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HUGE *Wakelock* problem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kelgorus, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Kelgorus

    Kelgorus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don't really know how or why this is happening but I have a steady 20% of wakelock showing in GSAM on average keeping just under 2 hours of the amount of time my phone has been on.

    ie yesterday my phone battery lasted 19 hours and the wakelock was at a consistent 17 hours

    I have an extended battery which USED to be able to keep the phone going for 2-3 days with GPS, WIFI, everything running and now I barely make it through a days use!

    I don't know what to do, or how to see what is actually causing the wakelock to be happening.

    Any ideas? :(

  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Have you rebooted?

    Are you rooted? If so, betterbatterystats app can really help figure things out.
  3. Kelgorus

    Kelgorus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I even factory reset!
    I am not rooted I am terrified to try rooting it to be honest.
  4. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    What apps are shown as using battery?
  5. Kelgorus

    Kelgorus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    App Usage: 52.7% of battery:

    Wakelock 20.5%
    Kernel Android OS 5.9%
    Android System 4.7%
    Facebook 4.4%
    Messaging 3.7%
    Chrome 2.7%
    MAPServicesSamsung 2.2%
    Google Play Music 1.8%
    Gmail 1.3%
    Phone 1.1%
    System (com.sec.android.app.launcher) 1.1%
    Huffington Post 0.8%
    Maps 0.5%
    Google Services 0.5%
    Android Core Apps 0.3%
    GSam Battery Moniter 0.3%
    TD Canada 0.2%
    Polaris Viewer 4.1 0.1%
    Calculator 0.1%
    System wpa_supplicant 0.1%
    system sd card 0.1%
    system keystore 0.1%
    System mm-qcamera-daemon 0.1%
    Twitter 0.1%
    Alarmdroid 0.0%
    Dropbox 0.0%
    system immvibed 0.0%
    Clock 0.0%
    System rmt_storage 0.0%
    S Voice 0.0%
    Video Player 0.0%
    Exchange Services 0.0%
    Package Access Helper 0.0%
    Flipboard 0.0%
    GPS Navigator 0.0%
    avrcpServiceSamsung 0.0%
    Google Play Store 0.0
    System drmserver 0.0
    Pcasa Uploader 0.0
    TetheringProvision 0.0%
    Talk 0.0%
    com.sec.phone 0.0%
    Googles 0.0%
    eBay 0.0%
    music player 0.0%
    google search 0.0%
    MusicFX 0.0%
    Software Update 0.0%
    Foursquare 0.0%
    Calender Storage 0.0%
    SamsungAppsUNA2 0.0%
    MobileTV 0.0%
    Google Partner Setup 0.0%
    WeatherWidgetMain 0.0%
    System dhcpcd 0.0%
    DirectShareManager 0.0%
    Media 0.0%
    Samsung Push Service 0.0%
    S Suggest 0.0%
    NFC Service 0.0%
    Swype Beta 1.3 0.0%
  6. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Check FB, Twitter and all those apps that sync information as they use SH*TLOADS of battery if not set up properly.
  7. ronbien

    ronbien Well-Known Member

    I think a separate battery monitor app will be able to tell you which apps are causing the wake locks. I use Gsam battery monitor.
    Good luck!
  8. Kelgorus

    Kelgorus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    That's what I am pulling the memory from!

    Also, I checked facebook, twitter, etc, it says they are set to sync once an hour. Is that ok? Or is there something else I should be looking for?
  9. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    try the BetterBatteryStats app - see if it can determine what the kernel lock is
  10. Kelgorus

    Kelgorus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This isn't like GSAM, right?
    I don't wanna buy an app that is not going to show me exactly what is doing this haha
  11. john_g

    john_g Android Enthusiast

    In GSam, you have a load of extra views available by pressing on the heading (which is named "App Sucker) and you should be able to deduce a lot more by looking at these. Also, you can press on any entry in any of the lists to bring up a screen with extra info on it (including the Wakelock entry you've shown above).
  12. Kelgorus

    Kelgorus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It's just telling me the System Wakelock has held my phone on for 1h 49m whikle my phone has only been on for 2 hours 3 min :(
  13. ronbien

    ronbien Well-Known Member

    Deleted, redundant
  14. Kelgorus

    Kelgorus Newbie
    Thread Starter

    BUMPED as I found what is going on.

    FACEBOOK App was waking it SO much, I have no idea why so often.
    I've turned off notifications for it and I also found out that Google Music was doing some crazy shit in the background ...
    I found this out because I factory reset again and everything was FINE all day (I didn't turn music on until an hour ago) and in that hour the battery went from 90% -> 69% in 2 hours
  15. racefan25

    racefan25 Member

    I also have a huge wakelock but cannot find it. No music is played on phone or videos no facebook or twitter apps but phone is awake a lot with no screen on killing my batteries fast.

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