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    Default "Android OS" killing my battery...

    today at work, my battery started at 100% at 8am and drained to 30% by 4pm with minimal usage. GPS, Wifi, instant messaging were all off. Screen is turned low, and auto is checked. Location services are all unchecked. Power Saving Mode is turned on.

    I go to settings and see that 96% of the culprit is "Android OS". what is this, and what else can i check to see what is causing this?

    thanks
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    Default Re: "Android OS" killing my battery...

    Android OS encompasses many of the core functions of the operating system, so it can be difficult to say which process was specifically causing your drain. You could try installing or something similar to get a more detailed breakdown.
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    thank you---i will try that...i do find "android OS" extremely vague and annoying...
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    Default Re: "Android OS" killing my battery...

    Go to settings/location services/then unclick use wireless networks. (instant fix)
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    Default Re: "Android OS" killing my battery...

    well i ran Gsam yesterday, and it turns out the culprit is something called Kernel OS..what is this? do i need to replace the kernel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiphoneUzer View Post
    Go to settings/location services/then unclick use wireless networks. (instant fix)


    yes, those were already unchecked...
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    Default Re: "Android OS" killing my battery...

    No, the kernel is the most essential part of the OS. This kind of thing can happen from time to time--I wish I could tell you why. Rebooting often helps. Also consider a cache partition wipe--you won't lose any personal data or settings. http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...tion-wipe.html

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    ive heard some people updating their kernel? is this advised?
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    Default Re: "Android OS" killing my battery...

    I wouldn't advise it. Try rebooting first. Then try a cache partition wipe as mentioned above, if the reboot doesn't help.
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    Default Re: "Android OS" killing my battery...

    Quote Originally Posted by eugchen View Post
    ive heard some people updating their kernel? is this advised?
    Kernels normally get updated with the OS.

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