1. exqcme's Avatar


    can anyone tell me what's wrong?
    i read that it's the music i have on my phone that is causing issue?
    01-29-2013 05:56 PM
  2. Hubertsng's Avatar
    i've asked this quite a bit of times, never got an effective solution to decrease it.
    01-29-2013 06:38 PM
  3. exqcme's Avatar
    it's just odd, i have a friend who has the same phone.

    his is only at 6% for media server
    01-29-2013 06:56 PM
  4. minnemike's Avatar
    There seems to be a known bug with media server as you may have read. The best advice I can give you is to restore all your settings back to factory default with sync, location services, etc. and then shut down, perform a full recharge and then start back up documenting everything you do. Then begin the process of elimination of what app may be causing you issues with the media server. In my case, I have identified some of my kids' games that are killing my battery and I force close them when they are done playing.

    I have heard Google will have a possible fix in the next update.
    ttwiitch likes this.
    01-29-2013 07:02 PM
  5. N4Newbie's Avatar
    At the risk of repeating myself, so far as I know Media Server is the set of operating system functions which underlies all media operations on the device. So, when you use PowerAmp or GooglePlay to listen to music (on your device or streaming), it is Media Server which actually does the work. When you use TuneIn to stream internet radio, it is Media Server which actually does the work. And so on.

    Apps like those mentioned above serve merely as "front ends" which put a pretty user interface on the operating system's media functions.

    Taking this info into account, maybe Media Server's battery usage no longer seems inappropriate?
    ConTejas likes this.
    01-30-2013 05:53 AM
  6. Nonymous666's Avatar
    [deleted. posted to wrong thread]
    01-30-2013 06:55 AM
  7. Hubertsng's Avatar
    [deleted. posted to wrong thread]
    Cool. Heard it was google play sync. Im testing it out, seeing mediaserver at the ebd of the day

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    01-30-2013 06:59 AM
  8. mycrownvic02#WN's Avatar
    Simple fix, go into settings, click Google accounts, and un sync play music. This will fix that problem. If you add more music to the clouds, then just sync it again, then uncheck the box once your new music is loaded.
    DigitalReality likes this.
    01-30-2013 08:56 AM
  9. Hubertsng's Avatar
    There we go. Really small percentage of android system, os, and media server. I got rid of almost every single sync option and i stopped all the applications i dont use. There are a lot of applications that you can disable in the settings to save battery.
    I only have 15 minutes screen time and its still considerably higher than the android systems.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
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    01-30-2013 09:16 AM
  10. minnemike's Avatar
    At the risk of repeating myself, so far as I know Media Server is the set of operating system functions which underlies all media operations on the device. So, when you use PowerAmp or GooglePlay to listen to music (on your device or streaming), it is Media Server which actually does the work. When you use TuneIn to stream internet radio, it is Media Server which actually does the work. And so on.

    Apps like those mentioned above serve merely as "front ends" which put a pretty user interface on the operating system's media functions.

    Taking this info into account, maybe Media Server's battery usage no longer seems inappropriate?
    while everything you said is true, there is in fact a known bug out there and it is simply masked under the "media server". When your battery dies in short order when you are doing nothing with your phone, you have a bug. But you are correct, if you see media server as the leading battery hog, but you are still getting good battery life, there should be nothing to fret over.
    01-30-2013 09:31 AM
  11. exqcme's Avatar
    semi-offtopic question


    how do you reset the "history" of the battery?
    just charge it full? i tried restarting, it still shows the same battery usage.
    01-30-2013 10:30 AM
  12. Hubertsng's Avatar
    semi-offtopic question


    how do you reset the "history" of the battery?
    just charge it full? i tried restarting, it still shows the same battery usage.
    There is an option im pretty sure that resets the battery stats

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    01-30-2013 12:23 PM
  13. exqcme's Avatar
    there's a 'refresh' option, but thats all i can see
    01-30-2013 12:29 PM
  14. Nonymous666's Avatar
    there's a 'refresh' option, but thats all i can see
    Mine resets automatically whenever it's done charging. I've never seen any option for it, although I've not really looked for one either.
    01-30-2013 12:35 PM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    This issue was plaguing my Galaxy Nexus two weeks ago and I couldn't find an answer either. Will remember this thread if I see it on my Nexus 4.
    01-30-2013 12:45 PM
  16. still1's Avatar
    read this and see if you guys understand the issue with mediaserver drain. this probably might not be the solution
    [FIX] ICS Media Server Battery Issue - xda-developers

    and this http://www.connect-utb.com/2012/07/b...-your-battery/
    01-30-2013 01:04 PM
  17. Dine Kostadincev's Avatar
    There is no Google Accounts in Settings
    04-24-2013 09:04 AM
  18. Nonymous666's Avatar
    There is no Google Accounts in Settings
    Go to Settings, the scroll down to "Accounts" section and then underneath accounts is "Google".
    04-24-2013 02:08 PM
  19. Unsc4rred's Avatar
    To reset a history you have to plug in your charging adapter and then pull it out again.
    05-02-2013 05:03 AM
  20. ConTejas's Avatar
    Go to Settings, the scroll down to "Accounts" section and then underneath accounts is "Google".
    To further this, it's settings<google (under accounts)<hit your gmail account to see all of your syncing options.
    05-02-2013 09:34 AM
  21. CanyTech's Avatar
    I had the same problem. First I cleared all data from media server and all other applications with the word "play" in them. The situation improved slightly, but the real fix was a battery pull. Apparently pulling out the battery unloads something not cleared by a simple restart.
    12-12-2013 09:02 PM
  22. Beau Denison's Avatar
    When I first got my N4 and when it was on Jelly Bean I had this same issue and disabling Google Currents fixed it for me, well it seemed like it did anyway.

    Good Luck!
    12-13-2013 09:24 PM
  23. Lynnieks's Avatar
    I had this problem but it's easily sorted. You need to delete everything off your device, all apps and music. Check also for corrupt photos and videos. This I know is a pain but not as big a pain as media server. Then fully charge your device, this will reset your battery stats. If media server is gone brilliant! If not there's still a file on there causing problems so delete again and then recharge.
    01-18-2015 02:31 AM
  24. mishal153's Avatar
    I started facing this issue . Had no idea what I had done to begin. There were no changes I had made to the phone in a while that I can remember . The trick to uncheck google play music from syncing resolved the issue . Verified across one cycle of complete charge to zero charge

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-22-2015 01:09 AM

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