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  1. msndrstood's Avatar
    My battery life is not impressive at all. I am a heavy user but this is on a moderate use.

    However, I have been on 4G/3G all day today. And inside the building (at work) my phone struggles to get even 3G so keeps switching between 3G and 1X. On Note 3, I would be lucky to get 1X or a single bar of cell signal)
    I have been listening to music the most of the time (it was an experiment, found it did not drain the battery significantly)
    I have the sync on for a lot of my accounts (weather widgets, facebook, twitter, google, email, messaging, headsup notification widget, etc)
    I have a live wallpaper (which, I have been told, can use up battery)
    Bluetooth on - but I have used it for only a short time today.
    Location on
    Wifi Off (since I am not allowed to use work wifi)
    (I usually keep bluetooth/location/wifi/nfc on almost all the time)

    A QUESTION: Why does Wi-fi show a solid blue band when I have wi-fi OFF all the time?

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    I found mine was doing that too with wifi off, it was because the default was for constant wifi scanning, I turned it off and the solid blue line stopped.

    via The Note 4
    10-28-2014 10:52 PM
  2. dlee1001's Avatar
    Can anyone help me with why Android System and Android OS use so much of the battery on this phone? Same settings that I had on my previous Maxx, but this seems awful to me. I've never had this issue in the past.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'd also like to know this. It's been a source of some minor concern to me. List of apps I disabled:

    1. All AT&T bloatware
    2. Dictionary
    3. Google Drive
    4. Famigo
    5. Flipboard
    6. Games
    7. All Google Play services (except for the Play Store itself)
    8. Google Search, Google+
    9. Instagram
    10. Milk
    11. Mobile TV
    12. PEN.UP
    13. S Health
    14. S Voice
    15. Samsung Print Service Plugin
    16. Uber
    17. Wallet
    18. Yellow Pages

    Also, I disabled the "always allow scanning" under the Wi-Fi settings. The screenshot below is mine from about 2 hours before I posted this; as of this post, I am at 27% with 3 hours 40 minutes screen time, with the list of apps draining battery still in the same positions.
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    10-28-2014 11:08 PM
  3. beavo451's Avatar
    I'd also like to know this. It's been a source of some minor concern to me. List of apps I disabled:

    1. All AT&T bloatware
    2. Dictionary
    3. Google Drive
    4. Famigo
    5. Flipboard
    6. Games
    7. All Google Play services (except for the Play Store itself)
    8. Google Search, Google+
    9. Instagram
    10. Milk
    11. Mobile TV
    12. PEN.UP
    13. S Health
    14. S Voice
    15. Samsung Print Service Plugin
    16. Uber
    17. Wallet
    18. Yellow Pages

    Also, I disabled the "always allow scanning" under the Wi-Fi settings. The screenshot below is mine from about 2 hours before I posted this; as of this post, I am at 27% with 3 hours 40 minutes screen time, with the list of apps draining battery still in the same positions.
    I would try unintelligible whatever apps you have that are showing those two active notifications.
    10-29-2014 02:04 PM
  4. swade8's Avatar
    On an average day, I have always been in the habit of manually toggling between wifi and mobile data, depending on my surroundings, Bluetooth is always on, due to my Gear 2 Neo, Location is always on, smart stay is always on, and brightness is either at 10%or down all the way, I have power saving turned on.

    This is the best I've gotten on my note 4, and I've had phone now for just over 6 days.

    With 7%battery left, and used it for 18 hours and 48 minutes, I'm extremely pleased.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    10-30-2014 02:37 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    I found mine was doing that too with wifi off, it was because the default was for constant wifi scanning, I turned it off and the solid blue line stopped.

    via The Note 4
    Just curious do you have an Airave?
    10-30-2014 08:50 AM
  6. Mr973's Avatar
    Oh yes this is with greenify...and d.u/deepsleep battery app
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    10-30-2014 09:34 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Oh yes this is with greenify...
    You charged in the middle of that battery cycle. It is hard to tell the real usage .
    10-30-2014 09:38 AM
  8. penningtonsm's Avatar
    You charged in the middle of that battery cycle. It is hard to tell the real usage .
    Doesn't the battery get reset when you charge? Plus, how can you tell he/she recharged from that picture?
    10-30-2014 09:42 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Doesn't the battery get reset when you charge? Plus, how can you tell he/she recharged from that picture?
    The phone resets when you charge up to 90% or higher --- Also see the picture below .. You can see right there the battery went straight up which indicates a charge .
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    10-30-2014 09:45 AM
  10. msndrstood's Avatar
    Just curious do you have an Airave?
    No. I'm on 3/4G. 4G exclusively in the evenings when I go upstairs. 3G downstairs during the day. My wifi is OTA 30 Gig, with 30 Gig in overages last month (yes, I know how much that is) so I'm never on wifi. I'm pretty sure that's where I'm burning battery.

    via The Note 4
    10-30-2014 09:43 PM
  11. goin_nil's Avatar
    Day 4, battery life keeps getting better.

    16 hours off charger, 5 hours screen time, 4% battery left.

