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  1. Uncle Reemus's Avatar
    Looks pretty good, start the next reading at 100% and take screen shots when you're close to 15% battery
    My wife is getting 6+ hours of SOT with location running all day... But my signal is not the greatest in my office and no wifi, while she is at home (excellent signal and wifi) and very low brightness.
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    01-16-2015 10:57 PM
  2. howard5674's Avatar
    if you have to remove you're sd card in order to have better battery then something is not right. that is certainly not normal.thats just putting a bandaid on the real problem
    01-18-2015 09:48 PM
  3. beasball's Avatar
    I have had Note 4 for a month now. Have never put in a SD card. For the first three weeks the phone ran great and battery was amazing. The last week my battery drains so fast. Last night I charged it to 100% before going to sleep and woke up with it down to 40% with zero activity from me. Searched the battery option to find index services as the culprit over 50% usage. After reading many reviews it seems like bad or old SD cards was the fix. With mine not having an SD card what else could be the issue. I find it odd it worked great with good battery life up until a week ago.
    01-20-2015 10:39 AM
  4. hdhuntr's Avatar
    It could still be trying to sync with something else outside the phone. It's definitely your problem...
    01-20-2015 11:57 AM
  5. beasball's Avatar
    Is there a way to check and see what it is trying to sync with?
    01-20-2015 02:13 PM
  6. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Toggle each account you sync one at a time and see which one makes it stop indexing.

    Is there a way to check and see what it is trying to sync with?
    01-21-2015 10:45 AM
  7. aludden's Avatar
    One of the issues with the indexing service is pdf files. If the pdf file is not perfect (and many aren't) it will get stuck on them. One thing that helped me is making the index service ignore the directories where my pdfs reside. You do that by putting a .nomedia file in the directory. (yes, the file name is [dot]nomedia) You can find .nomedia files in the android folders, just copy and paste it into the directory you want to ignore. This will also ignore all the subdirectories.
    Note that this will keep some apps that rely on the index from finding your files, but you can always open them from the Open dialog in the app itself.
    If this is a problem for you, you can do a search for pdfs and try to isolate the problem. If anything, you can try this and see if it solves the problem, you can always remove the .nomedia file later.
    Alex
    01-21-2015 07:04 PM
  8. aludden's Avatar
    Well, disregard my message about the .nomedia file. I was still having some problems with index service, even after placing the .nomedia files (on the recommendation of another website). So I deleted the folders I had with the pdf files, and the problem is now gone. Don't have time to figure out which pdf file was bad.
    01-23-2015 11:57 AM
  9. GregMargie's Avatar
    Brand new Note 4 from T-Mobile, brand new 32GB Class 10 SanDisk and 32GB Class 10 Samsung EVO uSD cards. Both cards were (full) formatted FAT32 on my computer.

    With any of the two cards in the Note 4 and nothing added to the card except for telling the Note 4 to store the pictures it takes there, by battery lasts around 5 hours MAX while the phone gets very hot and "IndexService" is responsible for 85% of the consumption.

    Pull the uSD card out and battery life is what I expect.

    As noted by many in this thread, "IndexService" is running amok when a uSD card is installed. It seems to be in a constant indexing loop even if the only information are the pictures it stores there. "IndexService" went from 85% to not even showing up in the usage AFTER the uSD card is pulled.

    This seems to point to a definite glitch with Samsung's firmware. The oddity is that a friend of mine who also has a Note 4 w/32GB uSD card is NOT experiencing this issue? Could it be the card itself? (i.e. Note 4 is VERY picky?).

    It's happening after reformatting to FAT32 both of the brand new (unused) SanDisk and Samsung EVO class 10 cards (the two brands I have).

