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  1. Snareman's Avatar
    Check out "Battery Overlay Percent" app...may give you what you're looking for (not perfect, but not bad, and highly configurable).

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    Thanks. I've been using the GSam icon app which works well enough. I just have to slide the icon over until its over the battery icon.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...conpack1&hl=en
    07-05-2015 01:14 PM
  2. Snareman's Avatar
    There was no button to close all in KitKat, so you're not missing anything there. You can also close apps by hitting the small X to the right of the card; that should be faster.
    Yes, I know it wasn't there before. Its just something I wish was there. I thought the LG G2 that I briefly owned had it and it was nice.


    But you shouldn't close all tasks all that much in android anyway - that's why it's not there. Almost every app goes into a deep sleep when it's not active. It's a best practice for both android and ios to not nuke all background apps at once because in general it costs more battery than it saves.
    Part of it is probably my own neurosis of just wanting them closed. I bet my parent's phones each have 50 apps open. My mom is at least getting better about cleaning notifications out of her status bar. There some of the apps that use constant or frequent GPS that will eat away at my battery if I leave them open. I still found the way they were lined up in KitKat easier to move between them. This new way is certainly fancier, but I think not as easy to use.

    How does closing gmail. FB, gallery and camera all at once kill the battery?
    07-05-2015 01:18 PM
  3. vzwuser76's Avatar
    - Recent apps panes...I like the flipbook style. I did switch Chrome back to the old tabs, but otherwise I like it.
    How were able to do that if I may ask? That'd cure one of my issues with the update.
    07-05-2015 01:19 PM
  4. berserker's Avatar
    Merge tabs and apps to Off under Settings.
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    07-05-2015 01:24 PM
  5. Snareman's Avatar
    Finally updated yesterday evening. Here's my breakdown of the general 'dislikes' I've read about, and my own positive/negative/neutral observations of L:

    - The white Google bar...I prefer the old, grayed bar. But, a bigger annoyance is removing the bar and having unusable blank space above each screen. Already getting used to the white bar.
    - Volume controls...slightly more annoying than before, but nothing terrible. Wish they would have kept the sound profiles though, for setting time-specific notification rules. Yes, some 'replacement' options are there, but more convoluted process to enact them.
    - Flashlight chop...so inconsistent. It usually takes 3-4 tries to get it to work. Glad they did add the native flashlight option though.
    - Battery life seems improved, at least initially. Haven't done a cache clear yet, but since upgrade have only used 44% over 15 hours, and that's with messing with the phone a lot (granted, 8 hours while I was sleeping too, but only lost about 3% overnight, which is great).
    - Speed...seems to be the same. Not noticing much difference.
    - Used to use the power bar to control WiFi, BT, brightness, and GPS. Would rather they not get rid of it, but easy enough to use drag menu I guess. Only annoyance is the quick screen brightness setting adjustment now not an option.
    - New L themes/colors...eh. Like most, I would prefer an option between white/dark, but don't mind the white that much.
    - All apps seem to be working well so far. No reportable issues there.
    - Camera...maybe a bit faster, but hard to tell. May not be any change from the last camera update.
    - Recent apps panes...I like the flipbook style. I did switch Chrome back to the old tabs, but otherwise I like it. I did notice an extended delay from opening recent apps to the 'X' showing in each window, sometimes 2 seconds all the way up to 5 seconds.
    - Miss the notification bar ticker. The bubbles are much more obtrusive and annoying. May get used to them, but not a favorite update at this point.
    - No true bugs on my end otherwise.
    - And the final, BIGGEST positive: Not having to hear board members B&M about the Lollipop update anymore. Though, the shift to those same people complaining about the update has already started. :-)
    -If you use a different launcher like Nova you can get right of the search bar AND use your new found free space.
    -Removing the ticker is annoying. Give us the option of whether we want to use it or not. I don't like the pop ups and quickly disabled them. The ticker was much less intrusive and offered a little more privacy if someone is looking at your phone for what that's worth.
    -I miss the power toggles to. They were fast and easy both for a quick glance as what was active and for enabling/disabling them. Again, leave us the option to use them.
    07-05-2015 01:27 PM
  6. Sean Cogan's Avatar
    There was no button to close all in KitKat, so you're not missing anything there. You can also close apps by hitting the small X to the right of the card; that should be faster.
    You can also swipe right to close apps and remove recent screens.
    07-05-2015 01:40 PM
  7. Snareman's Avatar
    You can also swipe right to close apps.
    That's what I'm doing. It was just faster in KK.
    07-05-2015 01:42 PM
  8. CharlieL3's Avatar
    Power Toggles can also put a battery icon in the Notification Bar, and it can give you a set of switches that can control functions easily. I've used it for years.
    07-05-2015 01:45 PM
  9. Sean Cogan's Avatar
    That's what I'm doing. It was just faster in KK.
    Sorry, I missed that in your earlier post.
    07-05-2015 01:47 PM
  10. Snareman's Avatar
    Power Toggles can also put a battery icon in the Notification Bar, and it can give you a set of switches that can control functions easily. I've used it for years.
    I think they disabled them in Lollipop though didn't they? I've also been using them for years, but they now don't work.
    07-05-2015 01:49 PM
  11. CharlieL3's Avatar
    I'm using Power Toggles in Lollipop right now. The battery icon is right there at the top.
    07-05-2015 01:51 PM
  12. Snareman's Avatar
    I'm using Power Toggles in Lollipop right now. The battery icon is right there at the top.
    Ah, got it. Thanks! Is there a way to remove some of the toggles from the widget? I don't need the flashlight toggle there for instance.
    07-05-2015 02:06 PM
  13. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I did a force stop, enable/disable, and cache clear.

