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  1. nezff's Avatar
    Ive had my Note 4 for roughly 10 days. I have noticed that the battery life is somewhat no great. Now im not sure if it is good or bad because I only have a iPhone 5 to compare it to. I know this Note 4 has a higher end processor, better display etc.. Im getting about 5 hours-5 hours 15 minutes on screen time. 42% of that is screen time. I always close apps running after Im done with them.

    I noticed this morning that I after charging with my fast charger plugged into the wall, that I got 100%. After restarting the phone it went straight to 96% upon restart. I then turned the phone off and charged it from the 96% it was displaying to 100%. I turned the phone back on and it was displaying 96% again. Not sure if this is a software or hardware related problem. If I charge the battery it will go to 100%. unless I restart the phone, it will drain down from the 100% like normal.

    any advice? calling Samsung and Amazon this morning.

    Update: Talked with Samsung this morning. The Note 4 specialized support stated that the 4% drop from turning the phone off and back on could be "normal". Being as that the device "spikes" its voltage during startup. He explained similar to a overclock if you will.
    11-28-2014 11:05 AM
  2. chevyman29's Avatar
    Ive had my Note 4 for roughly 10 days. I have noticed that the battery life is somewhat no great. Now im not sure if it is good or bad because I only have a iPhone 5 to compare it to. I know this Note 4 has a higher end processor, better display etc.. Im getting about 5 hours-5 hours 15 minutes on screen time. 42% of that is screen time. I always close apps running after Im done with them.

    I noticed this morning that I after charging with my fast charger plugged into the wall, that I got 100%. After restarting the phone it went straight to 96% upon restart. I then turned the phone off and charged it from the 96% it was displaying to 100%. I turned the phone back on and it was displaying 96% again. Not sure if this is a software or hardware related problem. If I charge the battery it will go to 100%. unless I restart the phone, it will drain down from the 100% like normal.

    any advice? calling Samsung and Amazon this morning.

    Update: Talked with Samsung this morning. The Note 4 specialized support stated that the 4% drop from turning the phone off and back on could be "normal". Being as that the device "spikes" its voltage during startup. He explained similar to a overclock if you will.
    I see all the posts about bad battery life but I honestly don't understand it. Even before I turned off all the bloat and the Google now stuff I still got absolutely great battery life. I only turned off all the bloat to see if it would help with the recent app button lag. This phone has been almost perfect for me. It gets as good of a signal as any phone I've owned and a lot better battery life than my Droid maxx.
    For example today I had 15 hours on battery with 3 hours talk time and 3 hours screen time and still had 78%battery left.
    One thing is I always keep my screen on auto bright.
    hdhuntr likes this.
    11-29-2014 02:16 AM
  3. varunaX's Avatar
    Again Chevy those numbers sound too good to be true for any mobile device in 2014 especially with the note 4 that has the most power intensive screen on The planet.

    22 percent with 6 hours of use in 15 hrs? I leave my phone on standby and don't touch it for 8 hours at work and am at 75% with 5 mins of screen time. There Must Be Something Your Not Telling us.
    11-29-2014 11:16 AM
  4. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Apparently you are missing most everything. "click" on everything and read his website etc etc.

    Gsam didn't seem to add any information other than what's already available in the settings... Am I missing something?
    11-29-2014 12:46 PM
  5. Mr.Mcgoo's Avatar
    I have had my note 4 since Monday and turned off most VZ bloat and my last charge last 47hrs though I was not to active, almost 4 hours screen time which includes Internet, G+, utube, 1 1/2 talk time and an 1hr of podcast listening, and a book or two download. I plugged it in to charge I still had 20%. I have a good VZ signal most areas.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    chevyman29 likes this.
    11-29-2014 01:31 PM
  6. chevyman29's Avatar
    Again Chevy those numbers sound too good to be true for any mobile device in 2014 especially with the note 4 that has the most power intensive screen on The planet.

    22 percent with 6 hours of use in 15 hrs? I leave my phone on standby and don't touch it for 8 hours at work and am at 75% with 5 mins of screen time. There Must Be Something Your Not Telling us.
    that's it theres something im not telling you .....
    did you see the screen shots of everything I have disabled?
    11-29-2014 03:10 PM
  7. dklimah's Avatar
    I use mine a ton too and my battery life has been good. No different than the N3 or S5. Moderate to heavy use too.
    I have been having weird issues though. Was getting an error my spen was detached, when it wasn't, then air command wouldn't come up or make a sound when I detached it. Settings showed it should. I've taken out the Sim and SD card then restarted. So far it's better but next step is a factory reset, I think....unless y'all have a better suggestion.
    11-30-2014 03:45 PM
  8. Kovan Haji's Avatar
    my note 4 battery always low so fast, i am not using anything no wifi no nothing, my battery was 100 percent my screen was off, after few hourse it became 95 percent...
    12-01-2014 05:20 PM
  9. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Should we assume this is a joke?

    my note 4 battery always low so fast, i am not using anything no wifi no nothing, my battery was 100 percent my screen was off, after few hourse it became 95 percent...
    12-02-2014 09:43 AM
  10. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I assumed that there was some loss in translation to English.
    12-02-2014 09:50 AM
  11. hdhuntr's Avatar
    So you are thinking he lost 95 points in a few hours as opposed to 5? It seems fine if the numbers are right and I can't imagine they are reversed. A couple points an hour seems fine given the list of system stuff (some of it crapware) that runs whenever the thing is on. I'd think essential stuff like cell standby would eat that much.

