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    Default Nexus 5 Battery Life okay until last week!? (4.4 holdout)

    I got my Nexus 5 back in Dec '13. When 4.4.2 came out, I did NOT upgrade because I saw all of the problems people were having with battery life, which are hopefully about to be addressed in 4.4.3 this month. My battery life has been great. I'm not a heavy user of the phone, and it normally lasts the entire day with wifi on too.

    BUT starting about a week or two ago, things changed. All of a sudden, my battery is draining down fast, and I can't tell what's the problem from the battery screen (see screenshot). I also turned off wifi, and this doesn't make a notable difference (and somehow it's still using battery). Screen, is set to "auto", and that has always been the case.

    What in the world could have changed? And from the battery monitor it doesn't look like anything unusual is sucking battery -- but look how sharp the drain is (amid periods of recharging). I would say it's gone from lasting 12+ hours to about 4-6 hours.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Battery Life okay until last week!? (4.4 holdout)

    Have you added any apps recently? How often does that weather app in your notification bar update? Sadly, we are just going to have to troubleshoot this one .

    This is just my guess, but I suspect something is updating in the background as the culprit.... Odd it doesn't show on the battery screen tho.

    Also, when you have tried it with WiFi off... What shows on its place... it's 13% ?

    Personally, I updated to 4.4.2 as soon as I got the OTA and my battery life is about the same.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Battery Life okay until last week!? (4.4 holdout)

    Quote Originally Posted by jplehmann View Post
    I got my Nexus 5 back in Dec '13. When 4.4.2 came out, I did NOT upgrade because I saw all of the problems people were having with battery life, which are hopefully about to be addressed in 4.4.3 this month. My battery life has been great. I'm not a heavy user of the phone, and it normally lasts the entire day with wifi on too.

    BUT starting about a week or two ago, things changed. All of a sudden, my battery is draining down fast, and I can't tell what's the problem from the battery screen (see screenshot). I also turned off wifi, and this doesn't make a notable difference (and somehow it's still using battery). Screen, is set to "auto", and that has always been the case.

    What in the world could have changed? And from the battery monitor it doesn't look like anything unusual is sucking battery -- but look how sharp the drain is (amid periods of recharging). I would say it's gone from lasting 12+ hours to about 4-6 hours.

    Thanks!
    Try a reboot. I don't see any in the battery graph. Sometimes my battery gets weird like that and it isn't visible on the graph. I then usually reboot, or run the battery flat. That seems to fix it.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Battery Life okay until last week!? (4.4 holdout)

    If the reboot doesn't help, try clearing the system cache partition: [GUIDE] Nexus 5 Recovery

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Battery Life okay until last week!? (4.4 holdout)

    Quote Originally Posted by maverick7526 View Post
    Try a reboot. I don't see any in the battery graph. Sometimes my battery gets weird like that and it isn't visible on the graph. I then usually reboot, or run the battery flat. That seems to fix it.
    Yep. The few times I have noticed something sucking the battery and can't tell what, I just reboot and it seems to go back to normal again. I rarely reboot- maybe once a month. Like Diddy said- if a reboot doesn't fix it, clear the cache partition. Haven't needed to [clear the cache partition] on the Nexus 5 (I don't think so, anyway)... but I have to do that every few weeks on the Nexus 10 for some reason, because on that machine, performance starts to get hideous for no apparent reason. And by hideous, I mean REALLY bad- tons of lag, half a minute to launch apps, etc.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Battery Life okay until last week!? (4.4 holdout)

    Mine for the past 3 days I can't get 10 hours off the charger. I found out that Google play services was sucking the life out of my battery. Fixed it today and so far so good.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Battery Life okay until last week!? (4.4 holdout)

    Guys -- thanks for all the feedback. The reboot indeed fixed it! I rebooted about 4 days ago and am back to normal battery life. I am attaching an "after" screenshot to show the difference (ie what is "normal"). Note the slope of the line is much flatter.

    Nexus 5 Battery Life okay until last week!? (4.4 holdout)-screenshot_2014-05-03-20-56-11.jpg
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