    Battery life has gone up by 2 hours each day.
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    10-30-2014 10:23 PM
  12. Stephen Martino's Avatar
    Battery life getting better by the day
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    10-30-2014 11:14 PM
  13. JGill2401's Avatar
    Ok so I noticed people were posting exceptional battery of 1 day and more. I reviewed those stats and noticed one thing in common: no usage of the music player or a podcast app. So I decided to test my battery to what I can call heavy usage:

    Bluetooth On and connected
    WiFi On
    Location On
    No power save mode
    Push emails
    Push notifications from various apps: wsj, espn, Team stream
    Playing music and podcasts
    Phone calls
    Texting
    Responding to emails
    Screen brightness at 30-40%
    Google now on
    Web surfing

    With all that I got 16hrs...check my stats. My screen time was however a little over 2 hours. What do yall think about that? Does this sound more than how you use your phone?
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    10-30-2014 11:23 PM
  14. goin_nil's Avatar
    Day 5 of using my Note 4. Battery life keeps getting better, much better. I didn't use it as much today as the past few days ago that helped but still, I'm impressed.

    - 13.5 hours of the charger
    - 3 hours screen on (1 to 2 hours less than normal for me)
    - And best of all... 50% battery life left! Woo hoo!
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    10-31-2014 09:38 PM
  15. fragologist's Avatar
    Coming from the S3, this was quite impressive to me. The battery remained at 100% for 51min. Granted I barely used it in that amount of time. With my S3, the charge would drop %2 just from un plugging it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    10-31-2014 11:05 PM
  16. worwig's Avatar
    Hopefully I have fixed a couple of battery life issues and I thought I would pass it on.

    First, I had an issue with the Indexing Service running constantly. There is another thread with details on that. Basically, I changed the name of a document folder that I have, by putting a period on the front of the name. That appears to hide the folder from the indexing service and my horrible 6 hour battery life went to more like 14 hours.

    I have also had seen the Exchange service running constantly. I didn't grab a screen shot of battery usage, but below is a shot of the WiFi data it is sucking. That is for one week of maybe 30 plain emails. I have two exchange accounts, one for work, and one for my Outlook.com account. I deleted the work account, that wasn't it. I deleted the Outlook.com account. That was it. When I set up the Outlook.com account, I used the built in Outlook.com configuration menus. To fix it, I manually configured it as a 'corporate' exchange server account, and manually entered the server settings. Now, I don't even see the exchange service running.

    Hopefully that helps my battery life a lot.
    Anyone else using Outlook.com?


    11-01-2014 12:08 AM
  17. yellowcanary73's Avatar
    My battery just gets better.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-01-2014 01:37 AM
  18. sbhatia1981's Avatar
    Hopefully I have fixed a couple of battery life issues and I thought I would pass it on.

    First, I had an issue with the Indexing Service running constantly. There is another thread with details on that. Basically, I changed the name of a document folder that I have, by putting a period on the front of the name. That appears to hide the folder from the indexing service and my horrible 6 hour battery life went to more like 14 hours.

    I have also had seen the Exchange service running constantly. I didn't grab a screen shot of battery usage, but below is a shot of the WiFi data it is sucking. That is for one week of maybe 30 plain emails. I have two exchange accounts, one for work, and one for my Outlook.com account. I deleted the work account, that wasn't it. I deleted the Outlook.com account. That was it. When I set up the Outlook.com account, I used the built in Outlook.com configuration menus. To fix it, I manually configured it as a 'corporate' exchange server account, and manually entered the server settings. Now, I don't even see the exchange service running.

    Hopefully that helps my battery life a lot.
    Anyone else using Outlook.com?


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    This, I had setup my work email and exchange service was running all time, today I deleted that account and installed gmail 5.0 apk and set up account through that, huge difference battery wise so far, will post up stats later.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-01-2014 05:37 AM
  19. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I have my work email set up through the stock app, using the same process. We use O365 so I have a hosted exchange account through Microsoft.com too.

    No issues with battery life, however, and I have already pushed 4 mb data thru there this week with initial setup and normal usage.

    My battery life is excellent right now.

    What settings did you choose when you set up the account?
    11-01-2014 06:32 AM
  20. jlczl's Avatar
    Very pleased with battery life. It's hard to get the battery levels down.

    That's more than 7 hours screen on time. I always have location WiFi, Bluetooth and auto max screen brightness on. It's paired with my Moto 360 all day as well.

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    11-02-2014 01:55 AM
  21. tylerjames09's Avatar
    First charge, really happy so far with what I'm seeing... And this is with sprints spotty LTE and some wifi...
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    11-03-2014 03:52 PM
  22. msndrstood's Avatar
    I'm impatiently waiting for Zerolemon, my battery life continues to suck. I love this phone, I'm glad I got it but I'm not happy with the battery life, at all. And I've got a Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4, the 4 has by far the worst battery life of the 3 versions. All on Sprint. I toggle on when needed, wifi, BT, Data, sync is off for everything, push for Breaking News only. Average battery is 6-8 hours battery time, 4 hours on screen.







    via The Note 4
    11-03-2014 09:12 PM
  23. criffaaa1's Avatar
    Best charge yet
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    11-05-2014 01:54 AM
  24. M3Stang's Avatar
    I think this is my best yet. I don't think I used oower saving mode at all today.

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    11-05-2014 02:18 AM
  25. sbhatia1981's Avatar
    Much improved since i deleted Nova and teslaunread,which is strange as didn't think nova will be culprit,but this is first thing i install on my device, will give it few days to see .

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    11-05-2014 02:36 AM
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