I unchecked "Auto-rotate screen" in the display settings and have not seen sensorserver_ya reappear in my battery use page. I have not yet missed the auto-rotate feature, and have yet to see what kind of improvement, if any, there is from changing this option.
Please, let me be added to your count, which must be up there!! This problem is unbelievable!! Funny how customer service says 6 hours is "unheard of." When you read the reviews online, they boast all about how long the battery lasts on this phone!! I used to just plug in late at night, wake up and go. Now i'm lucky if my phone lasts a few hours!!!
Of course, when I called customer service, they were "shocked" and had "no idea" there were issues about this and that it wasn't a one-time fluke! My response was, "Have you read the forum on YOUR website??!!!" I don't like liars. The issue is well known.
Yes I'm having the same issue and I use my phone very little - Within 19 hours my battery is down to 48% and I had 3 text messages and 1 phone call lasting 7 seconds. My battery life use to be 2 1/2 days and that's with more talk time. My husband has the same phone and he has the same problem, this is outrageous.
My wife is having the same problem. Great Battery life with 2.1 and now lucky to get through the day with 2.2. She uses this for her business and IS NOT happy about this. I hope there is an update soon or it won't be pretty!
Last week I heard 2.2 was available and decided to come here and read reviews before updating. I'm sure glad I did. It looks like tons are having battery issues. My mother has the same phone and told me the same day she is having battery issues all of a sudden. I asked if she had updated to 2.2, and sure enough she did. So count at least one more.
I'm perfectly happy with 2.1 for now. Sure, the upgrade would be nice but it looks like Samsung and Verizon rushed it out there (even though it took forever), without doing basic real world testing. The right way to do this would've been to select a few hundred or so customers for the update and get feedback after a month. Now they've got an even bigger problem on their hands than when everyone was beating their doors down for the update.
I too called and reported the problem to Verizon, and was told I was the only one who has reported having an issue with shortened battery life. Come on! Anyway, Verizon’s fix was to send me an extended battery (which is GINORMOUS by the way). It does help but now I'm torn as to was my battery just wasted, or is this enormous new battery just so much better than the standard that the draining effects don’t show on it?
The thing that gets me is, I was soooooo happy with my phone before. I would rave and recommend it to anyone looking for a new phone. It was awesome! And now that Verizon has the latest and greatest coming out it seems like they have deliberately sabotaged this phone into a worthless brick I tote around in my purse. One thing is for sure I will be upgrading my phone as soon as possible now. Just like they wanted me to do…