1. donebrasko's Avatar
    How can I find out how long my phone made it with one charge? It doesn't give me that info any more unless I am looking in the wrong place

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    04-08-2015 04:45 PM
  2. Lepa79's Avatar
    I measure how good my battery did by looking at screen "time on". Go to settings > battery and then click on screen. You should see the time there. I have been getting around 5 hours of screen "on time" on a single charge.

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    04-08-2015 08:40 PM
  3. donebrasko's Avatar
    I measure how good my battery did by looking at screen "time on". Go to settings > battery and then click on screen. You should see the time there. I have been getting around 5 hours of screen "on time" on a single charge.

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    But that doesn't tell us how long the phone had been running since unplugged like it used to. Why would they get rid of that?

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    Attached Thumbnails how long was battery life on lollipop?-screenshot_2015-04-08-23-09-17.jpg   how long was battery life on lollipop?-screenshot_2015-04-08-23-09-22.jpg  
    04-08-2015 10:11 PM
  4. skatergirl's Avatar
    Because Google likes fixing things that are not broke.

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    04-08-2015 10:30 PM
  5. naira1's Avatar
    I can see how long am on battery on mine. how long was battery life on lollipop?-uploadfromtaptalk1428553335554.jpg
    04-08-2015 11:22 PM
  6. donebrasko's Avatar
    I can see how long am on battery on mine. Click image for larger version. 

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    Are you lollipop? I'm on Verizon

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    04-08-2015 11:26 PM
  7. IronCat21's Avatar
    I'm getting 3 hours of screen time which transitions to 14 hours altogether.
    04-08-2015 11:27 PM
  8. naira1's Avatar
    Yes to lollipop but I've the international variant and not Verizon.
    04-08-2015 11:28 PM
  9. donebrasko's Avatar
    Yes to lollipop but I've the international variant and not Verizon.
    Why would they remove that? I live by that daily

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    04-08-2015 11:53 PM
  10. donebrasko's Avatar
    I'm getting 3 hours of screen time which transitions to 14 hours altogether.
    How did you get that number

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    04-08-2015 11:53 PM
  11. naira1's Avatar
    Why would they remove that? I live by that daily

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    Question is, who's to blame for that Samsung or Verizon? We won't know until we know if other variants (Sprint, t mobile etc) have this removed as well.
    04-09-2015 12:18 AM
  12. Princepia's Avatar
    Rogers in Canada has it.

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    04-09-2015 03:25 AM
  13. IronCat21's Avatar
    How did you get that number

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    Just real world use. I check it my screen time every night before I plugged my phone in, and it was at 3ish hours. Plus I usually keep it on for 14 hours before I have to charge it.
    04-09-2015 08:32 AM
  14. ronb's Avatar
    GSAM Battery monitor App has that information.
    Good Luck!
    Ron
    04-09-2015 12:20 PM
  15. donebrasko's Avatar
    Just real world use. I check it my screen time every night before I plugged my phone in, and it was at 3ish hours. Plus I usually keep it on for 14 hours before I have to charge it.
    I know it's easy to figure it out but why should we have to when all you had to do is look at the information.

    I have gsam but I just find it odd that it doesn't tell me anymore

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    04-09-2015 03:08 PM
  16. IronCat21's Avatar
    I'm not sure why you quoted me.. lol

    I was using Gsam for a few days and it absolutely destroyed my battery life. I was at 15% by 4pm. I uninstalled it and my battery life is back up.
    04-09-2015 03:10 PM
  17. donebrasko's Avatar
    What app do yall recommend to monitor the battery that doesn't affect the battery drastically? The one built in is useless for me

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    04-12-2015 03:30 PM
  18. DNAndroid's Avatar
    YES I'm resurrecting this ~5 month old thread.
    This is one of the only threads/results that shows up on Google regarding this issue, and is how I even stumbled upon this thread.

    Since the problem behind this thread was never answered, and I ended up finding the answer to it, I'm posting this so that others may know about it.

    (skip to The Solution if you're not confused about the point of this thread)

    The problem:
    Prior to Lollipop (i.e. Android 5.0), on Kit Kat you were able to see how long you had been running your current battery, very easily and in a very straightforward way - go to your Settings > Battery > DONE (showed right there very plainly how long you'd been on your current battery for).
    For some completely genius reason, however, Google(? it may turn out yet that it's carrier specific - I have Verizon as well) decided to hide this away. It is completely stupid to otherwise have to now download a battery monitor or manager app just to see this incredibly basic statistic that was previously told to us!

    Why this is an issue:
    For many people, we like to see how long we've been able to go on a certain battery cycle. This has many very obvious implications. It lets you compare battery life between batteries if you have multiple ones (you know, because this sexy Note 4 actually LETS you swap your battery for a fresh 100% one in seconds rather than living the life of a wall hugger?). OR, you can see if <downloading this app> significantly altered how much battery life you were getting? OR, you can see how much <using your phone this way, or this much more> affects your battery life.

    The Solution:
    It's actually very simple.
    To see how long you've been on your current battery cycle (i.e. how long your battery has lasted since you last swapped your battery out), you now need to utilize the stats from a random background process: Cell Standby
    • This is the process that tells you how long your phone's been capable of sending/receiving radio waves since it's been on (or, in other words.. been on - since both your mobile data AND your Wi-Fi use radio waves, each independently).


    So that's it. Pretty stupid, I know. So basically with this it's only 1 extra screen away from where it was before (right there at the Battery screen) - you just now tap the "Cell Standby" app to display it's extra, insightful info. Obviously powering the phone off would reset this timer, but that's always the case and it's not like we have any normal (regular) reason to randomly turn off the phone, except to actually swap out the battery.


    Hope this helps. Hello Googlers!


    Evidence
    My Battery Time + Screen-On time BEFORE I swapped my battery out:
    how long was battery life on lollipop?-6vdolfa.png

    Timestamp showing when I swapped my battery (proof of time):
    how long was battery life on lollipop?-seocowg.png

    My Battery Time + Screen-On time AFTER I swapped my battery out:
    how long was battery life on lollipop?-8wq0sfl.png
    • As you can see, this proves that this actually shows how long you've been on your current battery! Which is exactly the feature that they, for whatever genius reason, got rid of! You can see that if you subtract the "Time on" # from the time in that photo it will lead back to exactly the time in Pic #2's timestamp (1:52 PM minus 1 minute 28 seconds) - which was when I started using that battery!

    • One interesting thing you may notice is that when you FIRST turn on your device it seems to be aware of when you turned it on (Timestamp photo: it says "<this many minutes + seconds>" on battery), however after a little bit of time for whatever genius reason that goes away and they think you can tell how long your phone's been on by looking at some humongous graph. Might as well toss something into the sun and ask us to spot it.


    Regards,
    - DNAndroid
    09-27-2015 07:38 PM
  19. nahoku's Avatar
    There are reasons I'm still on Kitkat! This is one of the first things I noticed when my phone got updated to Lollipop. Then again, it's not really Lollipop, but rather the yokos at Verizon who decided this was a good move! Dummies!
    09-27-2015 07:54 PM

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