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  1. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    Well the signal bars in the second screen dropped. Do you know where the graphs are in GSam? There is one for signal. Screenshot that one and post it.
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    I uploaded the signal and temperature graphs. I did just go up to the store and went into roaming for a few minutes.
    09-01-2015 04:01 PM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Does anyone here use Google Wallet? It has a decent number of wake locks on my phone. My drain, I'm certain, is either Google Wallet or Google Now. Both, I use daily. I would prefer to minimize their battery affect though
    I don't use it, but I have in the past. It used to check if there were deals or coupons nearby. I had to turn that part off, it drove me nuts with notifications.
    09-01-2015 04:17 PM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar

    I uploaded the signal and temperature graphs. I did just go up to the store and went into roaming for a few minutes.
    Your signal isn't bad.. But is a bit low. It could be enough to cause more drain. When the signal is bad, it will drain bad.

    This is mine.
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    09-01-2015 04:20 PM
  4. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    Your signal isn't bad.. But is a bit low. It could be enough to cause more drain. When the signal is bad, it will drain bad.

    This is mine.
    Hmm. Mine is definitely not as strong as yours. I'm curious what it is that's making my battery drain like that. You don't think the stats seem abnormal at all? Right now I'm going to charge it to 100 and then use it minimally for the rest of the night and then see where it's at. I'm typically on my phone a lot so it's hard to judge if there's an issue if I know that I'm doing stuff on it that would cause drain.


    EDIT: I guess just seeing everyone else's stats on here is what's making me question it. Having it drop 11% in an hour and half seems excessive compared to others.
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    09-01-2015 04:37 PM
  5. crystinonfire's Avatar
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    My phone is in airplane mode with WiFi and WiFi Calling turned on. WiFi is set to always. Carrier is T-Mobile. Is 14% cell standby normal in airplane mode with WiFi calling?
    09-01-2015 05:03 PM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Hmm. Mine is definitely not as strong as yours. I'm curious what it is that's making my battery drain like that. You don't think the stats seem abnormal at all? Right now I'm going to charge it to 100 and then use it minimally for the rest of the night and then see where it's at. I'm typically on my phone a lot so it's hard to judge if there's an issue if I know that I'm doing stuff on it that would cause drain.


    EDIT: I guess just seeing everyone else's stats on here is what's making me question it. Having it drop 11% in an hour and half seems excessive compared to others.
    It's hard to compare to others. I have a lot of things hibernate on my phone. Also depending on apps, location, syncing, etc, you can use more battery than someone else. My battery would not be as good if I didn't have ShutApp hibernating a lot of things.
    09-01-2015 05:15 PM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
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    My phone is in airplane mode with WiFi and WiFi Calling turned on. WiFi is set to always. Carrier is T-Mobile. Is 14% cell standby normal in airplane mode with WiFi calling?
    I never use WiFi calling so I'm not sure. I will try and do that tomorrow and test and see if my standby goes up.
    09-01-2015 05:16 PM
  8. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
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    My phone is in airplane mode with WiFi and WiFi Calling turned on. WiFi is set to always. Carrier is T-Mobile. Is 14% cell standby normal in airplane mode with WiFi calling?
    How in the world do you have 21 hours left at 69%?! That's crazy! Mine said like 9 hours at that same percentage
    09-01-2015 05:21 PM
  9. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    It's hard to compare to others. I have a lot of things hibernate on my phone. Also depending on apps, location, syncing, etc, you can use more battery than someone else. My battery would not be as good if I didn't have ShutApp hibernating a lot of things.
    I have very minimal syncing and stuff like that going on, but I'll go over my settings again and adjust. Also, question! When it says "the estimated usage is calculated based on your usage patterns over the last 7 days..." on the battery graph, does that mean it's taking into account the things you've done on the phone in the past week and it is applying that to the graph as if you'll continue to use it that way? Like, for example, I've been using my phone a lot and playing candy crush quite a bit (lol) since I got it, which was a little over a week ago. Is it using that to base what it thinks my battery life will be like?
    09-01-2015 05:25 PM
  10. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    How in the world do you have 21 hours left at 69%?! That's crazy! Mine said like 9 hours at that same percentage
    Their device is in airplane mode. So presumably, they are consuming less battery. Although battery levels may read the same, the amount of time left will depend on all that the device is doing at that particular moment.
    09-01-2015 05:26 PM
  11. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    Their device is in airplane mode. So presumably, they are consuming less battery. Although battery levels may read the same, the amount of time left will depend on all that the device is doing at that particular moment.
    Oh, duh. Guess I should've read the post more carefully ;-) lol
    09-01-2015 05:29 PM
  12. crystinonfire's Avatar
    How in the world do you have 21 hours left at 69%?! That's crazy! Mine said like 9 hours at that same percentage
    Well it says it's based on average usage for the past 7 days. So I'm guessing you leave your phone on at night? I put it in total airplane mode and turn on power-saving when I go to bed.
    09-01-2015 05:38 PM
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    My phone is in airplane mode with WiFi and WiFi Calling turned on. WiFi is set to always. Carrier is T-Mobile. Is 14% cell standby normal in airplane mode with WiFi calling?
    That's interesting. I don't have VOLTE with Verizon I don't believe but based on what you are saying and the time u are getting that appears to save battery.

    I am convinced my battery issues are related to fact my cell signal is weak at home. I get 3g fine but only 2 bars on average.

