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  1. nx5nx5's Avatar
    Yep. I used to go all day at work, and when I got home would have 50-60% of my battery still left on an average day. Now, it's averaging about 20-30%. I haven't installed anything new, and have been carefully monitoring my apps' battery usage, etc.

    Unacceptable.

    Anyone else seeing this?
    10-15-2015 10:05 AM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    What model are you using? I'm currently on 5.0.1 on the ATT version. Haven't been able to update to 5.1.1 since I'm on a different carrier now.
    10-15-2015 10:07 AM
  3. corvette72778's Avatar
    Battery life was worse when I upgraded to Lollipop which is one of many reasons I went back to the previous version of Android (4.4). I do think that some of the issue related to not doing a clean install of Lollipop. Clean install should help a lot.
    Rollback to Kit Kat sandwich though using Odin. I think Kit Kat is way better.
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    10-15-2015 10:11 AM
  4. nx5nx5's Avatar
    What model are you using? I'm currently on 5.0.1 on the ATT version. Haven't been able to update to 5.1.1 since I'm on a different carrier now.
    AT&T Note 4
    10-15-2015 10:22 AM
  5. nx5nx5's Avatar
    I was very happy with 5.0.1.

    Another annoying thing: on 5.0.1, you had a few seconds in which to use the side volume buttons to change MEDIA volume after watching a video, etc. This was a great improvement from KitKat, and made complete sense.

    Now it's back to the old way (which is that it instantly reverts to ringer volume). Lame.
    10-15-2015 10:24 AM
  6. UJ95x's Avatar
    AT&T Note 4
    OK, same one I have. Did you update over the air? Or did you go to a Best Buy and have them do it manually?
    10-15-2015 10:35 AM
  7. srsgonu's Avatar
    If you just got the update may be it will take couple of days to get back. 5.0.1 was initially worse for me, but am enjoying it everyday now. Beautiful transitions in lollipop, can't miss it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    10-15-2015 10:47 AM
  8. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    I'm still on 5.0.1 love it. Disabled updates. Don't want scabby horrid 5.1.1
    I am sticking with 5.0.1 until my phone dies! Excellent battery life 100% at 6am, it's 16.55 and still at 64%.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-15-2015 10:55 AM
  9. nx5nx5's Avatar
    OK, same one I have. Did you update over the air? Or did you go to a Best Buy and have them do it manually?
    OTA, Wifi. Went smoothly, no hiccups.
    10-15-2015 11:43 AM
  10. b2d2's Avatar
    Have you checked your contacts? i.e. are their duplicates on the order of 10+? Do you have LinkedIn or Waze installed on your phone? If you answered yes, to the last two questions, then either uninstall the LinkedIn or Waze apps or switch off the contacts/account syncing and that should resolve a good portion of the problem.
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    10-15-2015 11:50 AM
  11. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I have the AT&T Note 4 as well on 5.1.1 and the last few days since the update, i'm getting about 2.5 to 3 hours of screen on time. Honestly though, the battery on my Note 4 has freaking SUCKED ever since the original lollipop update months and months ago so i'm basically used to it.
    10-15-2015 12:57 PM
  12. nx5nx5's Avatar
    Have you checked your contacts? i.e. are their duplicates on the order of 10+? Do you have LinkedIn or Waze installed on your phone? If you answered yes, to the last two questions, then either uninstall the LinkedIn or Waze apps or switch off the contacts/account syncing and that should resolve a good portion of the problem.
    No duplicate contacts, neither of those apps installed.

    Looks like some people over on xda developers are having the exact same issue.
    10-15-2015 12:58 PM
  13. b2d2's Avatar
    Well, I will add, though this started happening several weeks ago--well before the 5.1.1 update, that once my battery gets at or below 20%, it's only a matter of seconds before it shuts down, which is really weird. I've had my Note 4 for close to two years. Is the battery just getting old and needs to be replaced?
    10-15-2015 01:28 PM
  14. UJ95x's Avatar
    OTA, Wifi. Went smoothly, no hiccups.
    Did you wipe the cache partition after updating?
    10-15-2015 01:43 PM
  15. nx5nx5's Avatar
    Did you wipe the cache partition after updating?
    Yes, and cleared all app caches.
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    10-15-2015 01:54 PM
  16. natehoy's Avatar
    Well, I will add, though this started happening several weeks ago--well before the 5.1.1 update, that once my battery gets at or below 20%, it's only a matter of seconds before it shuts down, which is really weird. I've had my Note 4 for close to two years. Is the battery just getting old and needs to be replaced?
    Yes, 2 years is a good run for a battery, and that is precisely the symptom of a dying battery. Time to shell out $20 and enjoy that "like new battery life" again.
    UJ95x likes this.
    10-15-2015 02:32 PM
  17. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Yep. I used to go all day at work, and when I got home would have 50-60% of my battery still left on an average day. Now, it's averaging about 20-30%. I haven't installed anything new, and have been carefully monitoring my apps' battery usage, etc.

