1. latinking91's Avatar
    I've noticed that my SD card was ruining my battery life because even 5 minutes of using my phone it would tell me I have 4 hours left now that I took it out I'm getting 1 day and some hours back. I guess the SD card really slows the down the phone but hampers battery also. Anyone else notice this?

    Posted via My Note 4
    08-03-2015 09:45 PM
  2. Rometheus's Avatar
    Maybe its the type/brand of SD card you have? My 64GB is fine and I get almost 2 days of battery life.

    ~Blessed From My Note 4~
    08-03-2015 10:24 PM
  3. eshropshire's Avatar
    I've noticed that my SD card was ruining my battery life because even 5 minutes of using my phone it would tell me I have 4 hours left now that I took it out I'm getting 1 day and some hours back. I guess the SD card really slows the down the phone but hampers battery also. Anyone else notice this?

    Posted via My Note 4
    Did you have any apps on your SD card?

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    08-03-2015 10:28 PM
  4. MrMLK's Avatar
    Well, I was using the same SD card with KitKat that I am using with Lollipop, and my batter life went from, to not so good.

    So, no, I don't think the SD card has anything to do with it.
    08-03-2015 10:38 PM
  5. latinking91's Avatar
    So it's probably lollipop then and hopefully 5.1.1 fixes this issue. I just know when I had my SD card in, it slowed down my phone and hindered my battery life and now that I took it out its functioning normal again.

    Posted via My Note 4
    08-04-2015 02:20 AM
  6. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    I've noticed that my SD card was ruining my battery life because even 5 minutes of using my phone it would tell me I have 4 hours left now that I took it out I'm getting 1 day and some hours back. I guess the SD card really slows the down the phone but hampers battery also. Anyone else notice this?

    Posted via My Note 4
    I have a 64gb card no problems.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-04-2015 07:39 AM
  7. doohsun's Avatar
    What brand are you using? I have absolutely no issues with my micro sd card i have the samsung card 64gb. I have a feeling that it's your card that is culprit. I used adata it died on my one day and I read on a bunch of forums that other brands tends to fail eventually but with the Samsung it seems to work perfect. Typical Samsung screwing with other brands lol
    08-04-2015 10:28 AM
  8. steelrain82's Avatar
    I have to agree with the op. I have a Samsung Evo 32gb card. I average 3 1/2 -4 hrs of SOT and as soon as I put in my sd card I'm lucky to get 1 - 2 hrs SOT.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-04-2015 10:34 AM
  9. jacobtf's Avatar
    Odd, I have a 64GB Samsung SD card and I get 3-4 SOT with it. Haven't tried without it, though.
    08-05-2015 07:11 AM
  10. eshropshire's Avatar
    Do you have apps that run on your SD Card? If you do, then I would guess removing the SD card is also removing an app or apps. The apps maybe what is using the battery.

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    08-05-2015 11:53 AM
  11. sstephen17's Avatar
    Is there a way to tell what apps (if any) are being run off your SD card?
    08-05-2015 01:28 PM
  12. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    I've noticed that my SD card was ruining my battery life because even 5 minutes of using my phone it would tell me I have 4 hours left now that I took it out I'm getting 1 day and some hours back. I guess the SD card really slows the down the phone but hampers battery also. Anyone else notice this?

    Posted via My Note 4
    No it doesn't...lol...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-05-2015 04:11 PM
  13. latinking91's Avatar
    No it doesn't...lol...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Maybe not for you but for me it does 😒 everyone has different experiences on this phone.

    Posted via My Note 4
    08-05-2015 05:41 PM
  14. muzzy996's Avatar
    Right so its either your card, what you put on it or something that a piece of software that you have installed is doing once the card is inserted that causes your perceived battery drain.

    Clearly if additional components are added more power drain will occur, hard to argue against that but to have severely reduced battery life simply by using a microSD card is unlikely. Certainly not a 50% reduction in screen on time.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    08-05-2015 11:18 PM
  15. naira1's Avatar
    Why not try a different SD to confirmed if the problem is caused by the card or not..
    08-05-2015 11:25 PM

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