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  1. MedicD's Avatar
    I'm actually moving from rural Wisconsin to Colorado Springs in 3 weeks so I'll wait and see how the signal is there, but I do own a signal booster (1x only).

    My Note 2, 3, and 4 USED to do data and calls at the same time, but they changed it for some reason on the Note 5. I also use the video calling, I find it more reliable than hangouts or skype.
    08-29-2015 08:07 AM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm actually moving from rural Wisconsin to Colorado Springs in 3 weeks so I'll wait and see how the signal is there, but I do own a signal booster (1x only).

    My Note 2, 3, and 4 USED to do data and calls at the same time, but they changed it for some reason on the Note 5. I also use the video calling, I find it more reliable than hangouts or skype.
    Well if my signal were bad there, I would ask them for a signal booster also. Also many have free cancellations if you move a certain distance and have bad signal and anyone will by out your contract these days. I did that with T-Mobile, got a much cheaper bill, new phone and much better signal.
    08-29-2015 08:11 AM
  3. MedicD's Avatar
    It's verizon so I doubt signal is bad anywhere (even with that signal I pull 12mb down on speedtest). Also, I'm still on unlimited vzw and a business plan so it'd have to be REALLY bad for me to switch

    Would my vzw Note 5 even work on tmobile?
    08-29-2015 08:44 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It's verizon so I doubt signal is bad anywhere (even with that signal I pull 12mb down on speedtest). Also, I'm still on unlimited vzw and a business plan so it'd have to be REALLY bad for me to switch

    Would my vzw Note 5 even work on tmobile?
    I'm not sure about your VZ one working on T-Mobile. I just bought a new phone, traded in a cheap one and will sell my Note. You might can get a good deal on a business plan at T-mobile.
    08-29-2015 09:23 AM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    My sister's iPhone had bad signal at my house for the same reason, the LTE. None of my NON-LTE Samsungs had bad signal.
    08-29-2015 09:26 AM
  6. alejovh1's Avatar
    Sprint note 4 here, very strong signal. I get a little over 6 hours of on screen time with heavy use.
    08-29-2015 09:35 AM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok, this is what I ended up with and I'm about to charge. Now I need to check that breaking news and see if a lot of has come in or of I had a strange setting. It is usually never that high on my list.

    Those having problems also might want to try Greenify. You Greenify everything that doesn't have to have a push notification right away, but when you turn on your screen, notifications for all hibernated apps come through immediately.

    It works really well. It did great on my N4.
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    08-29-2015 11:11 AM
  8. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    For 17 hours+ battery life, and 5 hours+ screen time, I think that is more than acceptable. Get home, put it on charge and go to bed.
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    08-29-2015 11:25 AM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    For 17 hours+ battery life, and 5 hours+ screen time, I think that is more than acceptable. Get home, put it on charge and go to bed.
    Oh no going to bed, just 11:26 am here, but I took it off the charger about 6 pm last night, just because I was going somewhere so I charged to to 100% before I left. I don't normally charge until late at night and it didn't really wake whole I was asleep.

    But yes, now going home and going to bed and charging, still works for the time frame lol.

    I think I now have everything like I want working. My battery is good and no need to worry about it unless something weird happens.

    I will however still be around here to help when I can.

    Greenify does great also, you might want to try that. It can get people to a once a day charge easily. It's been a while since I used it, but I'm familiar with it and can help for those that have questions.

