1. pratnala's Avatar
    Can anyone give me some pointers on improving battery life? I don't even have a SIM yet but if I am using Wi-Fi, it quickly runs down in about 5-6 hours. Barely lasting a day with no SIM. Am scared what its life will be when I actually put a SIM
    05-05-2014 11:21 AM
  2. Shilohcane's Avatar



    The Nexus 5 like most cell phones the number one thing that burns battery is having the screen on and keeping the brightness low is the only real option.
    05-05-2014 11:32 AM
  3. pratnala's Avatar
    Well I have turned off auto brightness. Let's see how that goes
    05-05-2014 11:57 AM
  4. yfan's Avatar
    Can anyone give me some pointers on improving battery life? I don't even have a SIM yet but if I am using Wi-Fi, it quickly runs down in about 5-6 hours. Barely lasting a day with no SIM. Am scared what its life will be when I actually put a SIM
    5-6 hours of what? Stand by? Screen on time? If you're getting 5-6 hours of screen on time, that is excellent battery life.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    05-05-2014 01:06 PM
  5. Shilohcane's Avatar
    Screen on time? If you're getting 5-6 hours of screen on time, that is excellent battery life.
    Agreed I wanted to point that out as well. If all he wanted was a long battery life on a screen then the LG Flex with it's OLED screen with a Li-Po 3500mAh battery is the one he needs that is 13 plus hours.
    05-05-2014 02:30 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! As mentioned above, it's important to know what you're doing with your phone. Average screen-on time per full charge on the Nexus 5 is 3-4 hours, so if you're doing something where your phone's screen is almost always on, then 5-6 hours sounds pretty normal.

    To squeeze out as much juice as you can, review this guide: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...ving-tips.html

    Posted via Android Central App--please excuse the brevity and any typos!
    05-05-2014 03:33 PM
  7. vividrich's Avatar
    I've found the screen amazingly bright. Unless I'm outside in daylight or in a very bright room, I'm good with brightness at 15%.

    Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 via Android Central App
    05-05-2014 07:12 PM
  8. maverick7526's Avatar
    I've found the screen amazingly bright. Unless I'm outside in daylight or in a very bright room, I'm good with brightness at 15%.

    Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 via Android Central App
    Exactly! I have my brightness wayyyy down. And it's still bright. Unless your in direct sunlight

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    05-05-2014 07:22 PM
  9. tonyr6's Avatar
    I've found the screen amazingly bright. Unless I'm outside in daylight or in a very bright room, I'm good with brightness at 15%.
    I have mine set to 13% indoors I can see it fine. Outside though I have to put it to 45% to be able to see it but it does not go brighter than that.
    05-06-2014 10:23 AM
  10. pratnala's Avatar
    Alright let me clarify. Screen on time is 2-2.5 hours. I start using the phone in the morning and by around lunch/post-lunch, battery is at 20 or 30%. Note that it is always connected to wifi and there is no sim still. Also, it is in airplane mode.
    05-06-2014 11:35 AM
  11. isdaako's Avatar
    Wow! Very curious, indeed. However, not unheard of. Check out this link.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...lane-mode.html
    05-07-2014 01:25 PM
  12. ickymini's Avatar
    seems like there's a lot of good tips. i'll put it into good use!
    05-08-2014 12:51 PM
  13. mclasser's Avatar
    Try connecting to wi-fi whenever possible, turn off ALL location services (both centrally and in individual apps), keep the screen brightness to 10-15% and disable app auto-updates in Google Play.
    05-13-2014 12:19 PM

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