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  1. btroberts011's Avatar
    I have had a G1, myTouch, nexusS, and a now Nexus5, and never have any of those phones not made it an easy 24 hours with a full charge. Yes, 8 of those hours I was sleeping along with my phone, but still 24 hours easy. I wasn't doing anything crazy with those phones, no blue tooth, or heavy streaming of any kind, always on a WiFi, and pretty much basic use. It was nice to go somewhere for a night and not have to bring my charger knowing my phone would still have enough in the morning to make it back.

    Today my nexus 5 died in 10 hours with hardly any use. I am extremely disappointed with google. If you have a nexus 5 and haven't updated it yet do your self a favor and wait until this gets fixed.

    Below I attached my battery stats from 9:21 to 7pm when it died and if there is any thing good it does charge very fast.

    G1, myTouch(rooted), NexusS, Nexus5
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    11-21-2014 08:59 PM
  2. btroberts011's Avatar
    Off the charger at 9:20a this morning and it died at 7:08p then I plugged it in when I got home.

    G1, myTouch(rooted), NexusS, Nexus5
    Attached Thumbnails Nexus 5 Battery with 5.0-42927.jpg  
    11-21-2014 09:03 PM
  3. ordurves's Avatar
    Don't get too flipped out just yet. I've read plenty here the last 48 hours about how some ppl are experiencing the same thing then after a few hours things settle down. I personally have not seen any major battery drain issues. I am stock, unrooted

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-21-2014 09:23 PM
  4. btroberts011's Avatar
    Thanks for the encouragement. It will get fixed so thats what I'll be looking forward too.

    G1, myTouch(rooted), NexusS, Nexus5
    11-21-2014 11:50 PM
  5. blackomen's Avatar
    I think mine settled down a bit.
    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
    Attached Thumbnails Nexus 5 Battery with 5.0-uploadfromtaptalk1416841765393.jpg  
    11-24-2014 09:10 AM
  6. LandsAlot4's Avatar
    Went to bed last night at 100%, woke up at 75%. Have used it about an hour and 15 minutes this morning and its at 40% already. Very frustrating.

    Posted via Android Central App on Nexus 5
    11-24-2014 09:55 AM
  7. blackomen's Avatar
    Went to bed last night at 100%, woke up at 75%. Have used it about an hour and 15 minutes this morning and its at 40% already. Very frustrating.

    Posted via Android Central App on Nexus 5
    How long have you had 5.0? I flashed about a week ago and it's just settling in, I'd say if you haven't had it long to give it some time.

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    11-24-2014 10:38 AM
  8. mhettrich's Avatar
    Same problem, I think mine is a network issue. Here is how it looks for me today.





    Looks like the phone is staying awake even though I'm not using it. Can this be caused by poor network signal as well?
    11-24-2014 12:13 PM
  9. Ruben_915's Avatar
    I was having trouble with the battery dying slowly and taking for ever to charge. I turned off the "Adjust screen brightness" setting which is less aggressive than KitKat but still drains battery. I turned my phone on n off a couple times. First time the bars were showing but not the network type, looked weird but i liked it after a while, it made the bar look cleaner.it was still dying kinda fast. I also noticed subtle changes like the notification drop menu looked different every time it turned on, as if the phone was still adjusting to material design. I encrypted my phone for no reason just to see if it would help and it did! Encryption only took 15 minutes on my 32GB Nexus 5. I would say encryption isn't the answer, but maybe these phones just need to adjust to such a big change. I didn't do a factory reset, just turned it on n off every hour or so, 3 times, the fourth time was when it was encrypted.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2014 03:12 PM
  10. btroberts011's Avatar
    Went to bed last night at 100%, woke up at 75%. Have used it about an hour and 15 minutes this morning and its at 40% already. Very frustrating.

    Posted via Android Central App on Nexus 5
    Mine is fine when its asleep but the second I'm using it percentages start dropping fast.

    G1, myTouch(rooted), NexusS, Nexus5
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    11-24-2014 05:57 PM
  11. belodion's Avatar
    Ooh, I thought, let's try Battery Doctor, it's a well-known one and it's just been updated for Lollipop. I know that type of app is said by some to make things worse sometimes but it's worth a try....
    This morning, down from full charge to 89%....no improvement, and still far too high an overnight loss compared to the KitKat era. Thank you for trying, Battery Doctor, I don't think it was your fault.

    I'm beginning to lose interest.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-25-2014 04:51 AM
  12. btroberts011's Avatar
    I did a factory reset,(Kinda on accident) but I'll see if I makes a difference.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-25-2014 01:45 PM
  13. Sprawl's Avatar
    on typical usage days, I take the phone off at 8am and was able to be at 15% battery life by 10pm.

    after 5.0, I'm hitting 15% by 5pm when I come home from work.

