07-16-2018 08:09 PM
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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I hate battery life threads, but I got my G7 Thurs afternoon and battery has been pretty disappointing.
    Unfortunately under battery, the LG home launcher is the biggest culprit, at times showing as 30%. Even if I'm using a different launcher it still shows up number 1 on the list.

    I'm guessing there is a way to use ADB to debloat or disable some of the apps.

    Aside from that, really happy with the phone.
    1. You have to wait several weeks so that Android can recognize your habits and optimize your phone.

    2. Download LG Package Disabler Pro and disable useless LG and bloatware apps that you're not using. There's money back guarantee so if it doesn't work, you can get a refund. Works great with my V20, no need for rooting or any other mods, works straight out the box (this is better than using ADB to disable apps, it's easier and less likely to cause corruption/errors, and best of all, you can re-enable apps whenever you want).

    3. Uninstall apps you don't use such as Google Hangouts, Google+, Google Newsstands, Google Play Music, LG SmartWorld, your carrier bloatware (use package disabler for apps you can't disable). Know that these apps run in the background 24/7, sending you push notifications. Consider using a 3rd party Facebook app such as Metal which consumes less battery than Facebook and FB Messenger (or temporarily disable it with Package Disabler when not in use).

    3. Install Greenify and use manual hibernation every once in a while (I use the widget shortcut). Some apps will always auto start (Facebook & FB Messenger) but other apps will not start again until you open it. You can also use LG Package Disabler to temporarily disable apps and then re-enable it later. It also frees up RAM. I don't recommend auto hibernation.

    4. Install ForceDoze. Standby time will be improved vastly.. you'll have to use ADB to install it (Google the instructions). ForceDoze forces the phone to go into Doze Mode immediately after you turn off the screen, Doze is an Android feature but only turns on after a long period of inactivity.

    5. Enable Data Saver mode.. it will restrict apps from using mobile data (you can customize which apps you allow).

    6. Check your mobile data settings and make sure they're correct, sometimes the phone is searching for a signal in the wrong towers and that kills the battery.

    7. Consider turning off WiFi and Data off when not in use, I think all LG phones have the data on/off toggle shortcut.. AT&T and Samsung removed that shortcut. You can go to WiFi advanced settings and have WiFi turned off automatically when the screen is off.

    8. Disable OS animations: go to settings > about phone > software info > then click build number 5 times. Then go back to settings and you'll see developer options. Turn developer mode on and scroll down to window animation scale, transition animation scale, and animator duration scale.. turn them all off. Might save a bit of battery by taking the GPU load off from the animations from the OS plus it'll be super speedy fast when you're navigating through the OS.

    9. The G7 has a new ultra bright mode, don't use that unless needed. Try to use lower brightness.

    10. Enable "Battery Saver Mode", I've experienced 1.5-2x battery life with it on. It's actually not that slow (unlike Samsung's battery saver mode), can't tell the difference in speed. Make sure it's set to "always on" when it's enabled.

    11. Turn off OK Google voice detection. To check if it's on, say "OK, Google". Kinda creepy it's on by default and Google is hearing everything you say.
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    06-10-2018 09:36 AM
  2. recDNA's Avatar
    Almost all of your solutions are to improve standby time or restrict things I want like constant push notifications or ok google features. My standby time on my V20 is spectacular compared to galaxy phones. It's screen on time I like longer and I need it bright.

    It's a great list for people who can tolerate it though.
    eshropshire likes this.
    06-10-2018 12:32 PM
  3. sushiguy732's Avatar
    Almost all of your solutions are to improve standby time or restrict things I want like constant push notifications or ok google features. My standby time on my V20 is spectacular compared to galaxy phones. It's screen on time I like longer and I need it bright.

    It's a great list for people who can tolerate it though.
    I agree with your assessment. With that being said, I do like the idea of a package uninstaller.
    06-10-2018 04:36 PM
  4. mwake4goten's Avatar
    1. You have to wait several weeks so that Android can recognize your habits and optimize your phone.

