1. David Gutnik's Avatar
    So when i got my s5 it was great. It lasted about 2 days maybe 2.5 and if i put it on upsm i got a solid week.
    Now I've been having draining problems for a while. I've read about a hundred posts and they all day the same basic things but i still get battery drain.

    Steps taken.
    1. Bought a new battery
    2. Restarted to stock deleted everything and disabled auto install of apps.
    3. Installed inbox, and hangouts. That's it.
    4. Disabled all Samsung bloat ware. Turned on regular power savings mode.
    5. Charged phone over night.
    6. Wrote up. Unplugged it. Turned off screen. Left it on the table.
    7. Wifi on, locational services set to powersave. Sync dissabled.

    32 minutes later 8 % power drop.

    Android os is 23%
    Android system is 17%
    Cell standby is 16%
    Screen somehow 13%

    Now while writing this
    Time 1 hour 1 min
    Battery at 84%
    Screen 37%
    Android system 25%
    Anddoid os 19%
    02-16-2015 09:04 AM
  2. Austin Keranen's Avatar
    Okay there is only a few things I can say or suggest
    1. Screen timeout- how long is your display on before it sleeps? How is your brightness set.
    2. Is location or NFC on?

    Hope this helps
    02-16-2015 06:16 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    The screen seems to be drawing power when it's off - that's a defect. I'd ask for a replacement.
    02-16-2015 09:12 PM
  4. David Gutnik's Avatar
    So the solution. I had to root the phone with towel root. Then I got an app called wale lock detector. Using the app I discovered that...
    1) Samsung push service turned on over 1000 times while phone was sitting on the table.
    2) google search app also ran about 1000 times.

    So I disabled both apps (feature of the app) and poof full day of work moderate use and my battery is at 74%.
    02-19-2015 06:21 PM
  5. chicwit72's Avatar
    how do you root? and what app did u use? For those not particularly technology minded?
    02-22-2015 09:39 AM

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