06-22-2015 09:57 AM
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  1. GTS21's Avatar
    Heavy words with friends and internet browsing. This can't be right. Verizon model. Auto brightness with slider at 100%
    06-21-2015 02:09 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Are you using Chrome by any chance?

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-21-2015 02:14 PM
  3. GTS21's Avatar
    Are you using Chrome by any chance?

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    Yes. Why?
    06-21-2015 02:20 PM
  4. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    post up a screen shot of your battery stats.

    Fred
    06-21-2015 02:32 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    There was a thread with others using Chrome experiencing high battery consumption. You can try another browser.

    For reference, I was getting about 1% every 2 minutes when using Chrome,but I also use auto brightness with slider around 40%,so that could have some impact too.

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-21-2015 02:58 PM
  6. Jonneh's Avatar
    My screen can get crazy bright with the auto brightness slider at 70%. I don't understand using the full 100%; unless, I guess, you're in direct sunlight. But that'd just be a temporary increase and then I'd put it right back to my 70% most likely. I'm thinking of seeing how 60% or 50% does for me.

    Your battery definitely shouldn't have dropped that much, but you were potentially maxed out on screen brightness, heavily playing a game (which I believe uses an internet connection to connect you to other players? I don't play it), and also browsing the web a bit...It should definitely take a small hit, in my opinion.
    06-21-2015 03:19 PM
  7. GTS21's Avatar
    There was a thread with others using Chrome experiencing high battery consumption. You can try another browser.

    For reference, I was getting about 1% every 2 minutes when using Chrome,but I also use auto brightness with slider around 40%,so that could have some impact too.

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    Sounds like you weren't doing a whole lot better than me? Recommendations on another browser?
    06-21-2015 03:45 PM
  8. GTS21's Avatar
    post up a screen shot of your battery stats.

    Fred
    Not sure how to do that, sorry.
    06-21-2015 03:48 PM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Sounds like you weren't doing a whole lot better than me? Recommendations on another browser?
    Yeah it was pretty close. I tried dolphin but it didn't work well for me. I needed chrome bookmark sync so my choices were limited. In the past, Firefox worked well for me but I haven't used it much on the g4.I just live with the bad battery life.

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-21-2015 03:56 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Not sure how to do that, sorry.
    Settings - battery - battery usage.

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-21-2015 03:57 PM
  11. GTS21's Avatar
    Just for fun yesterday, I put my new G4 and G3 next to each other, put both on full brightness, turned screen to always on, and left them there. Occasionally I changed Web sites in Chrome or opened other programs. In the end, my new G4 beat out the G3 by about 5 percentage points, and both got close to 6 hours of screen on time.

    I see others posting over 4 hours of screen in time, but with constant use on chrome or words with friends, I'd be hard pressed to beat 2 hours screen on time.
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    06-21-2015 04:03 PM
  12. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Yeah it was pretty close. I tried dolphin but it didn't work well for me. I needed chrome bookmark sync so my choices were limited. In the past, Firefox worked well for me but I haven't used it much on the g4.I just live with the bad battery life.

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    I really have a like/hate relationship with Chrome, and this doesn't help. How ridiculous is it that Chrome can't behave with Android?

    I usually feel like it is a half-...uh...hearted attempt at a browser.
    06-21-2015 04:19 PM
  13. japhule's Avatar
    Words with Friends also downloads a large amount of ads including video ads. They can eat away at the battery also.
    06-21-2015 05:21 PM
  14. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    I use Chrome Dev and have had a good experience with it so far. Haven't seen any battery drain.

    I usually have 25-40 tabs open all the time when I flip thru recent apps.

    I used Access Lock to restrict permissions on it so maybe that is helping.
    06-21-2015 05:35 PM
  15. GTS21's Avatar
    I use Chrome Dev and have had a good experience with it so far. Haven't seen any battery drain.

    I usually have 25-40 tabs open all the time when I flip thru recent apps.