    2. Download LG Package Disabler Pro and disable useless LG and bloatware apps that you're not using. There's money back guarantee so if it doesn't work, you can get a refund. Works great with my V20, no need for rooting or any other mods, works straight out the box (this is better than using ADB to disable apps, it's easier and less likely to cause corruption/errors, and best of all, you can re-enable apps whenever you want).

    3. Uninstall apps you don't use such as Google Hangouts, Google+, Google Newsstands, Google Play Music, LG SmartWorld, your carrier bloatware (use package disabler for apps you can't disable). Know that these apps run in the background 24/7, sending you push notifications. Consider using a 3rd party Facebook app such as Metal which consumes less battery than Facebook and FB Messenger (or temporarily disable it with Package Disabler when not in use).

    3. Install Greenify and use manual hibernation every once in a while (I use the widget shortcut). Some apps will always auto start (Facebook & FB Messenger) but other apps will not start again until you open it. You can also use LG Package Disabler to temporarily disable apps and then re-enable it later. It also frees up RAM. I don't recommend auto hibernation.

    4. Install ForceDoze. Standby time will be improved vastly.. you'll have to use ADB to install it (Google the instructions). ForceDoze forces the phone to go into Doze Mode immediately after you turn off the screen, Doze is an Android feature but only turns on after a long period of inactivity.

    5. Enable Data Saver mode.. it will restrict apps from using mobile data (you can customize which apps you allow).

    6. Check your mobile data settings and make sure they're correct, sometimes the phone is searching for a signal in the wrong towers and that kills the battery.

    7. Consider turning off WiFi and Data off when not in use, I think all LG phones have the data on/off toggle shortcut.. AT&T and Samsung removed that shortcut. You can go to WiFi advanced settings and have WiFi turned off automatically when the screen is off.

    8. Disable OS animations: go to settings > about phone > software info > then click build number 5 times. Then go back to settings and you'll see developer options. Turn developer mode on and scroll down to window animation scale, transition animation scale, and animator duration scale.. turn them all off. Might save a bit of battery by taking the GPU load off from the animations from the OS plus it'll be super speedy fast when you're navigating through the OS.

    9. The G7 has a new ultra bright mode, don't use that unless needed. Try to use lower brightness.

    10. Enable "Battery Saver Mode", I've experienced 1.5-2x battery life with it on. It's actually not that slow (unlike Samsung's battery saver mode), can't tell the difference in speed. Make sure it's set to "always on" when it's enabled.

    11. Turn off OK Google voice detection. To check if it's on, say "OK, Google". Kinda creepy it's on by default and Google is hearing everything you say.
    Great list. The other thing that people can do is, set mobile phone to 4G (or 3G) instead of LTE. LTE is generally more battery draining than 4g. I don't even notice any real world difference when browsing but I do notice the antenna bars are higher on 4G than on LTE
    06-11-2018 07:16 AM
  5. idon12no's Avatar
    You can also set the screen to 1080p
    06-11-2018 06:39 PM
  6. venom0706's Avatar
    Couldn't test all the way till zero yesterday but at around 4.30 PM yesterday still 37% still left with close to 5hrs SOT.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6a042f3c3b.jpg
    How does the Device Usage tab show you this?