    Unacceptable.

    Anyone else seeing this?
    No issues with my Note 4 (on Wind Mobile) with OS 5.1.1 installed. I actually have noticed better battery life. Then again I don't use nor run a ton of apps on my device.
    10-15-2015 02:44 PM
  18. JasW's Avatar
    I guess I'm lucky the install has simply failed the last three attempts, as shown below (plenty of room in internal memory, etc., I don't get it, but I'm not broken up about it). But if I ever do get it installed, I'm going to do what I did after 5.01: factory wipe. Yes, it's a pain, but it brought my old battery life back. Cache wiping wasn't enough. You might want to do the same.

    HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE battery life after 5.1.1 update-screenshot_2015-10-15-16-36-52.jpg
    10-15-2015 03:41 PM
  19. Demodave's Avatar
    I updated from 5.01 to 5.1.1 with my AT&T Note 4. I did a factory reset and then restored all my apps from Google. My battery life is definitely better. In fact, the battery life is very close to what I was getting on Kit-Kat when the phone was brand new. I am very happy. Off the charger at 7am and still have anywhere between 40% - 60% when I plug back in at 10pm depending on use thru the day. On 5.0.1, I was barely making it to 10pm with any battery left.

    Apps running constantly in the background:

    Aqua Mail with 4 accounts, Textra, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, ESPN. Instagram, Weather Bug. Wi-fi and Bluetooth always on.

    If your battery life is now truly horrible on 5.1.1, you should do a factory reset as you must have a runaway app eating your battery.
    10-15-2015 05:11 PM
  20. reeper55's Avatar
    What model are you using? I'm currently on 5.0.1 on the ATT version. Haven't been able to update to 5.1.1 since I'm on a different carrier now.
    Do you plan on updating? If so how, Best Buy?
    I have a Note 4 and am on Cricket, is Best Buy my only option?

    Posted via my Note 4 on Cricket
    10-15-2015 05:54 PM
  21. Christine Aflak's Avatar
    Mine is great on 5.1.1... Way better than 5.0.1 and that was averaging 5 hours of SOT which is plenty. This was my battery life the other day (in the image). I've been getting over 6 hours each day on 5.1.1
    Attached Thumbnails HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE battery life after 5.1.1 update-1444954292719.jpg  
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    10-15-2015 07:12 PM
  22. gargoyle_48770's Avatar
    For the person that said there battery was almost 2 years old the phone is only a year old just saying

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    10-15-2015 10:46 PM
  23. nx5nx5's Avatar
    So I did a factory reset last night. Will report back when I have more info. So far, not looking good. I'm about an hour and a half from having unplugged my phone at 100%, and I'm already down to 87%.
    10-16-2015 10:08 AM
  24. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    So I did a factory reset last night. Will report back when I have more info. So far, not looking good. I'm about an hour and a half from having unplugged my phone at 100%, and I'm already down to 87%.
    I have yet to charge my phone today. Its got 48% battery left which says approx 22h 43m.

    Just make sure the applications you don't use that aren't system related are either disabled or removed and you'll be okay.
    10-16-2015 10:17 AM
  25. UJ95x's Avatar
    Do you plan on updating? If so how, Best Buy?
    I have a Note 4 and am on Cricket, is Best Buy my only option?

    Posted via my Note 4 on Cricket
    Yeah, I'm going to Best Buy soon to get 5.1.1
    The only reason I have to go there is because my Note 4 is unlocked and I'm using it on a different carrier than it was originally, so it can't get OTAs with my current SIM. If your Note 4 is from Cricket you should be able to update it yourself
    10-16-2015 10:53 AM
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