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  1. jlevs's Avatar
    Just got my phone yesterday afternoon and would love to know what people are disabling or keeping on to get their batteries to last longer. Is Chrome a battery killer? If so, what browser are you using?
    11-04-2015 10:49 AM
  2. jojoe42's Avatar
    I've disabled ambient mode and the LED light (I have Android Wear), as well as severely cutting down on the amount of widgets I had initially :P in my usage Chrome is a bit of a battery hog in use, but I like it so I haven't bothered to change. Also don't use Skype!!!
    11-04-2015 11:39 AM
  3. pr627's Avatar
    agree regarding ambient display off and I turn the brightness level down and turn adaptive brightness OFF....also I put mines to sleep after 30 secs or maybe 1 min of inactivity since it is soooo easy to get back in with the touch of a fingerprint!
    11-04-2015 11:57 AM
  4. Paciga's Avatar
    Since the display is amoled, it uses less battery displaying pure black. So some apps have a night mode or amoled mode. Use that whenever possible. You can also switch your background to something with pure black pixels in it.
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    11-04-2015 12:58 PM
  5. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    No Facebook or messenger(use web version) and that should save you a ton of battery
    atg284 and mumfoau like this.
    11-04-2015 01:24 PM
  6. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    No Facebook or messenger(use web version) and that should save you a ton of battery
    Never had too much of an issue with messenger on my phones, but today I realized it was number one on the list sucking down 4% out of 13% consumed at the time. Adiós messenger!

    I like chat heads a lot, but the battery issues are no bueno.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-04-2015 01:27 PM
  7. jlevs's Avatar
    Getting rid of the Facebook app will mean not getting notifications though, right?
    11-04-2015 01:31 PM
  8. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    Getting rid of the Facebook app will mean not getting notifications though, right?
    facbook now support notification with chrome.

    http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/15/93...ations-android
    11-04-2015 01:36 PM
  9. jlevs's Avatar
    Okay, stupid question... Does that mean I have to leave chrome open with facebook logged in?
    11-04-2015 01:50 PM
  10. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    Okay, stupid question... Does that mean I have to leave chrome open with facebook logged in?
    you have to login first but no you dont have to keep it open all the time. Chrome will fetch you the notification. all you have to do is allow the notification
    11-04-2015 02:31 PM
  11. Saturn1217's Avatar
    I usually turn off GPS to get the best battery life because it cuts down significantly on how much Google services can eat your battery.

    I haven't had to do that yet with the Nexus 6p though. Just battery saver mode is enough for 5hr SOT in a 6am to ~11pm day. I do also keep my screen pretty dim but that is more out of personal preference.

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    11-04-2015 04:28 PM
  12. jhnstn00's Avatar
    I usually turn off GPS to get the best battery life because it cuts down significantly on how much Google services can eat your battery.

    I haven't had to do that yet with the Nexus 6p though. Just battery saver mode is enough for 5hr SOT in a 6am to ~11pm day. I do also keep my screen pretty dim but that is more out of personal preference.

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    Battery saver set to begin at 15%? Or are you referring to another feature I'm not aware of?
    11-04-2015 04:54 PM
  13. jlevs's Avatar
    I'm also in an area with spotty cell phone reception (so much for having Verizon!). Is using wifi a big drain or should I just be using cell service?
    11-05-2015 09:28 AM
  14. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    I'm also in an area with spotty cell phone reception (so much for having Verizon!). Is using wifi a big drain or should I just be using cell service?
    wifi is less drain than network data
    11-05-2015 10:29 AM
  15. djhassoun's Avatar
    I just got mine and was excited to try out the Doze feature. Much to my surprise a fully charged phone, with 0 apps running went through almost 50 percent battery in 7 hours.
    Called Huawei and the service was terrible AND I found out that if I do end up having to send my phone back they don't send a replacement. You are without a phone while they are fixing yours. So, if you are using Google Fi service you have to have a spare Nexus laying around if you want to be in touch. Starting to regret this purchase, although I do love the phone.
    11-05-2015 11:12 AM
  16. firebend77's Avatar
    Battery saver set to begin at 15%? Or are you referring to another feature I'm not aware of?
    If you go into the battery area in the settings, click the dots for more options and there is a battery saver mode which limits performance I think so that not as much power is needed. When I'm not home I live on it, I think it really does make a difference.
    11-11-2015 09:42 PM
  17. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    I'm very pleased with my battery performance. I get about 14hrs of up time with 4-5hrs SOT. I've found cell reception makes the biggest impact on my battery performance, but you can't really control that. I don't do much to affect battery life. Just a couple of things:

