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  1. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    You may lose quite a bit of functionality if you chose the "disable bloat ware" option.
    Also, if memory serves, don't go into ultra power saving mode after doing that. I remember reading something about that'll brick the phone.

    From my AT&T Platinum Gold Note 5
    I found this online: "Note: DO NOT USE ULTRA POWER SAVING MODE IF YOU HAVE COM.SEC.ANDROID.EMERGENCYLAUNCHER DISABLED, It will freeze your phone."

    Thanks for that. I tried ultra power saving just now, and it works. Thank god. That would've been a NIGHTMARE!
    12-26-2015 11:08 PM
  2. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    I downloaded this to see if it'll help. No idea how it works so I just did disable bloatware lol. Fingers crossed!

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    I'm sorry to say that this made ZERO difference in my battery life

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    12-27-2015 12:22 AM
  3. tan_pg's Avatar
    This is amazing. How?
    12-27-2015 12:42 AM
  4. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    I greenified GSam for a couple days to test out battery without it since some people in this thread told me GSam might actually harm the battery life.

    I don't know. Still didn't seem very optimal. Shouldn't be losing multiple percent during just a few minutes of use.

    I should just stop obsessing anyway. I'm around chargers no matter where I go. I just want to get optimal performance since this phone will probably have to last me a while. Doubt I'll ever be able to get a "2 year upgrade price" phone ever again.
    12-27-2015 02:07 AM
  5. Deputy1's Avatar
    I'm with you, Matrix. Just relax and use the phone! Like you said, I'm around all kinds of chargers all day. In my car. At work and at home. While I agree it's sometimes necessary and even fun to tweak things, I think we lose track of what we have. A $700 or so computer that for the most part runs pretty efficiently. I love the Note 5, and when it needs to be recharged, there are plenty of options.

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    12-27-2015 02:55 AM
  6. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    I see what you guys are saying, and I agree. You become so obsessed that you no longer just enjoy the phone. I'm starting to get like that, and I need to stop lol

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    12-27-2015 05:13 AM
  7. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    I charge mine all throughout day but the night-time drain annoys me too. It used to be not so bad but now it's 10-15% over 7 hours.

    It's that dang cell standby drain

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    12-27-2015 07:31 AM
  8. alc2077's Avatar
    Battery life on my Note 5 SM-N920i was atrocious, no thanks to android OS/ Android system keeping phone constantly awake with ZERO deep sleep. I was constantly charging the phone & overnight battery would drop 30% on the average!! I actually got fed up with the battery drain that I purchased a Nexus 6P to get battery life but I immediately realized after using the 6P for a few hours that the Note 5 met my needs better .
    I finally broke down and rooted my Note 5 and flashed a different kernel (arter97 kernel), let me just say that the difference in the battery now is like night & day prior to me rooting... I only experienced a 5% battery drop overnight and phone is now able to go into deep sleep mode
    12-27-2015 07:56 AM
  9. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    How's this at 71 %


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    12-27-2015 10:53 AM
  10. JJ Jones's Avatar
    Ok, now you HAVE to share what you're doing.

    From my AT&T Platinum Gold Note 5
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    12-27-2015 02:29 PM
  11. faith3935's Avatar
    Battery life on my Note 5 SM-N920i was atrocious, no thanks to android OS/ Android system keeping phone constantly awake with ZERO deep sleep. I was constantly charging the phone & overnight battery would drop 30% on the average!! I actually got fed up with the battery drain that I purchased a Nexus 6P to get battery life but I immediately realized after using the 6P for a few hours that the Note 5 met my needs better .
    I finally broke down and rooted my Note 5 and flashed a different kernel (arter97 kernel), let me just say that the difference in the battery now is like night & day prior to me rooting... I only experienced a 5% battery drop overnight and phone is now able to go into deep sleep mode
    Which variant do you have?

    Edit: Nevermind
    12-27-2015 02:39 PM
  12. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    Ok seriously now ur just showing off 😒

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    12-27-2015 03:04 PM
  13. DrPreeth's Avatar
    Does Verizon know that there is a wifi bug with their model of Note 5 or are they just refusing to fix it? I'm getting worse battery life (I also have low cell signal at home) with Wifi on and data disabled vs both Wifi and data enabled. I've also connected my phone to the 2.4ghz spectrum and not 5. I wouldn't mind running both Wifi and data at the same time but I'm on a family share plan and some of the data will get used up...
    12-27-2015 04:05 PM
  14. dlcpa's Avatar
    I just got an LG V10, coming from the note 2, and its been heating up the battery dying at 5 hours on Standby. It seems to me that it's all in the Microsoft Exchange account and I don't know why the phone is spending so much time trying to access it. I have the same account on my LG G pad 8 inch and I don't have that problem and with it I have same to programs Microsoft Word and Excel which I guess could cause some issues but nothing on the tablet.

    So I took off the exchange a/c email and everything seems to be fine now. However I need the email so I assume there are different ways to create this, by either going into the Microsoft email exchange setup or set up a regular email and put in the parameters for the in and out boxes.

    When my battery was dying 60 to 70% of use related to the Exchange service activity, yet nothing like that appeared on the tablet. I was wondering if any of you found that same problem on the Note 5 or the Galaxy S6, since you have a thread on here on battery life that has over a thousand replies. Without that Exchange issue, my battery life is very good and that may be true for yours too. If not, maybe it's an Android problem.

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    12-27-2015 07:37 PM
  15. awraynor's Avatar
    I really like the Note5, especially how this big phone feels so comfortable in the hand.