    Battery life with 5.0 is rocky. Today for example, since 8am, with light usage, i'm still at 73% battery (3:15pm).

    Yesterday however, i was at 10% by 5pm, I charged it for a couple hours (up to 70%) when I left home at 8pm. by midnight i was down to 14% again.

    checking my battery monitor there was nothing truly eratic. Everything looked as expected.

    One thing I have noticed (in mine and many of oyur screenshots) is that no matter what, the WIFI is showing as on with battery drain. Even if I've shut wifi off (I dont use it when not home).

    is the WiFi perhaps not actually turning the attenae off? this could be lending to battery drain, especially if it's "on" but not conncted
    11-25-2014 02:18 PM
  14. bovcrx's Avatar
    I flashed kit kat back to my nexus 5. Lollipop had very bad battery drain. I would have to plug in 5 hours after I left the house. All I do is play cached music really

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-25-2014 02:45 PM
  15. ianhanson85's Avatar
    Seriously.... I cleared the cache, turned off basically every google service and even did a factory reset. Battery life has just been absolutely horrid for me with lollipop. I'm ready to go back to apple so at least my phone doesn't drain during standby..... I don't understand why Google can't fix these issues.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-26-2014 12:27 AM
  16. Boive's Avatar
    I'm not experiencing such things on mine, and that's a shame, because it won't force Google to fix your issue quickly... Hope I won't get the problem
    11-26-2014 01:22 AM
  17. ianhanson85's Avatar
    It seems like these battery drains issues have been going on since kit Kat though....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-26-2014 08:18 AM
  18. UN4GTBL's Avatar
    I thought my battery was bad on 4.4.4, but its even worse on 5.0

    My phone never goes to sleep, ever, and the battery is just terrible. Really annoyed with this.

    Also this stupid priority notification garbage is infuriating.
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    11-26-2014 12:44 PM
  19. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Seems like a lot of people are experiencing poor battery life. I'm sure things will start to improve once apps make the update to L compatibility and are able to take advantage of project Volta. Also, we need to keep in mind that Lollipop is still a work in progress - updates should be coming in the coming months to squash any bugs.
    11-26-2014 01:02 PM
  20. blackomen's Avatar
    I wonder how much the always scanning setting makes a difference for WiFi battery drain.


    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
    Attached Thumbnails Nexus 5 Battery with 5.0-uploadfromtaptalk1417028693180.jpg  
    11-26-2014 01:05 PM
  21. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I wonder how much the always scanning setting makes a difference for WiFi battery drain.


    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
    It'll make a difference if you disable that. Perhaps not a large difference, but disabling similar settings across the device will definitely help.
    11-26-2014 01:10 PM
  22. tonyr6's Avatar
    Disabling that useless Fit app made a difference in battery. When I had it enabled I was getting massive battery drain. Now it is about the same with Kitkat except OST is much worse. Listing to music with the screen off battery drain is normal. If I try to do anything with the screen on load chrome, tapatalk, look at photos etc my battery goes down a 1% every other minute or so. I am not pleased with Lollypop I was hopping for better battery life. Maybe I should do what I did with my iPod Touch leave it plugged in all the time except when I have to go mobile with it.
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    11-26-2014 01:27 PM
  23. mhettrich's Avatar
    I wound up going back to my Note 4. Battery life rendered the Nexus 5 nearly unusable as a daily driver. Hope the issue gets ironed out quickly, because I was really enjoying lollipop otherwise.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
    11-26-2014 08:43 PM
  24. ryusuf's Avatar
    Hi Everyone,

    I am really frustrated with the Android 5.0 because of the battery drain. Previously with the Kitkat version 4.4.4 i did not face any such issue as the battery used to last for 24 hours. I had games installed, wifi used to be on etc

    But now after the update last week, i am seriously facing this battery drain. I charge the phone in the morning to full by 8:30am and if the WiFi is on by 10:30 it is reduced to 75%. What i have noticed is that if the wifi is off, the draining is slow.

    Can anyone suggest me any approach. I used to use Battery Doctor, but yesterday i removed it and is checking DU battery saver. But no luck, its all the same.
    11-27-2014 01:14 AM
  25. Buddy1969's Avatar
    There is a lot of "after update" activity on a phone, that is eating up some battery.
    Also most People tend to play around a bit more with the phone after such a major update.

    The Screen-On time would be interesting.
    PS: just saw you already posted it ... wow, only 30 mins ... that's way too little.

    Did you already try a cache partition wipe?
    11-27-2014 04:29 AM
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