Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    Long story short, I've had my G2 for a few weeks. Great battery life at first and then it was awful, seemingly overnight. The biggest drain was Google Maps and the "location services". I have to use GPS for work so no getting around that. Now I'm in the habit of turning on that service, turning on the GPS mid-trip, and when I arrive I stop the location services and reboot the phone.

    Now the biggest drain comes from the Android System. I captured some data with GSam and while I don't believe there is enough to pinpoint exactly what is causing the App Useage to be 67%, I would love it if some more experienced Android users could point out any specific process that can be stopped or is known to cause issues with battery life. I have no idea what some of this stuff is and I would seriously appreciate any insight into this phone!!

    Data:

    GSam Labs - Battery Monitor - Export Data

    Android System

    Mar 20, 2014 6:20:45 PM

    Usage Details

    CPU Usage:3m 52s
    CPU Usage (Background Only):3m 36s
    Keep Awake:2m 2s
    Number of Wake Locks:487
    Number of times waking device:14
    Gravity:2h 45m 6s
    Light:8m 42s
    App UID:1000

    Wakelock Detail

    ActivityManager-Launch34.9s(58)
    BlockBeforeSleep28.6s(11)
    AlarmManager23.1s(175)
    *vibrator*14.4s(53)
    show keyguard6.7s(8)
    *backup*4.2s(19)
    SCREEN_FROZEN2.8s(5)
    ActivityManager-Sleep1.9s(11)
    QcConnectivityService1.8s(1)
    WifiStateMachine1.1s(2)
    NetworkStats1.1s(36)
    SyncLoopWakeLock0.8s(74)
    DHCP0.5s(1)
    GpsLocationProvider0.2s(10)
    SyncManagerHandleSyncAlarm0.1s(6)
    keyguardWakeAndHandOff0.1s(7)
    PhoneWindowManager.mVolumeLongKeyWakeLock0.0s(1)
    WifiSuspend0.0s(9)

    Included Packages

    Shutdown Monitor
    com.lge.systemui
    Home selector
    Smart screen
    MirrorLink Cert Test
    Android System
    com.lge.lockscreen
    Settings
    Font Server
    Aspect ratio correction
    LocationServices
    com.lge.internal
    SprintExtensionProvider
    Accessibility
    Task Manager
    LGInstallService
    com.lge.hiddenmenu
    LGSystemServer
    com.lge.lgfota.permission
    Key Chain
    LG MLT
    Input Devices
    com.lge.doubletap
    LGSetupWizard
    Camera Test
    LGATCMD Service
    Plug & Pop
    LG Backup
    Settings Storage
    LG VPN
    Widevine Keybox Test
    ELTest
    Service Programu
    Google Backup Transport
    Unified EULA

    Included Processes

    time_daemon
    com.lge.keepscreenon
    android
    logcat
    com.android.settings
    com.lge.atservice
    com.lge.sprintextension
    com.android.settingsaccessibility
    com.lge.lmk
    com.lge.lginstallservies
    mm-pp-daemon
    ssr_diag
    qseecomd
    com.lge.hiddenmenu
    com.lge.lgfota.permission
    cnd
    gsiff_daemon
    atd
    com.lge.mlt
    com.lge.doubletap
    ATFWD-daemon
    lgsecclkserver
    imsqmidaemon
    com.lge.tangible
    com.lge.bnr
    qrngd
    system:ui
    ufips
    system
    surfaceflinger
    secstarter
    com.lge.systemserver
    ims_rtp_daemon
    imsdatadaemon
    com.lge.SprintHiddenMenu
    com.google.android.backup
    servicemanager
    com.lge.eula
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    Hm...
    I don't really see a lot wrong with that. The wakelock does seem high though.
    Not sure why the alarm manager is waking the phone so much either. I'm no expert on this do I could be wrong.
    Have you tried going in and clearing your alarm data/cache? You'd have to set your alarms again, but that may help a bit.

    Otherwise the only other thing I can really say to do is backup everything and do a factory reset. Then slowly add all the apps you had before.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    DinoF80 likes this.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    Quote Originally Posted by BecomingDeath13 View Post
    Hm...
    I don't really see a lot wrong with that. The wakelock does seem high though.
    Not sure why the alarm manager is waking the phone so much either. I'm no expert on this do I could be wrong.
    Have you tried going in and clearing your alarm data/cache? You'd have to set your alarms again, but that may help a bit.

    Otherwise the only other thing I can really say to do is backup everything and do a factory reset. Then slowly add all the apps you had before.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    Good eye my friend! I found a Wakelock Detector app which identified a crazy, runaway app that I don't really need. So that's an easy fix.

    This is a pretty awesome phone but it does require a lot more monitoring and adjusting than any other phone I have owned.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    That's the android ecosystem for you. App developers have a bit more freedom than they do with Apple. That being said, it tends to lead to a lot of devs making apps go rogue and wakelocking the phone way more than necessary. In cases like that a lot of people look down on androids, but it's nothing more than misinformation really. Apple being closed source is good in aspects like those, but they also lack the freedom. You just have to pick your poison lol.

    I was actually gonna recommend you download wakelock detector, but it slipped my mind. Seems as if you found it anyway haha.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
  5. #5  
    DWR_31's Avatar

    Posts
    263 Posts
    Global Posts
    267 Global Posts

    Default Re: Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    Don't forget to use Power Saver Mode.
    Also get that Snapdragon Battery Guru app. They work wonders together. Especially being able to stop individual apps from refreshing all the time.

    Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, K00949438Yd FRAMILY!
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    Quote Originally Posted by DWR_31 View Post
    Don't forget to use Power Saver Mode.
    Also get that Snapdragon Battery Guru app. They work wonders together. Especially being able to stop individual apps from refreshing all the time.

    Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, K00949438Yd FRAMILY!
    People have had very mixed results with the Snapdragon Battery Guru app. In found my battery lasts way longer without it than with it.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using AC Forums mobile app
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    I've been using it for around a month and I have not really seen any improvement to my battery life.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    Battery guru didn't help much with battery life when I used it. Using wakelock detector and Greenify has significantly improved battery life.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon 4.4.2
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Battery useage - Looking for some insight

    Yeah battery guru is meh, and I am about ready to remove it. For the people it works for though, more power to you. Congrats haha.

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. No signal for voice or web, even after factory wipe and new sim
    By Joe Murphy1 in forum Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-25-2014, 09:09 PM
  2. Spigen Slim Armor View Owners - question for you
    By mrwallyy in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-22-2014, 12:14 PM
  3. best android version for tablets
    By Gevio WhiteWizard in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-21-2014, 10:40 PM
  4. Thanks for the help...Sat I migrate to Note 3 forum
    By scratchfwb in forum HTC EVO 4G LTE
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-21-2014, 09:43 AM

Posting Permissions