1. fkoimburi's Avatar
    Good day all.

    Just a quick note about my Nexus 5 that has been acting up. My battery life has been really really bad, and nothing I try seems to work. I have the white 32GB edition. I have set my screen to pretty much the lowest setting and there are no apps that are overly power-hungry, as far as I can tell (see screen shots below). The phone is about 18 months old, and has been acting this way over the past, say, two months. I have done a number of factory resets already, completing wiping out data and apps, and reinstalling them from scratch. Still nothing. Anyone have any ideas of what else I can try? It gets completely discharged in less than four hours.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    Regards,
    Felix

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    05-17-2015 03:47 PM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    Good day all.

    Just a quick note about my Nexus 5 that has been acting up. My battery life has been really really bad, and nothing I try seems to work. I have the white 32GB edition. I have set my screen to pretty much the lowest setting and there are no apps that are overly power-hungry, as far as I can tell (see screen shots below). The phone is about 18 months old, and has been acting this way over the past, say, two months. I have done a number of factory resets already, completing wiping out data and apps, and reinstalling them from scratch. Still nothing. Anyone have any ideas of what else I can try? It gets completely discharged in less than four hours.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    Regards,
    Felix

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    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off High Accuracy GPS Mode, Bluetooth, NFC,
    Hotspot/Tethering. Toggle on only as needed. (Set GPS Mode to "Battery
    Saving" Mode).
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting
    Bar to Minimum Acceptable to you.
    3. Sign out of any unused Google Services like G+, Google Now, Hangouts, etc.
    4. Disable Location Reporting and Location History.
    5. Beware of constantly syncing in background Apps and Bloatware like
    Facebook, Twitter, Weather Channel, Games, Google News/Weather,
    Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more and
    change settings to stop the syncing of data you don't need. Delete
    their Apps and use their Web Page if acceptable.
    6. Turn Off Hot Word "Hotword Detection" Always Listening Mode in
    Google Search if you don't use it.
    7. Turn Off Auto Camera/Photo Upload or at least set it for Upload on WIFI Only.
    8. Turn Off Vibrate on Touch for Display, Keyboard, etc.
    9. Turn Off Touch Sounds and Unlock Sounds.
    10. Turn Off Ambient Display/Active Display Notifications if you don't need it.
    11. Don't use a Live Wallpaper. Use a dark wallpaper if possible.
    12. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    13. WIFI Settings - Advanced -
    a. Network Notification - Set as OFF.
    b. Scanning Always Available - Set as OFF.
    c. Keep WIFI on during Sleep - Set as ALWAYS if you regularly use
    WIFI. OK to keep WIFI on if you regularly use it.
    14. Turn Off Always Vibrate in Gmail/Email.
    15. Be careful of using too many Live Widgets and what/how often they sync.
    16. Set MS Exchange Sync at 30 Days or Less if you use it.
    17. Do NOT use a Task Killer App or Battery Saver App.
    18. Uninstall ALL Apps that you never use. If you haven't used an
    App in one month, uninstall it.
    19. Reboot your phone at least once a month.
    20. Wipe Cache Partition at least once a quarter or after every OS Update.
    21. Consider a Factory Data Reset with a manual re-sync, manual
    reinstall of all data and Apps after every major OS Letter Update.
    Make sure that all of your data is first backed up to Google and
    Dropbox, etc.

    "I SUFFER NO HARDSHIPS DOING THIS" - this means that i personally am
    giving up NOTHING with these tips. i'm not giving up any features.
    there are no tradeoffs for me. a tradeoff or a hardship would be to
    turn off PUSH email or use AIRPLANE mode during the day etc.

    you have to find your own balance and the tips list is a start but you
    must come to your own conclusion as to what's important. it's personal
    preference but these are not a big deal to me at all as they do not
    affect the function or operation of my phone. these tips do not
    deteriorate my experience.

    1-20-15
    05-17-2015 04:49 PM
  3. fabian bonifacio's Avatar
    The nexus 5 battery isn't all that great to begin with but with good management it lasts me all day and I've had it since it came out, you might just need a new battery altogether

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-17-2015 06:30 PM
  4. ptkelly's Avatar
    I haven't had a problem with my Nexus 5 but then I'm deaf and don't sit talking on the phone for hours and I have no games on the phone. I send text messages and use my dictionaries often, and use my Kindle app at times. I keep my schedule on Google Calendar and my shopping lists on Google Keep. So, my phone was good for more than a day, sometimes two. Then, suddenly, without warning, it went to hell.

    I always assume problems are my fault and I thought about it. I had recently installed a program to put my battery percentage on the top of the screen. I went and deleted the program and my problem went away. I found another app that simply puts a tiny figure on the battery icon and has no, zero, permissions needed. My battery is back to norm. Of course, my eyes aren't much better than my hearing so seeing the tiny little numbers superimposed on the tiny little icon is a son of a gun.
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    05-18-2015 10:03 AM
  5. fabian bonifacio's Avatar
    Battery saver and battery apps of that sort aren't recommended

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-18-2015 06:22 PM

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