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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hi guys.
    Does anyone here know what is (phone idle) in battery screen, and how to reduce its usage to the battery, because this is draining more than half my battery life each time.
    And recently something new has started to drain the battery, it's (cell standby), I have full signal All the time and everything is off including radio and mobile data just WiFi on but it keeps saying mobile radio active, anyone knows how to deactivate this mobile radio or anything that can help.
    Thanks in advance and sorry for the long article.
    08-10-2017 10:10 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Phone idle is the percentage of time the phone isn't doing anything. It's not battery drain.

    Cell standby might. Tap the graph at the top to get to the next page, then look at the bottom for the mobile signal line. If it's not solid green, it's not "full signal".

    Which mobile radio? If you mean the Phone idle thing, that's not active, it's an indication of inactivity.

    As far as how long the battery should last between charges, that depends on how far you usually let it discharge discharge before recharging, and how old it is.
    08-10-2017 10:26 PM
  3. Bashaar ab's Avatar
    Thank you for the answer "rukbat".
    My friend my phone doesn't drain battery while idle and this is why I ask about (phone idle) cause it's draining my battery so much and I don't know how to reduce this.
    And about radio active, this appears when I press on (cell standby) where it says (time without signal 0%)and(mobile radio active 7h)so I need to stop this (mobile radio) but I don't open it actually and even when I force stop it, it will run again
    08-11-2017 04:34 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    You don't stop mobile radio. That's the antenna for your signal. If you turn off mobile radio, you won't be able to receive calls or messages.

    Also, it depends on how you are looking at the battery drain. How long does your battery last? If everything is off, then phone idle will be the biggest user of the battery. That's normal. What you should look at is how much battery is consumed per hour. It would be better if you post screenshots of your battery stats. But it's perfectly normal to have phone idle as the highest battery consumer.
    08-11-2017 04:50 AM
  5. Bashaar ab's Avatar
    My friend
    Some times it consumes 40to50%per hour. I don't think this is normal. And sorry that I can't post screenshots. Anyway how am I supposed to turn off this radio. I have tried using airplane mode but nothing changed.
    And thanks for your answer
    08-11-2017 06:29 AM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Show me the battery graph. If you say it uses up 40% per hour, then it means your phone is 0% after 2 hours?
    08-11-2017 08:57 AM
  7. Bashaar ab's Avatar
    Sorry, this won't happen cause I don't use the so much because of this problem. Thanks for the help.
    I just wanna know now how to stop this (mobile radio) from draining the battery because there wasn't something like that before, it only started a few days ago and I didn't change the way I use my phone.
    Thanks again
    08-11-2017 09:18 AM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    Again I need to see the battery graph to see if you are reading it wrong. Turning off mobile radio makes the phone useless. Mobile radio is the antenna of the phone. If you turn it off, it won't be able to make or receive calls anymore.
    08-11-2017 09:46 AM
  9. chamomiami's Avatar
    well well .. i almost create a new treat about this, im worried about the security and integrity of my phone so im always checking the data usage and the battery drain, when battery drain fast the system show always the same 2 thing with the high %% of battery USE... "Screen and PHONE IDLE" .... next but not close is always Android system

    Any clue?
    08-11-2017 10:03 AM
  10. Bashaar ab's Avatar
    This is my case chamomiami
    But recently (cell standby) has surpassed them both
    Actually I am new to the forum so how do I post a photo please?
    08-11-2017 10:35 AM
  11. chamomiami's Avatar
    This is my case chamomiami
    But recently (cell standby) has surpassed them both
    Actually I am new to the forum so how do I post a photo please?
    Download the app, when you come to do the post look for the clip on top and add the picture
    Attached Thumbnails Battery drain-174431.jpg  
    08-11-2017 10:41 AM
  12. Bashaar ab's Avatar
    Here is the battery graph
    See how it is totally straight while I am not using the phone and suddenly it goes down very fast when I start using the phone.
    Attached Thumbnails Battery drain-screenshot_20170811-182653.jpg  
    08-11-2017 01:22 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    Phone idle is the time that the phonewasn't using much battery. If you use 57% in 10 hours, you're getting better performance than most people - they complain that the battery is almost dead after 8 hours. Your phone appears to be working pretty well - almost solid green mobile network signal and the phone is only awake when the screen is on. Just make sure that you charge it before it drops below 40% if you want the battery to last long.
    08-11-2017 01:47 PM
  14. Bashaar ab's Avatar
    It's like because I don't use it much
    But thanks for your reply and I will try to charge it before it drops below 40%
    08-11-2017 01:51 PM
  15. chanchan05's Avatar
    There's nothing wrong with that graph or your battery usage. Looks like you're reading it wrong. Phone idle isn't eating 50% of your battery.
    08-11-2017 04:57 PM
  16. Bashaar ab's Avatar
    Thank you all guys for the help. 😃
    08-12-2017 03:44 AM

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