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Old November 15th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having an issue lately... well forever actually, with Android system sucking all my battery down in short time. It says 53% in this screen shot, but it frequently gets up to 89%! I can't figure out for the life of me what the exact process is that's actually using so much battery. Other than displaying my wallpaper, which it says is one of Android systems processes, I can't figure it out. Any other androids showing this much use from Android system?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm having an issue lately... well forever actually, with Android system sucking all my battery down in short time. It says 53% in this screen shot, but it frequently gets up to 89%! I can't figure out for the life of me what the exact process is that's actually using so much battery. Other than displaying my wallpaper, which it says is one of Android systems processes, I can't figure it out. Any other androids showing this much use from Android system?
Data is killing your battery life. Turn your sync off and you will see a tremendous jump in battery life.
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I only have my yahoo mail and Twitter using background sync, and I never get Twitter notifications, and only a few emails a day. You really think this could be the culprit though? Oh and I guess gmail and calendar are on sync but my calendar never uses it and I only get gmails like one every other day.
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Do you think it would be best to turn off auto sync, or background data entirely?
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That all depends if your adding new data to your phone on a daily basis if not then just sync when you need to. Also I got a question how is my phone taking 14% of my battery when its idle? Is that even alot?
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I only have my yahoo mail and Twitter using background sync, and I never get Twitter notifications, and only a few emails a day. You really think this could be the culprit though? Oh and I guess gmail and calendar are on sync but my calendar never uses it and I only get gmails like one every other day.
Believe me there is more going on than that. Like the system continuously checking for updates, play store checking for updates, apps checking updates.

What I do is when I'm at work, I turn off sync and data until breaks. Then turn it off again until I'm home. I get 36 to 48 hours with battery life that way.
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That all depends if your adding new data to your phone on a daily basis if not then just sync when you need to. Also I got a question how is my phone taking 14% of my battery when its idle? Is that even alot?
Mine is sitting around 8% during idle.
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Thanks a lot. I will try this.
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So I've had to keep background data off completely, as well as stopping the google play store process in yet running application settings. Every time i reboot I have to do this, otherwise Android system states to run up within minutes. Bummer. Oh well, at least I have a handle on it. Thanks everyone.
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So I've had to keep background data off completely, as well as stopping the google play store process in yet running application settings. Every time i reboot I have to do this, otherwise Android system states to run up within minutes. Bummer. Oh well, at least I have a handle on it. Thanks everyone.
Play store is an automatic start up at boot. I even disabled the start up and it still gets through. Thanks Google. But by turning off data, it will prevent the unnecessary updates.
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Your phone is fine. There is absolutely nothing wrong. That screen is based on a 100% scale. Since your display is only using 3%, that means your phone is in idle mode the entire time. Think of it like baseball. A player with 333 hits in 500 at bats is hitting .666. A player with 2 hits in 3 at bats is also hitting .666. While the average is the same, these players are far from equal. One has a much larger sample size, which shows the consistency.

Of course system is what is using most battery; nothing else is. Your sample size is too small.

Try checking that screen after you actually use your phone. When it sits idle for 3 hours, you won't get an accurate result. Play with it for a few hours. Browse the internet, play a game. Then you will see that display will take up a majority.
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Stop killing processes. It will eat more battery in the long run. Killing the Play Store process does nothing. It will just automatically restart in the background when its cycle is due. As mentioned before, there will always be something labeled as a huge eater in that screen as it is based on a 100% scale. It doesn't mean that Android system will eat 53% of your battery. It means that of the battery used, Android system has eated 53% of it. For example, if in 3hrs your phone used up 15%, then Android system has used up 53% of that 15, which is roughly 7.5% in three hours. You should only worry about that chart when your battery life actually starts to go really low, like >13% per hour.
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I know that it is 53% of what is eaten, not 53% of total battery. But Android system should not show up in the list at all, let alone so far at the top. When this is happening, my battery dies within 3 or 4 hours, even when it's idle in my pocket. Android system will jump from 2% to 60% in like an hour. It's draining the hell out of it. Even with background data off, it will happen, though to a slightly lesser degree, unless I also stop google play store. It does not start up again until my phone reboots. I've stopped using task killer for killing everything, but I HAVE to stop play store or it drains.
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Extremenerd, my display NEVER shows a majority, no matter how much I play with phone. With phones I've had in past, yes, display used a lot more. But this phone, cell standby is at the top, always. Unless it's Android system of course. It typically shows, 1. Cell standby, 2. Wi-Fi, 3. Display, 4. phone idle. That's with heavy use. Lots of idle, and Wi-Fi is lower, but cell standby is always at top if it's not Android system.

And yes, on those bad days when I forget to stop background data and play store, even with constant use for 2 or 3 hours, Android system is way at the top, with standby, Wi-Fi, and display far below.
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The "System Tuner" app shows a more detailed list of the individual processes within Android OS. In System Tuner go to the Task Manager and turn on "System" and "Kernel" at the bottom of the screen.
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