The Google Nexus 7 comes with a powerful 3,950 mAh battery that can deliver up to nine hours of use, so why is yours experiencing battery drain and charging slowly? There can be several reasons for your battery problems and a bit of troubleshooting may be all you need to fix them.
Do a Cache Partition Wipe
One common cause of Google Nexus 7 battery drain is the Kit Kat 4.4.2 update, which is also to blame for crashing apps and slow response. The best way to get your tablet back up to speed is to do a Cache Partition Wipe. Doing this periodically can clear the clutter out of your Nexus 7 and get it running smoothly again as well as eliminated the battery drain issue.
To do this, turn off your Nexus 7, then access Recovery mode by pressing and holding the Power button. When you see the Google logo, continue to hold the Power button while quickly pressing and holding the Volume Down button. Press the Volume Down button twice, then the Power button to get to Recovery mode. A “No command” prompt will appear on the screen for about 20 seconds. After it disappears, press the Volume Up key while simultaneously pressing and holding the Power button. You should now see the Recovery Menu. Press the Volume Down button three times and press the Power button to select “Wiping Cache Partition.” After it’s done, reboot the Google Nexus 7 by pressing the Power button.
Reboot Device to Check App Capabilities
Your Google Nexus 7 battery drain problem could be caused by one app that has not yet been optimized for the latest version of Android. Some Nexus 7 users reported problems with Netflix after installing the 4.3 update. To find out if an app is at fault, reboot your device in the safe mode. Press and hold the Power button, then when you see the Menu, hold the Power Off option and tap OK. If the problem is gone when you use the Google Nexus 7 in safe mode it means that an app is to blame. You may need to reinstall some apps to find the culprit.
Seek Google Nexus 7 Battery Replacement
If your Google Nexus 7 fails to charge when you plug it into a power outlet using the cable and charger that came with your unit, you may need to replace them. Check with your retailer or Google and ask for a new cable and charger. If your device is still under warranty, this should not be a problem.
If your Google Nexus 7 is no longer under warranty, or the new cable and charger fail to relieve the battery drain, you may have a hardware problem or need a new battery. For quick, reliable service that will have your tablet back in your hands ASAP, check out iResQ. Their skilled technicians can examine your Nexus 7 and give you a free diagnostic Google Nexus 7 repair service quote within 24 hours. Go to www.iResQ.com or call 888-447-3728 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday for service you can trust. All repairs come with a 90-day warranty and 30-day refund policy, so your satisfaction is guaranteed.