1. RadeonHD4250's Avatar
    Hey guys, so it's been a solid few days since the Marshmallow update. So far, not that bad at all.

    In fact I only have one problem. Audio playback time seems to be worse than on Lollipop.

    Enclosed is a screenshot of battery usage using the stock music player provided by Samsung.

    I lost 10% in less than 40 minutes with the screen mostly off. On my iPhone / iPod Touch, I can usually go an hour or more with the same usage without the percent even budging without any babysitting.

    I did a factory reset January 1st after I upgraded to 5.1.1. I really don't want to factory reset again, but having a dead battery with just 6 hours of audio playback is not something I'd want to go through everyday.

    In the second screenshot you can see mediaserver taking up a whopping 45% of app battery usage. That's a lot. Has anyone else gone through this.

    Maybe it's just the way Android handles Audio, but it seems like there's a lot going on. I don't know how Samsung got that "up to 80 hour playback" figure. Even on Airplane Mode, no apps running, low screen brightness, I wasn't even getting a fraction of that figure.

    Steps I've taken:
    Fresh boot.
    Cleared recovery partition.
    Turned off equalizer settings (even off didn't seem to change usage much)
    Installed a new-ish battery. (On its 4th full cycle)
    Toggled on Airplane Mode (for testing)
    Had no other apps running (for testing)

    Steps I haven't taken:
    Factory reset.

    If that's the way it is, it's fine. But sometimes I do prefer the audio quality of the Note, but is it worth it? At this rate browsing Android Central all day takes less battery than playing a few songs. 😢

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    Attached Thumbnails Marshmallow Audio Playback Time Worsened-screenshot_2016-06-06-09-20-59.jpg  
    06-06-2016 10:16 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    When you say the cache partition was cleared do you mean via Recovery? If you did then from what you’ve listed, a factory reset is the last step you have not taken (as noted) and I would suggest the reset. Backup your data first and see if that helps.
    06-06-2016 10:41 AM
  3. RadeonHD4250's Avatar
    Yeah, the Recovery mode where you have to hit Power / Home / Volume up on.

    I'm about to backup via Smart Switch.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-06-2016 11:04 AM

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