, do you believe everything you read?? And a big company like Huawei who make billions in revenue are going to compromise all their success by spying on America?? And for what exactly?? China and America have a good relationship, stop the stupid comments and get a life
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