1. li33gwm's Avatar
    Just switched from the HTC One to Galaxy 5 yesterday. Upon setting it up, loved it; screen looks great, easy to type on keyboard, etc.

    It seems that the battery drains really quick - real quick! With the first HTC One (M7), had no problems with battery at all. I tried restarting the device twice, but still having battery issues. For example the phone was fully charged before I went to bed and then when I woke up 6 hours later it was already down to 67% with it being not used. What could be going on? Not an expert user with settings so any help would be appreciated before I decide I'm going to go back and just get the new HTC One. Thanks!
    04-12-2014 07:23 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    Keep in mind the battery will need 4 or 5 charge cycles to get into the swing of things.
    04-12-2014 08:44 AM
  3. li33gwm's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    Keep in mind the battery will need 4 or 5 charge cycles to get into the swing of things.
    Thanks for the welcome! Do I need to let the battery drain completely that many times before charging?
    04-12-2014 08:58 AM
  4. killakumes's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome! Do I need to let the battery drain completely that many times before charging?
    thats really just a myth. modern lithium batteries dont need to be power cycled to "hold charge". they'll love the juice whenever you give it and work hard when its not charging. i guarantee after a couple days of normal use and charging youll see it acting normal or as expected.

    like most of us you might also be tinkering quite a bit and im sure that doesnt help. be mindful of all the apps you have running in the background
    04-12-2014 09:05 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome! Do I need to let the battery drain completely that many times before charging?
    You don't need to completely drain batteries anymore. But the battery does need a few charge cycles to get into a rhythm.
    04-12-2014 09:09 AM
  6. li33gwm's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply again. In terms of apps running in the background, how do I know what is running so that I can turn some of them off? Here's what my battery settings says is happening:
    Here's what is says for Battery Settings:

    55% - Not Charging
    10h 49m on battery

    Android System - 19%
    HD Widgets - 14%
    Google Search 12%
    Android OS - 11%
    Screen - 9%
    Cell Standby - 6%
    Android Core Apps - 6%
    WiFi - 4%
    Device Idle - 4%
    04-12-2014 09:14 AM
  7. sirmaru's Avatar
    Turn off WiFi, GPS (Location Based Services) when not in use.
    04-12-2014 09:26 AM
  8. gtg465x's Avatar
    Turn off WiFi, GPS (Location Based Services) when not in use.
    Those use a negligible amount of battery when they're on but not in use. No need to turn them off.
    04-12-2014 09:42 AM
  9. _Zguy__'s Avatar
    Considering you just got the phone it probably still is doing a lot of background syncing all your Google services, should be fine once all that is done
    GeekNews likes this.
    04-12-2014 09:51 AM

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