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  1. Ruben_915's Avatar
    At first my Nexus 5 was charging slower and battery was draining faster. Then the 3G symbol disappeared for a while and it just showed the bars. At first it looked weird but I got used to it not saying 3G etc. Them I liked it after a day. Then I turned off my phone and turned it on same issue. I liked the signal bars showing without the signal type, but I hated the slow charging. I let it die down to 1% then charged it to full. When it was full I encrypted my phone for the hell of it. Encryption took only 15 minutes for me and after it turned on again the phone showed the signal type and charging was back to high speed. I think the new Software just has to adjust to the level of use and type of charging. I use a 2Amp wired charger and a Nexus 5 TechMatte wireless charger (for over night charging) with another 2Amp adapter. I would say just "train" your battery to recognize where battery levels are at and what charging output your using. Or maybe my encrypting the phone helped out.

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    11-22-2014 09:09 PM
  2. Alex McKenzie2's Avatar
    Last night a flashed the cache partition and all user data. Now my phone can charge properly and last about the same if not more than before.
    Here is a website that goes through what to do. I didn't test if just one or the other works.
    cellphoneforums .net/lg/t366718-lg-nexus-5-master-reset-clear-cache-partition-boot-safe-mode.html#axzz3IF3b5equ
    Remove spaces I can't post links

    EDIT: After a day either its gone back to being crap or I mistook the charging rate. had it next to an iPhone 5 plugged into usb3 and the Iphone started at 20% now 65% my phone was 14% now 33% plugged into the wall charger. Its just **** and my phone is becoming unusable.
    11-22-2014 10:33 PM
  3. Joshua Kirkland1's Avatar
    New os updates are always crazy, especially this drastic of a change. Chill, Android os rocks and that's why we use it. Also usb charging is slow, even if you plug a standard usb cable into your brick it's slow. Use a wall charger, preferably the 1 that came with the phone and then complain.

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    11-23-2014 12:40 PM
  4. hiperlouro's Avatar
    Currently my nexus has died completly!
    Charged over night with the official charger in a wall charge and it charged only up to 33%!
    I've noticed that the screen lost some color and had some strange purple bleeding also.
    It seems to discharge even when switched off, because 2 hours after being off (it was at 19% when switched off) I turned it on and it was at 8%!

    Currently it does not charge at all! It displays the led blinking a red light and does nothing!

    Let's see what response I have from Google...
    11-23-2014 01:05 PM
  5. Bsteves's Avatar
    My wife and I both have Nexus 5. Her phone has completely drained and wont hold a charge to turn back on. Getting red light.

    I got the red light yesterday, but did a reset And it came back on. But it says 6 hrs to full charge and won't charge past 60% when I left it on the wall charger all night.
    11-24-2014 12:31 AM
  6. van_basten's Avatar
    The first time I charged my Nexus 5 right after Lollipop upgrade took over 5 hours. The 2nd time it only took 2 hours to charge which was normal. I can't say for sure what fixes the problem but the only major thing I did in between the 2 charges was wiping cache partition. Something you might want to try if you still have this problem. P.S. I always charge using the wall charger.
    11-25-2014 01:04 AM
  7. Ken Scourse's Avatar
    I dont mind the new software Lollipop, but from 37% battery it tells me that it will take 17hrs to fully charge and the back of my Nexus4 got quite hot.All this was using the original cable and wall adaptor
    11-25-2014 07:17 AM
  8. Kurt Sutherland's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I installed Lollipop via factory image and I'm also having the same issue. I've wiped the partition etc. This isn't an OTA issue apparently. I'm down to 68% battery life in 2 hours and I've barely used the device.
    11-25-2014 10:10 AM
  9. Dennis de Swart's Avatar
    The solution for poor charging time might be by killing specific apps. Like previous poster "K Paddy" says: the problem is probably battery drain from apps that have not been updated for Lollipop yet. An app might be draining energy in the background and increasing your charge time.

    What i did was the following:
    A) Check if the phone charges at a "normal" rate while it is turned completely off: a Nexus 5 should be able to charge at about 1% per minute while shut down and on a wall charger (0% to 100% in about 1 hour 40 minutes or slightly more). If it can do this, then the hardware is probably okay.