    Nothing... yet... time will tell, but so far, so good. Going to allow more time. It was a regular thing, though, and I haven't seen it yet today. But I didn't use my phone as much today, either. So again, need more time. But pretty much what you said is what someone else suggested and it may work.
    Since Lollipop I've been getting the unfortunate message that Hangouts has stopped. Which is unfortunate. Which I want to stop.

    Has this fix worked for you?

    Another possible "fix" is to enable the Hangouts app but don't use it.
    07-05-2015 02:22 PM
  14. 1Coopgt's Avatar
    Just one word: Firefly.

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    +1 on Firefly . Still pisses me off .
    07-05-2015 02:42 PM
  15. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll wait a bit more to see if the phone notifies me on its own. Where do I turn on the notifications that one user suggested?


    Sent from my Droid Turbo 64-gig from Tapatalk.
    07-05-2015 02:45 PM
  16. berserker's Avatar
    Settings / Sound & notification / Software update alert
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    07-05-2015 02:57 PM
  17. danielcee3's Avatar
    For some reason every time I turn my phone off and back on it goes to recovery menu and have to start from there. Also the only way to do a factory reset for me was to use the recovery menu kept on freezing when trying a factory reset in the settings. Anyone seeing these?

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    07-05-2015 03:24 PM
  18. SouthernblondeLKS's Avatar
    Just one word: Firefly.

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    Yes, curse their sudden, yet inevitable betrayal...
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    07-05-2015 04:54 PM
  19. SouthernblondeLKS's Avatar
    I was hesitant about the update at first, solely because KK had been running insanely smooth for me and I don't generally like to immediately jump into new technology without a decent history of feedback about it (I still cringe when I think about how I ended up with the first version of Windows 8 after the unfortunate death of my XP laptop...8 was a disaster, I downgraded back to 7). However, my phone would notify me every time I looked at it that there was a new update available, so having heard mostly positive things about Lollipop I took the plunge. Have been very happy. Seems all of my settings from my previous version carried over. It has only been 2 days, but so far so good.

    Also, am I the only one who doesn't have the google toolbar/searchbar that everyone is talking about (I've read a lot about a search bar that used to be transparent and is now some solid white toolbar that is on the homescreen)? I seem to remember disabling it when I first got my phone. Haven't had it since.

    So far the only problem I've had with the update is with the stock messaging app taking a lot longer to send MMS (still sends, just isn't as fast as it used to be). I also got a text from a friend at 2 in the morning that was random and when I looked in to it, it had been sent the previous day, though I'm not convinced that's not a network error...as I've been texting others with no problems and no delays.

    The new features work fine for me. I haven't had any issues with the chop-chop flashlight, I haven't had any excess battery drain (in fact I only lost 5% after the update), and the camera seems to be improved. Overall, I'm extremely happy with the update.
    07-05-2015 05:07 PM
  20. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Yes, curse their sudden, yet inevitable betrayal...
    My favorite part of the pilot!
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    07-05-2015 05:32 PM
  21. tcmeiss's Avatar
    Yes, curse their sudden, yet inevitable betrayal...
    "I don't wanna explode!"
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    07-05-2015 07:24 PM
  22. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    every time my phone boots up (i do it once every day or two, right after charging) it has the popup that says android is starting and apps are being optimized. it lasts for only 3 seconds or so. not a big deal but annoying i guess
    07-05-2015 08:51 PM
  23. doogald's Avatar
    Part of it is probably my own neurosis of just wanting them closed. I bet my parent's phones each have 50 apps open.
    Not necessarily. The recent apps list is showing apps recently run. Almost all are not actually running but cached in memory, suspended, and not swiping the away makes the open where you left them faster and with fewer resources used, saving battery. There are a few cases when apps need to be closed, but it's really rare.


    How does closing gmail. FB, gallery and camera all at once kill the battery?
    for an app like Facebook, if you have it set up to look for notifications in the background, closing it will just be followed by it opening back up again. Gmail doesn't actually do anything in the background - the Google services app syncs with you account and refreshes your inbox and any other labels you have set to sync in the background, whether the gmail app is in the background or not. Closing it just forces the phone to use more resources opening it back up again when you next use it.

    See http://phandroid.com/2014/09/16/prot...g-performance/
    07-05-2015 10:20 PM
  24. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Okay, so I've replicated a sound glitch. If I listen to music through Bluetooth I don't hear my notifications at all. Once I shut down the Bluetooth and music, all of my notifications sound like they're at half volume even at the highest setting. A reboot solves this but its VERY annoying and unacceptable.
    07-06-2015 03:52 AM
  25. Snareman's Avatar
    Not necessarily. The recent apps list is showing apps recently run. Almost all are not actually running but cached in memory, suspended, and not swiping the away makes the open where you left them faster and with fewer resources used, saving battery. There are a few cases when apps need to be closed, but it's really rare.




    for an app like Facebook, if you have it set up to look for notifications in the background, closing it will just be followed by it opening back up again. Gmail doesn't actually do anything in the background - the Google services app syncs with you account and refreshes your inbox and any other labels you have set to sync in the background, whether the gmail app is in the background or not. Closing it just forces the phone to use more resources opening it back up again when you next use it.

    See http://phandroid.com/2014/09/16/prot...g-performance/
    Good info. Thanks.
    07-06-2015 04:11 AM
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