Over the last few weeks, Xiaomi has rolled out Android 10-Based MIUI 11 update to a bunch of devices, including POCO F1, Redmi K20, Redmi Note 7, Mi 9T, and more.
Following the update, several Redmi K20 and Mi 9T users are complaining about excessive battery drains on their devices, according to several Reddit posts.
“Last night, I updated my phone, used it for a while, then went to sleep. When I went to sleep, if I remember correctly, it had 20-22% juice left, today I woke up to 6% battery“, wrote one Reddit user running Mi 9T.
After analyzing the phone’s battery reports, the affected device owners are citing the Android system as the culprit.
Many users claim to have come up with a few workarounds to fix the issue, such as clearing cache, shutting down Google Play Services, turning off autostart apps, and more.
One user has also recommended turning off MIUI optimization, located in the developer options. However, all the specified approaches are working for only some users.
Reportedly, users are not seeing the notification to update their device anymore, implying that Xiaomi might have retracted the buggy update.
One Reddit user wrote on the issue, “Seems like Xiaomi can’t maintain the quality of the software with the number of phones they have. There are many devices with problems in MIUI 11. What a shame.”
Other than the battery drain, users are also claiming the update is filled with bugs. To us, it looks Xiaomi might be testing the Stable beta version of certain Xiaomi devices.
It’s a form of Stable build that is rolled out to a bunch of users. If everything goes right, the same build further becomes the final stable version.