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  1. Scribbly-One's Avatar
    I am having the same stand by issues as everyone else, have all the changes and things turned off that have been suggested and have cleared cache but it is still at the top of my list day after day.....but battery is still pretty good, been averaging 28 hours with 4.5 hrs of SOT
    08-30-2015 06:29 PM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Something I noticed. Cell Standby is third on battery usage at 10% Is that normal? All day I've had a steady signal but mostly 3G since I'm on border of 4g.

    But when I clicked on on it standby was 10 37 min which is where my battery unplugged is at right now.

    2nd on that is Time without Signal which was 0. I take it that is good.

    The 3rd item though says Total Connection Time 2 hours 38 min but I don't get that part. Does that mean that's what data was used by my cell because I have WiFi on all the time and it's a strong signal. I don't have VOIP and I didn't get any calls today or call anyone. What would that be?

    Love this device but having switched from iPhone 6+ I never had to worry about battery on that phone. I never changed many settings or Had to get certain apps to ensure I'd have good battery.

    I got 15-18 hours with pretty heavy usage and I'm doing nothing different on this phone and getting 8-10 and that's with using apps to try and get battery extended. So frustrating.
    Can you post your battery page and let me look?

    I know especially for iPhone users it sounds and seems just like you are saying, but it really isn't.

    Yeah you are going to tweak things, some people more than others. Don't get hung up on how many hours though, we all want our battery to last for what we need. Don't get me wrong, we would all love a battery that lasts a week, but you can get too worried about numbers and time. I've seen it happen before. I've gotten 9 hours screen time and 18 hours on a charge at the same time and others wanted that. Well I don't get that every day and I just want to make sure I get the best battery I can for what I need.
    08-30-2015 06:33 PM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Attached is my screen. I still don't get anywhere near what everyone else is getting. I don't know why my Alarm clock is coming up as using battery because I only use it when it's on the wireless charging pad.

    Outside of that I'm curious if anyone that sees this sees something unusual. And like others my connection here at home is almost always 3G. I don't get good signal here.

    What pisses me off is with my IPhone 6+ it had great reception due to fact I believe they have more radios in their phones or more bands.

    Edit. Can't attach my screen. I have 9 hours 38 min on battery with 20% left.

    Android System 25%
    Screen 13%
    Cell Standby 8%

    Those are my top ones.
    Oh I see you can't attach screenshots.

    If you read the post a few back about Verizon and the S4 and the N5, it isn't just radios, carriers can be involved.

    With my old carrier I had an issue as soon as I upgraded to LTE phones. Signal was better everywhere but my house and I have four AT&T towers in a two mile radius, N, S, E and W.

    Who is your carrier?
    08-30-2015 06:36 PM
  4. coinmanmat's Avatar
    So yeah the battery life with the Note 5 is not bad but it could be better if Samsung fixes the Cell Standby issue

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-30-2015 06:39 PM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm not having standby issue, but I have a great signal due to a signal booster.
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    08-30-2015 06:43 PM
  6. spasell's Avatar
    Yeah I have tried pretty much everything everyone has said to do. I have even reset my phone to factory.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    What is the procedure for doing this and how does it help battery life? I'm willing to try whatever is needed to get this fixed.

    Got 10 hrs 33 minutes today but being it was weekend I didn't make any calls or really get many emails. It was a light use day. On my iPhone 6+ on weekends I'd routinely get 18-20 hours and during busy work week 12-15 hours.

    I'm a power user for work so if I could get 12 hours I'd be happy.
    08-30-2015 07:09 PM
  7. jdfry15's Avatar
    What is the procedure for doing this and how does it help battery life? I'm willing to try whatever is needed to get this fixed.

    Got 10 hrs 33 minutes today but being it was weekend I didn't make any calls or really get many emails. It was a light use day. On my iPhone 6+ on weekends I'd routinely get 18-20 hours and during busy work week 12-15 hours.

    I'm a power user for work so if I could get 12 hours I'd be happy.
    You got 10 hours and then it was dead? I'm at 10 hours 34 minutes and I have 34% left today with 4 hours 12 minutes of screen time. The last two weekends I've been at 6.5 to 7 hours of screen time but during the week I'm right at 5 it seems from all the phone calls during the day.
    08-30-2015 07:22 PM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    What is the procedure for doing this and how does it help battery life? I'm willing to try whatever is needed to get this fixed.

