Shop HP’s Memorial Day Sale:Save up to 61% on PCs and more!
  1. reltubm's Avatar
    So I'm with Verizon and I just received my first LG phone (G4) and I am really hoping my battery problems are a fluke.

    I have shut off all LED's, turned off all vibrations, pretty much don't sync anything that I can prevent, and screen brightness is set to 0 on automatic. I

    Yesterday I hit about 40 battery left after 8 hours and limited use. Being that this is my first LG and I know each UI is a bit different are there any other settings to tweak?

    Oh and any recommendations on a third party app to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections? Some of them that I have looked up seem way more involved than what he Smart Settings should have been.

    Any thoughts or ideas on these things would be greatly appreciated.

    Oh and other than Verizon removing some services and what could be a potential bad battery I am overall pleased with this phone!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-05-2015 12:41 PM
  2. maybish's Avatar
    Really? 40% after 8 hours doesn't seem bad at all. You probably had another 2 hours battery life. I had a hard time weird my battery since I got my phone. But yesterday I got probably 20 hours. I forgot to check it before plugging it in this morning. My problem is that I'm on this phone constantly.

    Sent from my VS986
    06-05-2015 12:51 PM
  3. Jonneh's Avatar
    What exactly do you see as wrong with your battery? 40% after 8 hours is pretty great actually. You practically had slightly less than HALF of your battery remaining after a full 8 hour shift without charging; meaning you could almost hit 16 hours. (Perhaps 13-14 realistically?)
    06-05-2015 12:59 PM
  4. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    That isn't actually really good. I have had mine off the charger for 8.5 hours, and am at 72%.

    Can you go to your battery stats and see what is eating it up?
    06-05-2015 01:02 PM
  5. maybish's Avatar
    Really Jared? Are you not using it much? That's about what I get maybe less depending on my usage

    Sent from my VS986
    06-05-2015 01:04 PM
  6. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    I use it regularly. I've yet to be able to kill the G4 in a day. (have had the T-Mo preview for about a month already)

    Have an Android Wear device connected, 2 email accounts, and all the other goodies.
    06-05-2015 01:05 PM
  7. oldschoolsig's Avatar
    Sot is a key factor here,and should be part of the discussion good or bad

    Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
    06-05-2015 01:08 PM
  8. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    I average 4 - 5 hours, normally 4.5 hours a day before I end up in bed (with 25%+ charge left)
    06-05-2015 01:09 PM
  9. reltubm's Avatar
    Even if I was at 40% after 8 hours I don't feel I should have to limit the device as much as I've had to in order to get to that point.

    I don't really see anything that seems to be chewing up the battery, I'm at work right now. Give me a few and I'll post a screen shot of the battery usage. I am probably not up to par with some of you as to what is legit or not.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-05-2015 01:41 PM
  10. reltubm's Avatar
    Is this what you are looking at?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails What am I doing wrong with my battery?-2518.jpg  
    06-05-2015 01:49 PM
  11. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Would be better to see the screen before this, listing all the stuff using the battery.
    06-05-2015 01:56 PM
  12. reltubm's Avatar
    Here's the rest.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails What am I doing wrong with my battery?-2522.jpg   What am I doing wrong with my battery?-2524.jpg  
    06-05-2015 02:20 PM
  13. reltubm's Avatar
    What exactly do you see as wrong with your battery? 40% after 8 hours is pretty great actually. You practically had slightly less than HALF of your battery remaining after a full 8 hour shift without charging; meaning you could almost hit 16 hours. (Perhaps 13-14 realistically?)
    I don't feel with a new phone\
    battery I should have to shut off practically all my notifications in order to get that much battery usage. Screen shut off after 30 seconds and I haven't even touched a game yet.

    I think it's a bad battery or an underlying software issue.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-05-2015 02:25 PM
  14. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Odd. Try rebooting the phone as well. Sometimes Google stuff hangs. Do you have location services enabled for a bunch of apps?
    06-05-2015 02:45 PM
  15. ibcop's Avatar
    Hell, the OP has the thing crippled to get that battery life.

    Too many factors come into play to say why but you can bet Sally won't get the same battery life as Susie.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-05-2015 02:54 PM
  16. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    So I'm with Verizon and I just received my first LG phone (G4) and I am really hoping my battery problems are a fluke.

    I have shut off all LED's, turned off all vibrations, pretty much don't sync anything that I can prevent, and screen brightness is set to 0 on automatic. I

    Yesterday I hit about 40 battery left after 8 hours and limited use. Being that this is my first LG and I know each UI is a bit different are there any other settings to tweak?

    Oh and any recommendations on a third party app to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections? Some of them that I have looked up seem way more involved than what he Smart Settings should have been.

    Any thoughts or ideas on these things would be greatly appreciated.

    Oh and other than Verizon removing some services and what could be a potential bad battery I am overall pleased with this phone!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You dont need to do all that craziness to get good battery life.

    Im at 80% and its 4pm now. Unplugged around 7am.

    First off reset/wipe your device from its factory install if you havnt already done so. I always do this when i receive a new android device. For whatever reason it does work.
    06-05-2015 03:01 PM
  17. Jonneh's Avatar
    That isn't actually really good. I have had mine off the charger for 8.5 hours, and am at 72%.

    Can you go to your battery stats and see what is eating it up?
    Guess I'm just too used to my Nexus 5, ha.
    06-05-2015 03:06 PM
  18. reltubm's Avatar
    You dont need to do all that craziness to get good battery life.

    Im at 80% and its 4pm now. Unplugged around 7am.

    First off reset/wipe your device from its factory install if you havnt already done so. I always do this when i receive a new android device. For whatever reason it does work.
    I actually haven't tried that yet. Honestly with it coming from the factory I didn't think to do that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-05-2015 04:04 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-08-2015, 07:08 PM
  2. How do I retrieve information from my broken phone?
    By Kisha Mcdonald in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-05-2015, 10:41 PM
  3. Sync Calendar problem with 2.3.6 in order to upgrade, can I get some help?
    By AC Question in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-05-2015, 06:04 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-05-2015, 05:56 PM
  5. How do you uninstall Google+ on a Samsung S5?
    By AC Question in forum Google+
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-05-2015, 04:27 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD