1. Joe113's Avatar
    Here ya go. Gonna try it when I get off of work later on and see if it actually works. In the mean time, someone else try it!
    atg284 and Aric Miller like this.
    04-26-2014 10:56 AM
  2. atg284's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I formatted my new card or not.

    How do you check what your SD card is formatted to?

    Edit: mine just says the file system is "Generic hierarchical".

    Someone claims to have a fix for Android System battery drain!-sdcardformat.jpg
    04-26-2014 11:11 AM
  3. Cobravision's Avatar
    I didn't want to go through the whole reformatting, so I downloaded an SD scanner that works with KitKat and ran it. I also have Pocket, with over 1gb of cached articles (1600 total). Even with KitKat, you can still move apps to SD, so I moved Pocket to SD, moved my cache to SD, and deleted half the articles. This also freed up 1gb from internal storage. Turns out even though you check the box to store cached articles on SD, it will not actually do so unless you move the app to SD first.

    Anyway, not sure which one did the trick, but I now have Screen taking the most battery like it should be. But it's still nowhere near what it is on my other devices.
    04-27-2014 04:04 PM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I know one of the "Android System" causes has something to do with constant switching between LTE, 4G, and Wifi...idk its weird but this is how I think I fixed mine

    When I first got the phone, the Android system was normal, then I installed Juice Defender, tested it for about 1-2 days, and noticed the Android System would jump to 80%, and my battery would drain quiiiick
    I uninstalled Juice Defender, and it actually seemed to make battery much much better, even then when I first got it.

    This gave me the impression that software adjust battery usage depending on how much you use the phone...the more you use the phone, the software adjusts to your use and doesn't take as much battery

    I could be wrong but it worked for me
    04-27-2014 04:40 PM
  5. MBM7881's Avatar
    I had Juice Defender and it drained my battery. Once I uninstalled it my battery got better

    Sent from my SM-P600 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-27-2014 06:41 PM
  6. Joe113's Avatar
    So in addition to what I posted, what do ya'll recommend to do to make Android System a normal battery drainer and screen the highest battery drainer (as it normally is supposed to be).
    04-27-2014 07:22 PM
  7. Greg C's Avatar
    Turn off animations in the developers settings, disable the carrier and manufacturer bloatware you won't be using and use a third party launcher such as Nova or Apex. For the display you can choose to set the brightness or let the phone adjust it. Setting the brightness will usually save some battery. The downside to that is you may not get the best quality display possible.

    So in addition to what I posted, what do ya'll recommend to do to make Android System a normal battery drainer and screen the highest battery drainer (as it normally is supposed to be).
    04-28-2014 12:24 AM
  8. xmostwanted559x's Avatar
    S5 has a battery drain issue?
    04-28-2014 01:04 AM
  9. Anthony Mclean's Avatar
    Instagram drains my battery

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-28-2014 07:03 AM
  10. sirmaru's Avatar
    End all battery drain: leave on Ultra Power Saving almost all the time. You can still use telephone calls and messaging.
    MBM7881 likes this.
    04-28-2014 08:54 AM
  11. Joe113's Avatar
    End all battery drain: leave on Ultra Power Saving almost all the time. You can still use telephone calls and messaging.
    Lol that's a dumb move. Might as well get a freakn flip phone. I already get an average of 1 day 5 hrs total use and 5hrs on screen time... I'm just trying to better that even further.
    ibcop likes this.
    04-28-2014 01:06 PM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    End all battery drain: leave on Ultra Power Saving almost all the time. You can still use telephone calls and messaging.
    Yeah but its limited as to some functions of the phone, for example you cant use GPS in Ultra Power Saving Mode
    04-28-2014 01:20 PM
  13. etaiso's Avatar
    S5 does not have battery drain problem, users have high expectations
    04-29-2014 01:52 AM
  14. etaiso's Avatar
    End all battery drain: leave on Ultra Power Saving almost all the time. You can still use telephone calls and messaging.
    What about WiFi/Data? Is ultra power saving supports this? For example I would like to use my WhatsApp while on ultra power
    04-29-2014 01:53 AM
  15. JennieBee19's Avatar
    I'm more then happy with my battery life. Coming from a iphone I was married to my charger. Wasn't able to make it through work without charging and always had the screen so low it was useless outdoors.
    Now im getting 20 hrs with average of 5 hrs of usage, with screen brightness set to the middle. My iPhone friends keep commenting how bright my screen is!

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-29-2014 02:12 AM
  16. rw40's Avatar
    I've been extremely pleased with my battery life. I don't use it heavily but it's still usually around 55% or higher before I go to bed at night (off charger from 7am-10:30pm or so)
    04-29-2014 08:40 AM
  17. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    Let's all remember that when we get a new "toy" we play with is a lot. Yesterday I took my phone off the charger at 7AM. I used my phone during the day plenty, came home and went to my roof deck and used the phone to play spotify for a couple of hours, went to bed at midnight and the battery was at 37%. So the S5 can be a very productive and used phone for a long day. I disable animations, nothing else.
    04-29-2014 08:47 AM
  18. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Someone claims to have a fix for Android System battery drain!-screenshot.jpg
    I am new to this. Does it look like high battery usage?
    04-29-2014 09:46 AM
  19. Joe113's Avatar
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    I am new to this. Does it look like high battery usage?
    Looks good to me.

    Sent from a Galaxy 5 light years away
    04-29-2014 10:12 AM

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