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    Default Android System tanking my battery life! Time to return?

    It can't be normal that Android System is at 26% and higher than my screen (on screen time of 3 1/2 hrs). Any help is appreciated.

    Even after a factory reset. Five and a half THOUSAND wake locks, time to return I think?

    Sent from a Galaxy 5 light years away
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    ummmm 1 day 5 hours with 20% life left on a single charge and you see a problem? There is NOTHING wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    That means you haven't used the unit much in that time period. The screen is only used when you are actually using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    ummmm 1 day 5 hours with 20% life left on a single charge and you see a problem? There is NOTHING wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yes bc I got these same stats with my GS4 so yes I do see a problem. And I was using my phone a moderate amount.

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    It's normal, here is mine right now.
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    My battery life is about 7 hours while streaming movies on my phone continuously. How fast are we talking about that your battery is draining in real time not by what you think is happening based on what Android Battery Usage says is happening?
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    I ended up getting 1 day 10 hrs with 4 hrs 10 min of on screen time. Not thattt bad, but still not what I was expecting.
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    Happening to me too, I haven't found a solution yet..
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    Five and a half THOUSAND wakelocks... this can't be normal.
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    Solution: Turn off Google's Location Reporting.

    Settings > Connections > Location > Google Location Reporting > Location Reporting: Off for this device
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    I'd take that with what my Moto X was giving me.
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    Default Re: Android System tanking my battery life!

    Quote Originally Posted by Radnor View Post
    Solution: Turn off Google's Location Reporting.

    Settings > Connections > Location > Google Location Reporting > Location Reporting: Off for this device
    That's the first thing I do whenever I flash a ROM. So needless to say that's been done lol. Can someone else with a GS5 confirm that it's not only my device doing that and it is just KitKat? Just using GSam with it's "root companion" app gives you plenty of battery stats/info! I'd really appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe113 View Post
    That's the first thing I do whenever I flash a ROM. So needless to say that's been done lol. Can someone else with a GS5 confirm that it's not only my device doing that and it is just KitKat? Just using GSam with it's "root companion" app gives you plenty of battery stats/info! I'd really appreciate it.
    I can tell you I returned one S5 and the next one is the same thing so there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwd3885 View Post
    I can tell you I returned one S5 and the next one is the same thing so there's that.

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    There's nothing wrong with the devices, like I've mentioned before, since kit Kat my s4 began with this, before that, Screen was always sbowing 60 to 65 % , the same day of the update it began having the Android system at the top, I noticed some decrease on battery but it maybe related to other things that I never adjusted, now fast forwarding to s5, it came with kit Kat so there's no way on knowing how could it be with out it, but even like this, my screen on time are insane, for the past 3 days after making all my normal adjustments, I'm averaging 5.5 - 6 screen on hours, with lte, wifi and Bluetooth for my gear 2 neo all the time. Today, I'm almost at 7 hours of screen on time, and it was unplugged last night at 10pm.

    If you want to see what I'm saying here, just download Gsam Battery app and you will see that it shows threw normal usage we all Galaxy Users were used to before kit kat, so I'm guessing that something changed with kit Kat that caused issue with the built in battery usage app on the galaxies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe113 View Post
    I ended up getting 1 day 10 hrs with 4 hrs 10 min of on screen time. Not thattt bad, but still not what I was expecting.
    Not that bad? That is great life.

    Honestly I have to ask.. What phone were you using before where you got better battery life? I am curious as to where your expectations are coming from.

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    Default Re: Android System tanking my battery life! Time to return?

    I don't see a problem with your battery life at all.

    I wonder if you never looked at those details in gsam if you'd think that there was a problem.

    Sure, you can turn off location services and your battery life will probably get a little bit better. That should be expected since you're turning something off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Not that bad? That is great life.

    Honestly I have to ask.. What phone were you using before where you got better battery life? I am curious as to where your expectations are coming from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe113 View Post
    S4

    Sent from a Galaxy 5 light years away
    You got better time than that with that much screen time on the S4? :?

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    You people who think you have a problem that are getting over a day on a single charge are bat**** crazy! ITS NORMAL!!!!!!!!!!!
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    As I type this, I'm at 79% in almost 8 hrs, with just some browsing and email on my commute into the office this morning. With my S3, I'd be closer to 25% about now, and lucky to make it home at the end of the day without recharging. Normal or not, I'm not complaining.

    I did have an issue the other day where the phone felt warm, and was using juice faster than normal. The battery screen only showed Android System and Android OS, no other apps (weird...). Put it on the OEM charger overnight and re-booted in the morning as soon as I took it off and it's been fine ever since. I'm assuming the OP is using the OEM USB 3.0 charging cable?
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    It's funny everyone complaining about their battery life lasting reportedly over one day. That's amazing battery life. My Nexus 5 has poor battery life compared to this!!!! Enjoy it!! Also regarding the Android system using high amounts of memory, some reports say this is due to KitKat. Camera not closing and running in the background. I personally can't wait for my S5.

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    I get about 5.5 to 7.5 hours with my S5, I think the Op is a moron complaining about only getting over 34 hours of use... without hypermiling the phone, I've never had a phone without an extended battery last more than 10-12 hours. go back to a dumb phone if you want more battery life. on my LG spectrum I bought a massive extended battery, never used bluetooth, kept the display brightness set at 0 24 hours a day, and had 1hr of screen on time all day and barely hit 18 hours without putting the phone in airplane mode over night. If I charged it up, then put in airplane mode and went to bed, it could go all day with almost no use, then airplane mode all night again and i'd wake up with 6-12% battery left. barely 36 hours on a 4800 - 5400 mAh battery with a 720p display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    ummmm 1 day 5 hours with 20% life left on a single charge and you see a problem? There is NOTHING wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I turned off location services, but battery life wasn't much better. When on, location services was using a lot of battery. With it off, apps were making location services requests that weren't being fulfilled. Either way, Android System was overshadowing Screen for battery use. This is not normal.

    What I eventually did was go into location services and set it to power saving mode. Now apps get the info they need and it's obtained without draining the battery. Now I'm back to screen using the most battery.

    However, screen isn't in the 70% range like I'm used to. It may be that the S5 screen is so efficient that it's moving closer to Android Services in battery consumption. It looks screwy to me when the screen is only taking 24% of the battery.
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    ok, so my battery is about done for...
    7hrs 29 minutes from 100% to 22%
    so 449 minutes for 78% battery
    that gives 323 seconds (just under 5.4 minutes) per % of battery
    so with 22% left I could have continued using the phone for almost 2 hours

    that math gives me a 9.5 hour battery life, not too shabby in my opinion and if I didn't work at home would get me from the car to work all day, back into my car with a functional phone that needs to be plugged in to and from work.

    4hrs and 29 min off screen on time
    269 total minutes in 78% battery usage
    206.92 seconds of screen on per 1% of battery
    with 22% of battery left that gives 4552 seconds of remaining screen on time, or 75 mins 52 seconds


    SO, my usage for today shows that I can get 9/5 hours of phone usage with 5hrs and 45 mins of screen on time, I took screenshots on my phone, I'll upload sometime later this weekend if anyone cares. I didn't install tapatalk on my S5 yet.

    device is not rooted and I have only installed Lux, not configured it yet, and no other app that could be used to improve battery life.
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