    I would hibernate my phone at night and left thing un hibernate, like my weather alert and other things I wanted to come through at anytime. My phone wouldn't go to sleep, it would go in a coma. I would charge and hibernate (it will still hibernate many things during the day) and I would pick up my phone 9-10 hours and only have lost 1-2% battery, sometimes none.
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    08-29-2015 11:33 AM
  10. spasell's Avatar
    Do you mean 12 and 15 hours of screen time, or just away from charger time?
    Away from charger
    08-29-2015 11:37 AM
  11. MedicD's Avatar
    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
    Using Greenify or Doze you should be able to easily get 15 hours with a lot of screen time (that's what I've seen a lot of on this thread).
    08-29-2015 12:40 PM
  12. spasell's Avatar
    Using Greenify or Doze you should be able to easily get 15 hours with a lot of screen time (that's what I've seen a lot of on this thread).
    I installed Greenify but only thing I can tell it does is that you have to hit the zzzz button when u want it to do something. .
    08-29-2015 12:44 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I installed Greenify but only thing I can tell it does is that you have to hit the zzzz button when u want it to do something. .
    You add apps to it and then hit then make a shortcut to hibernate. You hit that and it hibernates all the apps you picked.
    08-29-2015 01:04 PM
  14. James8561's Avatar
    I have fixed most of the major idle battery drain except for this one. Any idea guys?
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    08-29-2015 02:34 PM
  15. bigjunior45's Avatar
    You turned off advanced calling and did a cache wipe after getting everything installed again?
    I'm having Cell Standby draining problems too. It's currently #2 battery drainer at 9% with Android System at 11%.

    I've noticed that on some posters battery postings that Android System isn't that high and others are somewhere up at the top. Why is that?

    Also what did you mean by wiping out the cache after getting everything installed again? He must of did a factory reset then re-downloaded all of his apps followed by deleting all of the bloatware? What is a cache and why do you wipe it? What apps do you do a cache wipe too?

    I'm sorry if some of my questions are dumb but coming from an iPhone all of this is new to me. Just want to fix my cell standby drainage. I haven't done a factory reset or any wiping of caches.

    I have Verizon. I've removed Verizon and Amazon bloat crap and I've even disabled Google Now cause I don't use it. I have my brightness set at 50%, I have Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep set to Never (increases data usage), Location is on and set to Power saving mode, Location history is off, syncing for every option for my gmail and yahoo account are off as well as with Facebook and Twitter in the Accounts setting, send security reports to Samsung is turned off.

    Any other options I missed that could help the Standby time? I did download Doze
    08-29-2015 02:51 PM
  16. spasell's Avatar
    I'm having Cell Standby draining problems too. It's currently #2 battery drainer at 9% with Android System at 11%.

    I've noticed that on some posters battery postings that Android System isn't that high and others are somewhere up at the top. Why is that?

    Also what did you mean by wiping out the cache after getting everything installed again? He must of did a factory reset then re-downloaded all of his apps followed by deleting all of the bloatware? What is a cache and why do you wipe it? What apps do you do a cache wipe too?

    I'm sorry if some of my questions are dumb but coming from an iPhone all of this is new to me. Just want to fix my cell standby drainage. I haven't done a factory reset or any wiping of caches.

    I have Verizon. I've removed Verizon and Amazon bloat crap and I've even disabled Google Now cause I don't use it. I have my brightness set at 50%, I have Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep set to Never (increases data usage), Location is on and set to Power saving mode, Location history is off, syncing for every option for my gmail and yahoo account are off as well as with Facebook and Twitter in the Accounts setting, send security reports to Samsung is turned off.

    Any other options I missed that could help the Standby time? I did download Doze
    Wait. Advanced calling drains battery?

    I'd check under mobile settings and make sure it's not set to Global. I found that actually allowed me better 4G since in my home reception isn't great and I know that's a drain on battery.

    For some reason on my 6+ I never had issues getting connection and had strong 4g all the time. I think Samsung needs to add more radios like Apple does.
    08-29-2015 02:57 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm having Cell Standby draining problems too. It's currently #2 battery drainer at 9% with Android System at 11%.

    I've noticed that on some posters battery postings that Android System isn't that high and others are somewhere up at the top. Why is that?

    Also what did you mean by wiping out the cache after getting everything installed again? He must of did a factory reset then re-downloaded all of his apps followed by deleting all of the bloatware? What is a cache and why do you wipe it? What apps do you do a cache wipe too?

    I'm sorry if some of my questions are dumb but coming from an iPhone all of this is new to me. Just want to fix my cell standby drainage. I haven't done a factory reset or any wiping of caches.

