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    Default MEDIA cpu usage draining battery?

    Hey guys, Im on my first day with the gs5 and am noticing that MEDIA is using a considerable amount of CPU time. its not keeping the phone awake but im 61% at 3hrs 51min off batt with 1hr 49min screen on and MEDIA using 1h 3min only keeping phone awake 8min 56sec.

    Any suggestions or ideas?
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    Default Re: MEDIA cpu usage draining battery?

    If you have an MicroSD card in there, the media service on the phone may be cycling through your songs or pictures and is stuck on something. I'd backup the stuff on your card, then format it with exFAT, then try it again and see if that fixes it.
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    thats what i was thinking. if i export my contacts to my usb phone storage i will not lose them correct?....and whats the best way to format the card or how is that done? via computer or phone? i dont have an adapter for my computer is why im asking
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    Default Re: MEDIA cpu usage draining battery?

    Well, you should have google contacts, correct? If so, they are backed up on google, so not to worry. If not, I am not sure what contacts you have stored on the MicroSD card... I took the card out, and formatted in my computer, but I had a MicroSD reader. You should be ok to format it in the phone settings.
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    k and yes i forgot about the google sync. ill try on the phone. thanks for the help. ill post back on the results prob later today. so far the battery is still impressive at about 2.5hrs screen on at 50%
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    The battery is VERY impressive. Unplugged for 48 hours here and on 55%!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NismoZ View Post
    The battery is VERY impressive. Unplugged for 48 hours here and on 55%!
    lol wut How much screen time?
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    Default Re: MEDIA cpu usage draining battery?

    2h27m, not a heavy user by any means, but this is awesome...
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    so i pulled the card and restarted and still runs. by pulling the card should it not stop the process? the data seems to be increasing like something is downloading in the background. its up to 65 mb now. any ideas?
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    Default Re: MEDIA cpu usage draining battery?

    Well, that's the only one I have heard, but you could go through these:
    https://www.google.com/#q=media+cpu+android
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    Default Re: MEDIA cpu usage draining battery?

    problem solved. SAMSUNG LINK was causing the cpu and battery drain. got it on the charger now but looks like that solved it. will update for sure.
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    Default Re: MEDIA cpu usage draining battery?

    You can use GSam Battery Monitor to identify unruly apps.
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    samsung link was in fact the problem. turned off and battery is stellar now. i did use gsm battery monitor which worked great. would def recommend it to anyone with battery draining apps or processes. thanks for all the help guys
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    Default Re: MEDIA cpu usage draining battery?

    I have posted this elsewhere, but I can't get more than a few hours on a charge, and DCMProvider is using it all. Now up to 80%. Reset, and still doing it. I have no idea what this app is.

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    Don't even have dcmprovider, is that from a downloaded app?

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    It's been there since I bought it. No apps but stock on t mobile

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    i replied previously to your thread and i believe it is not the dcmprovider. try turning off samsung link and see if that fixes it. they are both linked to a media process that is running.
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    even if it shows up on gsm batt monitor i would try samsung link first. it doesnt seem right but cant hurt as i know those two run a media process in the background. my dcmprovider is 0 since i turned link off
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    Link is off. Still going
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    You might want to try Play Newsstand settings. If download while charging only isn't checked, it'll keep refreshing in the background. You should also check the settings on any news & social media apps, as well as email.

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    agree. id try turning off all bloatware.
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    I recently purchased a GS5, and discovered that every time I used the Gallery, DCMProvider and Downloads processes (as displayed using OSMonitor) would use the CPU for several minutes. However, there is an easy solution: open Gallery, click the top right "settings" icon (looks like 3 vertical dots), select Content, then deselect Picasa (now only "Content in device" should be checked). You might need to reboot or let DCMProvider finish doing whatever it is doing, but after that you should be able to use the Gallery app or camera app without having your phone eat CPU.

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