    Mine shows the same (all apps), but it only shows Screen usage for each app.
    06-12-2018 05:21 PM
  7. B0WIE's Avatar
    Strange to me to see battery complaints. I feel like mine is sipping battery compared to the last 3 flagship phones I've had. It might not spec as strong in the battery dept as some other phones, but I personally don't need it to. I throw it on the quick charge once a day and I'm golden.
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    06-12-2018 09:41 PM
  8. sushiguy732's Avatar
    Strange to me to see battery complaints. I feel like mine is sipping battery compared to the last 3 flagship phones I've had. It might not spec as strong in the battery dept as some other phones, but I personally don't need it to. I throw it on the quick charge once a day and I'm golden.
    I'm not even charging it at all during the day and I'm still over 30% by the end of the day. It utilizes battery much better than any of my Samsung phones I've had. For this and other reasons, I'm loving my first LG!
    B0WIE likes this.
    06-13-2018 05:08 AM
  9. B0WIE's Avatar
    I'm not even charging it at all during the day and I'm still over 30% by the end of the day. It utilizes battery much better than any of my Samsung phones I've had. For this and other reasons, I'm loving my first LG!
    My first LG too. I always admired their bold efforts to do something great, but felt that they came just short of accomplishing it. The G7 is genuinely great. It's not like a Samsung where I'm thinking; "I have to spend how much on this????..."
    I had no problem shelling out for a G7.
    That audio..... omg....
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    06-13-2018 08:20 AM
  10. venom0706's Avatar
    My first LG as well.

    Superb phone. And ultra fast!
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    06-14-2018 09:25 AM
  11. mike146's Avatar
    first timer here as well. so far so good. only problem is pics not as sharp as preferred. but that will come I think with familiarization and possibly updates??? I know I hear those don't come often. but notowt import thing for me.

    battery life so far has been good and what I expected. usually get over 6 hours of screen on time so very good for me.
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    06-14-2018 11:30 AM
  12. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Great list. The other thing that people can do is, set mobile phone to 4G (or 3G) instead of LTE. LTE is generally more battery draining than 4g. I don't even notice any real world difference when browsing but I do notice the antenna bars are higher on 4G than on LTE
    I never thought about that, thanks for that tip! I just turn off data using the data on/off toggle shortcut when not in use.
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    06-15-2018 01:17 PM
  13. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I'm not even charging it at all during the day and I'm still over 30% by the end of the day. It utilizes battery much better than any of my Samsung phones I've had. For this and other reasons, I'm loving my first LG!
    Thanks to LG's optimized and lightweight OS and efficient LCD screen! Samsung has a lot of bloatware/services and high resolution icons, plus AMOLED uses more battery than LCD (despite the misconception that it doesn't).
    06-15-2018 01:21 PM
  14. flyingkytez's Avatar
    My first LG too. I always admired their bold efforts to do something great, but felt that they came just short of accomplishing it. The G7 is genuinely great. It's not like a Samsung where I'm thinking; "I have to spend how much on this????..."
    I had no problem shelling out for a G7.
    That audio..... omg....
    Exactly! Great price but the hardware does not disappoint.. LG is Samsung's cousin. Samsung is getting too confident with their prices, thinking they are Apple. LG is not afraid to try something different. The S9 was such a disappointment.. too boring! The G7 was a true successor to the G6 with vast improvements! Of course it's not perfect but it's darn good. Good job LG!
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    06-15-2018 01:23 PM
  15. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Almost all of your solutions are to improve standby time or restrict things I want like constant push notifications or ok google features. My standby time on my V20 is spectacular compared to galaxy phones. It's screen on time I like longer and I need it bright.

    It's a great list for people who can tolerate it though.
    LG is known to have a very lightweight OS and excellent standby time.
    recDNA likes this.
    06-15-2018 01:27 PM
  16. bhatech's Avatar
    The G7 was a true successor to the G6 with vast improvements! Of course it's not perfect but it's darn good. Good job LG!
    That's because G6 wasn't that great to begin with so they had to do lot of catching up. And yeah LG are pricing their phones so cheap /s
    G7 and V35 aren't any cheap compared to S9/S9+.

    Overall, I do like G7 and personally it's been long since I liked LG phone. They got most parts correct this time, even though not the best overall phone I do enjoy using the G7 every day. Haven't felt like that with a LG phone for a long time and have had them all.
    06-15-2018 02:28 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    I hate battery life threads, but I got my G7 Thurs afternoon and battery has been pretty disappointing.
    Unfortunately under battery, the LG home launcher is the biggest culprit, at times showing as 30%. Even if I'm using a different launcher it still shows up number 1 on the list.