    I have Verizon. I've removed Verizon and Amazon bloat crap and I've even disabled Google Now cause I don't use it. I have my brightness set at 50%, I have Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep set to Never (increases data usage), Location is on and set to Power saving mode, Location history is off, syncing for every option for my gmail and yahoo account are off as well as with Facebook and Twitter in the Accounts setting, send security reports to Samsung is turned off.

    Any other options I missed that could help the Standby time? I did download Doze
    Wiping the cache.. It just cleans up a lot of stuff.

    Power the phone off.

    Then in this order of steps is how I do this..

    Hold down home button, keep holding.

    Hold down volume UP, keep holding (2 things holding down now)

    Hold down power button. Phone will boot up and you will see an Android laying down eventually.

    Sometimes it is easier for me to do this with the case removed, large phone.

    Then when the menu comes up, it can take a little bit, use the volume down button to scroll down to wipe cache partition. Press the power button when that is highlighted. Make sure you have the right thing highlighted, there is a full reset in this menu.

    It will wipe the cache partition quickly then the menu will come back up and it will have reboot highlighted, press power and it reboots.
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    08-29-2015 02:59 PM
  18. jdhooghe's Avatar


    Mine after sleeping. After the reinstall I bumped from 5.5hrs to 7 hrs SOT time.

    I have no cell standby even though VOLTE is on and Google services is not an issue.

    I am using Doze. Now I think I am going to find a Facebook alternative, that battery drain is nuts

    Sent from my smexy Note 5
    08-29-2015 03:19 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't have a Note but wanted to chime in.. Dang you guys have some good life haha :P.
    08-29-2015 03:22 PM
  20. tadpoles's Avatar
    I'm just curious how everyone's battery life will be this time next year, if they keep their phones that long.

    from my old nexus 5
    08-29-2015 03:50 PM
  21. bigjunior45's Avatar
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    Mine after sleeping. After the reinstall I bumped from 5.5hrs to 7 hrs SOT time.

    I have no cell standby even though VOLTE is on and Google services is not an issue.

    I am using Doze. Now I think I am going to find a Facebook alternative, that battery drain is nuts

    Sent from my smexy Note 5
    What do you mean reinstall? What did you do? Who's your carrier
    08-29-2015 03:56 PM
  22. ClintRo's Avatar
    I am sure I will have a new one by then.... Lol

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    08-29-2015 03:56 PM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm just curious how everyone's battery life will be this time next year, if they keep their phones that long.

    from my old nexus 5
    Because of the battery?
    08-29-2015 03:57 PM
  24. dllrogers55's Avatar
    I had previously disabled all apps that were obvious but I forgot to wipe the partition cache. Frequently did that on my Note 3 but didn't think of it yet as I've only had the Note 5 a couple days now. After doing so the battery life / standby is MUCH improved. Night and day difference. Hooray! So much better now. I would have wiped the cache eventually but so glad I was reminded in posts to do so! Cool.
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    08-29-2015 06:12 PM
  25. Adawg1203's Avatar
    I'm just curious how everyone's battery life will be this time next year, if they keep their phones that long.

    from my old nexus 5
    I suspect just fine. I know some folks can't wait for there to be some big epidemic with the batteries in Samsung's latest device's. Not sure why, but I suspect because the battery is now sealed.

    The fact is, battery hardware and technology today is more advanced versus years ago. Batt's just are not failing or severely degrading in a year's time.

    Should something happen to my Note 5 battery a year from now, I suppose I'll worry about it then. I don't have batt issues now with the Note 5 nor do I expect them later. I don't sit around worrying about what potentially could and more likely won't happen in a year's time. In the larger universe something like this is just not that important.

    Everyone who has the Note 5 enjoy it, use it hard, but understand comparing battery life amongst one another is a pointless exercise. Unless everyones device is set up identical and being used the exact way, then you cant compare notes with any degree of accuracy. Just enjoy your devices and USE THE CHARGER whenever you need to. Does it really matter if someone can get 2 days on batt and someone else can only get 15 hours? It really shouldnt.
    08-29-2015 06:57 PM
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