1. rjm_robin's Avatar
    I installed the OTA AT&T update in April and was quite pleased that the battery drain issues were minimal and I wasn't having random reboots or WiFi issues.

    Now, the battery life is a couple hours moderate use, the battery will drop suddenly from 20% to zero and reboot (or just shut down), and the WiFi in close range keeps going on and off constantly as do many background app processes. They keep stopping and going.

    The weird thing is that this is only happening more recently. I could see a gradual development towards the problems. But out of the gate, it was, pretty good.

    How soon till we get those Lollipop patches to the higher version numbers? This is getting annoying.

    I like the new look and feel (the lock screen is ugly, but I had a replacement even before I updated). But it's not supported by the power management. We need the patches. Now.

    When? Any temporary solutions? I keep my cache nice and clean.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    06-07-2015 03:52 PM
  2. t11rmh's Avatar
    Have you tried a factory reset?

    Posted via a kicking Note4 on Lollipop.
    06-07-2015 03:53 PM
  3. rjm_robin's Avatar
    No. That can't be the only answer to everything, can it? I will clean the cache partition.

    My phone now has a very complex setup; not a viable option.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
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    06-07-2015 03:55 PM
  4. t11rmh's Avatar
    No. That can't be the only answer to everything, can it? I will clean the cache partition.

    My phone now has a very complex setup; not a viable option.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    It's not the only answer but generally cleans up most issues with Android phones if you are having problems after an upgrade.

    Of you don't want to do a reset then it's a process of elimination by uninstalling apps one at a time to see which ones are causing problems.

    Posted via a kicking Note4 on Lollipop.
    06-07-2015 04:08 PM
  5. rjm_robin's Avatar
    Yes, could be some newer apps, or more disturbing, old apps that were just optimized to material design for Lolipop! Two of those broke on the first day before they put out quick patches. So, I have to go through them.

    You know, as for material design: it's nice - but if an app isn't broken, no need to "fix" it. One was completely recoded and I had to uninstall and reinstall because it couldn't even update. I lost a whole page of little handy widgets - that's how the app works: you press the widgets to make a record of something, and later look at the charts and graphs. And it all broke.

    So, that makes sense. Go through each app. And maybe uninstall a bunch and then a fresh install of them.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    06-07-2015 05:02 PM
  6. LordAndroid's Avatar
    Yes, could be some newer apps, or more disturbing, old apps that were just optimized to material design for Lolipop! Two of those broke on the first day before they put out quick patches. So, I have to go through them.

    You know, as for material design: it's nice - but if an app isn't broken, no need to "fix" it. One was completely recoded and I had to uninstall and reinstall because it couldn't even update. I lost a whole page of little handy widgets - that's how the app works: you press the widgets to make a record of something, and later look at the charts and graphs. And it all broke.

    So, that makes sense. Go through each app. And maybe uninstall a bunch and then a fresh install of them.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    After i installed the OTA on mine i had some issues just like you i was hesitant on a factory reset also. Theres a multitude of ways to back up your complex set up. I backed up my countless customizations and after i restored mine it helped. Food for thought.

    Sent from my Awesome Note Quatro
    06-07-2015 08:58 PM
  7. rjm_robin's Avatar
    After i installed the OTA on mine i had some issues just like you i was hesitant on a factory reset also. Theres a multitude of ways to back up your complex set up. I backed up my countless customizations and after i restored mine it helped. Food for thought.

    Sent from my Awesome Note Quatro
    How do you back up complicated customizations? The folders, the widgets, the screens . . .

    I just wish it was more like a PC: you go right to the problem and fix it without troubling anything else. Ah well.

    It's certainly an option. It would clear up a couple of earlier little things.

    I will wait, though, till the patches come out. I am assuming the newer versions will settle it all down. It does seem to be taking a while, but that's not unusual.

    And when they finally DO, I will be unlikely to be interested in "Marshmallow"!

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    06-07-2015 09:12 PM
  8. LordAndroid's Avatar
    How do you back up complicated customizations? The folders, the widgets, the screens . . .

    I just wish it was more like a PC: you go right to the problem and fix it without troubling anything else. Ah well.

    It's certainly an option. It would clear up a couple of earlier little things.

    I will wait, though, till the patches come out. I am assuming the newer versions will settle it all down. It does seem to be taking a while, but that's not unusual.

    And when they finally DO, I will be unlikely to be interested in "Marshmallow"!

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    It all depends on what your set up is. For me i use nova launcher instead of the touchwiz launcher. With nova it gives me the option to back up my home screens to my sd card. Once i reinstall nova launcher after a factory reset i can restore my screens for the nova settings.

    Sent from my Awesome Note Quatro
    06-07-2015 09:19 PM
  9. rjm_robin's Avatar
    Oh! I am not rooted.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    06-07-2015 09:23 PM
  10. LordAndroid's Avatar
    Oh! I am not rooted.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    Im not rooted either. Changing a home launcher doesn't require root.

    Sent from my Awesome Note Quatro
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    06-07-2015 09:26 PM
  11. rjm_robin's Avatar
    Im not rooted either. Changing a home launcher doesn't require root.

