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  1. johnriii's Avatar
    I've had the update for about 24 hours, and my battery life seems about the same, which is to say, good. The apps open much much faster, and I'm hoping my battery life will actually get better. Before the update, I was losing about 1-2% per hour, now it's about 2-4%. Nothing to gripe about, but I hope it goes back to the former over time.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-09-2015 08:44 PM
  2. byrds8's Avatar
    I have verizon and I can say battery life on my note 4 tanked as well. I use to go to bed with 70ish percent and now its 50ish.
    04-09-2015 09:50 PM
  3. nospam1's Avatar
    I am also very disappointed in the Lollipop update:
    I monitor my Battery consumption very closely with the Wonderful app "Battery Monitor Widget"
    Over the last months I could establish that it measures the battery consumption in mA accurately.
    Here is one of the screens:
    Note 4 Battery After 5.0 Lollipop Update - anyone notice any issues?-lollipop-battery-bwm.png
    In the area I have marked with red, you can see the consumption at night, in Airplane-Mode with Location OFF.
    Before the upgrade, this has consistently been between 8-12mA now it is around 68ma
    During the day, with GSM turned on, it was ~75 when resting, now it is 170mA.

    Of course I have already checked all the obvious things, reboots, cache cleared, and disabled *EVERYTHING* that I could in Connectivity (Location, Bluetooth NFC, ANT etc...) and Apps: I have "Turned Off" 52 stock apps:
    Note 4 Battery After 5.0 Lollipop Update - anyone notice any issues?-lollipop-battery-apps.png
    And I stopped any process that I could in the "Running" List.

    I can see that the main consumption over the whole night is almost entirely at the fault of the "Android System", but not which of the many services under it.
    Is there some way to get a more fine-grained view of which service causes this battery drain?

    Thanks for your help,
    UP
    04-26-2015 07:48 AM
  4. PortablePete's Avatar
    I cannot find any negative issues with the update. Battery life after a couple days did get better. But that first 48 hours I was more than pissed. Hot phone, sluggish, and a couple apps didn't work right. But now I am happy with it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-26-2015 08:10 AM
  5. t11rmh's Avatar
    I am also very disappointed in the Lollipop update:
    I monitor my Battery consumption very closely with the Wonderful app "Battery Monitor Widget"
    Over the last months I could establish that it measures the battery consumption in mA accurately.
    Here is one of the screens:
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    In the area I have marked with red, you can see the consumption at night, in Airplane-Mode with Location OFF.
    Before the upgrade, this has consistently been between 8-12mA now it is around 68ma
    During the day, with GSM turned on, it was ~75 when resting, now it is 170mA.

    Of course I have already checked all the obvious things, reboots, cache cleared, and disabled *EVERYTHING* that I could in Connectivity (Location, Bluetooth NFC, ANT etc...) and Apps: I have "Turned Off" 52 stock apps:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    And I stopped any process that I could in the "Running" List.

    I can see that the main consumption over the whole night is almost entirely at the fault of the "Android System", but not which of the many services under it.
    Is there some way to get a more fine-grained view of which service causes this battery drain?

    Thanks for your help,
    UP
    Have you done a factory reset?

    Posted via a kicking Note4 on Lollipop.
    04-26-2015 01:46 PM
  6. nospam1's Avatar
    > Have you done a factory reset?

    I have spent countless hours setting up all my apps etc just the way I like it.
    I am afraid that even after the Samsung-Backup and Restore I will have many
    things that wont be restored, e.g. what about all my Nova-Launcher settings?

    This is my first Android phone, so I am not sure about this.
    With the iPhones I had before I knew through testingthat Itunes would do a 100% backup.
    Is the Samsung Backup just are reliable?

    Thanks for sharing your experience!
    UP
    04-26-2015 04:16 PM
  7. nospam1's Avatar
    Ok, a last update on this:
    In the end I solved the issue by rooting my device ( This forum prevents me from using links (new user) but here is a hint android.gs/root-galaxy-note-4-using-cf-auto-root-and-odin/ ) which I had planned anyway, because of the incredible amount of bloatware that Samsung crammed onto it - a lot of which can't be "Turned Off" :-(
    Then I went on an Uninstalling-Spree and now the consumption is down to and average of ~12 mA in Airplane Mode and ~25mA (varying a bit more, usually 5min samples are between 15-35mA )
    I cannot really tell *which* of the many packages I removed was the culprit in the end, but I can only recommend rooting and uninstalling what you don't need.
    => Now the phone consumes even less than before and I am very happy! :-)

    Cheers, UP
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    04-27-2015 08:43 AM
  8. YourBuddy2's Avatar
    Solved:
    I can confirm that on my AT&T note 4, battery got worse after lollipop. But I solved the problem even though it disguises itself as 'android system'.

    Uncheck this:
    Connections->More Networks->Mobile Networks->Mobile Data:
    Enhanced 4G LTE Services

    I found that mobile is constantly running even though I'm on WiFi when the enhanced LTE is enabled. Once I disabled, 'screen' is now the highest usage again.
    07-20-2015 11:38 AM
  9. bobxxz's Avatar
    Does this mean LTE will be off?

    edit: nvm figured it out.
    07-20-2015 07:05 PM
  10. nauman73's Avatar
    Solved:
    I can confirm that on my AT&T note 4, battery got worse after lollipop. But I solved the problem even though it disguises itself as 'android system'.

    Uncheck this:
    Connections->More Networks->Mobile Networks->Mobile Data:
    Enhanced 4G LTE Services

    I found that mobile is constantly running even though I'm on WiFi when the enhanced LTE is enabled. Once I disabled, 'screen' is now the highest usage again.
    I am using unlocked Note 4 N910G and it came with Lollipop pre-installed. I am not very happy with the battery life and the Android System is taking a lot of battery. I do not see the Enhanced 4G LTE Services under Connections->More Networks->Mobile Networks->Mobile Data.

    Any clues?
    07-31-2015 06:56 AM
  11. bobxxz's Avatar
    I am using unlocked Note 4 N910G and it came with Lollipop pre-installed. I am not very happy with the battery life and the Android System is taking a lot of battery. I do not see the Enhanced 4G LTE Services under Connections->More Networks->Mobile Networks->Mobile Data.

    Any clues?
    Are you under AT&T? I believe this only applies to AT&T not sure though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-02-2015 05:33 PM
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