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    Default Galaxy S5 : Android System using too much battery

    I can't for the life of me figure out why the Android System is using more battery than my display. This is when the display is turned on for 4+ hours in a single charge. My first day with the S5 the display was #1 but ever since its been Android System.

    Is this negatively impacting battery? Every phone I've used the display is the battery hog. Any fix? I'm out of ideas.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5 : Android System using too much battery

    Mine's the same way, Android System is at 19% and Display is at 16%.

    That being said, I'm at 16 hours on the current charge and have 48% battery life left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdpig View Post
    Mine's the same way, Android System is at 19% and Display is at 16%.

    That being said, I'm at 16 hours on the current charge and have 48% battery life left.
    How much display time?

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    I feel like today has been awful. 2 hours and 20 minutes of off the charger time and I'm at 86%. On WiFi for all but 20 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    I can't for the life of me figure out why the Android System is using more battery than my display. This is when the display is turned on for 4+ hours in a single charge. My first day with the S5 the display was #1 but ever since its been Android System.

    Is this negatively impacting battery? Every phone I've used the display is the battery hog. Any fix? I'm out of ideas.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    What have you tried? Did you get an update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    What have you tried? Did you get an update?

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    No update. My first two days were great. No background updates other than Gmail. Did reboots but it seems KitKat on S4 (from Google search) and S5 are doing this. I just don't get it.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S5 : Android System using too much battery

    I am having the same issues. I leave my phone on airplane most of the day as I get no service at work, I have wifi off when sleeping and still my battery drains.

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    The thing that bugs me is that I have been spending most of my time for the last two weeks trying to find ways to save battery and it is barely working, or at best working inconsistently. I might need to try a replacement. What do you guys think?
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    Activate Ultra Power Savings by using TWO fingures to pull down the settings. A 100% battery charge can last 12 days and still allow calls, messages and the internet. However, its all in black and white and all other apps are suspended. I turn it on every night when I sleep.
    Last edited by sirmaru; 04-22-2014 at 09:13 PM.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5 : Android System using too much battery

    Quote Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
    Activate Ultra Power Savings by using TWO figures to pull down the settings. A 100% battery charge can lase 12 days and still allow calls, messages and the internet. However, its all in black and white and all other apps are suspended. I turn it on every night when I sleep.
    Why not just plug it in when you sleep?

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    Ok everyone. I just restored my Galaxy S5 ( AT&T) to factory defaults and then after the restore I turned off location completely. I will let you know. As of right now it's showing the display using more battery than the OS. But I also think there's an OS update. I'm going to check that out next.
    **update**
    No update for the OS.
    Last edited by Benmt; 04-23-2014 at 10:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benmt View Post
    Ok everyone. I just restored my Galaxy S5 ( AT&T) to factory defaults and then after the restore I turned off location completely. I will let you know. As of right now it's showing the display using more battery than the OS. But I also think there's an OS update. I'm going to check that out next.
    I am not sure which if any US providers got the update yet but Verizon for sure hasn't. I'm hoping for a fix because the one time my display used more the battery was excellent.

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    Looks like some of you guys are having the same "glitch" I am...under battery stats, the mobile network signal has gaps of "black" or "blank space" in between where it should be green or yellow or whatever. Weird.

    I've also noticed that my android system is using more battery then the display. This issue seemed to have started today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    No update. My first two days were great. No background updates other than Gmail. Did reboots but it seems KitKat on S4 (from Google search) and S5 are doing this. I just don't get it.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    Try a cache clear in recovery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bespinct View Post
    Why not just plug it in when you sleep?

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    If you go to work every day, do both. Plug it in every night and only use Ultra Power Saving in the day. You will have full internet, phone and message capabilities with maximum battery life each day. You then can leave off UPS on weekends and holidays to enjoy all the other apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Try a cache clear in recovery?
    Doesn't work. I'm beginning to think this is normal because I'm seeing complaints on the Nexus devices with KitKat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Doesn't work. I'm beginning to think this is normal because I'm seeing complaints on the Nexus devices with KitKat.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    Hopefully it can get figured out.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S5 : Android System using too much battery

    It's a KitKat problem with Location.

    My GS4 has had this on and off for the past few weeks and each time I've turned Off Location, Android System drops dramatically, something very wrong with KitKat's location management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsepz_GP View Post
    It's a KitKat problem with Location.

    My GS4 has had this on and off for the past few weeks and each time I've turned Off Location, Android System drops dramatically, something very wrong with KitKat's location management.
    I just disabled location services completely so we will see how it does.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    I just disabled location services completely so we will see how it does.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    I had this issue with my Moto X, the Android OS was using at time over 50%. I turned off location service and disable a few things, never did get it to go below 35%. Hope my S5 doesn't start this.
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    I hate the battery usage on this phone, and its going back...check out the time on, and battery level in this pic, along with AndroidGalaxy S5 : Android System using too much battery-2014-04-24-09.02.08.jpg system
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    I don't know how to do a screen shot but I just looked at my phone (2 days old) and it says Android OS 76%, and Android System 7%. Battery at 70% with 15 hrs 46 min on battery. Can anyone tell me what this means? Thank you. It's an S5
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    Default Re: Galaxy S5 : Android System using too much battery

    Have you tried wake lock detector to see?

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    sorry where do i find wake lock detector and what does it do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasburyy View Post
    I hate the battery usage on this phone, and its going back...check out the time on, and battery level in this pic, along with AndroidClick image for larger version. 

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    The issue is any KitKat device is doing this. Google is working on a fix and phone manufacturers will need to update their software with it. I've read that it appears to be the camera causing it to never sleep.

    I've never seen that severe of drain before though.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    Last edited by Eclipse2K; 04-24-2014 at 06:21 PM.
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    This is all kinds of ridiculous. I'm charging my phone during the day which I haven't done in years!

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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