    Note that this problem does NOT exist on other Android 4.4.4 or 5.0.1 devices I have which accept a uSD card.
    This continues to be very discouraging, hearing this from many people......once I finally removed my old SD card from my new note 4 waaaay back in this thread, my phone dropped the Indexserving and performed beautifully. My intention was to buy a brand new SD card (go from a 32 to a 64) which I haven't done yet in all these months, because I keep seeing others saying they have put in a brand new card and still have the same "Indexservicing" issue and battery drain! I called Samsung just recently and they are truly no help other than to say, "Send in your Phone".

    I really want to add an SD card again so I can push pictures to that rather than my phones internal storage......
    02-02-2015 04:44 PM
  10. spotnjack's Avatar
    This continues to be very discouraging, hearing this from many people......once I finally removed my old SD card from my new note 4 waaaay back in this thread, my phone dropped the Indexserving and performed beautifully. My intention was to buy a brand new SD card (go from a 32 to a 64) which I haven't done yet in all these months, because I keep seeing others saying they have put in a brand new card and still have the same "Indexservicing" issue and battery drain! I called Samsung just recently and they are truly no help other than to say, "Send in your Phone".

    I really want to add an SD card again so I can push pictures to that rather than my phones internal storage......
    I, also, had been reading similar threads about battery life and how it related to SD cards. I had my Note 4 for about a week when I put a brand new Samsung 64 GB card in it. I let the phone format it, and I have had zero issues, and phenomenal battery life. I had an old 32 GB card that has traveled from phone to phone for 3 or 4 years, and decided I didn't even want to tempt fate. No regrets...
    02-02-2015 08:57 PM
  11. GregMargie's Avatar
    I, also, had been reading similar threads about battery life and how it related to SD cards. I had my Note 4 for about a week when I put a brand new Samsung 64 GB card in it. I let the phone format it, and I have had zero issues, and phenomenal battery life. I had an old 32 GB card that has traveled from phone to phone for 3 or 4 years, and decided I didn't even want to tempt fate. No regrets...
    Thank you for posting your positive results with a brand new Samsung 64GB card. Great to hear and I might just go ahead and order the same one after all and hope for the same results!
    02-02-2015 11:14 PM
  12. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I used to feel the same way but especially with things like pictures I am comfortable using all the free storage out there. There are dozens but I use One Drive. And if you don't like to trust it completely you can download the one drive stuff to PC periodically. I don't even have an SD card anymore... I mean I have one but it isn't in the device. I just don't need it. I have heard Lollipop will fix these SD issues but I don't have them without the card mounted. Haven't seen an indexing problem with One Drive.

    Thank you for posting your positive results with a brand new Samsung 64GB card. Great to hear and I might just go ahead and order the same one after all and hope for the same results!
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    02-03-2015 01:41 PM
  13. GregMargie's Avatar
    I used to feel the same way but especially with things like pictures I am comfortable using all the free storage out there. There are dozens but I use One Drive. And if you don't like to trust it completely you can download the one drive stuff to PC periodically. I don't even have an SD card anymore... I mean I have one but it isn't in the device. I just don't need it. I have heard Lollipop will fix these SD issues but I don't have them without the card mounted. Haven't seen an indexing problem with One Drive.
    Thank you as it is definitely a good thought and alternative. I would however like to have this feature of my phone work for me. So we will see, as I haven't ordered the new SD card as of yet.
    02-03-2015 06:45 PM
  14. spotnjack's Avatar
    I used to feel the same way but especially with things like pictures I am comfortable using all the free storage out there. There are dozens but I use One Drive. And if you don't like to trust it completely you can download the one drive stuff to PC periodically. I don't even have an SD card anymore... I mean I have one but it isn't in the device. I just don't need it. I have heard Lollipop will fix these SD issues but I don't have them without the card mounted. Haven't seen an indexing problem with One Drive.
    I also have a One Drive account, and all of my pictures automatically back up to it. I could probably get by pretty easily without an SD card, but I'm a creature of habit. I also, almost never, remove my pictures from my phone, as well as storing music on it. Even so, with 32 GB of onboard storage I could live without the card, but I choose not to.
    02-03-2015 07:18 PM
  15. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I totally get you and GregM both... I am saving my "peeve" for trying to get those nasty "enhanced bookmarks" out of my Chrome Beta browser. If you don't know these yet consider yourself lucky ;-)