    I assumed that there was some loss in translation to English.
    12-02-2014 05:06 PM
  12. LaTuFu's Avatar
    No, I assumed he lost 5% in a few hours and was trying to say it was good.
    12-02-2014 05:14 PM
  13. Brandwin's Avatar
    Mine is somewhat low as well. I did turnoff widgets being updated every 5 minutes for yahoo sports apps, but not sure what else to do.

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    12-02-2014 05:50 PM
  14. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Oh! Trying to see it that way but can't. I guess maybe he'll come back and Brandwin...Android System looks high to me...
    No, I assumed he lost 5% in a few hours and was trying to say it was good.
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    12-02-2014 05:57 PM
  15. Brandwin's Avatar
    Oh! Trying to see it that way but can't. I guess maybe he'll come back and Brandwin...Android System looks high to me...
    Any ideas on why? Has to be something running... not sure what. I mostly get on Fenix, Facebook, Email and Pocketcasts, but the podcasts I listen to are usually downloaded at home on wifi.
    12-02-2014 05:59 PM
  16. hdhuntr's Avatar
    There are SO many individual causes for this. I once found a thread about an app trying to constantly sync a cloud and a local file that led me to find something similar on my Note 3. Have you tried GSAM app to try to isolate the cause?

    Any ideas on why? Has to be something running... not sure what. I mostly get on Fenix, Facebook, Email and Pocketcasts, but the podcasts I listen to are usually downloaded at home on wifi.
    Brandwin likes this.
    12-02-2014 06:04 PM
  17. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Another thing you can try is install greenify. See what apps come up in its "Set to hibernate" list.
    Brandwin likes this.
    12-02-2014 06:07 PM
  18. Brandwin's Avatar
    There are SO many individual causes for this. I once found a thread about an app trying to constantly sync a cloud and a local file that led me to find something similar on my Note 3. Have you tried GSAM app to try to isolate the cause?
    No I haven't. Not even sure what that is. Haha.
    12-02-2014 06:10 PM
  19. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Go to play store and type GSAM and you can try greenify too.... I didn't get much from that one but I gave up on it quickly. It may be great.
    I didn't have GSAM either when I had my problem but it's got a lot of stuff in it.

    No I haven't. Not even sure what that is. Haha.
    12-02-2014 06:13 PM
  20. ILikeAndroid1's Avatar
    I seem to be having battery issues too. Today, I had 2 hrs and 47 minutes of screen on time and I was down to 18%. This is frustrating, as when I first got the phone I could get ~4 hours of screen on time before I had to start charging, and it all of a sudden seemed to have gotten worse for no reason. This is basically the same battery life I had on my S4 where I unplugged it in the morning and had to plug it back in again by 9 or 10pm.
    12-04-2014 01:01 AM
  21. 2UMK's Avatar
    seacow... an hour after fully charge at 96% is GREAT! I wish I could get that with my N4 on AT&T. Samsung and ATT tech support were of no help. I however did get 3 hours of Pandora at 91% after fully charged. But Pandora doesn't take up much. My friend uses 4 hours of pandora, bluetooth, wifi, text, social media constantly and was only at 80%.
    12-04-2014 09:58 PM
  22. RealPazman's Avatar
    I'm really happy with my Note 4 as well but I just realized a little battery life trick... DO NOT turn background apps off! Apparently it burns more juice when the phone has to reboot the apps from scratch. I found this out by accident. I got a super long day out of my battery last weekend & I've been trying to top it ever since. After reading about turning background apps "OFF" I've been obsessing over just that for the last few days but my battery life got worse. Today I'm running with everything & I'm now closing in on 5 hours "screen-on" time with 30% still remaining. This includes over 14 hours overall time since my last charge.
    12-26-2014 06:16 PM
  23. tbolt86's Avatar


    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4
    12-26-2014 07:44 PM
  24. torana355's Avatar
    My battery life has been great. 1 day standby and 7 hours SOT is not uncommon with light web browsing and checking whatsapp ect. When i start streaming 1440p videos and playing games i can still get around 6 hours SOT but my standby drops to 10-14 hours. I have S voice and S health disabled and run on auto brightness with +5 setting. I have location setting on battery saver and location reporting off. Everything else is left on.
    12-26-2014 10:52 PM
  25. tbolt86's Avatar
    How are u viewing 1440p vids my utube wont show past 720 wtf and my friends note 3 lets him see 1080p i dont get it and what do u mean +5 setting

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4
    12-26-2014 10:56 PM
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