1. Prestosuey's Avatar
    I'm on a lg g5 that I got from Verizon I thought it was just a battery wear problem but when I got a new one it's almost as bad
    08-11-2018 07:06 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome.

    Is your signal poor?
    08-12-2018 05:59 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you actually noticing poor battery life, or are you only noticing the Phone Idle battery usage in that menu?
    08-12-2018 12:31 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    A lot of Phone Idle battery usage means that you chose the wrong carrier - they have a weak signal where you are. Your best bet is to find a carrier with a stronger signal and go with them. (And ask Verizon to let you out of your contract since they can't provide usable signal where you are.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-12-2018 12:40 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    A lot of Phone Idle battery usage means that you chose the wrong carrier - they have a weak signal where you are. Your best bet is to find a carrier with a stronger signal and go with them. (And ask Verizon to let you out of your contract since they can't provide usable signal where you are.)
    Do you know if Phone Idle is the same as Cell Standby? I think I've seen both of them listed separately on the same Battery stats, so I thought they were different, but I could be misremembering.
    08-12-2018 04:30 PM
  6. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    If your phone supports it, and your carrier allows it, "wifi calling" helps a lot with bad signals at your house, assuming you have a high-speed internet connection available and a wifi router.
    08-12-2018 04:35 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    I think that Phone Idle and Cell Standby refer to the same thing, but I wouldn't swear to it without going through the source code.
    ManiacJoe likes this.
    08-12-2018 04:43 PM
  8. Prestosuey's Avatar
    Do you know if Phone Idle is the same as Cell Standby? I think I've seen both of them listed separately on the same Battery stats, so I thought they were different, but I could be misremembering.
    No cell standby is low if none at all
    08-13-2018 09:06 AM
  9. Prestosuey's Avatar
    I have Verizon and I'm in highly populated area of illinois
    08-13-2018 09:07 AM
  10. Prestosuey's Avatar
    Welcome.

    Is your signal poor?
    No I usually get 3 to full bar 4g
    08-13-2018 09:09 AM
  11. Prestosuey's Avatar
    Also just checked I do have cell standby so phone idle and that arent the same in the battery usage page
    08-13-2018 09:15 AM
  12. Prestosuey's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you actually noticing poor battery life, or are you only noticing the Phone Idle battery usage in that menu?
    I'm noticing poor battery life and the phone idle usage being the main drainage in the menu
    08-13-2018 09:25 AM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    Use something like LTE Discovery and let us know what the signal strengths are.
    08-13-2018 11:39 AM
  14. Prestosuey's Avatar
    Use something like LTE Discovery and let us know what the signal strengths are.
    Attached Thumbnails It seems that my phone idle is taking up most of my battery besides screen but thats expected-screenshot_2018-08-13-21-38-00.jpg  
    08-13-2018 09:41 PM
  15. belodion's Avatar
    This may be a device issue, since other users have noticed the same thing.
    08-14-2018 07:16 AM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Normally, I'd suggest trying a cache partition wipe, but LG doesn't let its users access the Recovery Menu. See if the problem happens in Safe Mode as well: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-30620. If it does, then you could try using Verizon's Software Repair Assistant to reinstall the firmware.
    08-14-2018 10:44 PM

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