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    Default Strange battery use

    I'm not sure what happened, but my battery life today has been crap. Of late, my battery has made it through a day with a good amount of battery left (something like 50% to 60% remaining) after 10 to 11 hours off the charger and no wi-fi (turned on, but not connected) with light to moderate use (probably 1 to 2 hours of screen on time).

    Today, however, I noticed in the early afternoon that I was down around 40% left. When I checked, the only things listed for battery use were "Android OS" at 93% and "Screen" at 2%. Obviously something was off, so I rebooted my phone. When it was time to head home (6ish) battery remaining was in the teens (14% I believe). Battery use info was still the same. I've used other apps today (Falcon Pro, Chrome, Gmail, WeatherBug, and a few others I can't recall offhand) but they don't show in the battery use list like normal.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions? Strange battery use-screenshot_2014-05-12-20-38-26.jpgStrange battery use-screenshot_2014-05-12-20-41-53.jpgStrange battery use-screenshot_2014-05-12-20-42-05.jpg
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    If a reboot does not work. Run the battery completely flat. Sometimes this has happened to me and I did that, and it leveled out, and went back to normal.

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    My normal battery life was 40% after 10 hours. Is this normal or is this a sign of a problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick7526 View Post
    If a reboot does not work. Run the battery completely flat. Sometimes this has happened to me and I did that, and it leveled out, and went back to normal.

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    Thanks. This seems to have worked. After 3.5 hours, I'm only down 9% and I've got about a dozen apps listed in the battery usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igneel View Post
    My normal battery life was 40% after 10 hours. Is this normal or is this a sign of a problem?
    Battery life varies with different conditions. I've had days where mine's mostly dead after 5 or 6 hours due to heavy use or lack of any cell/wifi signal. It helps to look at the Battery Use screen to figure out where any drain might be. When my signal is weak or non-existant, "Cell standby" can be my biggest drain.

    The issue I posted about was with the same conditions as the previous days I'd mentioned, but drastically different battery life and usage list.
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    I've had experiences with my Note 10.1 and old NS4G where the OS was using a hefty portion of the battery (although not nearly as high as yours). A restart and periodic reset fixed the issue.

    Hasn't happened on my Nexus 5, yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drathos View Post
    Battery life varies with different conditions. I've had days where mine's mostly dead after 5 or 6 hours due to heavy use or lack of any cell/wifi signal. It helps to look at the Battery Use screen to figure out where any drain might be. When my signal is weak or non-existant, "Cell standby" can be my biggest drain.

    The issue I posted about was with the same conditions as the previous days I'd mentioned, but drastically different battery life and usage list.
    Now it's 30% after 8-9 hours...

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