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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    My last update before charging

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    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5!
    sup3r1or likes this.
    08-29-2015 12:33 AM
  2. James8561's Avatar
    Just want to let everyone know that I had the problem of high cell standby drain and all I did everything that was suggested here. One thing i found out from an old S6 thread was VoLTE setting. Once i went into the phone app and switched that off, idle drain pretty much disappears. I have high hope that tomorrow this phone will last more than 13 hours.
    08-29-2015 01:00 AM
  3. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Here's my screen on time today. 5.5 hours with 27% battery life left. Best screen on time I've ever had.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Note5.
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    08-29-2015 01:48 AM
  4. sup3r1or's Avatar
    Im calling BS on Gsam battery pro. It shows screen on 2h 45 mins when i know for a fact its less than 2 hours. My batery screen on time under settings is 1 hour 25 mins. Where does gsam get this information?

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    08-29-2015 04:23 AM
  5. sup3r1or's Avatar
    Forgot to attach

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    08-29-2015 04:23 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok, my battery is finally settling down. The first 4-5 hours I was in pretty bad signal area, no data signal at all. After that, phone was doing nothing and I lost very little.
    08-29-2015 06:02 AM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    And I forgot to attach my screenshot also.
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    08-29-2015 06:03 AM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Im calling BS on Gsam battery pro. It shows screen on 2h 45 mins when i know for a fact its less than 2 hours. My batery screen on time under settings is 1 hour 25 mins. Where does gsam get this information?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    My GSam Battery Pro SOT matches my phone SOT. Make sure your "since time" tapping the triangle at the bottom, shows "since last full charge".
    08-29-2015 06:08 AM
  9. Trekman27's Avatar
    Just got my Note 5 yesterday and along with it came a free wireless charger. So when I went to bed, battery was at maybe 70% approx. I put it on the wireless charger overnight, this morning the battery was at 31% and looking at the usage, mostly the Cell Standby. While on the charger? This does not seem right! Any suggestions? Thanks ...
    08-29-2015 06:31 AM
  10. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Just got my Note 5 yesterday and along with it came a free wireless charger. So when I went to bed, battery was at maybe 70% approx. I put it on the wireless charger overnight, this morning the battery was at 31% and looking at the usage, mostly the Cell Standby. While on the charger? This does not seem right! Any suggestions? Thanks ...
    Did you confirm prior to going to bed, that it was in fact charging?
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    08-29-2015 06:33 AM
  11. Trekman27's Avatar
    Did you confirm prior to going to bed, that it was in fact charging?
    When I dropped it onto the charging pad, it showed me a sort of circle, pulsating, with the battery status % in the center, I figure that says it connected. Thanks for the quick response.
    08-29-2015 06:39 AM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Just got my Note 5 yesterday and along with it came a free wireless charger. So when I went to bed, battery was at maybe 70% approx. I put it on the wireless charger overnight, this morning the battery was at 31% and looking at the usage, mostly the Cell Standby. While on the charger? This does not seem right! Any suggestions? Thanks ...
    Do you have VoLTE or advanced calling turned on?

    Also are you sure. It was on the charger good or the charger is working?
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    08-29-2015 06:52 AM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok so the Note 5 is going back due to very poor battery. I literally watch the battery percent sink like a tank in water. Since going back to my M9 I notice that there is a strong variation in signal strength capabilities between the 2 handsets. I work in an office with very bad signal so the note 5 would drain profusely. I would end an 8 hour shift from 100 to 42 easily. So I downloaded a signal strength app and the Note 5 maintained a very poor signal of around 114 dbms. Im at work right now testing the M9 with the same application and I am averaging 104 dbms. The Note 5 I had was ATT but I used it on Cricket which shouldn't matter because both companies use the same towers. Network strength is one of the main things that can kill battery on any phone so I think Samsungs SOC maybe the reason many folks are complaining. 10dms difference in signal is huge in terms of reception. I really hate to return the device because Samsung finally produced a very fluid and non laggy experience. Maybe a software update will fix it but I can't risk 700 bones to find out.
    I always had issue with subpar signal. When I switched to T-Mobile that hadn't been an issue. The problem with AT&T was my LTE phones would connect to LTE towers that were too far away rather than non-LTE towers that were much closer.

    There isn't a weak phone radio on this phone. You could have one with an issue, but the minute I switched to LTE, I had issues with phone signal for years.
    08-29-2015 07:14 AM
  14. sup3r1or's Avatar
    No its a total nonsense it shows double screen time. Now at 5 hours. I set it to show since i last unplugged it thats when it was 100%. If i set since last full charge it shows almost 7 hours SOT. Look at screens taken at the samw time. Anyone knows what is going on?

