02-17-2017 02:01 AM
02-17-2017 08:59 AM
Since my lasts posts on this topic, and attempting all the "fixes" suggested here and by GoPro's non-support, I've found I get excellent battery retention by simply recharging and then letting it be. As soon as I check the battery status or otherwise do anything else in the menu, the battery begins discharging.
02-17-2017 05:43 PM
Yes, same here. I usually just charge it up after using and then shut it off as is. I think turning connections off first saves a small amount of battery life, but I don't bother since the wifi will completely turn off after 20 minutes anyway. After cycling the battery a few times in my new Session 5 I have found it to be stronger and am satisfied with it.
02-26-2017 02:20 PM - edited 02-26-2017 02:21 PM
I think I've found the way to fix this. My camera had been draining about 20% of the battery in 24 hours when off. Even turning off WiFI only changed that by only a few percent points.
But I realized last week that I can fully turn off the camera by pressing the Menu futton for 5-8 seconds. After doing that my camera only drains the battery at a rate of less than 1% per day!
The downside is that obviously you can't turn on the camera remotely since it is in a hard-off state, but turning it on is a matter of just pressing the menu button again, and from there the camera can be managed from the app. Of course, remember to turn it off with the menu button again once you are donw.
I would like to confirm from others that this also solves the issue for their cameras. Can you charge the battery in full and then press the menu button for eight seconds to turn it off and measure the charge after a few days?
03-18-2017 04:10 AM
Like everyone else on this thread, I too was having the battery drain issue. I found this video on YouTube, followed the three steps he laid out and my battery drain issue is resolved. The camera has now gone three days without loosing a single percentage on the battery meter. Whereas before it would loose upwards of 20-25% overnight.
I hope this helps othersfind some resolution.
03-18-2017 05:01 AM