How to fix Moto X battery issues after upgrading to Android Kit Kat 4.4.2

Many Moto X users have complained about battery issues after upgrading to Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 causing them to lose as much as 50% as what the battery originally lasted. It seems like a bug is causing the device to drain battery life after you upgrade it and the software forgets to clear the cache partition on the device. here are currently 2 methods that should fix this issue:

Method 1: Clearing Partition Cache

  1. Turn off your device
  2. Hold the volume Down key for 2 – 3 seconds, then press the power key and after another 2 seconds release both at the same time
  3. The device should boot up
  4. Once you are in the menu, Scroll down using the Volume down key until you get to Recovery then use the Volume up key to select it
  5. Navigate using the Volume Down key to “Wipe Cache” and then use the power key to select it
  6. The device will reboot and problem solved!

Method 2: Using the Battery Doctor app

  1. Go to the Play store or click on this link to download Battery doctor
  2. Install the app
  3. Run the diagnostic tool
  4. Make any adjustments the app thinks is necessary after it has completed the Diagnosis
  5. Battery doctor will also let you know if the same battery issue occurs again so you will know when to clear the partition cache.

Do you know any other method? Let us know in a comment bellow!

Update: For those who are experiencing issues with the “no command” try the following: When at the ”No command” screen, press, hold for 2 seconds, and release power button and volume up button simultaneously. Then continue with Step 5 of our Method 1 guide.

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    1. Lest hope @kyle replies to his comment explaining us how he fixed it, we have been trying to re-create this error but are unable to do so. We will update the post once we know more on how to fix this issue

    1. It will remove the temporary file stored on your device that is causing the problem. (it won’t delete any pictures, videos etc.)

  1. When I get the “no account” screen, pressing/holding/releasing Power+Volume Up doesn’t get me to the “wipe cache” screen. It just reboots the phone. Any suggestions.

  2. It would be better to update the instructions rather than have an update below. I almost missed that. My phone has been erasing for several minutes now. Is that normal? I didn’t expect it to take very long…

    I rebooted the phone after several minutes and tried method 2. I think battery doctor must have changed since this was written, as I don’t see any options for clearing partition cache.

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