01-15-2016 10:35 PM
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  1. KBlack2595's Avatar
    ok so we just got the update today on Verizon and I'm charging at about 30 % and I got 2 hours 54 mints on a full charge what do I do will a wipe help also I let the other battery get to 37 % then swapped I am ready to go back to iPhone at this point I love my note 4 but I gone from 12 on one charge with kit kat to around 7 or 8 now I can barely use the phone
    01-12-2016 03:10 AM
  2. ChetManley762's Avatar
    You may want to try a factory reset or at least a cache partition wipe.

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    01-12-2016 07:02 AM
  3. Dankees's Avatar
    ok so we just got the update today on Verizon and I'm charging at about 30 % and I got 2 hours 54 mints on a full charge what do I do will a wipe help also I let the other battery get to 37 % then swapped I am ready to go back to iPhone at this point I love my note 4 but I gone from 12 on one charge with kit kat to around 7 or 8 now I can barely use the phone
    You may also want to utilize punctuation.
    01-12-2016 07:40 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It isn't odd to see worse battery for a short time after an update.
    01-12-2016 07:50 AM
  5. KBlack2595's Avatar
    I also don't know if it a glitch or what because when it was fully caged it say 17 hours at about 98 % and then showed less it done that twice
    01-12-2016 07:57 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The battery amount is an estimate and it is based on the previous 7 days use. The amount I'd time can and will, change.
    Sergiusz Jasper likes this.
    01-12-2016 08:00 AM
  7. ChetManley762's Avatar
    Agree with the punctuation comment earlier. Your choices are .!? or even ¿ at the beginning of the sentence if you habla español.

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    01-12-2016 08:09 AM
  8. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    Yea factory reset is a must after any update on an android device. I phones aren't immune either. A factory reset is aren't fix all just like a windows install
    01-12-2016 08:15 AM
  9. KBlack2595's Avatar
    Not shure about the coment about it be a Estimate As it shows all the time and I will give it a few days before a factory and I real would like not to do if I don't need to

    Btw sorry for my bad spelling
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    01-12-2016 08:52 AM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It estimates how much battery time you have based on previous use history.
    Sergiusz Jasper likes this.
    01-12-2016 09:07 AM
  11. TechNut79's Avatar
    Mine is showing only 5 or 6 hours of battery left when it was much longer on 5.0.1. I really don't want to do a factory reset, but will if you guys think it will help. Also, I may need a new battery. Unfortunately I can't afford a new one right now.

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    Attached Thumbnails 5.1.1 killed my battery-screenshot_2016-01-12-12-10-18.jpg   5.1.1 killed my battery-screenshot_2016-01-12-12-10-06.jpg   5.1.1 killed my battery-screenshot_2016-01-12-12-10-36.jpg   5.1.1 killed my battery-screenshot_2016-01-12-12-11-49.jpg  
    01-12-2016 12:15 PM
  12. pduffer's Avatar
    So far I can't tell any difference after the update. I didn't do a factory reset but simply wiped the cache.
    Fulani Filot likes this.
    01-12-2016 12:35 PM
  13. RadeonHD4250's Avatar
    Just as I posted on my own thread, SO FAR, 5.1.1 has been a slight improvement for my battery. I'm usually down to about 60% and 1.5 hours screen time. I'm at at 75% with almost 1.5 hours screen time. I did do a Factory Reset; however, it's an old battery. I have a new one that has been through just a few cycles, but I haven't tested that one yet.

    5.1.1 killed my battery-screenshot_2016-01-12-13-17-59.jpg
    5.1.1 killed my battery-screenshot_2016-01-12-13-18-05.jpg

    5.0.1 I'd get between 3-4 hours Screen on Time with the old battery. 5-6 with the new one.
    5.1.1 I have yet to cycle through, but it looks like it might end up being 4-5 with the old battery and hopefully 6-8 with the new one. We'll see.
    01-12-2016 01:39 PM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Mine is showing only 5 or 6 hours of battery left when it was much longer on 5.0.1. I really don't want to do a factory reset, but will if you guys think it will help. Also, I may need a new battery. Unfortunately I can't afford a new one right now.

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    Again, remember a new update can cause the battery to not be as good right at first. This isn't abnormal.
    TechNut79 likes this.
    01-12-2016 02:33 PM
  15. ChetManley762's Avatar
    My battery life has improved by about one hour of screen on time. Been using the phone since 0330 this morning. On 5.0.1 I would have gotten about 3.5-4 hours SOT.

