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Hiker
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Re: HERO6 Black: Battery drain

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: HERO6 Black: Battery drain

I know this thread is a little old but the issue however is still ever present. I have the GoPro Hero 6 Black and exactly the same issue with the battery, where it will charge to 100% but instantly drop to 90% when unplugged and then rapidly fall by as much as 45% in less than 30 minutes.

 

The reason I am responding to the advice suggested by danielr15 . With all due respect, the suggestion to use voice commands is actually the opposite of what to do. The reason to not do this is rather simple when you understand how voice control uses power to remain active. The camera doesn't truly go into standby, it is actually in a sleep state and constantly listening for commands which in turn is constantly using power. Combine this with a few other draining features, avoid them as I show below and you will notice a dramatic drop in battery usage.

 

For anyone reading this who is having this issue can follow my proven to work method.

 

Step 1 = Disable voice control ()

Step 2 = Set screensaver to 1 min

Step 3 = Enable Quikcapture

Step 4 = Auto off to 5 minutes.

Step 5 = Reduce screen brightness as low as you can tolerate, dropping mine to 30%

 

You should then see a dramatic change to battery performance. Using a remote has no effect on battery for me, Quikcapture is all I need to operate mine. I started writing this 20 minutes ago when my battery was on 97% and screen purposely left on and it has dropped to 95% now.

 

Hopefully this will help someone who is struggling with the Hero 6 Black, I cannot say if it will work on the Hero 7 Black as I do not have one to test it on , maybe someone can try it on their Hero 7 and respond if it works for them also.

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: HERO6 Black: Battery drain

> Using a remote has no effect on battery for me, Quikcapture is all I need to operate mine.

 

Does your camera suspend at all when a remote is paired? Does QuikCapture through the remote work for you?

 

In my case the anwser to both questions is no. To keep the battery from draining I need to switch the camera manually off (either through the button on the camera or the remote). QuikCapture works through the button on the camera, but not from the remote, which is of little use when the camera isn't within reach.

 

I understand that the battery with it's small package can't provide more juice, but I would really expect a premium product from the market leader to support auto-suspend combined with wake-on-Bluetooth :(

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Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: HERO6 Black: Battery drain


@matthiask6845 wrote:

> Using a remote has no effect on battery for me, Quikcapture is all I need to operate mine.

 

Does your camera suspend at all when a remote is paired? Does QuikCapture through the remote work for you?

 

In my case the anwser to both questions is no. To keep the battery from draining I need to switch the camera manually off (either through the button on the camera or the remote). QuikCapture works through the button on the camera, but not from the remote, which is of little use when the camera isn't within reach.

 

I understand that the battery with it's small package can't provide more juice, but I would really expect a premium product from the market leader to support auto-suspend combined with wake-on-Bluetooth :(


Which remote are you using?

I do agree on the battery saving performance or lack of. Hopefully this will be addressed in due course.

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: HERO6 Black: Battery drain

> Which remote are you using?

 

The Smart Remote (https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-3/smart-remote/ARMTE-002.html)