1. bat0nas's Avatar
    With KitKat screen was always on top of the list.

    What your battery options say?



    Sent from my mobile device
    04-10-2015 07:16 PM
  2. Rod Ruppenthal's Avatar
    Here's mineScreen is not the main battery eater in Lollipop anymore?-uploadfromtaptalk1428711611232.jpg
    04-10-2015 07:20 PM
  3. ELHHLE's Avatar
    I think lollipops battery burn report is hosed. GSam is reporting entirely different results. The GSam results are what you would expect, the lollipop results make no sense.
    04-10-2015 07:29 PM
  4. atakin77's Avatar
    I think lollipops battery burn report is hosed. GSam is reporting entirely different results. The GSam results are what you would expect, the lollipop results make no sense.
    Agree. Switched to gsam on my moto x when it went to lollipop for this very reason. Using it on my note now for the reason
    04-10-2015 07:38 PM
  5. clevin's Avatar
    I think lollipops battery burn report is hosed. GSam is reporting entirely different results. The GSam results are what you would expect, the lollipop results make no sense.
    Gsam is reporting 15% more sot than system, seems to good to be true......
    04-10-2015 08:51 PM
  6. ELHHLE's Avatar
    Here's an example
    Attached Thumbnails Screen is not the main battery eater in Lollipop anymore?-1428718564293.jpg   Screen is not the main battery eater in Lollipop anymore?-1428718578789.jpg   Screen is not the main battery eater in Lollipop anymore?-1428718591682.jpg  
    04-10-2015 09:17 PM
  7. kirksucks's Avatar
    Android system killing it. Noticed a few days ago that screen on wasn't at the top.
    Attached Thumbnails Screen is not the main battery eater in Lollipop anymore?-1428724466857.jpg  
    04-10-2015 10:56 PM
  8. ELHHLE's Avatar
    In my example above I've been on battery for 41 hours and have 4 hours of on screen time and 25% remaining so nothing is killing it. The GSam report is correct, the Lollipop report is hosed. The screen is underreported and the total doesn't even add up to 100, more like 60.
    04-10-2015 11:44 PM
  9. Princepia's Avatar
    Mine works perfectly and is always on top. Great battery life. On 5.0.1.

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    04-10-2015 11:53 PM
  10. ELHHLE's Avatar
    Agreed, the battery life is awesome.
    04-11-2015 12:10 AM
  11. sensi09's Avatar
    You can prove the lollipop battery report wrong by leaving the brightness on high, watching the battery quickly die then looking at the report.
    04-11-2015 02:35 AM
  12. dukejake4's Avatar
    Idk with is going on with my battery now?? My top two are OS and android system- 24% os & 21% system

    Sent from my Sammy Note 4
    04-11-2015 04:00 AM
  13. jbarrack's Avatar
    My battery life on Lollipop is all over the place. Either the battery is incredible and takes a lot of use to drain, or it will mysteriously drop 50%+ over 3 hours of sitting idle with no use. It's a total crap shoot on what I get from one day to the next. I've found that restarting the phone each morning helps the drain to not occur, but I never that issue with KitKat.

    When I investigate, the culprit is always Android System. I'm pretty sure the root cause is the lollipop memory leak issue with a particular app, but who knows what that app is since it all gets pushed into "android system". GSam's breakdown is much better, but again, when you look into "apps" that are draining your battery it just points to Android System as the screen shot above shows. There is no granularity past that.

    After I notice the battery drain a restart will fix the issue and bring battery life back to being great. But at that point, I've already wasted 50% of the battery on nothing.
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    04-11-2015 06:46 AM
  14. maduro78's Avatar
    If your device is mostly on standby for a couple days your screen won't be at the top of the list. For obvious reasons its barely being used

    Moto X 2014
    04-11-2015 06:49 AM
  15. skatergirl's Avatar
    I would definitely like to know more than just the blanket Android system because really who knows what is using up the battery which makes the issue very difficult to address.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-11-2015 07:35 AM
  16. lagunarad's Avatar
    Battery report is complete bunk. I haven't used Tweetcaster at all and its notifications are off. Screen isn't even on the list even though it usually is about 4th on the list. That said, my battery life is nothing short of awesome.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Screen is not the main battery eater in Lollipop anymore?-screenshot_2015-04-11-05-55-34.jpg  
    04-11-2015 07:59 AM
  17. lagunarad's Avatar
    Battery report is complete bunk. I haven't used Tweetcaster at all and its notifications are off. Screen isn't even on the list even though it usually is about 4th on the list. That said, my battery life is nothing short of awesome.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Also, why does it show WiFi on when it has been turned off for the past 15 hours?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Screen is not the main battery eater in Lollipop anymore?-screenshot_2015-04-11-06-01-26.jpg  
    04-11-2015 08:03 AM
  18. dukejake4's Avatar
    ^It might be connected with your GPS systems for location. I think you can go under more networks tab or location and adjust it. WiFi and GPS are used together for more accurate location.

    Sent from my Sammy Note 4
    04-11-2015 03:41 PM
  19. MalinoisK9's Avatar
    Even with 5 hours sot the top user since 5.0 is android os. Not sure if 5.0 changed the way that the system reports or if it's something else. Did a factory reset about a week after updating to 5.0 because of this and the fact that some days battery life was normal and other half of what it should be. Battery life is back to normal but still have os using more battery than the screen which I still don't understand.
    04-11-2015 05:40 PM
  20. ELHHLE's Avatar
    My battery life on Lollipop is all over the place. Either the battery is incredible and takes a lot of use to drain, or it will mysteriously drop 50%+ over 3 hours of sitting idle with no use. It's a total crap shoot on what I get from one day to the next. I've found that restarting the phone each morning helps the drain to not occur, but I never that issue with KitKat.

    When I investigate, the culprit is always Android System.


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    04-11-2015 08:23 PM

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