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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by DuoMaxwell007, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. DuoMaxwell007

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    Ok if I check the info on my phone regarding my battery it says it has like 19 hours or battery life.. yet when Im using the phone i can see it loses like 1% every 1-5mins (and its a lot closer to every minute than every 5 mins).. now 1% every 5 mins isnt even 9 hours let alone 19. Is there a battery I can get that actually has a time thats more closer to the time displayed in the battery info on the phone?

    I mean Id like to go out for 9 hours with my phone only actively using it maybe 1-2 hours total and not have it be at 20% or below battery life when Im on the way back home to where my charger actually is (and not have to carry a portable charger around just in case).

    I also notice the phone seems to change insanely fast,.. well a lot more noticeably fast than my lg volt did anyway.
     

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    battery life is more subject to how many, and what type of apps you have in use.
    How much screen time is involved?

    My S5 is still on the OEM 4/11/2014 battery it came with.
    On average lately, I am noticing something like 15-16 hours since charge with 25% charge left.
    Plus or Minus 5% or so...

    I have a voice activated reminder at 40% and if I can, put it on charge pretty soon after that.
    I use MacroDroid to "speak text" at the 39% level...."she" says "Battery Low" ;)

    I ought to make another macro and set it at 15% and have her say "Hey jackass, hook up the charger!" :rolleyes:


    Getting serious though, if you will make it a point to try and recharge it at the 40% point, you will be amazed at how much that helps battery life.
     
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    well as i said as im actively using the phone (and thus just having i on starting at the wall paper) im losing 1% every 1-5 mins. As for apps running in the background. I cant tell which are and which arent but my battery says 14 apps aer set for power saving.

    I seriously doubt that theyre apps that unconstantly though as not even 90% of them are the kinds of apps that give notifications or pop ups
     
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    Maybe you should buy a spare battery and make a test to see whether your current battery has reached its end of life.
     
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