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    08-29-2015 07:20 AM
  15. MedicD's Avatar
    Standby drain seems to be fix. I have installed most of my apps at this point. I'm using that Doze app and it seems to be working wonders. I don't know why cell standby still shows connection time of almost 7 hours during a 9 hour period
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    08-29-2015 07:20 AM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    No its a total nonsense it shows double screen time. Now at 5 hours. I set it to show since i last unplugged it thats when it was 100%. If i set since last full charge it shows almost 7 hours SOT. Look at screens taken at the samw time. Anyone knows what is going on?

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    No, something on the preferences are not correct or you need to clear the data and cache and start over we the GSam, but it needs ro match your phone.
    08-29-2015 07:31 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Standby drain seems to be fix. I have installed most of my apps at this point. I'm using that Doze app and it seems to be working wonders. I don't know why cell standby still shows connection time of almost 7 hours during a 9 hour period
    You turned off advanced calling and did a cache wipe after getting everything installed again?
    08-29-2015 07:32 AM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Standby drain seems to be fix. I have installed most of my apps at this point. I'm using that Doze app and it seems to be working wonders. I don't know why cell standby still shows connection time of almost 7 hours during a 9 hour period
    Your signal is very low, that will eat your battery and could have to do with the stand by.

    Where is that signal? Home or work?
    08-29-2015 07:33 AM
  19. Trekman27's Avatar
    Do you have VoLTE or advanced calling turned on?

    Also are you sure. It was on the charger good or the charger is working?
    The charger seemed to be connecting okay.
    Where do I find the VoLTE setting? I did change from Global to LTE/CDMA if that makes a difference.
    08-29-2015 07:35 AM
  20. sup3r1or's Avatar
    Really dont want another facotry reset. Got all the settings and apps installed. Batelly life is okay just over 4 hours sot on full charge

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    08-29-2015 07:36 AM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Tap on your dialer, choose more, top right, should be here. I think Verizon calls it Advanced Calling and I think AT&T calls it VoLTE.
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    08-29-2015 07:37 AM
  22. spasell's Avatar
    Hey Iron try the settings for best battery life for the S6. Make sure you go into your account settings and disable the aspects of your Google account you don't use and disable or uninstall the bloatware that you don't use.

    For instance my twitter and Facebook doesn't have to keep running and syncing so I turn those off (don't disable just turn off sync). When you open them they automatically update anyway. Same goes for many other apps.

    I leave google now on and leave optimal location, Bluetooth and WI fi on too and I'm getting 19 hours with about 3.5 hours of on screen time even with all that stuff enabled but the trick on Android is figuring out what you need to sync and that's it.

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    Ok so I am new coming back to Android from Apple. Last time I had Android it was Galaxy Note 3. Been well over a year and I actually dumped my iPhone 6 Plus for this.

    My biggest beef is battery. I see all the tests and great battery and in my entire previous time using Galaxy devices I rarely get close to what people say they get. If I get 8-9 hours I'm lucky.

    Typically I use auto brightness and then spend heavy use on my email applications, texting in particular.

    I do use Facebook frequently. Twitter occasionally and once in a while audible. No games but I do use Chrome for certain sites here and there.

    I consider myself a heavy user like some who do same as I do.

    I'm curious though how to shut off Facebook and Twitter sync. I went into Facebook settings and while I don't get notifications I see the little number all the time telling me friends updates which I don't want.

    If I could get 12 hours with this I'd be thrilled.

    For reference my iPhone 6 Plus gave me 15 hours under same conditions which was it's single best feature. Loved the battery on it. Outside of that I wanted the Note 5 features.

    Any suggestions on undoing Facebook updates? . Think that might be one of issues
    08-29-2015 07:46 AM
  23. MedicD's Avatar
    Do you mean 12 and 15 hours of screen time, or just away from charger time?
    08-29-2015 07:52 AM
  24. MedicD's Avatar
    Your signal is very low, that will eat your battery and could have to do with the stand by.

    Where is that signal? Home or work?
    I did not. I'll do the cache wipe now but keep advanced calling on, cause I actually use it. That signal is my bedroom. If the battery maintains like this, or even gets better I will be happy
    08-29-2015 07:53 AM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I did not. I'll do the cache wipe now but keep advanced calling on, cause I actually use it. That signal is my bedroom. If the battery maintains like this, or even gets better I will be happy
    That signal will eat your battery. Have you thought about getting a signal booster from Verizon?

    Oh Verizon can't talk and use data at the same time without this. That has never even an issue for me with AT&T or T-Mobile. Doing some checking a low signal will ramp the standby up and that signal will chew up a lot of battery.
    08-29-2015 08:03 AM
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