High battery usage on Android 8.1 Preview

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Since upgrading to the Android 8.1 developer preview, I've noticed that Covenant Eyes is using significantly more battery than it did on 8.0. Right now it's showing 25% usage since this morning, and I've seen it as high as 50%. 

I understand everything won't be perfect with a preview version of Android, but wanted to make sure you guys were aware and see if anyone else is having the same issue. It's odd that this keeps happening with every new version of Android.
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Posted 1 year ago

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Thanks for sharing your observations. And you're right about preview versions, everything is not perfect. There is no guarantee that programs that are working with the default version, will work with a preview.

If you have time, I hope you'll answer the following questions:

 1) Does the battery drain still seem to be high today?
 2) What brand and model is the phone?
 3) What carrier is being used?
 4) Are you also using wifi?
 5) Are you using an anti-virus program? If so, which one?
 6) Are you using a filtering/blocking program?
 7) Are you using a task killer?
 8) Have you fiddled with the battery optimization settings?
 9) Has the device been rooted?

If I hear anything from the developers, I'll pass it along to you. Thanks again for reaching out!