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  1. Chris Bohannan's Avatar
    I believe that the "MyFiles" app has a search feature - I believe the Index Service initially scans the device for files and indexes them for faster searches. Once the device is fully indexed, it should only run periodically for short bursts.
    External storage device is fried. When I unmount my SD card, index service stops running and draining my battery. When I remount it, the phone begins increasing in temperature and the battery drains like a sieve. New storage device, issue fixed. Hope this helps others encountering this issue.
    01-05-2015 11:26 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    It could be a rogue file

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    01-05-2015 11:41 PM
  3. wbush's Avatar
    I'm running without any external SD card and still have indexservice suck my battery.
    Samsung needs to fix this. At least restrict the indexing to times when the device is being charged so that no battery is consumed. In my case indexservice waits until I unplug from the charger and then starts running.
    02-24-2015 03:35 PM
  4. JackFeces's Avatar
    I'm experiencing the same difficulty. Although my indexing service runs whether charging or not. Usually between 34-40%..I also have removed the SD card with no success. This really blows..
    02-28-2015 07:33 AM
  5. laks2015's Avatar
    Hi Guys,


    I am having a T-Mobile Note4 and for long time I was having a battery drain issue. No SD Card! ~6GB internal storage free. Sync and other background are running.

    Issue:
    From 100% it would take 4-6 hours to < 30% for my phone and even on Ultra Power Saving mode full charge didnt last longer than 12 hours or less. I didnt give a thought to fix this as I was carrying charger everywhere and was expecting a fix from samsung which never came.

    Resolution:
    I following worwig's suggestion. I created a hidden folder and moved all PDF, DOC & DOCX ( I am having many of them) into hidden folder. Then killed indexservice process. its been about 3 hours and my battery is still 88% (may be from 98%). Haven't restarted phone yet to check after reboot status.

    I would highly recommend you to try this and see if it works. If we keep lot of files then indexer is failing to stop but if you hide them then indexer don't worry.

    Thanks

    It has nothing to do with the SD card, it is the FILES that are on the SD card OR internal storage. If you pull the SD card and it fixes it, it was likely just a file or files on the SD card. A file delete or SD card format would also likely fix it.
    I had a load of work files that I sync with my other devices to my Note 4 INTERNAL storage. It appeared that a number of document and/or PDF files cause indexing to run constantly. It would eat through the battery in a few hours. Pulling the SD card did nothing. I was able to change the name of my sync folder from "My Documents" to ".My Documents". Putting the period on the front hides the directory and everything in it from the indexing service. I am still able to access the files I need, and the indexing service never bothers looking at any of them. Fixed. The Indexing Service hasn't shown up at all since.
    03-01-2015 12:48 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    I'm experiencing the same difficulty. Although my indexing service runs whether charging or not. Usually between 34-40%..I also have removed the SD card with no success. This really blows..

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=4111346
    03-02-2015 07:10 AM
  7. CinciTech's Avatar
    Same issue, about 80% of my battery being eaten by the indexing service. Battery doesn't last over 12hrs. I use DropSync to synchronize my documents, pictures downloads and a couple other folders, so who knows which file is doing it, and maybe it's trying to re-index every time I take a picture. This has never happened on my HTC Droid DNA, and also notably has never happened on my Verizon Note 4, only on the new T Mobile Note 4. I'd love to just disable this indexing feature and be done with it.

    So renaming my Documents, Downloads, and Camera folders seems like it will cause more trouble than it's worth for any apps trying to use these folders (I'm not interested in breaking folder links for other apps, or worse, maintaining duplicate folders that I have to periodically manually move files around). I will try the .nomedia file approach and see how it works for me.
    03-17-2015 02:07 PM
  8. elmosam's Avatar
    It has something to do with the SD Card all the Time, If you have older Type of SD card Get rid of it, Buy a new one
    04-03-2015 09:40 AM
  9. ronb's Avatar
    Same issue, about 80% of my battery being eaten by the indexing service. Battery doesn't last over 12hrs. I use DropSync to synchronize my documents, pictures downloads and a couple other folders, so who knows which file is doing it, and maybe it's trying to re-index every time I take a picture. This has never happened on my HTC Droid DNA, and also notably has never happened on my Verizon Note 4, only on the new T Mobile Note 4. I'd love to just disable this indexing feature and be done with it.

    So renaming my Documents, Downloads, and Camera folders seems like it will cause more trouble than it's worth for any apps trying to use these folders (I'm not interested in breaking folder links for other apps, or worse, maintaining duplicate folders that I have to periodically manually move files around). I will try the .nomedia file approach and see how it works for me.
    There is probably a corrupt file that the indexing service is having a problem with. Remove the card and see if it stops. If so I would back up the card and start deleting files until it stops again.
    Perhaps do it in chunks of 20 and then you will know it is one of the twenty. Keep going. It is worth it. It could be the card itself corrupting the files. It is fixable either way.
    Good Luck!
    Ron
    04-03-2015 09:51 AM
  10. kohjb's Avatar
    Just to let the group know, I've been battling the same issue for a long time. I have a Note Edge for about 4 months now. My phone has been constantly warm/hot to the touch, and it runs Index Service almost continuously. I have a 64GB card. Finally I bit the bullet and so far, Index Service is no longer a problem, and amazingly my phone is cool to the touch. Phone battery life looks much more normal now - instead of draining within 4 hours, it looks about double that at least. Here's what I did:

    - Rooted my phone - it was simple enough following the online procedures.
    - Installed Titanium Backup
    - Used Titanium and Froze Index Service.

    I was a bit apprehensive about rooting, but I think the reward is really worth it. The phone now behaves much more normally now. If I see any downsides in the next couple of days, I'll report back.

    JB
    04-25-2015 04:15 AM
  11. Z Walsh's Avatar
    I had the same problem. Just you need update yor phone. A guy on best buy help me with the actualization software. Its free. That's all. Now this is the best phone ever.
    07-02-2015 06:14 AM
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