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    Default Galaxy s5 Battery Drain

    So..ive read all the posts regarding battery drain.. i researched a lot.. i closed all the sync data and restricted background data.. brightness is at around 25%..and im comfortable with the brightness..now im uploading the battery usage stats to see if any expert can explain the issues here...i mean im aiming for a day and a half .. its giving me around 20 hours..
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    Welcome to Android Central! Not very good, I agree. What's the total screen-on time? Tap the Screen category to find out.

    Sometimes the battery that gets shipped with the phone is faulty. Are you able to try a different battery?
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    Android system is high.

    Have you updated your software?

    Whats ur on screen time?

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    Screen on time..i didnt see honestly..ive put my cell on charge and right now it shows 2 hrs and 41 miins..i think thats the time it spent on battery previously..ill try for a new battery..i just bought it 15 days back ...
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    i havent updated my software..do i need to ? on screen time likely is 2 hours 41 mins.. thats wat i am seeing right now after ive charged my battery to its fullest..
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    im also using Battery doctor and Clean master..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awais Hassan View Post
    im also using Battery doctor and Clean master..
    Try Green Power. I tried BD, Juice defender and then GP and I found GP to be the most effective and easy to implement. And be sure to keep location tp "power saving." And disable/uninstall ALL Amazon and carrier (like Verizon) crap.
    Sent from Verizon Galaxy S5 (usually) in NYC
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    Screen On time is reported when you tap the Screen category in the battery stats list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Screen On time is reported when you tap the Screen category in the battery stats list.
    Yeah..ill post it tomorrow after the battery is down to 10% or so..
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    Try Green Power. I tried BD, Juice defender and then GP and I found GP to be the most effective and easy to implement. And be sure to keep location tp "power saving." And disable/uninstall ALL Amazon and carrier (like Verizon) crap.
    different ppl say different things...battery doctor, cm browser, clean master, juice defender, greenify, and so on..... i wanna ask ...do we really need these apps at alll.. s5 has a sort of task killer of its own..(when u tap the left touch button besides the home button, and turn all apps for once)..do we really need to install all these task killlers?
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    Wow 20 hours? You guys don't think that's good? That sounds amazing to me. I'm abetting averaging about 13 to 15 hours .
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalba View Post
    Wow 20 hours? You guys don't think that's good? That sounds amazing to me. I'm abetting averaging about 13 to 15 hours .
    But the screen didn't seem to be on very much. If I left my Nexus 5 alone, and hardly turned the screen on to do anything, it would last at least a day and a half--and this is a phone with a very mediocre battery. That's part of the reason I wanted to see the total screen-on time. The S5 should probably average around 4-5 hrs of total screen-on time per charge (while my Nexus 5 gets around 3).
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    The battery is trying to drain itself quickly to protect you from that disgusting font.
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    this doesn't happen to me .... I'm quite satisfied with the battery life of my S5
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    Here is my stats from today. I think they are pretty good.

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    I would try Battery Guru. It's a bit different as it "learns" your pattern of operation and implements it's tools to optimize battery life for your "device" the way you use it.

    I can honestly say it works for me and the way I use my S5.

    I'm a very heavy user and it dropped the number of charges I used to require by about 40%.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
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    Your settings looks good during screen-off. Strong cell signal, no Wifi, wake locks, etc. The discharge during those times still looks to be excessive, so there may be a battery issue.

    From the information you've provided, it appears that the easiest tweaks for you would be around screen settings and improving cell signal strength.

    TIPS to Extend Your Battery Life
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    I just use MacroDroid now.

    It has two major functions for me.

    Screen locked:
    turn off Data, WiFi, Sync, Bluetooth

    Screen unlocked: turn all that stuff back on.


    when I am not using the phone the battery use is almost nil. Way less than 1% per hour.

    As PainFX just showed up above, knowledgeable use of the phone's capabilities can give phenomenal battery life.

    Over a long weekend last week, I did not use my phone from Thursday after work until the next Monday going to work.
    During that time, it used less than 15% of the battery over that 3 day period.

    It is all about how you use it and what you expect it to do.

    For me, if the screen is dark, I want the phone to be sleeping the deep sleep. It will still take inbound calls and text messages. Beyond that, I don't want anything else to use battery power.
    Verizon Galaxy S5 since Launch Day, using ART
    Box Stock, not rooted
    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd6102 View Post
    That looks awesome. Can you tell me what settings you are using in power saving mode and if you have anything else that you're using that may help me.

    I've never gotten more than 16 hours of battery and would love to get more.
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    so here is the todays battery usage..i think im comfortable with it ..but still...can it be improved? Screen on time around 3 hours..1 hr of voice calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalba View Post
    That looks awesome. Can you tell me what settings you are using in power saving mode and if you have anything else that you're using that may help me.

    I've never gotten more than 16 hours of battery and would love to get more.
    Ive done two things...in settings --> data usage..tap that 3 dot menu on right upper corner and turn off auto data sync..
    2ndly in settings > power saving >power saving mode > turn on block Background data.. these two things improved my battery life upto 20 hours.. with 3 hours of screen on time
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    here are my stats from today..3 hrs of screen on time and one hour of voice calls... still i think it can improve..if uve got any suggestions..turned off sync..bloatwares..restricted background data..but restrict performance is still off as i dnt wanna limit my cell's capabilities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awais Hassan View Post
    here are my stats from today..3 hrs of screen on time and one hour of voice calls... still i think it can improve..if uve got any suggestions..turned off sync..bloatwares..restricted background data..but restrict performance is still off as i dnt wanna limit my cell's capabilities...
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    With only less than 3 hours of screen time in 19 hours, that's very poor. You need to figure out what is excessively drain your battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    With only less than 3 hours of screen time in 19 hours, that's very poor. You need to figure out what is excessively drain your battery.
    Thats wat im asking..ive uploaded all the stats... wat else can i do?
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