    Got 10 hrs 33 minutes today but being it was weekend I didn't make any calls or really get many emails. It was a light use day. On my iPhone 6+ on weekends I'd routinely get 18-20 hours and during busy work week 12-15 hours.

    I'm a power user for work so if I could get 12 hours I'd be happy.
    Is there a reason you can't post screenshots? That would help a lot.
    08-30-2015 07:27 PM
  9. spasell's Avatar
    You got 10 hours and then it was dead? I'm at 10 hours 34 minutes and I have 34% left today with 4 hours 12 minutes of screen time. The last two weekends I've been at 6.5 to 7 hours of screen time but during the week I'm right at 5 it seems from all the phone calls during the day.
    Correct. I have disabled just about every everything i can think of that I don't use. I don't know what else to do. Someone in different thread mentioned doing a cache of partition but no idea what that means, does, or how to do it. Or what steps are and why I should bother.

    Again I am a pretty heavy user. Meaning I use it for text and email frequently and read quite a bit on Drippler Feedly and WSJ app.

    I don't get it I see all these people like you with great battery and cannot understand how I am not getting that unless I just push it too hard.

    Again on the 6+ I pushed it same amount and got 15+ hours regularly.
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    08-30-2015 07:30 PM
  10. spasell's Avatar
    Is there a reason you can't post screenshots? That would help a lot.
    I'm using browser on phone and don't see option to do so in advanced settings. I took screenshots and wanted to but can't.
    08-30-2015 07:31 PM
  11. spasell's Avatar
    Also I am using Google Now Launcher so now sure if that affects anything. Didn't think it would since it's so basic. But Maybe that's another issue although I only installed it yesterday so can't really be it?
    08-30-2015 07:36 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Correct. I have disabled just about every everything i can think of that I don't use. I don't know what else to do. Someone in different thread mentioned doing a cache of partition but no idea what that means, does, or how to do it. Or what steps are and why I should bother.

    Again I am a pretty heavy user. Meaning I use it for text and email frequently and read quite a bit on Drippler Feedly and WSJ app.

    I don't get it I see all these people like you with great battery and cannot understand how I am not getting that unless I just push it too hard.

    Again on the 6+ I pushed it same amount and got 15+ hours regularly.
    Cache partition wipe..thst would be me. Now, this is exactly how I do it, due to the phone being big and two hands.

    Shut off the phone.

    1. Press and hold the home button, keep holding.

    2. Press and hold the volume up button, keep holding both buttons.

    3. Press and hold the power button, now holding 3 buttons.

    The phone will start booting up. Then release the buttons.

    The you will see an android on the screen with some red thing on his stomach, he used to be laying down.

    There will be an odd number menu. Use your volume up and down buttons to move down and highlight wipe cache partition, make sure that is the one you have.

    Use your power button to choose that.

    It just takes a couple of seconds and then the menu will come back and be highlighted to reboot, the first menu option. Press power to choose that.

    Now this won't delete anything you will notice. It may or may not help with the battery. It clears up a lot of stragler info from updating and I think apps that have been installed and uninstalled. It is a first thing to try before a reset.
    08-30-2015 07:38 PM
  13. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Yeah. instagram is doing something funky behind the scenes despite having notifications off. I've Uninstalled Facebook and have just been using the browser; that app is out of control

    Sent from my smexy Note 5
    08-30-2015 07:38 PM
  14. jdfry15's Avatar
    Yeah. instagram is doing something funky behind the scenes despite having notifications off. I've Uninstalled Facebook and have just been using the browser; that app is out of control

    Sent from my smexy Note 5
    I had to delete instagram because it was using like 12% of my battery even if I would force stop it or not use the app at all. Crazy. I haven't had a problem with facebook though.
    08-30-2015 07:41 PM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm using browser on phone and don't see option to do so in advanced settings. I took screenshots and wanted to but can't.
    OK, hang on, let me get a screenshot shot of how to do that on the phone browser for you..
    08-30-2015 07:43 PM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm using browser on phone and don't see option to do so in advanced settings. I took screenshots and wanted to but can't.
    It is much like doing it on a computer. Here are directions. Feel free to ask for clarification if something isn't clear.
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    08-30-2015 07:56 PM
  17. bigjunior45's Avatar
    Because Facebook does a lot of crap that phone manufacturers let them get away with.

