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Battery drained in 12 hrs (screenshots included)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Zmol, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Zmol

    Zmol Newbie
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    - I tried removing a lot of thumbnails to combat the mediaserver drain
    - I removed a clock-app that constantly used around 4% cpu
    - I tried removing facebook and google now or whatever their weather/intelligent widget is called
    - I tried using greenify on everything i could think of.

    Today i woke up to a phone that had a depleted its battery more or less overnight with just 30 minutes screen on time.
    I did experience the phone lasting 2

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  2. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    Bettery Battery Stats, GSAM, WLD, OS Monitor, Watchdog Light......
    Holy cow, maybe the phone is overloaded with monitoring programs ;-)
    Just kidding.

    I don't know what it means. Just had to chime in to say that's the most data I've seen posted on this type of problem.
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  3. Zmol

    Zmol Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the sympathy, but I'm still struggling with battery life. Does anyone have any suggestions? Do I have to revert to factory settings, standard samsung rom and just hope something changes? I just wish I could point to the culprit with no doubts :/
  4. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Extreme Android User

    May I ask what you use watchdog apk for . the android software does many things . these things cause you not to need any tasker app on the device . that is the Biggest problem I see .
  5. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Extreme Android User

    Feel free to see its no need for TASKERS

  6. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    12 hours isn't unheard of, but your screen seems to be the most used. Whats the brightness set as for it. I recommend auto brightness or 50% or less.
  7. lianda2294

    lianda2294 Lurker

    You mentioned that the phone is rooted, are you using a custom ROM?. If the answer is yes, did you recently download a nightly update for that ROM?. If not a custom Rom, did you your update your regular Rom?. It could simply be a bug in the Rom, and you just need to downgrade to the last known good release. If you have done none of the above, than sorry but I no other answer for you :)
  8. Zmol

    Zmol Newbie
    Thread Starter

    #5 I use watchdog to alert me when media processes is burning my battery or any other program spending cpu power

    #6 It's not the screen brightness. Sometimes my phone will just burning throuhg battery 6-10% per hour just left in my pocket/my room with no use.

    #7 I don't use any rom. Just rooted to be able to use LUX to finetune the screen brightness and be able to move the google music directory to the SD back before that was an option.
  9. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Extreme Android User

    I think remove the watchdog and lux for a few days and see how it go
  10. alpha2k

    alpha2k Android Expert

    For me it was the fact the location was left on.
    Try this and see if it works for you also.
    -turn off gps
    -go into settings and to your location
    -toggle location to on
    -when you get the Google pop-up hot disagree, (not agree)
    -this will set it to use GPS only mode and location will toggle on and off like it should.
    -then turn off gps

    Mine was draining drastically simply because location was on all the time and never shut off. We're talking 3hrs on stock battery, and 6hrs on a 7500mah battery. This was also sitting in my pocket not touching it at all. This also happens with stock factory reset as well so I know it isn't an app installed.

    Once I set it to GPS only (location off) it drains like normal.

    Hope this helps, I know it works for me.
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  11. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    How old is your battery?

    If you've been using your phone for 12 months or more, daily usage and/or 24/7 service with charging, it is possible that the lithium battery is starting to degrade.
  12. alpha2k

    alpha2k Android Expert

    If that question is to me, both the stock battery and 7500mah battery are less than month old.
  13. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    No, my question is directed to OP.
  14. 1989galaxys4

    1989galaxys4 Newbie

    My tmobile galaxy s4 is 1 yr and 1 month old and it lasts almost 6 hours with heavy use. I constantly use my in home wifi, stream youtube videos, high brightness either full or 3/4 of the way, and constant go back and forth between instagram & Facebook. Keep in mind, that this is with the stock battery and hasn't been replaced. So it might do better with a brand new samsung battery, or you can buy a replaceable battery from amazon.

    I purchased the extended battery ANKER 7,800 MAH and its a beast of a battery It last me 2 days with heavy usage exact the same way as stated above. Id watch netflix movies , youtube movies (about 45min videos long) for 3 hours with WIFI on of course.
  15. gakbdroid

    gakbdroid Newbie

    I don't have a rooted phone, I don't trust my skills to do it properly! I was suddenly having a huge problem with my battery draining in a matter of hours. After a lot of Internet searching and trying several things the one thing that worked immediately was stopping the auto-sync on Google Play Music. If I need to sync my music, I can do that manually within the app. Just recently, I decided to turn off the auto-sync on Play Books, Play Movies & TV, and Play Newstand. Go to Settings>Accounts>Google>Account you linked Google with> and you will have access to all kinds of settings. It worked for me!

    I do have a question about Ram & Task Killers. From what I've read, Android is now designed to work better without these and that using them can actually cause constant starting/stopping of an app and therefore more battery drain. Is this true?

    Also, I like to use widgets but I know they use a lot of battery too. If I put them in a folder on my Home Screen will that lessen the battery drain?

    Thanks to anyone who can answer my questions!!

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