Your battery will drain a bit faster than usual since your phone is new.. give it a week or so (and a few full charges and discharges) for it to normalize. The more you use it of course, the faster the battery will die.
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welcome to the nexus! This is one big complaint. Stick with it a while and you may see that it's still worth working around it by bringing a spare charged battery. There's also extended and super extended (3800?) batteries with special cases, but many aren't NFC enabled. I have to keep mine on the charger as often as I can. To me it's worth it at this time.
Well, I got it yesterday and I left it plugged in until this morning. However, I didn't realize that I didn't fully shut it down. So, that was dumb.
Anyway, now, I unplugged it this morning and it died within a matter of less than 4 hours, from a full charge.
I brought it down to 4%, then plugged it in and shut it off, fully. It was at 64% after about an hour and 15 minutes.
And, why the hell does it get so hot? What is that?
Auto-Brightness or do I want to just keep it on like 30%?
Can you post your battery stats? I don't know about the CDMA Nexus but my GSM Nexus can get 4 hours of just screen-on time, so your phone shouldn't be dying so fast if the screen is not on the whole time.
Can you post a screenshot of your history details (click the graph in the battery window, then hold volume down and power button to take a screenshot). Also click on the Screen from the battery window and paste a screenshot of that.
It probably is but today was much faster than normal. I deleted a few apps gonna charge it up and try it again. See if I get the same results. In all honesty I don't mind the drain I'm constantly using my phone so I expect that to happen.
You need to hold the volume down and power at the "exact " same time for 1-2 seconds.
What you describe sounds normal. Even though the screen is off, there is still a small amount of activity going on, unless you shut the phone down entirely.
You may have some settings or apps that are running that are hard on the battery, Idk. Unfortunately it does sound normal to me.
I got the screenshot. I add it with the paperclip icon. How do I actually upload it?
Well you could attach it or better, upload it to imgur: the simple image sharer and put the link you get from that (the one that ends in .jpg) in the box you get after clicking "insert image" (the little pictogram) above the box you type stuff in to post
So far, after a full charge, it dropped to 99% just as I removed the plug, but then, it dropped to 98% after 6 minutes. How can I have used 2% of my battery in only 5 minutes (without do anything, and having nothing downloaded)?
At 100%, the Screen was running at 64% and the Android OS was running at 10%.
After 10 minutes, the battery was at: 97% (Screen: 73% | Android OS: 19% - without anything running and without doing anything.)
After 15 minutes, the battery was at: 96% (Screen: 71% | Android OS: 19% - without anything running and without doing anything
After 20 minutes, the battery was at: 96% (Screen: 71% | Android OS: 18% - without anything running and without doing anything
After 25 minutes, the battery was at: 95% (Screen: 70% | Android OS: 18% - without anything running and without doing anything
After 30 minutes, the battery was at: 94% (Screen: 70% | Android OS: 19% - without anything running and without doing anything
I haven't even downloaded or run any programs, yet. Is this normal? How can that be? Is it the battery or the phone that is doing this?
How can it be that after a full charge, with nothing downloaded, and not doing anything on the phone, the battery went from 100% to 94% in only 30 minutes?
The first 10% or so goes quickly for a reason. Don't worry about it.
As for the other issues, we really can't determine your issues without the battery stats graph screenshot. Not sure why you can't email them, don't you have gmail on your phone? Or upload them to google photos or something.
As for the screen banding, its possibly a result of the screen protector, or it could be the display of your phone. My first one had really bad vertical bands that were especially visible on low brightness. I ended up exchanging that phone the same day.
The extended battery will give you maybe 2 or 3 more hours.
The reason your battery is dropping while "doing nothing" is because the screen eats up more battery than any app ever could. Since you're constantly turning the screen on and worrying about the battery graph.. well, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
Yeah the screen is usually the biggest power hog in any modern smartphone. That's why I asked you how much screen time you had. Your signal is also fairly weak (you can tell because your bar is yellow; good signal is green). A weak signal will eat up more battery life since the radio is trying harder to lock on basically. These are some battery stats for my GSM GN:
Ah, I guess you're right. I just had the screen off for an hour, and the screen percentage went to 59%.
Now, I only checked the phone every five minutes, but then, the screen went off.
This is probably a dumb question, but, what if I was using the screen constantly for that hour? Would the battery be that much lower after an hour (78%)?
It's been on for 3 hours and 40 minutes and it's now at 40% battery life. Although, I haven't really even used it at all.
Is there something I can do about that crappy signal strength? I'm at work and the service is what it is. Is there something I can do about that? (Mine seems to have the green line throughout.)
Well if you're not using the screen, then yes, something is wrong.. one of the screenshots I wanted you to post is the one that shows us how much screen on time you had (in hours) just like my 3rd screenshot.
It could be just the new battery, but it doesn't seem like it to me. In regards to the signal strength, green line is good, but in the screenshots you posted it was yellow. As you can see, mine is mostly yellow too.. that's because I am in my basement. I heard that the leaked 4.0.4 update had improvements to the radio, so you could give that a try.
But seriously, if you're using your screen for ~10 minutes and your battery goes down to 78%, then something is wrong. You should be able to have your screen on for an hour for the battery to drop from 100% to around 75%
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That's the thing.. the phone is basically amazing at keeping battery life with no use.. I could lay it down for three days, not use it, come back and there would still be battery left. It's the screen that causes the most battery drain.. which is why it's usually irrelevant how many hours someone got on the battery and more relevant to ask how many hours of screen time they got.
If your screen was off for that hour and the phone went down to 78%, there is likely a problem and you should get it replaced. But, if your screen was on for most of that time (no matter what you did with it.. even if you didn't do anything) then it's normal.
Nothing you can do about signal strength apart from maybe getting 4.0.4.
Well, it went down to 78% after an hour of no use (no real use). Is that bad? I figure that if the screen were on, how much would it have dropped in that hour?
Is there anything I can do about the signal strength? Is there a setting I should change? I turned off the LTE.
How did you get 19+ hours on the battery?
You can get over 20 hours by doing this.
1. Set your screen brightness to about 25% and set timeout to 30 seconds.
2. Do not use live wallpaper. Use static one with dark color tone.
3. Then turn on WiFi. Set up connections for your WiFi access points at home and work.
4. Like you said, switch to CDMA only mode in mobile network setting.
5. Keep GPS, bluetooth off if you are not using it.
Unless your phone is defective and you have ton of apps syncing, running in background, it should go well over 20 hours in stand by. I'm actually seeing 2.5% drain per hour which translates to 40 hours if doing nothing.
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