Latest Oculus VR update linked to heavy battery drain on Samsung phones

Latest #oculus VR update linked to heavy battery drain on #samsung phones

  • Finally decided it was EZ Package disabler and removed that at the same time I noticed a new update to Oculus.
  • Latest Oculus VR update linked to heavy battery drain on Samsung phones
  • So yes, first-hand, whatever the Oculus update was doing was not good.
  • I opened the Oculus app, and it told me it needed to update, so I let it.
  • While a new update is probably not too far off, it is probably not a bad idea to uninstall Oculus VR (or at least disable it) in the meantime.

In theory, app updates are meant to bring bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as new features. Unfortunately, for all the fixes added, updates tend to sneak in at least a few bugs as well. That’s unfortunately what appears to be happening with the latest version of the Oculus app for Samsung devices.

@AndroidAuth: Latest #oculus VR update linked to heavy battery drain on #samsung phones

In theory, app updates are meant to bring bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as new features. Unfortunately, for all the fixes added, updates tend to sneak in at least a few bugs as well. That’s unfortunately what appears to be happening with the latest version of the Oculus app for Samsung devices.

A number of Redditors have been complaining about poor battery life that started around last night, when the new update arrived. I actually noticed this myself, as I left my Galaxy S7 Edge off the charger last night to wake up with it much lower than it typically would be when left off the charger overnight.

From the sounds of it, the problem sorrounds the new Oculus Rooms addition to the app, with the Oculus VR app getting stuck in an installation loop that continuously downloads and reinstalls the app. While a new update is probably not too far off, it is probably not a bad idea to uninstall Oculus VR (or at least disable it) in the meantime.

Are you affected by this battery drain issue? If so, let us know in the comments below.

Mine actually started a few days ago, but it might have been when the update was available. After digging for hours, I actually installed both MalwareBytes and AVG Free, and turned on the Active scan – both of them started registering an “Oculus Room” update being installed every 10 SECONDS.

I opened the Oculus app, and it told me it needed to update, so I let it. It took about 30 minutes, and when done, it didn’t fix the issue. I then went in and disabled (inside the Oculus app) any auto-update settings I could find, other than to notify me when one was available. It still didn’t fix it, so I did a quick phone reboot, and it’s been golden ever since.

So yes, first-hand, whatever the Oculus update was doing was not good.

Latest Oculus VR update linked to heavy battery drain on Samsung phones

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