1. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    I have recently had a second look at my Note 4 and the battery drain issue that everyone talks about here. I have a been noticing my battery lasts about a day. Recently I did the following:

    1. reset my Note 4 to factory (done this before too even after I updated to OS 5.0.1)
    2. since I have a 64GB MicroSD I started MOVING the applications that would allow me from my internal storage to my external storage.

    Another thing to note is I have my location finder enabled on my phone. I am not getting about 20 to 40% more battery each day, so my phone is staying alive about a day and half to two days now before it really needs to be charged.
    05-06-2015 09:56 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    I have recently had a second look at my Note 4 and the battery drain issue that everyone talks about here. I have a been noticing my battery lasts about a day. Recently I did the following:

    1. reset my Note 4 to factory (done this before too even after I updated to OS 5.0.1)
    2. since I have a 64GB MicroSD I started MOVING the applications that would allow me from my internal storage to my external storage.

    Another thing to note is I have my location finder enabled on my phone. I am not getting about 20 to 40% more battery each day, so my phone is staying alive about a day and half to two days now before it really needs to be charged.
    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off High Accuracy GPS Mode, Bluetooth, NFC,
    Hotspot/Tethering. Toggle on only as needed. (Set GPS Mode to "Battery
    Saving" Mode).
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting
    Bar to Minimum Acceptable to you.
    3. Sign out of any unused Google Services like G+, Google Now, Hangouts, etc.
    4. Disable Location Reporting and Location History.
    5. Beware of constantly syncing in background Apps and Bloatware like
    Facebook, Twitter, Weather Channel, Games, Google News/Weather,
    Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more and
    change settings to stop the syncing of data you don't need. Delete
    their Apps and use their Web Page if acceptable.
    6. Turn Off Hot Word "Hotword Detection" Always Listening Mode in
    Google Search if you don't use it.
    7. Turn Off Auto Camera/Photo Upload or at least set it for Upload on WIFI Only.
    8. Turn Off Vibrate on Touch for Display, Keyboard, etc.
    9. Turn Off Touch Sounds and Unlock Sounds.
    10. Turn Off Ambient Display/Active Display Notifications if you don't need it.
    11. Don't use a Live Wallpaper. Use a dark wallpaper if possible.
    12. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    13. WIFI Settings - Advanced -
    a. Network Notification - Set as OFF.
    b. Scanning Always Available - Set as OFF.
    c. Keep WIFI on during Sleep - Set as ALWAYS if you regularly use
    WIFI. OK to keep WIFI on if you regularly use it.
    14. Turn Off Always Vibrate in Gmail/Email.
    15. Be careful of using too many Live Widgets and what/how often they sync.
    16. Set MS Exchange Sync at 30 Days or Less if you use it.
    17. Do NOT use a Task Killer App or Battery Saver App.
    18. Uninstall ALL Apps that you never use. If you haven't used an
    App in one month, uninstall it.
    19. Reboot your phone at least once a month.
    20. Wipe Cache Partition at least once a quarter or after every OS Update.
    21. Consider a Factory Data Reset with a manual re-sync, manual
    reinstall of all data and Apps after every major OS Letter Update.
    Make sure that all of your data is first backed up to Google and
    Dropbox, etc.

    "I SUFFER NO HARDSHIPS DOING THIS" - this means that i personally am
    giving up NOTHING with these tips. i'm not giving up any features.
    there are no tradeoffs for me. a tradeoff or a hardship would be to
    turn off PUSH email or use AIRPLANE mode during the day etc.

    you have to find your own balance and the tips list is a start but you
    must come to your own conclusion as to what's important. it's personal
    preference but these are not a big deal to me at all as they do not
    affect the function or operation of my phone. these tips do not
    deteriorate my experience.

    1-20-15
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    05-06-2015 09:59 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Can you post some screenshots of the battery stats, please? Offhand, I would suggest moving all applications back to the phone, and remove the card. See if that helps.
    05-06-2015 10:00 AM
  4. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    I have bluetooth on, NFC off. Wifi on. I haven't messed with any of the other modes or screen brightness settings. I guess if you really want to get the most from your battery then you should put your phone in power saving mode but then you'll be very limited what you can do!! LOL
    05-06-2015 10:45 AM
  5. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    With normal use on my Note 4 each day I am getting a day and a half to two days out of the battery before I really need to charge it again, this is the changes I made above.
    05-08-2015 06:22 AM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    Sound's like your battery life under normal usage is fine now. I've been fortunate that I have not yet had to resort to a factory reset.

    Your settings are similar to mine during the day (but WiFi is off at work). 1.5 to two days is good if not great. Battery life depends upon so many factors (apps, screen on time, cellular signal strength...).
    05-09-2015 08:32 AM

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