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  1. spasell's Avatar
    Media server is from playing music or podcasts.
    Guess that would make sense but I haven't listened to a podcast or music or streamed any media at all to this device since I got it.

    I have audible but have not listened to anything as of yet on it.
    08-31-2015 06:59 AM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Neuter the phone? Hahahaha you aren't having to neuter the phone. I think some of you previous iPhone users realize yet how locked down you have been in the past and how NOT locked down, you are about to be. lol

    Think of it as an equalizer. Yeah, you can listen to music without having the equalizer you can set, but also setting the equalizer can be different for different types of music.

    Now, let me read back through the posts, no more resetting phones.. At least until I read through lol.
    08-31-2015 08:05 AM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    What's a good percentage to lose while I sleep for 7, 8 hours?

    I think I lost like 5% overnight. My Twitter app of choice streams tweets as they come when connected to wifi but I'll look on GSam to see if that's a big % consumer when I wake up.

    I've been getting 20-22 hours on a full charge the last few days since I got the phone but the pattern I'm in, a lot of that chunk is while I'm asleep. I wonder what it'd look like on a normal weekday.

    Is it bad for the battery or phone to keep the phone on the quick charger overnight or does it (presuming it does) do the stop charging/drain a few percent/charge up thing? Since the phone quick charges full in like 40 minutes, that's obviously not a full night of sleep lol.
    The less you lose while sleeping, is an indication the phone goes into a deep sleep when it is not being used. That is good on battery. My N4 can lose only about 1% maybe 2% and I joke it doesn't sleep, but goes into a coma. It is an exception.

    Now as far as the charger, you are fine leaving it overnight. When it gets "full" it will stop charging and won't kick in and start charging again unless you lose a certain amount of battery. So there are points that it is on the charger and it isn't really charging. To see how much your phone is sleeping, it would be good to charge it right before you go to sleep, take it off the charger and then see what you lose at night. Let's see if it is going into a deep sleep and of something is waking the phone. Your phone can wake without the phone screen coming on. Your phone not going into a deep sleep can be the thing that will eat up your battery.
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    08-31-2015 08:15 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have done factory reset again. Will report of battery life soon. All seems okay for now I'm close to 2 hours so that and have 71% left. Been off charger for 6 hours. Have not enabled Google now yet.
    Welcome need to see some details of how your phone is running, and every reset, it takes time again for your battery to "settle" in. It is like a new phone when you reset.
    08-31-2015 08:17 AM
  5. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Is shut app equivalent to greenify?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    08-31-2015 08:23 AM
  6. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    I just remembered to turn off all the unnecessary accounts syncing (Google syncs so much), and I'm wondering does this improve battery life, particularly in the background?
    08-31-2015 08:31 AM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    What's the name of the app recommended again with Doze? I also have battery doctor installed but not sure I need that. Also have Cleaner which I like
    OK, the thing about battery apps.. They generally aren't recommended many battery app types can actually end up using more battery than you normally would use. Some battery apps are good to have temporarily, just to diagnose a battery issue, then remove them.

    The App is called ShutApp, but remember, myself and another are still testing it and another Ambassador is about to be using it and testing too and on a non-Samsung phone.

    What is this cleaner program you are using? Cleaner programs and task killers can really be a no no. There is one that most of us really, really hate and many carriers and some manufacturers are even pre-installing them on phones.

    Ok. So now something called Media Server is taking up battery on this. 3% but I've only been off battery for 1 hour and down to 88% from 98% so 10% loss and I've never even barely used it!!!! Wow. Frustration is mounting.
    Percentage of use can be realative also. Here is a good thread on media server. Media server isn't just music streaming, etc.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...y-so-much.html

    Now sometimes media server could go nuts, but generally we would see that when someone has an SD card. So right now, media server has used 3% of the 10% of your battery that has been used.

