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    Default I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    I've burned through 11 percent on standby in 2 hours. I've cleared the cache partition several times and even did a factory reset. I'm so sick and tired of having to carry a phone charger with me at all times... Why can't google fix this already? My phone is stock and all I do is surf the web and text basically.

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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Can you show screenshots of your battery stats, please?

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    Here you go...

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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Since you are showing a weak cell signal, perhaps that is the bulk of your drain? If you click on the graph, it will show the network strength.

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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Since you are showing a weak cell signal, perhaps that is the bulk of your drain? If you click on the graph, it will show the network strength.

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    Is there anything I can do about that? I'm on sprint near Chicago... I don't know why my signal would be so poor.

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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhanson85 View Post
    Is there anything I can do about that? I'm on sprint near Chicago... I don't know why my signal would be so poor.

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    Aside from changing carriers, probably not.
    I am slowly moving away from Sprint. My N5 was not so great on their service.I had my AT&T sim in for a couple days and made a world of difference.

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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    If you have LTE, can you downgrade to 3G? Try that. It stops my battery from draining. It doesn't feel any slower.
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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhanson85 View Post
    I've burned through 11 percent on standby in 2 hours.
    Thats not Nexus 5 battery life. Thats the battery life of your particulart Nexus 5.

    I burn through 1-2% overnight (I don't turn anything off except bluetooth). It's definitely not a general Nexus 5 issue. Either you have a rogue app or broken hardware.
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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    Thats not Nexus 5 battery life. Thats the battery life of your particulart Nexus 5.

    I burn through 1-2% overnight (I don't turn anything off except bluetooth). It's definitely not a general Nexus 5 issue. Either you have a rogue app or broken hardware.
    I would say in general the nexus 5 has a lot of issues regarding battery drain as it is well documented on this forum. Also, my phone has not always behaved like this. After the factory reset, the battery was great, especially standby. I don't want to have to do that every time the phone acts up though. Is there a way to determine a rogue app without rooting?

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    Looks like there is something Facebook is doing during your standby being at 5% for 2 hours. I have 15 hours on my current charge and I only have 2% used by Facebook and I been on Facebook reading it for at least 45 minutes today over Wi-Fi and just about no other use during that time. My N5 discharges rate in idle is about 2% to 4% max over night after a full charge. My T-Moble signal at home is fair but not real good in strength.

    I have seen people finding an App that was using their battery up during idle. So try a test and delete some App for a short test to see if that helps. Try deleting Facebook for a few hours and see if that makes any difference. I have had to use a App to limit Facebook using my GPS in the past that was eating my N5 battery. Since Facebook just got that new messaging App you may want to delete it also for your test.

    Read this.

    Facebook battery DRAIN

    The Facebook app was outed earlier this summer for it's excessive battery usage. The app refreshes even when running in the background. Fifteen minutes of Facebook time, assuming there are no videos, can use 5 MB of data. http://mashable.com/2013/09/21/batte...89e44fde00c230
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianhanson85 View Post
    I would say in general the nexus 5 has a lot of issues regarding battery drain as it is well documented on this forum.
    Just sayin, I doubt I have a magic Nexus 5. If I am not having the issues, and they are, that leads me to believe it's not normal. Their issues may very well be real, but it's not a problem with the design of the phone. It's an issue specific to the phone they have.

    Also, my phone has not always behaved like this. After the factory reset, the battery was great, especially standby. I don't want to have to do that every time the phone acts up though. Is there a way to determine a rogue app without rooting?
    Only by adding them one at a time after the reset, and monitoring for a while. It's a pain, but it's the only way to be sure. Focus more on the non-popular apps you might have running.

    I almost returned mine early on because I thought the touchscreen was broken. But it turned out to be an app I had running (called "Display Brightness", a widget/overlay which lets me adjust brightness of any screen, actually a really cool app I recommend now...they have since fixed the problem with it). This is a hazard on any phone with an open OS. Apple locks apps down tight to avoid exactly this kind of thing from happening.
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    Shilohcane reminds me to suggest you make sure your GPS isn't on high accuracy, as that will suck battery. And also go through your apps, especially those on your list and cut back their polling; just as his comment about FB.

    Also, I'm puzzled how Google keyboard can take so much power unless you are typing away like I crazy...
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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary_Berg View Post
    Shilohcane reminds me to suggest you make sure your GPS isn't on high accuracy, as that will suck battery. And also go through your apps, especially those on your list and cut back their polling; just as his comment about FB.

    Also, I'm puzzled how Google keyboard can take so much power unless you are typing away like I crazy...
    What do you mean by "cut back their polling"?

    I deleted Facebook and 2 hours later I've only dropped 2 percent.

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    Not that it means anything for the problems of the OP but I've had my nexus 5 for a little over a week now and I've been really impressed with the battery life.

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    I have tried different settings and different apps, have settled on BatteryGuru that is made to work with the Snapdragon chip on the Nexus 5.