    B) So if the battery can charge normally while the phone is shut down, it is probably a software problem, so what i did was the following:
    - Backup my phone data like photos, videos and documents: always backup before making any changes to apps.
    - Go to "Settings"
    - Go to "Apps"
    - For every app, i selected "stop now", to kill the app process. Note: i did not delete apps and i did not delete any app data. I just stopped the app from running.
    - Check if that reduced my charge time
    - If yes, that app is drarining my battery and increasing charge time.

    In this way you can identify and isolate any apps that are draining battery.
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    11-25-2014 03:00 PM
  10. Dennis de Swart's Avatar
    Currently my nexus has died completly!
    Charged over night with the official charger in a wall charge and it charged only up to 33%!
    I've noticed that the screen lost some color and had some strange purple bleeding also.
    It seems to discharge even when switched off, because 2 hours after being off (it was at 19% when switched off) I turned it on and it was at 8%!

    Currently it does not charge at all! It displays the led blinking a red light and does nothing!

    Let's see what response I have from Google...
    Hi Hiperlouro,

    You might have hardware and a software problem. Let me explain. About 3 weeks ago my N5 battery got replaced under warranty. Problems included:
    - Not charging at all when plugged in, also a message "not charging" in the settings/battery screen.
    - Not charging when fully switched off or erratic charging (difficult to explain readings)

    After replacing the battery it ran fine for about a week under KitKat 4.4. After downloading Lollipop i suspected my hardware problem was back again. But when fully switched off it charged at normal rate: i consider about 1% per minute normal for a N5 and it achieved that rate. Makes me believe the battery is fine and some software is causing the problem. And yes, it seems it was software related (see my other post in this thread). After a factory reset and killing some running processes battery charging improves dramatically. Now, after trying to isolate bad apps and having the new battery, my N5 seems to be fine.

    It is understandable that not all apps are bugfree so early after release of Lollipop and that some apps might cause battery drain. My tip to you is to check whether this is hardware or software, or both.

    My guess is that your N5's battery probably needs replacing. Need to get that checked at your point-of-sale/ shop. If need be get it replaced under warranty. After that debug any remaining software issues.
    11-25-2014 05:56 PM
  11. Antony Sahayaraj's Avatar
    Hi Ken,
    Even I faced the same problem. All you need to do is clear the cache. Go to settings>storage>cached Data. After that restart your phone. Now try charging, it should work fine.
    11-26-2014 11:27 AM
  12. BarryNexus5's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Same is happening for me. I have always only used two chargers:
    1. At night a USB plugged into wall
    2. At Work a wireless charger.

    Since the update I have only been able to charge the phone with the wireless charger as normal. The USB charges very very slow as people above have mentioned.
    11-27-2014 09:01 AM
  13. joakin2k's Avatar
    Same problem here, 61% and is a new nexus 5 32gb, updated OTA, im getting frustrated-angry
    11-27-2014 02:16 PM
  14. joakin2k's Avatar
    Help !, same here, 60% updated OTA in a new nexus 5....
    11-27-2014 02:17 PM
  15. aaa4191's Avatar
    i am feeling sad bcoz of my n5...updated OTA 2 days ago and overnight charging gave me 66% lat night...help.
    11-28-2014 12:44 PM
  16. Augins's Avatar
    I absolutely agree, my LG Nexus 5 now crawls while recharging, it took 5 hours yesterday, never happened before
    12-02-2014 09:01 AM
  17. andr0idbot's Avatar
    I encountered the same problem and after some online research tried the following and the problem got resolved.

    All you have to do is clear cache data.

    1. Go to Settings -> Storage -> Cached Data
    2. cellphoneforums(dot)net/lg/t366718-lg-nexus-5-master-reset-clear-cache-partition-boot-safe-mode.html#axzz3IF3b5equ
    (replace (dot) with actual 'dot')

    Follow instructions for “Cache Partition Management”
    3. Reboot your phone

    Hope this works for you!!!