    The one thing of course since I'm in this thread is that the battery life is pretty poor. I can barely get through
    a full day of work, and most of the time can't do that. Of course charging is crazy fast, but at a minimum it
    should make it from 8 to 5 without too much of a problem.
    12-27-2015 08:02 PM
  16. maskedcarrot's Avatar
    I finally broke down and rooted my Note 5 and flashed a different kernel (arter97 kernel), let me just say that the difference in the battery now is like night & day prior to me rooting... I only experienced a 5% battery drop overnight and phone is now able to go into deep sleep mode
    See this is what I don't understand. Back in my rooting / ROM days, I always found other Kernels run so much better than stock.

    What I don't understand, is why aren't these Companies like Motorola, Samsung, LG....etc...why aren't they hiring these guys that make the Kernels? These vendors could make their version of the OS awesome with such great Kernels.

    Samsung especially seems like they hire goofballs who really don't know how to code, and these guys who do the custom ROMs and Kernels are much better at it. You know it's bad when some guy working on this stuff on the side is better than a multi billion dollar company's programmers.

    And the the guy on here who is flaunting the 10 hour screen on battery life, I definitely smell a troll there. Considering the vast majority of people with Note 5's are having battery drain issues, I find it impossible someone is getting that good of battery life. It's gotta be doctored somehow.
    12-27-2015 10:00 PM
  17. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    See this is what I don't understand. Back in my rooting / ROM days, I always found other Kernels run so much better than stock.

    What I don't understand, is why aren't these Companies like Motorola, Samsung, LG....etc...why aren't they hiring these guys that make the Kernels? These vendors could make their version of the OS awesome with such great Kernels.

    Samsung especially seems like they hire goofballs who really don't know how to code, and these guys who do the custom ROMs and Kernels are much better at it. You know it's bad when some guy working on this stuff on the side is better than a multi billion dollar company's programmers.

    And the the guy on here who is flaunting the 10 hour screen on battery life, I definitely smell a troll there. Considering the vast majority of people with Note 5's are having battery drain issues, I find it impossible someone is getting that good of battery life. It's gotta be doctored somehow.
    No idea what your talking about i am no troll, my battery life is 7 , 8 , 9 or 10 , you don't have to believe with the proof i posted, i use my phone normally and it's a AT&T Note 5 my network where i live is excellent, so if others get bad battery life then it's either a app or there network is very bad where they live, so there's no trick on my side , basically i browse on Tapatalk, do some phone calls and lot's of text.
    12-27-2015 10:09 PM
  18. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    Got new Note 5 (Verizon), coming from Note 3.
    Battery life is BAD when WiFi is on and connected.
    Went from 100% to 25% overnight when the phone was idling ("cell standby" used 35% of battery)
    With WiFi off it drains from 100% to 95% overnight, just like my old Note 3.

    I really like the phone but basically forced not to use WiFi, or else gotta charge 2 times a day.
    Is there a fix?

    Thanks
    I noticed today that WiFi is taking up 30% of my battery :/ I have Verizon too

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    12-28-2015 12:44 PM
  19. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    Dunno if anyone has posted this, but this is something new that I just learned. I went to my WiFi settings --> more -->advanced, and turned off "always allow scanning." I also changed the "keep wifi on during sleep" option to "only when plugged in."
    12-28-2015 03:07 PM
  20. maskedcarrot's Avatar
    Dunno if anyone has posted this, but this is something new that I just learned. I went to my WiFi settings --> more -->advanced, and turned off "always allow scanning." I also changed the "keep wifi on during sleep" option to "only when plugged in."
    The only problem with that, is when you shut off your screen, the WiFi will turn off unless plugged in. Although that may seem like a battery saver, it will also use LTE data for all the background tasks while the phone is asleep.

    On another note (no pun intended), the one thing that irks me about Android phones as opposed to the iPhone. To me, I see an Android phone like owning a '60s muscle car. You're driving down the road and something just doesn't sound right. So you pull over and tune something in the engine.

    With Android, it is like an endless cycle of tuning, since there is always something that doesn't feel right or hurting performance, just like my example above.

    With an iPhone, and I've owned almost all of them, and random iOS bugs aside, you don't have to keep fine tuning it. Once you get it set up, it just works.

    But with the Note 5, there is obviously a WiFi bug which is causing high battery drain when enabled. If I keep my WiFi off and just stay on LTE, but battery life is much better. But being on WiFi is supposed to increase batter life, not decrease it. I doubt Samsung will fix it on Lollipop, they are putting all their effort to release Marshmellow.

    Oh, and my AT&T Note 5 is still on OJ1, whereas my Verizon Note 5 has been upgraded to OJ3 like a month ago.
    12-28-2015 03:55 PM
  21. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    whats OJ3? also, i've had iphone 5, 5s, 6, 6s plus, and the only thing i miss about apple is the battery. you're right, it is more convenient to not have to fine tune all the time, but the only reason i do that is for the battery. i love having the plethora of features to play with though. that's why i switched. iphone just gets boring after a while. but, i do miss that iphone battery :/
    12-28-2015 09:42 PM
  22. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    whats OJ3?
    Firmware update
    12-28-2015 09:43 PM
  23. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    Something that seems to help is to do a phone restart once the phone gets to 100%/before you take it off the charger. Seems to clear the excess BS going on and you can "start fresh" with a full battery. It's annoying but restarts are quick so I don't mind too much.
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    12-28-2015 11:20 PM
  24. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Excellent Battery life on my AT&T Note 5 , with disabled apps that i don't use this is fantastic .



    12-29-2015 06:54 AM
  25. faith3935's Avatar
    Excellent Battery life on my AT&T Note 5 , with disabled apps that i don't use this is fantastic .

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...39a2bc18c7.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...980607a2c9.jpg
    What apps did you disabled?
    12-29-2015 06:55 AM
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