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Tourist
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How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

Hello Everybody:

 

Just bought my first GoPro ever (Hero 6). I charged it fully last night. Used to to take a 20 sec video and a couple of photographs. But, this morning even though it was left unsed, it dropped to 29% - just in a span of about 8 hours. Is this how it is normally supposed to behave? How long does it retain the juice before I recharge it next?

 

Regards,

 

KGD.


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Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

Hello @kdossjojoji

 

There is a knowledge-based article that details the battery life of a HERO6 Black camera but only when used and recording. You can check it out here: https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/how-long-does-the-hero6-black-battery-last

 

Fishy is correct in saying that the features which are on like Wi-Fi voice can drain the battery faster. As we do not have information on battery life while camera is not in use, you can do a short record time to test battery integrity. The instructions on how to do it are found here

 

Furthermore, to maximize battery life, follow these guidelines when possible:

• Turn off Wireless Connections

• Turn off GPS

• Capture video at lower frame rates and resolutions

• Turn off Protune

• Use recommended settings for QuikCapture (on), Screensaver (1 minute default), Auto Off (5 minutes), and Brightness (10%). 

 

I hope this helps. Feel free to post back for any other questions or concerns. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius

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Adventurer
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Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

you got it.   I leave everytinh on except anything thatdeals with Wireless connection that is  the wake up  iGPS can be left alone, voicecommandcan be left alone,  brightness can be left anywhere you like the lower the less power . etc...

 

 gladwe  were helpful ...  report back after you  find hte issue.  for us our smartphone draine like a rabbit  a  additional  email was  unning that cause  a fast drop in power when we corrected taht man back to normal so yea one lil setting in preference cn eat up a lot....  If you feel the problem has not fixed itself , factory reset the cam and see if it continues the drain, then a flash in firmware, and do not hesitate to call gopro talk to them they are great people...

 

FISH

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Tourist
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Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

Turning off Voice Wake Up & GPS did the trick. Battery does not drain off anymore once these two were turned off!

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Adventurer
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Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

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what are your prefrence and settings?     turn things off , and make sure your wifi is also off.  that may help the drain

Tourist
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Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

On Camera Voice Control - ON
Wake On Voice - ON
Beep Volume - High
Quick Capture - ON
Auto Off - 15 Min
Screen Saver 1 Min
Brightness - 60%

Let me know if you need any thing specific. Thanks for your quick response.

Adventurer
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Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

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Voice wake up will be hte drain. its waiting for a response and uses battery   puts the camera in like a standby read it will wear in 8 hours in the manual ....  IMHO

GoPro
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Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

Hello @kdossjojoji

 

There is a knowledge-based article that details the battery life of a HERO6 Black camera but only when used and recording. You can check it out here: https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/how-long-does-the-hero6-black-battery-last

 

Fishy is correct in saying that the features which are on like Wi-Fi voice can drain the battery faster. As we do not have information on battery life while camera is not in use, you can do a short record time to test battery integrity. The instructions on how to do it are found here

 

Furthermore, to maximize battery life, follow these guidelines when possible:

• Turn off Wireless Connections

• Turn off GPS

• Capture video at lower frame rates and resolutions

• Turn off Protune

• Use recommended settings for QuikCapture (on), Screensaver (1 minute default), Auto Off (5 minutes), and Brightness (10%). 

 

I hope this helps. Feel free to post back for any other questions or concerns. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

@mariustanya and @fishycomics - Thank you both for you tips. I really appreciate you taking the time and responding to me. I will try your suggestions and check it out.
Adventurer
Posts: 10,280

Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

you got it.   I leave everytinh on except anything thatdeals with Wireless connection that is  the wake up  iGPS can be left alone, voicecommandcan be left alone,  brightness can be left anywhere you like the lower the less power . etc...

 

 gladwe  were helpful ...  report back after you  find hte issue.  for us our smartphone draine like a rabbit  a  additional  email was  unning that cause  a fast drop in power when we corrected taht man back to normal so yea one lil setting in preference cn eat up a lot....  If you feel the problem has not fixed itself , factory reset the cam and see if it continues the drain, then a flash in firmware, and do not hesitate to call gopro talk to them they are great people...

 

FISH

GoPro
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Re: How long does the battery last on gopro hero 6 after each recharge?

You are welcome, @kdossjojoji . Yes ,please let us know how it works out. Thank you!