    I'm also wondering if the Note 5 is worse on WiFi than previous versions. I turned WiFi off last night when I unplugged at 12am and after 5.5 hours only dropped 3%

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    09-01-2015 05:47 PM
  14. MedicD's Avatar
    That's interesting. I don't have VOLTE with Verizon I don't believe but based on what you are saying and the time u are getting that appears to save battery.

    I am convinced my battery issues are related to fact my cell signal is weak at home. I get 3g fine but only 2 bars on average.

    I'm also wondering if the Note 5 is worse on WiFi than previous versions. I turned WiFi off last night when I unplugged at 12am and after 5.5 hours only dropped 3%

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    On Verizon we do have VoLTE but we do not have wifi calling... which is too bad because at work I often have wifi signal only.
    09-01-2015 06:13 PM
  15. calicocat2010's Avatar
    HOW ARE y'alls GSM battery app staying current? THIS IS the second time I have Re-installed this app to see if there was a problem, but it STILL KEEPS SAYING August 29th Average Battery Charge.
    09-01-2015 06:47 PM
  16. MedicD's Avatar
    HOW ARE y'alls GSM battery app staying current? THIS IS the second time I have Re-installed this app to see if there was a problem, but it STILL KEEPS SAYING August 29th Average Battery Charge.
    Mine says Sept 1
    09-01-2015 06:51 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have very minimal syncing and stuff like that going on, but I'll go over my settings again and adjust. Also, question! When it says "the estimated usage is calculated based on your usage patterns over the last 7 days..." on the battery graph, does that mean it's taking into account the things you've done on the phone in the past week and it is applying that to the graph as if you'll continue to use it that way? Like, for example, I've been using my phone a lot and playing candy crush quite a bit (lol) since I got it, which was a little over a week ago. Is it using that to base what it thinks my battery life will be like?
    Yes it does take that into account. This graph and time left is always a guesstimate..
    09-01-2015 06:52 PM
  18. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    Yes it does take that into account. This graph and time left is always a guesstimate..

    That makes sense. Well, I cleared the cache partition and let my phone charge to 100. I then left the phone alone for about an hour or so and have been texting lightly with it. While leaving it alone, it dropped about 2%. These are my stats now.

    Note 5 Battery life thread-newb.pngNote 5 Battery life thread-newb2.png
    09-01-2015 07:43 PM
  19. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Here is mine. I am not using any apps to disable anything yet.


    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    09-01-2015 07:44 PM
  20. Chitown28's Avatar
    Its not that great and im coming from a cheap zte zmax which had a huge battery and lasted for more then a day with heavy usage!
    09-01-2015 08:45 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Here is mine. I am not using any apps to disable anything yet.
    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09...475da99dbb.jpg

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    How much SOT are you getting?
    09-01-2015 09:04 PM
  22. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Alright, I just put my note 5 on the charger at 4%. I have other things to do tonight besides trying to kill this battery, lol. This was my first full day off the charger and this is the best battery life I have ever seen. No need to ever fret over plugging it in midday. I'm hoping it only gets better from here.

    Side note: I'm going to wirelessly charge it tonight since I'm in no rush to have it charge fast.
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    09-01-2015 09:16 PM
  23. spasell's Avatar
    Again. No idea how people are getting this epic battery life without shutting down tons of features. Mine is attached and I have Approx 3 hours left.

    It's OK but not the unreal stuff I've seen from others.

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    09-01-2015 09:39 PM
  24. spasell's Avatar
    One thing I'd like to know from those who are getting ridiculously good battery. Do you have email set to sync automatically on demand or do you manually refresh? Do you have weather apps that sync at all and if so how much?

    What about social media accounts?

    I have office apps like One Drive and Docs as well as Microsoft Office apps. I do not sync them however nor do I with Docs and Sheets

    I do sync pictures but only set it to do it over WiFi.

    I just cannot figure out why I cannot seem to pull what others are pulling.

    I will say that my SOT will be high. I text frequently and check email once every 10-15 minutes. I do check Facebook but only over Chrome (deleted the app)

    I read the WSJ app in the AM for probably 15 min or so. Check Twitter but less frequently and not set to sync.

    And I've disabled all Samsung and Verizon bloatware as well as Amazon except for Audible and Amazon App itself.

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    09-01-2015 09:49 PM
  25. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    One thing I'd like to know from those who are getting ridiculously good battery. Do you have email set to sync automatically on demand or do you manually refresh? Do you have weather apps that sync at all and if so how much?

    What about social media accounts?

    I have office apps like One Drive and Docs as well as Microsoft Office apps. I do not sync them however nor do I with Docs and Sheets

    I do sync pictures but only set it to do it over WiFi.

    I just cannot figure out why I cannot seem to pull what others are pulling.

    I will say that my SOT will be high. I text frequently and check email once every 10-15 minutes. I do check Facebook but only over Chrome (deleted the app)

    I read the WSJ app in the AM for probably 15 min or so. Check Twitter but less frequently and not set to sync.

    And I've disabled all Samsung and Verizon bloatware as well as Amazon except for Audible and Amazon App itself.

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    I have all my emails syncing every 2 hours, my social media auto syncing is off
    Try using the app Doze it helps as well

    Sent from my Asus Zenphone 2!
    09-01-2015 09:59 PM
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