    I used Access Lock to restrict permissions on it so maybe that is helping.
    How much screen on time do you get playing on the Internet? What's your brightness setting?
    06-21-2015 05:58 PM
  16. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I use Chrome Dev and have had a good experience with it so far. Haven't seen any battery drain.

    I usually have 25-40 tabs open all the time when I flip thru recent apps.

    I used Access Lock to restrict permissions on it so maybe that is helping.
    When I open Access Lock I don't even have the stable version of Chrome listed in the apps there. Am I missing something to allow that?
    06-21-2015 06:10 PM
  17. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    When I open Access Lock I don't even have the stable version of Chrome listed in the apps there. Am I missing something to allow that?
    Maybe because it's a system app it isn't there. I disabled out and went to chrome dev immediately since I was using it on my G3.
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    06-21-2015 06:33 PM
  18. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    How much screen on time do you get playing on the Internet? What's your brightness setting?
    I use Lux for auto brightness. I have no idea SOT just using chrome because it's never all I do on the phone.
    06-21-2015 06:38 PM
  19. GTS21's Avatar
    For those getting incredible battery life, can you please share your settings? I may have to return my phone if I'm getting comparatively horrible battery life. I'd love to hear from more Verizon users.
    06-21-2015 06:39 PM
  20. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    For those getting incredible battery life, can you please share your settings? I may have to return my phone if I'm getting comparatively horrible battery life. I'd love to hear from more Verizon users.
    I'm on Sprint and I'll share here if you want more info but I've posted quite a bit in this thread.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=539295

    My worst day has been about 4 hours SOT and that was with almost 24 hours up time and everything on LTE or 3g.

    If you want more settings, I'll happily post.
    06-21-2015 06:49 PM
  21. jdfry15's Avatar
    For those getting incredible battery life, can you please share your settings? I may have to return my phone if I'm getting comparatively horrible battery life. I'd love to hear from more Verizon users.
    I have Verizon. I was getting just over 3 hours of screen time for the first 9 days or so. I did a factory reset and since then I've been getting around 4 to 4.5 hours of screen time. Same usage patterns. I'm not one of those people that says don't sync email, turn off GPS, put screen at 25%. I want to use the features and phone the way it was designed. I would say go into your apps an make sure there aren't notifications aren't on if you don't need them. Like weather or news apps. I keep my brightness at 75% most of the day.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-21-2015 07:35 PM
  22. GTS21's Avatar
    I have Verizon. I was getting just over 3 hours of screen time for the first 9 days or so. I did a factory reset and since then I've been getting around 4 to 4.5 hours of screen time. Same usage patterns. I'm not one of those people that says don't sync email, turn off GPS, put screen at 25%. I want to use the features and phone the way it was designed. I would say go into your apps an make sure there aren't notifications aren't on if you don't need them. Like weather or news apps. I keep my brightness at 75% most of the day.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I must have a bum phone then, can't think of any other reason. You're getting double my battery life. 75% screen brightness, auto or not auto?
    06-21-2015 07:40 PM
  23. jdfry15's Avatar
    Not auto. I can't use the auto. It's too dim in the day and too bright for me in dark rooms. I would try a factory reset or just exchange it if you can. I'm not getting near the battery life a lot of people report but if I get 4 to 4.5 I'm OK with that. I was on the fence about returning the phone when I was getting 3 to 3.5 hours. That's just not acceptable in my opinion.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-21-2015 08:13 PM
  24. GTS21's Avatar
    Any Verizon users getting over 4 hours SOT?
    06-21-2015 08:56 PM
  25. blending juices's Avatar
    Sounds like you weren't doing a whole lot better than me? Recommendations on another browser?
    absolutely .. habit browser does the trick for me .. chrome, firefox, baidu, cm, opera, dolphin, to name a few, all gluttons for your resources .. then I discovered habit, and have not looked back.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-21-2015 09:38 PM
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