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    Default Battery drain - Media Download?

    Hi,
    Turned on my phone this morning and headed right to the car and within 45 minute drive the battery drain was18% at the time.
    Looks like the culprit was downloaded Media and google+
    Can't find setting but I thought I had it set to I can't download anything unless on WIFI - Could the upgrade changed the setting?
    Also I remember not having google+ running - is it possible that the upgrade turned google+ on? any important processes that need google?
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    Default Re: Battery drain - Media Download?

    Media could mean a number of things--it doesn't necessarily mean that something was downloaded (the icon can be misleading). A somewhat common issue is the Media Scanner getting caught up on a glitchy file in the SD card (Media Scanner runs after powering on the phone or inserting an SD card to look for media files and populate the various databases).

    Can you show us the screenshot when you tap on that Media category? You can also look at the battery stats from the native Android system settings in Settings>Battery​.
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    It's certainly possible that the 4.3 update turned Google+ on, and very easy to turn off again.

    The media download would be tied to whichever app was busy downloading content. You could check the app for a setting that only uses Wi-Fi, or I suppose you could restrict background data (Settings -> Data usage -> Menu button -> Restrict background data).

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    Default Re: Battery drain - Media Download?

    Thanks.. This is a snapshot of the Media category
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dansole View Post
    This is a snapshot of the Media category
    Sorry, I wasn't referring to the Media app itself - that simply handles the download duties for other apps like Amazon MP3, Google Play Music, etc. You must have some other media-type app that was trying to download content, and that's the app where you need to restrict it to Wi-Fi only.

    Or restrict background data and see if that solves your problem.

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    I had the issue this morning with Google+ draining a huge amount of battery life from my phone. The phone was down to 59% after about 50 minutes and Google+ was responsible for 63% of the usage.

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