Since the KitKat up date my Driod MAXX has been basically useless. Battery life is horrible, 4G is rarely available anymore, I thought I was going crazy thinking the battery use to last longer and I use to have 4G. I spoke to Verizon and they tried to tell me I"m not in a 4G area until I insisted that I use to get 4G. With text messaging I get several errors. My WhatsApp no longer notifies me when I get a message. Everything being all white now also makes notifications harder to read. The list goes on. I want to get read of this phone but don't want to pay full price (otherwise I will lose my unlimited data) Are others having the same issue? Any solutions besides getting a different phone or leaving VZW. I have been a customer with them for 13 years and have always been happy but this has become very annoying and troublesome.
VZW is sending a replacement phone but I don't think that will solve the problem unless it doesn't have KitKat and I can avoid updating to it.
I think I will have to start looking at other service providers. Too bad.
I've been happy with Verizon.
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At first the phone seemed to be back to normal but it's back to be almost dead by mid-afternoon where before it would be barely half drained by evening. The new mandatory up-date did not help at all, and may have made it worse. I am so disappointed again. This phone is just not what it was and should have continued to be. Do you have any suggestions to fix this issue again?
Thank you for the update. Let's investigate further into this. What shows to be using the most battery power? Settings>Battery. Have you tried these steps http://vz.to/1ssPQ6J to help extend battery life?
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