    What we need is just a day of running your battery, just doing things like normal and let's see how your battery does. Don't worry so much about the numbers.
    08-31-2015 08:35 AM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Is shut app equivalent to greenify?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    It is similar and I've used Greenify, but it seems to be working better than Greenify.. So far.
    08-31-2015 08:36 AM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I just remembered to turn off all the unnecessary accounts syncing (Google syncs so much), and I'm wondering does this improve battery life, particularly in the background?
    Yes, that will help battery also.
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    08-31-2015 08:37 AM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Now, one thing to remember about RAM, Android works better either RAM being a little full. It is totally opposite of a Windows computer. Don't be "closing all" or apps everytime you use them. I know that is done with iPhone. Android handles that RAM better than iPhone.

    I can have 15 or 20 chrome tabs open at any given time and many times I have 70 or 80, but I wouldn't recommend that. That is just me being lazy and not closing some of those tabs when I'm finished. Generally I have running in the background, all the time, the Android Central App, Hangouts, Facebook, Chrome, Breaking News app and maybe a couple more. Generally those are open and in the background, 24/7. If I open something I don't use often, when I finish, I will push down the recent apps button and swipe that one away. Just because it is up there open, doesn't mean it is running and doing a bunch of stuff. My Facebook pushes through notifications if it is open in the background or not.
    08-31-2015 08:44 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yes, that will help battery also.
    Also Google syncs a lot of stuff. I don't use Google fit, so in the sync settings, I uncheck that. I don't sync apps to Google. I sync my calendar, my contacts, my mail, my internet, etc. This is what I sync on my main Google. I have 4 total Google accounts on my phone. This "people" at the end, is kind of new.. Not sure what it is, haven't researched it, but I'm syncing it for now until I know what it is. I have a lot of notes and info I add to contacts and I'm not sure I'd that is what the "people" is or not. I kinda think it isn't, but until I know for sure, it is being synced. It is just one thing.
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    08-31-2015 08:51 AM
  12. spasell's Avatar
    Let me ask again. Media server is my #2 drain at 7% but I havery no idea why. I haven't listened to any music watched any video or streamed any kind of media at all on my phone. Zero. I do have audible but it's not running. What ccould this be and why so high? Cell Standby is only 2% and that's because I'm in a good 4g area today so think the issue is bad or weaker connection from home.

    I really want to know why media server is doing what it is makes no sense to me.
    08-31-2015 09:29 AM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Let me ask again. Media server is my #2 drain at 7% but I havery no idea why. I haven't listened to any music watched any video or streamed any kind of media at all on my phone. Zero. I do have audible but it's not running. What ccould this be and why so high? Cell Standby is only 2% and that's because I'm in a good 4g area today so think the issue is bad or weaker connection from home.

    I really want to know why media server is doing what it is makes no sense to me.
    Did you read that link I posted about media server in the post? It isn't just music or video.
    08-31-2015 09:31 AM
  14. spasell's Avatar
    Did you read that link I posted about media server in the post? It isn't just music or video.
    No sorry. I'll look. A lot on this thread. Thanks
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    08-31-2015 09:33 AM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Let me ask again. Media server is my #2 drain at 7% but I havery no idea why. I haven't listened to any music watched any video or streamed any kind of media at all on my phone. Zero. I do have audible but it's not running. What ccould this be and why so high? Cell Standby is only 2% and that's because I'm in a good 4g area today so think the issue is bad or weaker connection from home.

    I really want to know why media server is doing what it is makes no sense to me.
    And remember, 3% of 10% is not high at all..
    08-31-2015 09:34 AM
  16. spasell's Avatar
    OK, the thing about battery apps.. They generally aren't recommended many battery app types can actually end up using more battery than you normally would use. Some battery apps are good to have temporarily, just to diagnose a battery issue, then remove them.

    The App is called ShutApp, but remember, myself and another are still testing it and another Ambassador is about to be using it and testing too and on a non-Samsung phone.

    What is this cleaner program you are using? Cleaner programs and task killers can really be a no no. There is one that most of us really, really hate and many carriers and some manufacturers are even pre-installing them on phones.



    Percentage of use can be realative also. Here is a good thread on media server. Media server isn't just music streaming, etc.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...y-so-much.html

    Now sometimes media server could go nuts, but generally we would see that when someone has an SD card. So right now, media server has used 3% of the 10% of your battery that has been used.

