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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by boychik0830, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. boychik0830

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    how can I fix the battery life on my vzw s5. I cannot tell what is making it die so quickly. It only lasts usually 5 to 7 hours before requiring a charge. I looked at my settings and it said the biggest battery drain was android os and I have no idea what that is supposed to mean. I have to depend on charger everyday in order to make sure it wont die on me. just today it was at I think 60% at 8 something this morning after being unplugged around 6 today. There is no reason my phone should be dying this quickly. my phone battery is so unreliable and I don't know what to do about it happened ever since I got lollipop last year. It was bad when I got lollipop last year but it seems even worse than before. I am attaching some pictures to see if anyone can figure out how to fix it. I refuse to do a factory reset because I am afraid it will be a big hassle which wont fix anything at all. Can someone please help me figure out I can make my phone last me most of the day without dying at all thanks. it drops really fast in like no time at all and I have no idea why.
     

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    try turning sync off in main settings, also instagram could be problem,
     
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    I do have instagram but don't get on it too much and i have no idea why it would use up so much battery and I want sync on and I do not want to turn it off.
     
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    Uninstall and reinstall Instagram.
     
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    1st off, get rid of Notifications on every app you have.
    2nd, get rid of the social apps ( use a browser instead )

    I just installed Instagram because someone was begging me to do that, and my Note 4 started loosing 40% batter overnight while I am sleeping.... so I uninstalled it... baa baa black sheep as far as I am concerned.

    3rd, use * MacroDroid - Device Automation - Android Apps on Google Play
    to turn off the internet when you are not using the phone.
    Sense the screen "awake/unlocked" and have it turn on WiFi.
    Sense the screen OFF or locked, and have it turn off WiFi.

    4th always leave DATA turned OFF unless you are away from the house and have to use it....

    Unless I have the phone in my hands and actually need the internet, I do NOT allow DATA to be ON period.

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    Verizon: Note 4, two ea. Galaxy S5, HTC One M9, VZW MiFi $212/month :(
     
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    i agree package disabler, the way to go
     
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    My phone was always dying quickly, I found a great solution actually a few solutions that extended my battery life. First off I turned of those live wallpapers, they suck your battery dry very quickly. 2nd I turned of data and wifi hen not using my phone, this also saved my battery. 3rd I turned on the power saving setting and chose the greyscale display feature when I'm not using my phone, the display uses about 60% of your battery, putting it in grayscale slows down battery usage greatly. Just by using these three things I extended my battery life upto 47 hours on the last count.
     
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    I'm hopeful this helps some users. I solved my battery drain by uninstalling "Swiftkey" keyboard. I tried every solution on every forum, and googled everything imaginable.
     
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    Technically, a Keyboard ought not to effect battery life.
    it is not doing anything when not in use.

    Can't argue with your success though.

    For me, I turn off the internet when the screen is locked. That seems to slow the battery consumption way down on my S5 and Note 4.

    I also have all motion and gestures disabled, a solid black background to keep from lighting up the screen if nothing in use...
     

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