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    I'm not too happy with battery life compared to every one else(average 8 hours use, 6 hours screen on time with power saver). I find that my app usage is very high(screenshots below). What should I do/any tips?

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    should I factory reset or return or nah?-screenshot_2014-05-05-13-12-40.jpg
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    Looks like you forgot to attach the screenshots. With 6 hours of screen time I'd say that doesn't sound all that bad. There's some people on here getting a bunch of screen time and all day battery life, but the average seems to be 1-3 hours to 12-15 hours screen on/total. Can look into it in more detail with screenshots though.

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    Oh, didn't realize they'd be in a comment. I'd still say considering how active you are on your M8 those stats aren't outside the norm. But I'm not as good at reading battery stats as a lot of people here seem to be, so anyone who cares to feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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    But sometimes my android system and system kernel each take up %10 which totals %20, even when the screen is almost always on. Is there any ways to fix this/ what processes does the android system and kernel control?

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    What should an app usage screen look like?

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    Turn off any radios you are not using such as gps and make sure you run into off wifi scannjng the while sleeping.

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    But like any tips to reduce android system and kernel use?

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    But like any tips to reduce android system and kernel use?

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    Turn off the phone and stop using it. That's about the only way

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    Yeah, your kernel and system percentage is virtually identical to mine. Today I've gotten 15.5 hours with somewhere around 3.5 hours of screen on time. If you want to give it a try you could wipe it and reload apps slowly to see if that's a problem. Or do any of the standard battery saving tricks. But I do think it's mainly the screen on time that's getting you.

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    I'm just annoyed that other people get 7-8 hours of screen on time and like a few days of use

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    I'm just annoyed that other people get 7-8 hours of screen on time and like a few days of use

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    they are not telling you that thier screen brightness is set at 10% on thier bogus tests. Stop fretting, start enjoying.

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    Your stats sound just fine.. Honestly..

    My question is... Are you running into issues with the battery? Such as it dying when you need it and are out? If not and you're just annoyed at having to charge.. Then you'd have to get a phone that you could battery swap or simply plug up.

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    But I did a factory reset and my app usage is 46.5% and my screen Is 45%. I think the app usage is too high

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepurpleturtle View Post
    But I did a factory reset and my app usage is 46.5% and my screen Is 45%. I think the app usage is too high

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    My question still stands.. If you have no issue using your phone and it lasting you through your day.. Then you're fine... Your usage times are like an hour or so less than the "others"... But the others could have stuff off you don't... Use less brightness... Have better cell signal... There are so many factors.

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    I actually have like everything off

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    Like the brightness is 1/3. All sync is off. Almost always on Wi-Fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepurpleturtle View Post
    Like the brightness is 1/3. All sync is off. Almost always on Wi-Fi.

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    Comparing your battery life to others can be dangerous. No one uses their phone the same way. People have different apps, and even if they have the same ones, they probably spend time in each app differently than you.

    As Almeuit asked: Is your phone dying before you're done with the day? If not, then you're essentially comparing benchmark stats. You may "score" less than someone else, but if you don't actually have a noticeable problem in everyday usage then don't stress out about it.
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    His stats are fine. Lots of factors go into how your battery will perform, one of the main factors is your connection. Are on Wi-Fi, 3g, 4th, spark? Do you bounce in and out of service? This will chew through your battery. Apps running, google location services, screen brightness, screen on time. Etc. Everyone can see difference results. From what I've seen from the screen shots this is very normal, expected use

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    I don't really make it through the day, I'm a heavy user,but still

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    What's your screen brightness set at during that screen on time? How strong a connection do you have most of that time? The people who get over a day of usage aren't doing it with a ton of screen time, anything above the lowest brightness, and high power usage apps.

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    I have 1/3 brightness. Decent connection, etc

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    What would be helpful is to upload a screenshot or two of the battery data from the end of the day or the low end of the battery since right now I can only go on averages. I still think it's fairly normal but I'll take a look. Case in point, your average usage says you have your screen on for 62 percent of the time it's unplugged. Noon to 5:45pm of constant use with the screen on. That's really a lot of screen on time. In contrast, today I've gotten almost 13 hours so far since I unplugged. I'm now at 12 percent. But that's with almost 3 hours of screen on time. Noon to three of use if you put it all together. On average my screen is on for a much shorter 25% of my day.

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