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Old 05-23-2017, 05:42 PM   #1
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Kobo Aura Edition 2 Battery Drain

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I recently purchased a Kobo Aura Edition 2 to replace my 5 year old Kobo Touch as my main ereader. My reading habits haven’t changed. I have noticed that the Aura’s battery lasting about 1 to 1.5 week between charging. Whereas, the Touch’s battery would last about 3 to 4 weeks. The Aura setting are: wifi is disable, sync is off, sleep cover is off and the light is off. The software version is 4.1.7729.

Per Kobo’s customer service, I did a factory reset and am experiencing similar battery drain. It’s an odd battery drain. One day, I am reading (for 1 hour) the battery settings will read only 1 or 2 percent drop. The next day, one hour of reading shows a 13 or 15 percent battery drain.

My question is:
1) is this normal for the Aura Edition 2?
2) what firmware has the best battery management?

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Old 05-24-2017, 12:43 AM   #2
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If you are using firmware 4.1.7729, it is right in the middle of changes made fix bugs that sapped the battery. At the very least, the next two releases had more fixes. Some of these might have been specific to the Aura ONE, but others should have helped with all devices.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:43 AM   #3
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Somewhere I saw a link to firmware releases and will try your suggestion. I'll read through the bugs reports. Think I will try to upgrade the firmware manually versus via Kobo desktop (or wifi). I don't care much for the new Home screen.

Thank you very much. I was most dishearten to see the battery charge was not on par with my Touch.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:40 AM   #4
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kobos are bad

lets be honest here: there are many complaints about kobos, especially the aura series across the internet. There isnt some problem with these devices, rather, the product itself is just bad.
I own a kobo but in all honesty, theres no reason to buy an aura 2 when you compare it to the kindle paperwhite 3. Same price and the paperwhite beats the kobo in almost every major category of competition.
For all those reading, just buy a kindle and be done with it. You can use calibre to convert books anyway.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:41 AM   #5
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lets be honest here: there are many complaints about kobos, especially the aura series across the internet. There isnt some problem with these devices, rather, the product itself is just bad.
I own a kobo but in all honesty, theres no reason to buy an aura 2 when you compare it to the kindle paperwhite 3. Same price and the paperwhite beats the kobo in almost every major category of competition.
For all those reading, just buy a kindle and be done with it. You can use calibre to convert books anyway.
Funny how you says it beats kobo's but then not name any points or facts. I think kobo beats kindle in every way possible. Comfort light, more file support, fact that you can expand internal mem in some models, modded firmwares, games.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:24 AM   #6
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Funny how you says it beats kobo's but then not name any points or facts. I think kobo beats kindle in every way possible. Comfort light, more file support, fact that you can expand internal mem in some models, modded firmwares, games.
very much comparing the aura 2 to the paperwhite 3 here. aura 1 is a great device except for the battery life. the new kobo yet again looks good.

in the case of aura 2 its worse than the paperwhite 3 in almost every respect and on the whole, the aura series seems to have inconsistent battery life.
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:14 PM   #7
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I don't have any battery problems with my Aura Ed. 2. You might want to contact CS to have it replaced under warranty.
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very much comparing the aura 2 to the paperwhite 3 here. aura 1 is a great device except for the battery life. the new kobo yet again looks good.

in the case of aura 2 its worse than the paperwhite 3 in almost every respect and on the whole, the aura series seems to have inconsistent battery life.
Well it sounded liek you where shitting on all kobo's...

"lets be honest here: there are many complaints about kobos, especially the aura series across the internet. There isnt some problem with these devices, rather, the product itself is just bad.
I own a kobo but in all honesty, theres no reason to buy an aura 2 when you compare it to the kindle paperwhite 3. Same price and the paperwhite beats the kobo in almost every major category of competition.
For all those reading, just buy a kindle and be done with it. You can use calibre to convert books anyway."

I mean its fint that you love kindles but its weird that you post something like that on the kobo section of the forum... almost makes me think you are Bezos. So please stop being so biased because of your own experience while many including me have a great ride and am glad i went from kindle to kobo.
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lets be honest here: there are many complaints about kobos, especially the aura series across the internet.
Yet you qualify that by "aura series" you really just meant Aura 2? Which is a device that has attracted plenty of critique here for its specs, and appears to be being replaced by the Clara anyhow.

The Aura One, Aura H2O, H2O2, Aura HD, original Aura... all in the "aura series" and all terrific devices at the time they were introduced.
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