Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 37
Like Tree6Likes
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default sudden battery drain after Galaxy S5 update

    Hey,

    The main thing I love about this phone is the battery life and now I've noticed that last couple of days, it's draining MUCH quicker than usual. I'm not using it any different if significantly more often than since I've got the phone. I kept ignoring the update notice and I guess it went ahead and did it on it's own a couple of days ago, cause those two news apps are in my app manager.
    Anyway, I've been trying to think I'm imagining it but my daughter just called me and said she was on 100% this morning and even having been at work all day, she's now at 25.
    I'm really upset. Anyone else notice this?
    BTW, I'm on AT&T

    Thanks,
    Lisa
  2. Thread Author  Thread Author    #2  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Ok, I'm guessing that most of you here are thinking "why is she starting another thread with this subject?" Well it's because i've searched and searched and haven't found any answer that solves my problem after trying everything suggested. Just praying one person can help me. I switched from the iPhone 5-6 weeks ago because of battery issues and have been SO happy with this phone until the last two days ( I only had to charge my phone every two days!). I really want to move to a remote island where there are NO cell phones and I never have to worry about it again haha.
    The two new apps installed with the update are YP and Lookout Security (and YES, I KNOW you all know this already, but it's new to ME). I've "turned off" both of them but I don't think it helped which is really aggravating since those apps are the only changes made to my phone. Also, why is my Android OS percentage up so high and is that what's affecting my battery? I'd really appreciate some help.
    Anyone? Please?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails sudden battery drain after Galaxy S5 update-screenshot_2014-05-15-19-03-29.jpg   sudden battery drain after Galaxy S5 update-screenshot_2014-05-15-19-03-37.jpg  
  3. #3  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaLee660 View Post
    Ok, I'm guessing that most of you here are thinking "why is she starting another thread with this subject?" Well it's because i've searched and searched and haven't found any answer that solves my problem after trying everything suggested. Just praying one person can help me. I switched from the iPhone 5-6 weeks ago because of battery issues and have been SO happy with this phone until the last two days ( I only had to charge my phone every two days!). I really want to move to a remote island where there are NO cell phones and I never have to worry about it again haha.
    The two new apps installed with the update are YP and Lookout Security (and YES, I KNOW you all know this already, but it's new to ME). I've "turned off" both of them but I don't think it helped which is really aggravating since those apps are the only changes made to my phone. Also, why is my Android OS percentage up so high and is that what's affecting my battery? I'd really appreciate some help.
    Anyone? Please?
    Android OS 42%... find out what is causing that
    Thanked by:
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    Android OS 42%... find out what is causing that
    I've been reading EVERYTHING for the last 4 hours and can't answer that question. That's what I was hoping to get some help with.
    Thanks
  5. #5  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaLee660 View Post
    I've been reading EVERYTHING for the last 4 hours and can't answer that question. That's what I was hoping to get some help with.
    Thanks
    try clearing cache and disable some apps
    Thanked by:
  6. #6  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Definitely something with the Android OS. Way too high. Have you tried rebooting the phone after updating? It sounds silly, but that is usually enough to kill any runaway process that's causing the drainage.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Thanked by:
    monsieurms likes this.
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    try clearing cache and disable some apps
    Thanks, I've done both. I've also shut down my phone and powered back up afterwards. Pretty much seems like I'm screwed.
    Thank for your responses.
  8. #8  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Perhaps an actual battery pull. If not that, and it continues over the next day, I'd look into a factory reset. Probably something went awry with the update. Could you click on Android OS and screen shot the list of processes?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Thanked by:
  9. #9  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Oops, you know what, they probably won't show. Just saw the screenshot above. My bad.

    Posted via Android Central App
  10. #10  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaLee660 View Post
    Thanks, I've done both. I've also shut down my phone and powered back up afterwards. Pretty much seems like I'm screwed.
    Thank for your responses.
    it's definitely some kind of app is hogging the battery.
    Thanked by:
  11. Thread Author  Thread Author    #11  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by nanorris88 View Post
    Definitely something with the Android OS. Way too high. Have you tried rebooting the phone after updating? It sounds silly, but that is usually enough to kill any runaway process that's causing the drainage.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I have. I've tried everything that I've read. It's still the same. Very frustrating, especially after being so happy for weeks after switching from the iPhone 5.
    PS - my daughter, who just switched to the same phone (also from the iPhone 5) just last week, called me this afternoon in a panic saying she was at 100% this morning and after work (not even using the phone) was at 25%. It really cements my belief that it had something to do with that damn AT&T update. That's just NOT coincidence.
    Of course I called AT&T earlier and they had NO clue.
  12. Thread Author  Thread Author    #12  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    it's definitely some kind of app is hogging the battery.
    I've examined every questionable app and have stop or uninstalled each obvious unnecessary one, including of course the two new ones (YP & Lookout Security).
    Thank you for your response.
  13. Thread Author  Thread Author    #13  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by nanorris88 View Post
    Oops, you know what, they probably won't show. Just saw the screenshot above. My bad.