    12-03-2014 12:57 PM
  18. Charles Turner5's Avatar
    The situation regarding charging is very simple. Firstly unless pins 2&3 of the USB connector are shorted together the Nexus 5 assumes it's plugged into a USB Data port and as per Android O/S will only ever draw 500mA of current. No In-Car chargers short together pins 2&3 so they will never "fast" charge regardless of what current they specify. The AC Charger that comes with the phone has pins 2&3 shorted together and will happily supply up to 2 Amps at an output of around 4.9 Volts.
    Also most In-Car chargers are pretty rubbish. They all use a similar switched mode power supply chip which they say will deliver 2.1 Amps, they won't! I have tested a number of chargers, they will remain at 4.9-5 Volts at a current drain of up to 500mA, above that the output voltage drops, at 2.1 Amps the voltage has dropped to around 3.9 Volts, a drop of 20% absolute rubbish.
    12-04-2014 05:09 AM
  19. Sortedtales's Avatar
    I'm having the same slow-charge problems as other users here, regardless of whether I use the Nexus 5 supplied charger, computer USB2 port, or car charger. This glitch began the instant I upgraded to Lollipop and had never occurred prior to the update. It seems extremely likely that this is a lollipop glitch, not a USB or hardware issue. I hope android issues an update soon.
    12-04-2014 02:06 PM
  20. Charles Turner5's Avatar
    The problem has nothing to do with the software, just the crap chargers, if you apply 5 Volts to the phone capable of delivering >2-3 Amps then it will charge as quickly as possible.
    12-04-2014 03:59 PM
  21. Sortedtales's Avatar
    Why would the same Google-supplied OEM charger suddenly perform differently after an OS update?
    12-04-2014 04:37 PM
  22. Charles Turner5's Avatar
    This is so simple, the charger is not capable of supplying the necessary current at 5 Volts. Lollipop may well in its quiescent state consume more power than its predecessor, the crap chargers cannot supply the required current at whilst maintaining 5 Volts simple.
    12-04-2014 04:55 PM
  23. Sortedtales's Avatar
    It's the battery that requires current, and the battery is the same. The OS in its 'quiescent' state draws almost no current. If lollipop was so power hungry in its quiescent state then it could be expected that it would drain power faster than the previous OS, but it doesn't, it uses power more conservatively, or at least that is what google claims, and indeed that's my experience as well. Previously my google supplied crap charger could charge my phone 2 hrs while using mapping apps on my phone. Also your crap-charger theory also doesn't explain why the charging process stalls-out at around 60%.
    12-04-2014 06:11 PM
  24. Charles Turner5's Avatar
    Brian, you really haven't a clue. Simply connect your AC charger with the phone switched on and measure the voltage, it will be significantly less than 5 Volts. Now connect a proper 5 Volt stabilised supply capable of a maximum current of say 5 amps, the voltage will remain at exactly 5 V and the phone (battery) will fully charge quickly.
    12-05-2014 03:11 AM
  25. hiperlouro's Avatar

    In my humble opinion, and completly based in common sense and experience of the last days, the problem may be with the hardware.
    What I think it's causing these problems is a battery or other component that was used in the first editions of the Nexus 5 and not in the latest editions.
    My Nexus was bought in January, so I believe that is the problem with it. It's just not compatible with the Project Volta, hence the resulting problems.

    I'm sending it to warranty today because it simply does not charge as you can see by the battery chart! ...

    Notes on the chart:
    1 - To get to 100% it had to charge switched off on the wall charger for 25 hours.
    2 - On the first day I used the phone "normally" but with some caution.
    3 - On the second day I left it on charge in the wall charger but left the wifi on because I forgot ... but it's a strange curve...
    4 - Notice the strange battery drain when turned off on the end of the 4/12
    5 - What made me decide to send the device to warranty is the charging overnight in the day 5/12... It simply didn't charge a thing!!

    Extremely slow battery charging on Nexus 5 after updating to lollipop-screenshot_2014-12-05-10-03-45.png

    Let's see what LG has to say...

    Thank you all for the opinions!
    12-05-2014 05:31 AM
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