06-03-2016 04:10 PM
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  1. fellow21's Avatar
    Hello,
    Recently my battery begin dying very quickly. Light use during the day would have my battery depleted by the end of the work day. Do you have any ideas on settings that may need to be changed? I have cleared the phones cache but have not had any luck.
    Attached Thumbnails Battery draining on Nexus 6 p- gmail?-screenshot_20160516-101219.jpg   Battery draining on Nexus 6 p- gmail?-screenshot_20160524-150124.jpg  
    05-24-2016 03:44 PM
  2. tommytex06's Avatar
    I am also having the same issue, i usually have between 30%-40% left at the end of a 12 hour work day, but since yesterday i have run out before the end of the day. Gmail also seems to be the issue for me.
    05-25-2016 08:18 AM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    A co-worker just mentioned the same thing... Gmail was draining his wife's 6P... hmmm....

    Maybe there's something going on with the recent version.
    05-25-2016 09:34 AM
  4. neo905's Avatar
    I haven't had a battery drain because of Gmail but I can never get the Exchange to sync property and open attachments. It just hangs there until I close it.
    05-25-2016 09:44 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Have you tried a cache clear in recovery and reboot?
    05-25-2016 09:47 AM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    There's a new version out there... v6.5 that dropped Monday. Are you on the 6.4 build from April?
    05-25-2016 09:52 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Not seeing an issue on my S7 Edge. Screenshot below of the version I am on so you can compare.
    Attached Thumbnails Battery draining on Nexus 6 p- gmail?-1464188013507.jpg   Battery draining on Nexus 6 p- gmail?-1464188019644.jpg  
    05-25-2016 09:54 AM
  8. fellow21's Avatar
    I've tried a cache clear in reboot twice and it hasn't helped. It doesn't show any system updates available to me.
    05-25-2016 11:04 AM
  9. fellow21's Avatar
    I'm on 6.4.120760496.release, but i don't see any option to update?
    05-25-2016 11:11 AM
  10. fellow21's Avatar
    I've determined that it is my exchange specifically that is draining the battery, and i have enabled the calendar, contacts, and mail to sync but no luck.
    05-25-2016 02:52 PM
  11. GSDer's Avatar
    Not much help here - I don't use an Exchange service and I haven't seen that issue.

    Still running the 6.4.xxx release of Gmail.
    05-25-2016 07:09 PM
  12. tommytex06's Avatar
    Battery draining on Nexus 6 p- gmail?-overnight.jpg This was how my battery behaved overnight for me...
    05-26-2016 02:35 AM
  13. LeoRex's Avatar
    There is a 6.5 out there... dropped Tuesday. But Google does slow rollouts of their updates, so you might not see it. You could go on APK Mirror and install the APK manually though.
    05-26-2016 01:41 PM
  14. choclab1's Avatar
    I had the same thing with my exchange account.
    What i found under my accounts, was that my exchange was just constantly synching. Like it was stuck synching and draining the battery twice as fast as normal. I tried lots of things.
    The only thing that worked was to change from push notification to a time interval. After about an hour I changed back to push and haven't had a problem since.

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    05-26-2016 08:14 PM
  15. Curtendz's Avatar
    I'm on 6.5 and I'm having the same issue. Also I don't have an exchange stuff set up so I don't know what else it could be. My phone doesn't indicate that's it's Gmail killing the battery though.

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    05-28-2016 06:34 PM
  16. VAVA Mk2's Avatar
    I too have had the same problem. I will set my Exchange to time interval synch and then go back to push in a few hours and see if that helps. Just did a cache clear in recovery so hopefully that helps. Same issue on my Nexus 9 too.

    Posted via my glorious Nexus 6P
    05-29-2016 05:54 PM
  17. VAVA Mk2's Avatar
    Has anyone figured this out yet? It is like since late last week my battery has been getting hammered and can't figure out why.

    Posted via my glorious Nexus 6P
    05-30-2016 07:02 PM
  18. Robisan's Avatar
    This started for me after the May update using Maildroid syncing three personal accounts. Maildroid suddenly became #1 app battery usage, even with settings to let device sleep. Cleared system cache and no change in problem. Uninstalled Maildroid and started using Gmail app. Still draining, with Gmail now showing as #1 in app battery usage.

    No problems with Maildroid on my 2013 Nexus 7 with the May update.
    05-30-2016 07:48 PM
  19. VAVA Mk2's Avatar
    This started for me after the May update using Maildroid syncing three personal accounts. Maildroid suddenly became #1 app battery usage, even with settings to let device sleep. Cleared system cache and no change in problem. Uninstalled Maildroid and started using Gmail app. Still draining, with Gmail now showing as #1 in app battery usage.

    No problems with Maildroid on my 2013 Nexus 7 with the May update.
    So I tried an experiment and changed from push notifications to 30 min intervals in GMail and drain stopping. This is related to a bad Exchange Active Sync update Google pushed out in the last week. Hope they fix this week.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-30-2016 08:44 PM
  20. Jaramie Black's Avatar
    Any ideas of what is keeping my phone awake? I'm sick of this terrible battery life. I have location turned off and Google now off. I've also deleted about 12 apps.

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    05-30-2016 09:52 PM
  21. Jaramie Black's Avatar
    Here's my SOT

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    05-30-2016 09:53 PM
  22. LeoRex's Avatar
    If GMail is not showing as the primary power consumer in your stats, you might want to post this as a new topic. The issue here is very specific to GMail and possibly Exchange services. If you open a new thread, your issue won't get lost in the noise here and the OP's issue won't get derailed into a grab-all power thread.
    05-31-2016 09:07 AM
  23. VAVA Mk2's Avatar
    This is clearly Exchange Active Sync related. Changed my refresh interval to 30 minutes for my company email instead of push and check out battery life now...

    (AdGuard is a local VPN ad blocker without root that works pretty good BTW)

    Posted via my glorious Nexus 6P
    Attached Thumbnails Battery draining on Nexus 6 p- gmail?-66741.jpg  
    05-31-2016 09:15 AM
  24. Robisan's Avatar
    This is clearly Exchange Active Sync related. Changed my refresh interval to 30 minutes for my company email instead of push and check out battery life now...
    I have three non-exchange accounts (Gmail, Yahoo & Roadrunner IMAP) set to 30 minute refresh and am still getting horrible battery drain. Gmail app still the runaway #1 battery draining app. Have tried various settings changes and reset GSam to track. Nothing abates the battery drain other than disabling all syncs.

    Again, as I mentioned above, I had exact same problem with these three email accounts using Maildroid, with sync for the Gmail turned off. Problem started after the May security update.
    05-31-2016 03:05 PM
  25. choclab1's Avatar
    It is for sure an Exchange Push sync issue. Started having problems again tonight. If you go into settings-accounts-exchange account, you can literally watch it continually syncing over and over. When I change push to a time interval is stops. Hope they come out with an update fix soon. This is so annoying.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-31-2016 08:35 PM
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