S5 Huge Battery Drain
So I got an s5 a month ago and I was super excited about the battery life, because supposedly it's supposed to last a whole day. Now I'm a teenager and I'm on my phone quite a bit. I'm almost always on wifi though. I have my screen on auto and I always close all my tasks. I also have a battery saver downloaded, so I feel like I'm relatively good about saving power. But when I go into my settings and look at my battery life it says that I have 2 hrs on y
65%. I'm so confused and I would pretty much do anything to get a better battery. I'll put an screen shot of my batter stats below. Thanks!
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- 07-27-2014, 11:46 PM #2
Re: S5 Huge Battery Drain
Welcome to Android Central! It would help to wait until your battery is down to 20-30% after a full charge (without any charging in between), and then show us the main battery screenshot, the full size battery graph (to see Awake time and cell signal quality), the Screen category (to see total screen-on time), and the Cell Standby category (to see Time without Signal). If your cell signal is poor, battery can drain faster, since the radio is working harder to get a signal.
I would advise against manually closing apps, or using battery saver apps that try to save battery by killing apps. This can be counterproductive, since many apps will often open automatically, and the constant cycle of opening and killing and reopening can use more battery. Just allow the system to manage your memory. See these articles for more info:
RAM: What it is, how it's used, and why you shouldn't care | Android Central
Other general battery saving tips here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...ving-tips.html
- 07-28-2014, 03:05 PM #4
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- 07-28-2014, 03:44 PM #7
Re: S5 Huge Battery Drain
LOL, no worries, you're not [rear-end]-ing in. We like as much community participation as possible!
Yes, the main battery stats screen would still be helpful at this point. What I can tell so far is that you use your phone pretty heavily, and you look like you're on track for 4.5-5 hrs of total screen-on time. I don't have an S5, so I can't say for sure, but that's pretty good for most phones. My old Razr Maxx (with the monster battery) would give me around 5 hrs of total screen-on time at the most.
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