    Not perfect, but working better for me than other methods.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...snapdragon.app
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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhanson85 View Post
    .... After the factory reset, the battery was great, especially standby....
    ... which, IMHO speaks for a rogue app ...
    Strange though, that it doesn't show up on the battery-screenshot...

    I must concur with D_March and the others: my batterylife is good. Better than it ever was on the Galaxy S3...


    ...edit: or maybe the rogue app does show up. Could it be something that keeps your screen alive? Or turns it on again and again?
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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Well the fundamental issue is still that the nexus 5 has a small battery. There is a reason why the other flagships used batteries closer to 3000mah... Power phones need the power.

    I used to fuss with my nexus 5 all the time, trying to get more time on a charge... Since I've moved to a phone with a much higher capacity, I stopped bothering without realizing it... I just didn't need to anymore.

    It really is the phones only shortcoming... If it had a battery that was 2600-3000, it would have made it pretty much perfect.
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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoRex View Post
    It really is the phones only shortcoming... If it had a battery that was 2600-3000, it would have made it pretty much perfect.
    Removable batteries would have made this a non-issue. But Google is obstinate.
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    Removing Facebook seems to have dramatically improved my standby time. This is pretty annoying because I used Facebook a lot... I guess I will just view it through chrome going forward. Screen on time is still between 3-4 hours which from what I gather is about normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    Removable batteries would have made this a non-issue. But Google is obstinate.
    But even that is a bit of a workaround.... you would have to haul around a spare, have to manage charging two batteries (or have an external charger). A removable back plate does allow for EXPANDED battery support, since it can include a new backplate to account for the size increase. Removable batteries do add a bit of complexity and cost to a phone's design, so perhaps this was a beancounter sacrifice.

    Still... up until a couple of weeks ago, I would have dismissed battery complaints a bit... but I used my JUMP to go from my Nexus 5 to a LG G3 (because upgrade).... two weeks in, I've noticed that I'm no longer watching the battery indicator... and I'm not in BBS or GSAM all the time trying to find leeches. I'm seeing idle battery consumption drop to below 1%/hour (from 2-4%). I usually needed to pop it on a charger at work, then at night, where now charging is a once a day thing unless I want to top it off. So now I kind of realized how much time I spend fussing with the phone in an attempt to squeeze what I could out of it.

    I think it was most noticeable when I had to take a family member to the E.R.... We were there for 6 hours and I was on my phone quite a bit, sending messages home to give updates (everyone is fine). I unconsciously grabbed my wall charger when I left. Had I still had my Nexus 5, I would have been looking for an outlet at some point (which would have been a challenge, ERs don't really want people plugging random stuff in left and right, not a lot of outlets that don't say "Emergency Use Only")... but as is, I never once worried about killing the battery. It was at that point when I realized how much of an achilles heel that battery actually was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianhanson85 View Post
    Removing Facebook seems to have dramatically improved my standby time. This is pretty annoying because I used Facebook a lot... I guess I will just view it through chrome going forward. Screen on time is still between 3-4 hours which from what I gather is about normal.
    The Facebook app sucks anyway...just use the mobile site. It's faster and has more options anyway.

    Facebook's Android app has always been awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    No you would not.
    that would be great... if I had a Galaxy Nexus. I had a 5.... granted, I know that you can remove the backplate on the 5. It's just held on by a few clips and a dab of easy to remove glue, but I would guess that the battery would need to be disconnected and not just popped out of a cradle. I never looked, but there could be a larger battery and a backplate replacement out there somewhere..... other than those external ones that involve a case... One of the things I liked the most about the 5 was its size, look and form factor. And those extended cases would really screw around with that.

    I didn't swap out to a G3 due to battery issues...I did it mostly because my JUMP was up and I might as well use it if I paid for it. And if another Nexus device came along that I really wanted, I could always switch off. I know the Nexus 6? may be coming out, but I'm not sure, based on the leaked info, it would be really much of an upgrade over my 5....but that is a different topic of discussion.

    Safe to say that if I had to go back to the Nexus 5 now, I think that the battery capacity would be far more an issue for me now.
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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    I had a galaxy nexus with both standard and extended batteries. The extended battery wasn't that much better than the standard AND most of the cases made for the gnex did not fit with the extended battery. Even with the extended battery, I could not get a full day of use if I were actually using the phone.

    It was such a hassle having to keep track of charging multiple batteries and hauling around spares and a charger. Not to mention 2 different cases, or you were stuck with 1 case that fit the extended battery but was slightly too large for the standard battery.

    The problem was that the gnex batteries were too small for the power of the device. The answer is larger batteries be they removable or not.
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    Default Re: I can't deal with the nexus 5 battery life anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoRex View Post
    that would be great... if I had a Galaxy Nexus. I had a 5
    The point being, a removable battery means you can easily upgrade it as well. You don't have to swap out anything unless you want to.
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