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    Attached Thumbnails 5.1.1 killed my battery-screenshot_2016-01-12-18-19-02.jpg  
    01-12-2016 07:21 PM
  16. TechNut79's Avatar
    I updated yesterday and today got SoT of about 3-3 1/2 hours. It's only the first day though and I may need a new battery.

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    01-12-2016 07:24 PM
  17. LeoRex's Avatar
    As for factory resets... When going through upgrades like this, there are a lot of things in the background that get updated. The Android Runtime is often bumped up to a new version, etc... all these system processes that interface with the applications. And sometimes, stuff just doesn't come up to the new version correctly. So the new system struggles to work with obsolete data... this can lead to errors, force closing applications, reboots, poor battery life.

    Some people upgrade without even a sniff of a problem, others have horrible luck. But everyone's phone is different... everyone's usage, apps, etc... all unique to you and THAT exact phone. When you hit a MAJOR upgrade... like 5.0 to 5.1, you should always be on a quick trigger when it comes to a factory reset.

    Yes, it can be a bit of a pain to do... but it could mean the difference between an excellent working device and one you want to throw against a wall.
    01-13-2016 02:49 PM
  18. Fulani Filot's Avatar
    ok so we just got the update today on Verizon and I'm charging at about 30 % and I got 2 hours 54 mints on a full charge what do I do will a wipe help also I let the other battery get to 37 % then swapped I am ready to go back to iPhone at this point I love my note 4 but I gone from 12 on one charge with kit kat to around 7 or 8 now I can barely use the phone
    If it's that your SGN4 (your phone) doesn't recharge even when plugged into a power source, try this:

    1. Put the phone in "Flight Mode" to disable any kind of antenna it has (GSM, WLAN/WiFi, bluetooth, FM radio, GPS, etc.).
    2. Shutdown the phone.
    3. Recharge it while its shutdown.

    If it's that 5.1.1 is one heck of a power guzzler then you might wanna check the RAM of the SGN4; I believe it should have something like 3GB of RAM (I know the SGN3 has 3GB). Maybe 3GB plus your background-running apps + 5.1.1 = hyperdrain of the battery.

    This is just my guess...especially since my puny little Samsung GT-I8262 running 4.1.2 with just 1GB of RAM and 55% of its internal 8GB space used is so frustratingly sluggish that I frequently feel like throwing the phone against a brick wall at high velocity.

    Good luck.
    01-13-2016 03:04 PM
  19. Fulani Filot's Avatar
    You may want to try a factory reset or at least a cache partition wipe.

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    That sounds interesting; could you please explain how its done? I also have a frustratingly sluggish phone (4.1.2 with 1GB of RAM and about 55% of its 8GB internal memory used by OS, my apps and bloatware).
    01-13-2016 03:07 PM
  20. Fulani Filot's Avatar
    The battery amount is an estimate and it is based on the previous 7 days use. The amount I'd time can and will, change.
    Really...thats how the batteries calculate their "economy"...like a car's trip computer?
    01-13-2016 03:09 PM
  21. Fulani Filot's Avatar
    Yea factory reset is a must after any update on an android device. I phones aren't immune either. A factory reset is aren't fix all just like a windows install
    Are you saying that factory resets should be avoided?
    01-13-2016 03:10 PM
  22. Fulani Filot's Avatar
    So far I can't tell any difference after the update. I didn't do a factory reset but simply wiped the cache.
    Ummm, when you say "...wiped the cache", exactly which did you wipe; per-app-cache or the device's cache (how do you access device cache)? Is rooting required for device cache wiping?
    Please pardon my asking, I still consider myself a novice on Android. Thanks.
    01-13-2016 03:14 PM
  23. Bbeelzebub's Avatar
    My battery life improved greatly. I'm two days off charger and at 78%. (No, I haven't used my phone much other than some texts, light browsing and a couple emails.) Still, this is a big improvement. I don't have the drain I did when it was sleeping as I did before. (I leave wifi, location and bluetooth on 24/7)
    01-13-2016 03:50 PM
  24. lteitelb's Avatar
    I have had the 5.1.1 update installed for a few days now. Scrolling seems smoother. I don't see any impact on battery life. I have Verizon Note 4.

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    01-13-2016 04:19 PM
  25. hdhuntr's Avatar
    My battery life was always bad using Words with Friends...and that is a choice I made. It is a LOT worse now with the update.

    I am afraid to try wiping the cache because last 2 times I tried that I did an accidental factory reset and that was a HUGE pain.

    I wish someone knew of a utility for it. Sorry to the person who asked for how. I don't have time to go find it and I don't want to be the one you are wanting to kill if you accidentally reset it. ;-)
    01-13-2016 04:53 PM
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