    Posted via Android Central App
    :-) Thanks!
  14. #14  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Try booting into safe mode.
    Thanked by:
  15. #15  
    erasat's Avatar

    Posts
    271 Posts
    Global Posts
    522 Global Posts

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaLee660 View Post
    I've examined every questionable app and have stop or uninstalled each obvious unnecessary one, including of course the two new ones (YP & Lookout Security).
    Thank you for your response.
    If you have a feeling about those 2, then just disabled them, none are needed. After that then pull the battery and reboot after.
    Thanked by:
  16. Thread Author  Thread Author    #16  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    WOW! So, I was about to give up and just decided to check the battery one last time...

    I guess after restarting it just happened to take an hour or so to fix itself, but NOW it seems normal! I'll cross my fingers that in the morning (I've charged to 100%), I'll be back to normal with minimal overnight drainage! I'm definitely optimistic!

    Thanks for all your help!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails sudden battery drain after Galaxy S5 update-screenshot_2014-05-15-20-11-10.jpg  
    Rev2010 likes this.
  17. Thread Author  Thread Author    #17  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by copywrite View Post
    Try booting into safe mode.
    Doesn't look like I'll have to! Thanks!
  18. #18  
    erasat's Avatar

    Posts
    271 Posts
    Global Posts
    522 Global Posts

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update in addition

    In addition to the above, if that doesn't help, then, sorry but you will need to factory reset your phone, sometimes during an update the cache and dalvik cache don't get cleared out and if you are not rooted your only option would be a reset.

    One thing you can try before going the rest route is to enable your Developer option if you haven't done it already and then once in there just change the runtime system to ART, I don't know if that will fix it, and it may cause other little issues as some apps may not be compatible with ART, but doing that will clear a lot of things, then you can try going back to Dalvik if you feel so, closest thing to Factory reset without doing it.

    If you want to enable the Developers options and don't know how, just go to settings, About device, then just hit the grayed out Build number info, ity that 6 or 7 times, it will let you know.
    Thanked by:
  19. Thread Author  Thread Author    #19  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by erasat View Post
    If you have a feeling about those 2, then just disabled them, none are needed. After that then pull the battery and reboot after.
    Thank you, I had disabled them. Didn't think to pull the battery, but all seems ok right now! I'll let you guys know tomorrow if the battery drainage is back to normal!
  20. Thread Author  Thread Author    #20  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update in addition

    Quote Originally Posted by erasat View Post
    In addition to the above, if that doesn't help, then, sorry but you will need to factory reset your phone, sometimes during an update the cache and dalvik cache don't get cleared out and if you are not rooted your only option would be a reset.

    One thing you can try before going the rest route is to enable your Developer option if you haven't done it already and then once in there just change the runtime system to ART, I don't know if that will fix it, and it may cause other little issues as some apps may not be compatible with ART, but doing that will clear a lot of things, then you can try going back to Dalvik if you feel so, closest thing to Factory reset without doing it.

    If you want to enable the Developers options and don't know how, just go to settings, About device, then just hit the grayed out Build number info, ity that 6 or 7 times, it will let you know.
    Thanks again. I had read about the developer thing a couple of weeks ago and did that pretty much just for the hell of it since my battery life was already awesome. Everything was great until AT&T forced this update on me. Seems that I might be ok now. Thanks again for your responses!
  21. Thread Author  Thread Author    #21  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update in addition

    Went to bed last night on 95% and woke up at 90%....8 1/2 hours later. And here it is over 4 hours after THAT and I'm still at 86%.

    Lookout Security was most definitely my culprit! Back to being a happy camper :-)

    Thanks again for all your responses!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails sudden battery drain after Galaxy S5 update-screenshot_2014-05-16-10-55-14-2-.jpg  
  22. #22  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Maybe Some Applications is decreasing the power of the battery.Also clear the junk file.
  23. #23  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Coope View Post
    Maybe Some Applications is decreasing the power of the battery.Also clear the junk file.
    It was Lookout that was causing the problem. I'm telling everyone to uninstall Lookout, anti virus, ram booster, cache cleaners etc. Once you do that, there will be no battery problems and you will have zero lag, My phone after 17 hours with 3-4 hours screen time is still around 40-50%.
  24. #24  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    I am on ATT as well and the first thing I did after that update was kill lookout. That app has a history of draining your battery.
    Thanked by:
  25. #25  

    Default Re: sudden battery drain after update

    What makes me laugh is people installing a battery saving app..... And it's a battery drainer lol

    Posted via Android Central App
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Chrome sync not working on Galaxy S5
    By Google4Lifee in forum Samsung Galaxy S5
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-20-2014, 05:39 AM
  2. Overheating since Sense 6 update on M7
    By neo905 in forum HTC One
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-30-2014, 04:03 AM
  3. Something is eating my battery!!
    By kami8586 in forum Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 05-22-2014, 11:44 AM
  4. Crazy battery life on Galaxy S4
    By Yousef Amarneh in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-19-2014, 05:07 PM
  5. Sprint S5 Automatic Network Option
    By TimmyTwo2 in forum Samsung Galaxy S5
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-16-2014, 04:34 PM

Posting Permissions