    -Manually control screen brightness (no adaptive/auto brightness)
    -Toggle off WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use (the toggles are buggy; sometimes I have to toggle twice or three time to stop battery use)

    My screen timeout is set to two minutes. Background sync is on. And I use Skype . . . haven't seen any battery issues there.
    11-11-2015 10:02 PM
  18. kyoo's Avatar
    good tips, but kind of disappointing comments if u think about it

    so far, this phone has the best battery life of any phone I've had.... when I don't use it or put anything on it. My OPO, N5, and S4 all did way better as far as on screen time, apps running, etc. battery life than this phone. Disappointed to say the least, and soon enough all phones are going to get Doze so it's not like that is going to be that significant later. The new 820 chip sounds promising though, will have to keep an eye out for that..
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    11-12-2015 09:17 AM
  19. syspry's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about ambient mode because that and some other features use the built in co-processor in the Sensor Hub rather than the main CPU which is designed to ease battery load via easing CPU load. Sensor related stuff like that are more of a battery issue on phones that do not have a co-processor. Here's your biggest traditional battery culprits on android:
    • High screen brightness
    • Location services running all the time
    • poor LTE signal reception (but you can't fix this if you live in an area with poor cell reception)
    • Apps that frequently ping for updates like weather, Facebook etc
    11-12-2015 09:25 AM
  20. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I honestly haven't had to turn anything off... Adaptive brightness is on, ambient display is on, location is on, Bluetooth streaming for an hour 2-3 times a day. I have Facebook, 3 email accounts that sync and other misc stuff. I take the phone off the charger at 7am and plug it in around 11pm with ~30% left, usually get just shy of 5 hours SOT.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-12-2015 02:01 PM
  21. RHChan84's Avatar
    I keep WiFi/Bluetooth/location on all the time. Today was probably the worse with 4 hours SOT since I was moving files around and running some background process to organize my files. And I was streaming Bluetooth with Entune on my drive for 2 hours. I also can barely hold a signal where I am. Yesterday I got close to 6 hours with normal usage.

    Nexus 6P
    11-12-2015 02:10 PM
  22. kyoo's Avatar
    I honestly haven't had to turn anything off... Adaptive brightness is on, ambient display is on, location is on, Bluetooth streaming for an hour 2-3 times a day. I have Facebook, 3 email accounts that sync and other misc stuff. I take the phone off the charger at 7am and plug it in around 11pm with ~30% left, usually get just shy of 5 hours SOT.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    how much mAh are you using per hour of screen on time? I'm averaging roughly 120mAh per hour with my current settings. curious what yours is at
    11-12-2015 04:02 PM
  23. osubeavs728's Avatar
    how much mAh are you using per hour of screen on time? I'm averaging roughly 120mAh per hour with my current settings. curious what yours is at
    210 😎 haha that's crazy high compared to yours.

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    11-12-2015 05:30 PM
  24. jtcannonball's Avatar
    It easily lasts me all day with no changes to optimize battery. So I'm super happy. Even my Note 5 dill well but I felt angst every time I'd see the battery drop percentages so quick.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-12-2015 07:24 PM
  25. Lepa79's Avatar
    Here you go. Thank me Later
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    11-12-2015 09:27 PM
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