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    Default Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    I have a Razr Maxx HD, love the phone and the battery life, but every once in a while it will have Android OS suck a lot of battery and I wont be able to get through the day with it. Is there something that I can do to stop this?
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    Default Re: Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    Based on the screenshots, I am going to guess at 2 things: 1. Your device is idle a lot. That is why the OS is so high. The OS is only taking up 23% of the 21% drain as shown in your pictures. 2. You cell signal look very weak. Your device is probably spending more energy maintaining that weak signal than the OS is draining your battery.

    Test to see if I am correct: Put your phone in Airplane mode for a little while. If you make it longer throughout the day, then it is the cell radios that's killing your battery.

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    Default Re: Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    In my area I am in and out of coverage all the time (this was the reason I got the Razr Maxx hd), i understand that and can live with it. It's just that once every week or two i have the Android OS go crazy and suck the battery down on me. I would normally be in the low 90% to high 80% range at this time of the morning.
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    Default Re: Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    You can try clearing cache in recovery, but I don't know how on your device.

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    Default Re: Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    You can try clearing cache in recovery, but I don't know how on your device.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    1. With the phone powered off, press the VOL UP + VOL DOWN KEY together + POWER KEY .

    2. The device will display different BOOT OPTIONS

    3. Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL to Recovery and VOL UP Key to SELECT

    Tip: If the device reboots, you may have waited to long to make a selection, you will need to begin the process again.

    4. The device will display the Motorola logo and then the Android in distress ( logo with Exclamation mark)

    5. Press and hold the VOL DOWN key, then tap and release the VOL UP key.

    Tip: You can try this step, holding the phone in landscape. If you are stuck on step 5, try a force reboot by pressing the power Key and Vol Down key, and start the process again.

    6. The device will display additional menu options (Text will appear in BLUE)

    7. Use the VOL DOWN Key to scroll to wipe cache partition and the POWER Key to SELECT this option.

    8. The device will then perform the partition wipe

    9. Once the Formatting is complete, press the POWER key to confirm a REBOOT

    11. The device will reboot and start the normal power up sequence .

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    Default Re: Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    Cool. Thanks for the post!

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    Default Re: Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Cool. Thanks for the post!

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    Actually did this today. Yesterday my battery was being destroyed seems to be good today.

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    Default Re: Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by joe_fresh View Post
    Actually did this today. Yesterday my battery was being destroyed seems to be good today.

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    Hope that helps. It should. Typically after every update, clearing cache should be done.

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    Default Re: Why does "Android OS" have a massive drain on my battery every once in a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Hope that helps. It should. Typically after every update, clearing cache should be done.
    I do this once a week. We haven't had any updates lately. I know kit kat is coming but it could be another month

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