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  1. coreyacole's Avatar
    Just got my phone a few days ago. I know that my initial playing was draining the battery, but last two days, the battery life seems horrible. The phone constantly predicts that I'll get 8 hours or so.

    With 39 min of screen time, I'm at 87% and it's predicting 7 more hours. I'm thinking that cell signal is the culprit, but even my note 3 wasn't this bad. I usually got almost a full day from it.

    I'm hoping I didn't get a bad phone.

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    12-25-2014 04:54 PM
  2. cozzy123's Avatar
    What happened to the 20 dollar cut from T-Mobile bro, thought u had the inside tip!

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    12-25-2014 05:24 PM
  3. coreyacole's Avatar
    I never said I had an inside tip. I said I had a website glitch, which I subsequently edited and explained in that thread.

    This thread is about why my Nexus battery life seems abysmal.

    Help with that rather than shots at my already admittedly incorrect prediction would be appreciated.

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    12-25-2014 05:28 PM
  4. radgatt's Avatar
    I never said I had an inside tip. I said I had a website glitch, which I subsequently edited and explained in that thread.

    This thread is about why my Nexus battery life seems abysmal.

    Help with that rather than shots at my already admittedly incorrect prediction would be appreciated.

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    Any chance that it could be an app in the background that's causing this? Definitely shouldn't be about to die so quickly.

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    12-25-2014 05:54 PM
  5. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Mine took about a week to settle in and no problems since then.

    Mav.

    Sent from my Sprint Tri-Band Nexus 6.
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    12-25-2014 06:10 PM
  6. QWIKSTRIKE's Avatar
    I get a full day and some, but I have full brightness on, adaptive brightness off, NFC off, LTE off unless I surf the web, Cloud print off,, and auto wi-fi turned off as well.
    12-25-2014 06:12 PM
  7. coreyacole's Avatar
    Any chance that it could be an app in the background that's causing this? Definitely shouldn't be about to die so quickly.

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    I've checked all my apps. According to the battery, the screen is the biggest drainer. My hope is that it's predicting time remains based on my first few days of heavy usage.

    Just checked it and it's now saying 11 hours to empty. So maybe me just putting the phone down and focusing on the kids for Christmas is what I needed to do.

    I also am getting T-Mobile to send me a cell spot to fix coverage at home.

    Maybe I'll try to weed out some apps that I don't use and see what happens.

    Good to know it settles after a week or so. Guess I was just used to the performance of my year old Note 3 and didn't think about me constantly picking up the new hotness.

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    12-25-2014 06:27 PM
  8. NexusNick123's Avatar
    I can't get mine too drain battery. The battery is amazing.
    12-25-2014 09:45 PM
  9. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Facebook app can be a battery hog. Big time.
    12-25-2014 09:52 PM
  10. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    Facebook app can be a battery hog. Big time.
    Funny that you mention that, cause I heard the same thing; exactly why I got rid of it. Besides, I think Facebook is a waste of time, anyway. What shocks me, though, is Facebook comes preinstalled on the Note 4, and you CAN'T get rid of it.

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    12-25-2014 10:04 PM
  11. rich250's Avatar
    Mine took about 2 weeks to settle in but battery life is great now
    12-26-2014 06:08 AM
  12. vaughaag's Avatar
    My battery is getting better but it still drains more than it should when on standby and in general when compared to my partners Moto X.

    Xmas day my iPhone and Nexus were taken off charge at pretty much the same time, both received a few texts, notifications and I answered a call on the iPhone. The next day, at around 1200, the iPhone was at 89%, Nexus 63%.

    Posted via the Android Central App on Nexus 6
    12-27-2014 11:02 AM
  13. planoman's Avatar
    Battery life is fine for me. I have achieved 5 hours screen time. Keep it at 45% brightness and adaptive brightness off.

    I am a moderate to light user.

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    12-27-2014 12:01 PM
  14. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    My battery is getting better but it still drains more than it should when on standby and in general when compared to my partners Moto X.

    Xmas day my iPhone and Nexus were taken off charge at pretty much the same time, both received a few texts, notifications and I answered a call on the iPhone. The next day, at around 1200, the iPhone was at 89%, Nexus 63%.

