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  1. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I tried Greenify and it only suggested 1 app. I did bring over an old SD card but I removed it for a few hours and the problem persisted so I assumed it wasn't the culprit.

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    12-08-2014 10:15 PM
  2. jovan1256's Avatar
    Hey I unchecked Google's sync of my contacts, pictures etc as well as dropbox sync. I only left gmail synced. This decreased my battery drain from 4% - 5% per hour while idle to 1% per hour while idle. I did not delete any of my apps like other ppl did. Try that. And take off airwake if you have it own. This drains battery as it is always looking for your hand to wave over the phone.
    JennyShami likes this.
    01-26-2015 08:24 AM
  3. JennyShami's Avatar
    Im the same.. The battery life is just pathetic. wake up at 7 by 8 its on 80% needs a full charge by lunch and then a full charge again around 6 pm.. its really debilitating.. Going to buy a second stock battery and see if that helps
    02-20-2015 08:09 PM
  4. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    Im the same.. The battery life is just pathetic. wake up at 7 by 8 its on 80% needs a full charge by lunch and then a full charge again around 6 pm.. its really debilitating.. Going to buy a second stock battery and see if that helps
    I did that myself actually.. Thanks for the advice I appreciate it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-20-2015 10:56 PM
  5. Osmani_786's Avatar
    Experiencing the same **** bro, i used to work somewhere that taking the camera phone is not allowed at all so i need to turn it off and give to watchman to keep it, when i get out of the my job and i turn on my phone it shows 10% less charge ..... and i have changed my note 4 for three times but still experiencing thing ... however it has a good battery life while it is on ... and i tried the following to cure it but didn't work at all.

    1 - i thought that my phone is factory defected then i changed it with another GN4 910c which costed me 60 USD but i still have had the same problem.
    2 - I have come to think that may be some of my apps like skype and others are spying my mobile and prevents it from sleeping so i have reset my phone but it wasn't fixed at all.
    3 - I changed my mobile model from Galaxy Note 4 910c to Galaxy Note 4 910T... didn't help at all .


    Really got bored experiencing this problem if any can help me out .. would appreciate it.

    03-03-2015 11:28 PM
  6. Racinghart91's Avatar
    buy the greenify donation pack to freeze system apps (facebook is a system app)
    its worth the € 1,-

    or you could root and flash another rom
    03-04-2015 03:11 AM
  7. Skeediddley's Avatar
    Hi all. I too was suffering from random battery draining when I first received my Note 4. So, following suggestions I found here I did 2 things which have helped increase my phone to around 2 days standby and around 5-6 hrs SOT

    1) Switched Network mode from LTE/WCDMA/GSM to WCDMA. I live in a poor LTE signal area, and realised that when I had little to no signal at night, I'd usually wake up to find my note with no juice or having taken out 25-30% on idle whilst I slept. Switching to WCDMA (3G) gives me a much better signal and conserves juice as the phone is not constantly searching/boosting power to radios to compensate. Easy fix.

    2) Disabled the "bloat" that I dont use - In my case it was the following apps which I dont miss at all.

    Ant Radio
    Ant Plug INs
    Evernote
    Google Play Games
    Instagram
    Messenger
    Pen UP
    S Planner
    S voice
    Samsung Push
    WhatsApp

    Have to say that since doing this the Note 4 is a veritable battery beast. Hope this helps!
    MaxBuck likes this.
    03-04-2015 04:09 AM
  8. varunaX's Avatar
    *Bump*

    Everyone is talking about GSam and how great it is, but the problem with it, is what if it only says Android System? .
    Yeah I noticed that too. I then discovered that the app only helps you out if your phone is rooted. Otherwise it's useless and tells you no more than the battery settings.

    I actually found it appearing in my list of battery hogging apps, so I uninstalled it,which helped save me some battery ironically
    LegalAmerican likes this.
    03-04-2015 10:30 AM
  9. varunaX's Avatar
    By the graph in the first screen shot, something is keeping your phone awake for a considerable amount of time when the screen isn't on. That in and of itself is a problem. For the best battery life, you want that awake time to match up pretty close to the screen on time.
    I both agree and disagree with what you are saying.

    Yes, the less time your phone is awake (less of those skinny awake bars) when your screen is off, the more battery life you'll have. Those skinny awake bars are due to the background syncing that some apps and services perform.

    But if you disable your phone's ability to sync when the phone is sleeping, then you are no longer using a 'smartphone' . A smartphone is smart because it can grab emails, update apps, update the weather, pull in real time tweets and stock market trends automatically while your screen is off. For the reason that when you do eventually look, everything on your screen will be up to date without having to manually open you email app to check if you have new emails, or manually open words with friends to see if its your turn to play. You know what I mean?