    I also have a One Drive account, and all of my pictures automatically back up to it. I could probably get by pretty easily without an SD card, but I'm a creature of habit. I also, almost never, remove my pictures from my phone, as well as storing music on it. Even so, with 32 GB of onboard storage I could live without the card, but I choose not to.
    02-04-2015 03:49 PM
  16. currentdroiduser's Avatar
    Took out SD card have at least 1 hour more battery life

    posted with my note 4
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    02-10-2015 03:44 PM
  17. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    Great SOT (about 4 hours and 45 minutes) and standby but I'm wondering why android system is higher than my SOT? My screen wasn't awake much when I wasnt using it. I attached pictures.
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    02-10-2015 04:20 PM
  18. GregMargie's Avatar
    Interesting as I have never seen my Android system at higher % than SOT. I am Extremely pleased with my battery as I am at 14 hours right now with 40% left at 11:30pm.
    02-11-2015 12:34 AM
  19. EMT J's Avatar
    Absolutely love the battery life on this beast, this is what I'm getting without any battery saving features enabled. Just auto brightness 😎😎
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    02-11-2015 01:24 AM
  20. Tanmay Sahni's Avatar
    Hi guys. When I first got my phone and I charged it to a full 100%, I was down to 4% in 4 hours and 10 minutes. The usage was somewhere between moderate and heavy ( 1 hour of web browsing, 15 minutes of Asphalt 8, 1 hour of music). I was on 3g network and I switch data on only when I'm browsing or using whatsapp. Anyway, I turned off all the useless apps (S health, S voice, Google Now, Google play books, Google play newstand etc.) and today with pretty heavy usage (30 minutes of Asphalt 8, 40 minutes of navigation, over an hour of browsing etc.) I'm down to 8% from 95% with a screen on time of 5 hours and 30 minutes. For anyone having issues with their battery, try switching off google now cards and s health if you don't really need them.

    PS- Power saving mode was on both times and brightness was set to low levels (20%) and on auto at times. I also use a 16 gb micro sd card with my phone.
    02-11-2015 06:36 AM
  21. delta7's Avatar
    Facebook messenger is killing my battery, it's using 20% should I uninstall it?

    Also what's the deal with the SD card? I have a 32 gig evo card.
    02-12-2015 12:23 PM
  22. currentdroiduser's Avatar
    Absolutely love the battery life on this beast, this is what I'm getting without any battery saving features enabled. Just auto brightness 😎😎
    8 hours ost wow

    posted with my note 4
    02-13-2015 01:41 AM
  23. barrettdaniel's Avatar
    This is my battery usage so far today. In going to monitor it today for curiosity sake to see how it goes.

    l'll repost stats later!
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    02-13-2015 12:33 PM
  24. barrettdaniel's Avatar
    Absolutely love the battery life on this beast, this is what I'm getting without any battery saving features enabled. Just auto brightness 😎😎
    wow! 8 hours of OST is awesome!
    02-13-2015 12:35 PM
  25. EMT J's Avatar
    wow! 8 hours of OST is awesome!
    that was a particularly heavy day, on average I get about 5-6 hours with about 20% battery left which is great. I don't use any of the battery saving features such as CPU restrictions (what's the point of having all that power if you're not going to use it?) I also don't like the screen restriction because to me it seems that using that along with auto brightness makes the screen a bit too dark, especially indoors without full lighting. background data is not a concern do to my unlimited plan with Sprint.

    all things considered, I have no complaints with my Note 4. it is fast, battery life is good, and it has handled everything thrown at it with no hiccups. I'm typing this with Chrome and YouTube open in split screen while on a call and the phone is just humming along, no issues. Love this device.
    02-13-2015 02:39 PM
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