    Posted via the Android Central App on Nexus 6
    "It's an Android thing", so I've been told. Android always has things running in the background, as opposed to the iPhone, so that explains the drain. For example, my friend showed me her battery stats on the 6+, and at the time the battery was at 73%, with 4 hours of screen on time and 11 hours of standby. That's an awesome battery life. I guess it's a trade off. Blackberrys and iPhones may not have world-beating specs, but they are very efficient in terms of performance and longevity. I had a Blackberry Torch and loved the fact that I could go late into the next day on a single charge still having 40% of battery left. However, at the time, I hated the lack of app support. If I wasn't so used to Android's openness, and I could afford to be in Apple's ecosystem, I might have gone that route, but alas.

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    12-27-2014 02:17 PM
  15. vaughaag's Avatar
    Reading a few of the posts on here, I've turned ambient display off and battery drain is allot less. I've also changed from 4G to 3G as my local area has no LTE/4G.

    Posted via the Android Central App on Nexus 6
    12-27-2014 06:57 PM
  16. pgg101's Avatar
    It's a new phone so perhaps you are playing with it a lot more than normal, so it's predicting the battery life based on your heavy usage?

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    12-28-2014 12:07 PM
  17. vaughaag's Avatar
    2h38m screen time with 45% remaining, a little better today.

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    12-29-2014 05:44 PM
  18. ODog2323's Avatar
    Facebook app can be a battery hog. Big time.
    Heh. Battery, CPU, data, storage...

    I forget where I read it, but some place analyzed a bunch of the worst Android apps in those categories, and Facebook was at or nearly the top offender in all of them.

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    Nexus 6
    12-29-2014 07:03 PM
  19. vaughaag's Avatar
    I tend to use the same core apps each day and I cannot say that there has been any pattern in their battery usage and I don't remember Facebook ever being top or near top.

    Posted via the Android Central App on Nexus 6
    12-29-2014 07:18 PM
  20. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Heh. Battery, CPU, data, storage...

    I forget where I read it, but some place analyzed a bunch of the worst Android apps in those categories, and Facebook was at or nearly the top offender in all of them.

    AC App
    Nexus 6
    What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps - CNET
    12-30-2014 12:45 AM
  21. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    Funny that you mention that, cause I heard the same thing; exactly why I got rid of it. Besides, I think Facebook is a waste of time, anyway. What shocks me, though, is Facebook comes preinstalled on the Note 4, and you CAN'T get rid of it.

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    You can't delete Facebook? That is incredible.... Facebook is a huge battery drain for not just my phone, but also my life...I am trying to dump it from my entire life. Taking it off my phone was the first step...I hate Facebook

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    12-30-2014 07:48 AM
  22. jj14x's Avatar
    With 39 min of screen time, I'm at 87% and it's predicting 7 more hours. I'm thinking that cell signal is the culprit, but even my note 3 wasn't this bad. I usually got almost a full day from it.
    The battery prediction looks at how you have used the phone since the last full charge, and assumes that you will continue to use it that way for the rest of the day - so if you took it off the charger at 100% and then, spent 40 minutes browsing the web or playing games etc, and 20 minutes on standby, the phone will assume that you will continue to do so, and gives you an estimate based on that usage scenario. If you keep the phone on standby after that for 3 hours, the remaining battery life estimate will adjust accordingly.

    For example, I charged my phone to 100% at about 11pm last night, and took it off the charger, turned off data/Wifi, and left it untouched overnight. This morning, it shows me 96% charge, and estimates that I have several days of battery life left. During the day, because I'll actually be using the phone, the "time remaining" will adjust according to my actual usage.

    So, in summary, look at how much battery you are left with at the end of the day, and see if that makes sense. If you think that your battery isn't lasting at long as your other devices, then look at battery usage and see what's draining your battery
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    12-30-2014 08:13 AM
  23. jj14x's Avatar
    What shocks me, though, is Facebook comes preinstalled on the Note 4, and you CAN'T get rid of it.
    You should be able to disable it though - settings/apps - tap on facebook and disable.
    12-30-2014 08:16 AM
  24. Deputy1's Avatar
    Very true. You can disable Facebook.

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    12-30-2014 08:48 AM
  25. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    You should be able to disable it though - settings/apps - tap on facebook and disable.
    True. But even if not disabled... it shouldn't be an issue if it's not configured to your FB account.
    12-30-2014 09:33 AM
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