    Background syncing/pushing/realtime notifications is what separates our phones from those in the 90's. Having that stuff done for me while my phone sleeps is the reason I own a smartphone. Disabling that stuff to get 1-2h of sot is not worth it imo.
    03-04-2015 10:49 AM
  10. kirksucks's Avatar
    While it's good and the quick charge helps, it's no where as good as my Droid Turbo was.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-04-2015 11:40 AM
  11. Betty Behrens's Avatar
    I've had my Note 4 for 4 months, there are days my battery will last all day, other days, like today where I've charged it all night and it's been 3.5 hours since I took it off and I'm at 37%. All I have done is talk on the phone and send 2 text messages, haven't even used data. There's been times I've charged my phone completely before bed, took it off the charger and it was totally drained by morning. I don't understand what is going on - any suggestions?
    03-25-2015 12:38 PM
  12. ronb's Avatar
    I've had my Note 4 for 4 months, there are days my battery will last all day, other days, like today where I've charged it all night and it's been 3.5 hours since I took it off and I'm at 37%. All I have done is talk on the phone and send 2 text messages, haven't even used data. There's been times I've charged my phone completely before bed, took it off the charger and it was totally drained by morning. I don't understand what is going on - any suggestions?
    Please post battery stats from your phone. GSAM battery APP is a very good source to get them. Let us know if you need help with the App or posting results.
    Good Luck!
    Ron
    03-27-2015 07:59 AM
  13. neils0911's Avatar
    I had the note 3 before getting my note 4 and have experienced similar problems with battery life on both. On my note 3 I rooted,Rom'd, bought a new battery...i tried everything and after owning the note 4 for around a month i'm having the same problems. I get the 4-5 hours of screen on time but the android system and os is always way too high (My wifes z3 always has these figures at 10% or below) which only leaves my network that connects the two. I live in the UK and while ee's 4G internet is outstanding their actual phone signal is terrible. My mobile network signal bar is always yellow whether im at home or at work in a city center and i only ever have one or two bars of signal.
    03-30-2015 01:32 AM
  14. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    I had the note 3 before getting my note 4 and have experienced similar problems with battery life on both. On my note 3 I rooted,Rom'd, bought a new battery...i tried everything and after owning the note 4 for around a month i'm having the same problems. I get the 4-5 hours of screen on time but the android system and os is always way too high (My wifes z3 always has these figures at 10% or below) which only leaves my network that connects the two. I live in the UK and while ee's 4G internet is outstanding their actual phone signal is terrible. My mobile network signal bar is always yellow whether im at home or at work in a city center and i only ever have one or two bars of signal.
    Since the Lollipop update THE BATTERY HAS GOTTEN EVEN WORSE...I did the master reset and the battery is still the same...I hate how it drains when i only have it off the charger for 7 minutes...I lose 3 percent within 15 minutes without even using it...unacceptable..
    04-16-2015 01:09 PM
  15. hungnguyen123's Avatar
    Thank you for that informative explication. I am in the dark when it comes to tech stuff but I too have noticed a huge battery drain (can see the % go down before my eyes while I watch the battery icon) after restoring apps from my note 3 to my note 4. I'd like to find out which app is causing this. On your post you mention looking for apps that have a large amount of awake time. How do I find this out? Is there an.... "app" that would show me that or is there a setting on the note 4 that would help?
    04-23-2015 12:10 AM
  16. Jld11007's Avatar
    I'm on att and after the update my note 4 is draining like crazy. I'm down to 80% after only 1 hour and only used it to bring up my boarding pass. I used to get a full day before the update.

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    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Why is my battery draining so fast?-screenshot_2015-04-23-07-31-27.jpg  
    04-23-2015 06:33 AM
  17. bharding08's Avatar
    Was getting 5 or 6 hours screen on time before lollipop now im lucky if i get 3.5 terrible battery life. Have alot of stuff turned off too.

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    04-25-2015 09:34 PM
  18. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    Was getting 5 or 6 hours screen on time before lollipop now im lucky if i get 3.5 terrible battery life. Have alot of stuff turned off too.

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    I turn off a few things myself however it's a smartphone u can use them if you choose... I have a replacement phone coming... Hopefully it will help

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    04-26-2015 12:11 AM
  19. riaaneloff's Avatar
    Yes, my "Android System" is draining heavily. What is strange, is that it's only the past week or so. I used to get the "good" battery life: 20 - 24 hours average use. There were times I went to bed, that the battery was still 50% or more, and I didn't even want to charge overnight. Suddenly, the past week, battery life drops like a rock! I woke up this Saturday morning at about 11:00 (yeah, late sleeper, hard Friday night), disconnected phone from charger, got up, got dressed, went to a café neerby for breakfast. It had been about 30 minutes, I had not made a call, or done anything myself on the phone, and battery life was down to 97%
    06-06-2015 05:42 AM
  20. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Well since I get about a day and half on my Note 4 (running Lollipop 5.01), the issue isn't the phone or the battery but the user who's using it. Check this thread for pictures of my battery life. If I can do it you can do it!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...p-sucks-6.html
    06-06-2015 06:35 AM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yes, my "Android System" is draining heavily. What is strange, is that it's only the past week or so. I used to get the "good" battery life: 20 - 24 hours average use. There were times I went to bed, that the battery was still 50% or more, and I didn't even want to charge overnight. Suddenly, the past week, battery life drops like a rock! I woke up this Saturday morning at about 11:00 (yeah, late sleeper, hard Friday night), disconnected phone from charger, got up, got dressed, went to a café neerby for breakfast. It had been about 30 minutes, I had not made a call, or done anything myself on the phone, and battery life was down to 97%
    I've had Android System pop up high a few times in the last few days. I cleared cache and my Android System Webview app needed an update. I'm not sure which one or if both, dropped my Android System from using about 32% but it is back to normal.
    06-06-2015 07:01 AM
  22. MarLa Salagantin's Avatar
    I charge mine last night and I use it when I wake around 6 pm and now its 11 why so fast?? but Im always on data and most of the time I played online games is it normal ?
    06-12-2015 10:31 PM
  23. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Your games will kill the battery. I use my phone as a smartphone and a music device but I use my PC for games.

    If you where to follow this you'll see you battery life improve.
    06-13-2015 08:08 AM
  24. Borgettano's Avatar
    My Wife's Cell Is On A Full Charge,Minutes Later, Yes Minutes Later,It'll Drop Down To 50%....She'll Take 2 Pics,And The Phone Will Die...Shuts Down.....Is This A Battery Problem?....Should I Get A New Battery??
    03-11-2016 04:10 PM
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