Realme UI based on Android 10 started rolling out for Realme X2 Pro last week officially after a brief beta testing. During the beta period, users ( including me, yes I was a beta user) did complained of massive battery drain leading to bad battery life but that was expected with a beta tag. Finally, Realme rolled out the stable update officially to all users as OTA update, yet after installing the stable OTA update the battery life remained bad along with other bugs.
Issues with Realme UI Update based on Android 10
The following issues existed after the OTA update:
- Bad Battery Life, too much battery drain while idle
- included unable to use the search in settings,
- unable to sign in using google account on many apps etc.
- random force closure of some apps
A small digging revealed that Google Play services was consuming a lot of battery (clearly visible under battery statistics) on Realme UI. Keep in mind that Color OS 6 based on Android 9 powered the Realme X2 Pro before this Realme UI. The battery statistics indicated that we need to probably reset the Google Play Services data and that may probably fix the battery issues. And we were right as clearing the cache and data on Google Play services fixed all other small issues and battery drain.
Reset Google Play Services / Clear data
For resetting / clearing the data for Google Play Services, navigate to Settings >> App Management >> App List >> Google Play Service >> Storage Usage >> Manage Space >> Clear All Data. After you click Clear All Data, you may be required to sign in again with your Google Account ( Click on Images Below for screenshots of steps). It is recommended to restart your device too after clearing the data.
This small step fixes all the issues mentioned at the start of this post and fixes the battery life issue. The battery life of Realme X2 Pro is good again just like it was before applying the Realme UI update based on Android 10.
Just in case the battery drain is still not fixed after performing these steps, you may check your battery stats to see which app is draining the battery and clear the data for that app using similar steps as mentioned above. The nuclear option here will be to reset the phone to its factory setting, but keep in mind that it deletes all your data on phone. So use it cautiously.