    Sent from my Awesome Note Quatro
    I wasn't clear on that. I had only heard of that Yahoo app and "themes." You can replace TouchWiz without root?

    I don't really mind TouchWiz in terms of usability, looks, etc. I just want it to all work as it should.

    Others have spoken of disabling apps like Facebook, but I find the app handy. There was a time when that wasn't a problem. Messenger has been a nuisance, but I like the stickies. Fun is part of it, too. Lollipop was supposed to be fluid, elastic and fun. Battery drops aren't fun.

    It's almost all to do with the battery: the reboots aren't "random"; they are sudden battery drops.

    As for the WiFi, I should experiment with uninstalling an older WiFi app. Could be an incompatibility there.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    06-07-2015 10:42 PM
  12. magichoward's Avatar
    Have you downloaded google photos… it killes my battery it was baking up all the time

    Posted via the Android Central App. Magichoward
    06-08-2015 04:23 AM
  13. Trees's Avatar
    I've found GSam Battery Monitor to be a helpful tool when trying to understand battery usage details.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....bbm.pro&hl=en
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    06-08-2015 06:26 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    No. That can't be the only answer to everything, can it? I will clean the cache partition.

    My phone now has a very complex setup; not a viable option.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    Some times a reset is necessary after a large update. Trying a reset is better than continuous battery issues.
    06-08-2015 01:30 PM
  15. belodion's Avatar
    Also, are you sure your battery doesn't need replacing?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-08-2015 02:04 PM
  16. rjm_robin's Avatar
    I might try a new main battery because I plan to carry extras over the summer anyway. If they perform better, I'll know the original is no longer any good. It does charge up fast with the fast charger, but it drops quickly.

    I also need to wipe the cache partition again because that's a safe way to clean out problems. I did that a week or so prior to the update to Lollipop and it worked great for a long time. I think that really helped.

    But the reports are so widespread that I think only the updated Lollipop versions will help. One is coming at the end of July, we hear. It's just a drag when you're out and about and have to worry about sudden battery drops.

    Otherwise I have come to really like the new look and feel.

    Thanks folks!

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    06-20-2015 01:29 AM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes, could be some newer apps, or more disturbing, old apps that were just optimized to material design for Lolipop! Two of those broke on the first day before they put out quick patches. So, I have to go through them.

    You know, as for material design: it's nice - but if an app isn't broken, no need to "fix" it. One was completely recoded and I had to uninstall and reinstall because it couldn't even update. I lost a whole page of little handy widgets - that's how the app works: you press the widgets to make a record of something, and later look at the charts and graphs. And it all broke.

    So, that makes sense. Go through each app. And maybe uninstall a bunch and then a fresh install of them.

    rjm

    Sent via my most phabulous phablet, the Galaxy Note 4
    My first suggestion is to shut off auto update in play store. Never update an app that is working well for you. Many many times and update will ruin a perfectly good app saturating it with ads popups constant running in background etc.
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    06-20-2015 10:04 AM
  18. Lucas Alexander's Avatar
    I am having the same issue. Galaxy note 4 tmobile. In a span od seconds it goes form 39% battery to 5% then it's dead. It's awful! I have been a die hard galaxy fan since the galaxy s2 had them all to s4 then went to note 2 then 4. If the note 6 is sealed and unable to add an SD card I will not buy samsung products. I loved them for not being crapples but that's what their turning into. But back to the battery issue. HELP! Lol

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    09-26-2015 11:06 PM
  19. KJ78's Avatar
    Hard reset sucks but is necessary. Not a cute but the best band aid available.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-26-2015 11:43 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I am having the same issue. Galaxy note 4 tmobile. In a span od seconds it goes form 39% battery to 5% then it's dead. It's awful! I have been a die hard galaxy fan since the galaxy s2 had them all to s4 then went to note 2 then 4. If the note 6 is sealed and unable to add an SD card I will not buy samsung products. I loved them for not being crapples but that's what their turning into. But back to the battery issue. HELP! Lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Your phone signal is one of your problems.
    09-27-2015 06:00 PM
  21. muzzy996's Avatar
    I am having the same issue. Galaxy note 4 tmobile. In a span od seconds it goes form 39% battery to 5% then it's dead. It's awful! I have been a die hard galaxy fan since the galaxy s2 had them all to s4 then went to note 2 then 4. If the note 6 is sealed and unable to add an SD card I will not buy samsung products. I loved them for not being crapples but that's what their turning into. But back to the battery issue. HELP! Lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Dropping from 39% to dead in seconds points to a bad battery IMO. Possibly a bad cell within it.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
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    09-27-2015 06:53 PM
  22. jackjack1969's Avatar
    Mine is doing the same exact thing. It well drain from 20 percent to off instantly and start restarting itself. Battery doesn't last longer than 7-8 hours. I lose 50 percent unplugged at night just sitting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-27-2015 08:59 PM
  23. Rmedy21's Avatar
    Lollipop causes rapid battery drain. I used to get good battery life with kitkat. I've done the factory reset, downloaded Gsam and all those other tricks. The fact the matter is that Android operating system is too heavy. I just bought an extended battery zerolemon and it lasts me three days of phone use.

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    09-27-2015 09:13 PM

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