    I'm guessing there is a way to use ADB to debloat or disable some of the apps.

    Aside from that, really happy with the phone.
    Wow, LG Home takes up 30%? That is too bad! Hopefully ensuing updates will bring some fixes.
    gendo667 likes this.
    06-15-2018 04:22 PM
  18. natehartey12's Avatar
    I don't get how everyone has such vastly different battery life experiences. all the flagship phones I get are always very comparable. my s9 and now my LG g7 both get the exact same usage time
    06-15-2018 04:38 PM
  19. mwake4goten's Avatar
    I never thought about that, thanks for that tip! I just turn off data using the data on/off toggle shortcut when not in use.
    Yeah I also switch off mobile data when I don't need it. But I noticed even if you switch it off the bars still represent the connection strength, which is weird...

    So for example if I change to LTE and then switch off mobile data I get 2 bars, but if change to 4g and then switch of data again I get full bars...so I wonder if the talk/voice part of the mobile signal connection is still affected by the mobile data choice, wether that be LTE or 4g/3g?
    06-15-2018 06:10 PM
  20. idon12no's Avatar
    Noticeable improvement over my G6. I'm steadily getting over for hours SOT which is tolerable, and you can see I did much better here.
    06-15-2018 08:10 PM
  21. B0WIE's Avatar
    I don't get how everyone has such vastly different battery life experiences. all the flagship phones I get are always very comparable. my s9 and now my LG g7 both get the exact same usage time
    Yea, it's very interesting. I think it has to do with the apps people use and their personal settings (primarily screen brightness).

    I'm personally amazed by this battery. I pulled it off the charger no less than two hours ago and in that time have checked several emails and Arlo alerts, set some alarms, went back and changed them all, and the meter still hasn't gone below 100%. I've never seen anything like that. And, I don't use any battery saving features. I have several emails and apps which are constantly syncing and pushing.
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    06-16-2018 08:09 AM
  22. phillymade's Avatar
    For those that are getting 5 or more hours, what are your setting set to to achieve this? Are you using AOD, are you using forcedoze? What is you display resolution set to, screen brightness and such. Are you syncing apps in the background?
    I do know this is all relative to the user, I am getting 4 hours SOT, and I am fine with this, but would like to know how I may be able to squeeze out a more minutes.
    06-21-2018 03:11 PM
  23. mike146's Avatar
    Screen resolution set to medium, brightness at 50 most of the time. Emails all sync and push as needed. When I check battery, usually between 6 and 7 hours of screen on time reported.
    06-21-2018 03:38 PM
  24. AARON BRYANT2's Avatar
    hovering around 5 SOT with resolution highest, brightness 50%, emails at fetch every 2 hours, battery saver off. I think the biggest differentiator is signal strength. I'm aroind 3 or 4 bars but if I go out in the boonies where I'll go to 1 bar or switch to 3g, my battery then tanks.
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    06-21-2018 03:57 PM
  25. B0WIE's Avatar
    For those that are getting 5 or more hours, what are your setting set to to achieve this? Are you using AOD, are you using forcedoze? What is you display resolution set to, screen brightness and such. Are you syncing apps in the background?
    I do know this is all relative to the user, I am getting 4 hours SOT, and I am fine with this, but would like to know how I may be able to squeeze out a more minutes.
    I'm getting great battery life and the only thing special I can think of that I'm doing is that my screen brightness is around 36% while I'm indoors during the day, and 24% while I watch YouTube before falling asleep.

    I'm synching about 15 accounts, playing streaming radio loudly for about 3 hours, getting about 5 hours SOT and 24 hours between charging (which I do at 20%).
    No AOD. Very little 4g. Not much call time.
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    06-21-2018 03:57 PM
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