    Do you use Instagram at all?
    The 4% coming from my Facebook battery usage is ok with me because I've been using it quite of bit today.

    I have an account on Instagram but I haven't opened the app at all today s why its showing up with 4% usage is beyond me.
    08-30-2015 08:01 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The 4% coming from my Facebook battery usage is ok with me because I've been using it quite of bit today.

    I have an account on Instagram but I haven't opened the app at all today s why its showing up with 4% usage is beyond me.
    4% is completely within normal Facebook percentage. They don't worry at Facebook unless they see a 12 or so. I've been beta testing and discussing with developers for a couple of years now.

    Ok, Instagram, do you actually use Instagram at all? Not just haven't used it today. Myself, I don't have an Instagram account.

    Edit, totally missed the Instagram account part somehow.

    That is normal, if you are logged in, it will do some work in the background.

    Facebook apps are resource using heavy.
    08-30-2015 08:04 PM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have been testing an app today, of course YMMV.

    This is the app:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....yirga.shutapp

    These are my battery stats. I'm just using the free version.
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    08-30-2015 08:13 PM
  20. bigjunior45's Avatar
    4% is completely within normal Facebook percentage. They don't worry at Facebook unless they see a 12 or so. I've been beta testing and discussing with developers for a couple of years now.

    Ok, Instagram, do you actually use Instagram at all? Not just haven't used it today. Myself, I don't have an Instagram account.

    Edit, totally missed the Instagram account part somehow.

    That is normal, if you are logged in, it will do some work in the background.

    Facebook apps are resource using heavy.
    Is there a way to turn off the background stuff? There really isn't much in the Instagram app settings to do so.
    08-30-2015 08:21 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Is there a way to turn off the background stuff? There really isn't much in the Instagram app settings to do so.
    Yeah I know it isn't much to do, but Facebook apps get all kinds of access. Not really right now. You can restrict some background stuff only to WiFi. With Android M, you are going to be able to choose the permissions an app like this gets.
    08-30-2015 08:23 PM
  22. erasat's Avatar
    Is there a way to turn off the background stuff? There really isn't much in the Instagram app settings to do so.
    Download Doze from the PlayStore, it's a similar concept of what will be the Doze feature integrated in the next Android release to help with Standby battery drain.
    08-30-2015 08:54 PM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Download Doze from the PlayStore, it's a similar concept of what will be the Doze feature integrated in the next Android release to help with Standby battery drain.
    Doze didn't help me any, this app I'm testing is made by the same people and is working well so far. Another Ambassador is testing it for me also.
    08-30-2015 09:00 PM
  24. erasat's Avatar
    Is there a way to turn off the background stuff? There really isn't much in the Instagram app settings to do so.
    On the S6 with 5.1.1, there is an option in the Battery menu, it's called Auto Stop, great for all apps that keeps draining the battery on the background. In the S6 is in the Detail button on the Battery Menu, but some other Asian and European carriers moved it to the RAM Management menu, I'm not sure if it's the one on the Smart Manager app, it wasn't very clear when I was told about it.

    Anyways, I talked about this a couple of days ago, and Kelly, tried but it was showing the grayed out detail button that was there also for the S6 before the latest update. I assumed that because of Note 5 and Edge+ have the latest 5.1.1 you were supposed to also have it but it seems that if it's not just some carriers blocking that and others have it, then it's possible that it gets to the new devices with a new update soon, look for it on your phone or keep an eye for it after the next update.
    08-30-2015 09:01 PM
  25. erasat's Avatar
    Doze didn't help me any, this app I'm testing is made by the same people and is working well so far. Another Ambassador is testing it for me also.
    Which app? Apparently I missed that.

    Edit, never mind it was just a couple of posts above. But yes, I've been using ShutApp since April that's how I found out about Doze. So I can tell you, for me is the combination of both that works better.
    08-30-2015 09:03 PM
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