    What we need is just a day of running your battery, just doing things like normal and let's see how your battery does. Don't worry so much about the numbers.
    OK thanks for good info. I'm going to let my battery go today. I'm at 60% and been off charger now for 4 hours. So it's going down at 10% per hour which I think is rather high.

    I've disabled all bloatware and stopped syncing uncnessary apps but did that two days ago and still have issues.

    The Cleaner is Clean Master. Not good?
    08-31-2015 09:37 AM
  17. hjsizemore's Avatar
    Sorry they are so long, but I figured people might like to see what wake lock detector can show you. As you can see, play services is a large drain for me and it's being caused by Google Now, Google Wallet, Google Maps, and a little Gmail.
    I found Wake Lock Detector in the Play Store but it needs root to run? Did you root your Note5? Is there a version that doesn't require root?

    Thanks!
    08-31-2015 09:40 AM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Let me ask again. Media server is my #2 drain at 7% but I havery no idea why. I haven't listened to any music watched any video or streamed any kind of media at all on my phone. Zero. I do have audible but it's not running. What ccould this be and why so high? Cell Standby is only 2% and that's because I'm in a good 4g area today so think the issue is bad or weaker connection from home.

    I really want to know why media server is doing what it is makes no sense to me.
    Have you done a reboot it a hard reset? Do you know how to do a hard reset on this phone? Just holding down power doesn't do it.

    Also keep in mind, when the media server was 3% of 10%, that is only using 0.03% of your total battery.
    08-31-2015 09:43 AM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    And media server is also used by touch sounds on the screen, ringtones, unlock screen tones, notification tones, etc.
    08-31-2015 09:44 AM
  20. spasell's Avatar
    Have you done a reboot it a hard reset? Do you know how to do a hard reset on this phone? Just holding down power doesn't do it.

    Also keep in mind, when the media server was 3% of 10%, that is only using 0.03% of your total battery.
    I have done the hard reset if you mean the volume down plus home plus power and then partition cache followed by reboot?

    Media server is now at 9% and back of phone is very warm almost hot.
    08-31-2015 09:48 AM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    OK thanks for good info. I'm going to let my battery go today. I'm at 60% and been off charger now for 4 hours. So it's going down at 10% per hour which I think is rather high.

    I've disabled all bloatware and stopped syncing uncnessary apps but did that two days ago and still have issues.

    The Cleaner is Clean Master. Not good?
    Noooo.. Clean Master is the app I was talking about. If you installed it, uninstall it. If it was pre-installed, we need to disable it.

    Clean Master can and will affect your media server. Let me know if you installed it or it was pre-installed.
    08-31-2015 09:55 AM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have done the hard reset if you mean the volume down plus home plus power and then partition cache followed by reboot?

    Media server is now at 9% and back of phone is very warm almost hot.
    OK, see my post after yours.
    08-31-2015 09:56 AM
  23. spasell's Avatar
    Noooo.. Clean Master is the app I was talking about. If you installed it, uninstall it. If it was pre-installed, we need to disable it.

    Clean Master can and will affect your media server. Let me know if you installed it or it was pre-installed.
    OK. I removed it. I had used it for my Note 3 before switching to 6+ so I just deleted it.

    I also have Battery doctor. Should I remove that as well?
    08-31-2015 09:59 AM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    OK. I removed it. I had used it for my Note 3 before switching to 6+ so I just deleted it.

    I also have Battery doctor. Should I remove that as well?
    Yeah, I don't like battery doctor, except for diagnostic purposes only.

    Who is your carrier? I have clean master built into a system app. So it might be on all phones or might be carrier. Clean Master used ro be a good app, but then RAM got managed well by Android and then Cheetah went all bad app.
    08-31-2015 10:05 AM
  25. spasell's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't like battery doctor, except for diagnostic purposes only.

    Who is your carrier? I have clean master built into a system app. So it might be on all phones or might be carrier. Clean Master used ro be a good app, but then RAM got managed well by Android and then Cheetah went all bad app.
    Verizon is my carrier and it wasn't installed on there.

    I am using Doze right now. I'll remove that battery app and see if that changes anything as well.

    Not sure what else I can do.
    08-31-2015 10:07 AM
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