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    Default What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?

    I'm getting pretty tired of this device. I really want to like it but recently, for no apparrent reason my Nexus runs very warm and the battery drops very rapidly and charges very slowly. I left it plugged into the wall charger for 6-7 hours and by morning it was only 49% charged. A few hours later when I was out, the battery was dead and the phone was hot.

    What can I do, it's driving me nuts? Here are some screenshots:

    What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?-screenshot_2014-07-23-21-58-18.jpg

    What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?-screenshot_2014-07-23-21-58-25.jpg

    What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?-screenshot_2014-07-24-07-29-49.jpg

    I don't root my phone and I have the latest 4.4.4 update.
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    Default Re: What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?

    You've tried rebooting to see if the drain stops, correct?
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    Default Re: What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?

    Looking at this, something is keeping your phone awake almost the entire time. You can try to install GSAM battery monitor that may help determine what is causing that wakelock. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...labs.bbm&hl=en
    Also, have you rebooted your phone recently? If not, you should try that first.

    One last thing - It looks like you are in an area with bad mobile signal - that may be adding to the battery loss as well.
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    Default Re: What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?

    Thanks, yes the phone has been rebooted numerous times with no effect.

    I've taken the rather drastic step of uninstalling all apps from the phone and have installed the GSAM battery monitor. Let's see what happens. Perhaps it's not Google's fault after all, but just a crappy app -- crapp?
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    Default Re: What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?

    Quote Originally Posted by mysilly View Post
    Thanks, yes the phone has been rebooted numerous times with no effect.

    I've taken the rather drastic step of uninstalling all apps from the phone and have installed the GSAM battery monitor. Let's see what happens. Perhaps it's not Google's fault after all, but just a crappy app -- crapp?
    If that doesn't work, try clearing the cache in recovery mode. Occasionally you get issues like that and wiping that partition will sort it out.

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    Default Re: What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?

    Quote Originally Posted by mysilly View Post
    I've taken the rather drastic step of uninstalling all apps from the phone and have installed the GSAM battery monitor. Let's see what happens. Perhaps it's not Google's fault after all, but just a crappy app -- crapp?
    Next time you want to test this, you don't really have to uninstall the apps - just boot into safe mode (press and hold power button till you get menu. Instead of tapping on "Power off", press and hold the "Power off" button - that will let you reboot into safe mode (where all user apps are disabled).

    If you have already rebooted, then, yes, it is very likely a bad app. Also, try keeping it overnight in airplane mode for a few hours to see if that stops the battery drain due to it being kept awake. Your screenshots do show bad signal strength, and that can cause significant drain at times.
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    Default Re: What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?

    I've put back most of my Apps (just the ones I use regularly) and had a look at GSAM Battery Monitor and it looks fine now:

    What can I do about my Nexus 5 battery life?-screenshot_2014-07-25-11-47-32.png

    If I need any more apps, I will add them slowly one by one and monitor. Thanks for the help!
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