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  • YES SAMSUNG

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  • YES NEXUS , NEXUS S, NEXUS 5

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    Exclamation Neep urgent help.. Battery draining because of a wakelock

    Hello everyone. So as the title suggests my nexus 5's battery is draining due to something. I've been using the device for a couple of months now, and it was all fine till one week ago. I used to get a good one day battery timing with about 4 hours of screen time. Now all of a sudden my battery is draining like anything. I believe that it is due to a wakelock as andriodOS and Andriod system, are likely on top of my battery usage. I previously installed GSAM battery monitor pro and under wakelocks, it shows alarm at the top. I have no alarms on, and I have tried deleting my google keep reminders. Still, the battery is draining.

    Right now I am having 15% battery remaining after 12h 13m 25s
    here are the complete details:
    Android OS 72%
    Andriod System 8%
    Screen 8%
    phone idle 3% at 11h 1m 14s

    I would really appreciate help as this is making me not being able to use my phone normally. Also the phone keeps hot most of the time. I was also using DS battery saver pro which helped me get the above stats as it drains even more quickly without it.
    Any help would be really appreciated.
    Nexus 5 Stock Android 4.4.2
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Neep urgent help.. Battery draining because of a wakelock

    Can you provide a screenshot of the battery stats? Include the list of the apps and the graph as well please.

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    Does this behavior persist after a reboot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Can you provide a screenshot of the battery stats? Include the list of the apps and the graph as well please.
    Yes, sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Does this behavior persist after a reboot?

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    Yes tried that as well. The problem once got solved itself for one day, and everything became normal, but the next day the problem came back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _pp View Post
    Yes tried that as well. The problem once got solved itself for one day, and everything became normal, but the next day the problem came back.
    Try rebooting into recovery, and clear the system cache. Here is how: [GUIDE] Nexus 5 Recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Try rebooting into recovery, and clear the system cache. Here is how: [GUIDE] Nexus 5 Recovery

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    Is it risky or can it damage my phone. Also has it before solved any problem like this? I mean like are u sure I should try this?
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    Default Re: Neep urgent help.. Battery draining because of a wakelock

    Clearing the cache partition will not erase any personal data nor will it damage anything. It can correct a number of fairly nonspecific issues, so it's worth a try.

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    I'll just let my phone charge and try clearing the cache. Will I know if it hopefully works
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    So I tried clearing the cache partition, but there's still no significant difference in battery drain. Its draining at the same rate. About 3 percent in about 15 minutes of no use, with only wifi turned on.
    As in one of the screenshots, the alarm comes at the top of kernel wakelocks. So any way to get the exact app which is causing the phone to stay awake?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Clearing the cache partition will not erase any personal data nor will it damage anything. It can correct a number of fairly nonspecific issues, so it's worth a try.

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    Alarm wakelock down but another up. Will update after using it for some time
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    Battery not draining anymore .. Phone not getting hoy anymore, at least not that quick. Phone used to stay 40c most of time, now its 35C almost at rest. No more worries about wakelocks anymore I hope.!

    Thanks to both of you for helping me get out of this trouble .. Any suggestions not to encounter it again?

    And now there's this another wake lock. Although it's not draining my battery too much to notice, but still I would want to get rid of it. I think its normal but I would like to be clarified of it is normal or not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by _pp View Post
    Battery not draining anymore .. Phone not getting hoy anymore, at least not that quick. Phone used to stay 40c most of time, now its 35C almost at rest. No more worries about wakelocks anymore I hope.!

    Thanks to both of you for helping me get out of this trouble .. Any suggestions not to encounter it again?

    And now there's this another wake lock. Although it's not draining my battery too much to notice, but still I would want to get rid of it. I think its normal but I would like to be clarified of it is normal or not!
    It is so hard to say what the cause was. I typically clear cached data on my devices once a month. Some might say that is overkill, but I am used to doing it and it helps keep my devices snappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    It is so hard to say what the cause was. I typically clear cached data on my devices once a month. Some might say that is overkill, but I am used to doing it and it helps keep my devices snappy.
    Anyhow, it worked and device is back to normal. Hopefully this forum will help other people as well.
    Just a screenshot! Thanks again!
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    Glad it helped. See you around the forums.

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    Should I change the runtime to ART?
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    Glad it helped. See you around the forums.
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    Should I change the runtime to ART?
    You don't have to. I run ART.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    You don't have to. I run ART.

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    Any visible changes you felt? Also is the battery better on RUN as compared to Dalvik?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _pp View Post
    Any visible changes you felt? Also is the battery better on RUN as compared to Dalvik?
    ART is a different way to run apps that is note efficient.

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