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  1. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    I think you're right. Looking at it my signal bounces between 3g and 1x and text messages take a lot longer. I'm going to check on a range extender or whatever that is. Checking to see if company will get me one.

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    Not sure what carrier you are with. Per Kelly's suggestion, I called TMobile today, there are 2 options to address better bar signals, the Signal Booster or the WiFi Cell Spot Router. They will send me the latter free of charge.
    09-02-2015 06:42 PM
  2. spasell's Avatar
    Nope, ShutApp will hibernate the apps, but I have some that still pop up, odd ones here and there. You won't get notifications of those apps on ShutApp unless they are on the whitelist.

    Doze seems to hibernate to an extent when the screen goes dark.
    So when I get this what's the point?

    Also side note. How can I enlarge the photos that people attached in this app? I click on the photo and all options pop up to do everything but enlarge photos

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    09-02-2015 06:46 PM
  3. spasell's Avatar
    Not sure what carrier you are with. Per Kelly's suggestion, I called TMobile today, there are 2 options to address better bar signals, the Signal Booster or the WiFi Cell Spot Router. They will send me the latter free of charge.
    I'm with Verizon. They don't offer Voice over WiFi calling so I need a signal booster

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    09-02-2015 06:48 PM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Not sure what carrier you are with. Per Kelly's suggestion, I called TMobile today, there are 2 options to address better bar signals, the Signal Booster or the WiFi Cell Spot Router. They will send me the latter free of charge.
    You sure you don't want the signal booster? It increases the signal and data speed.

    I'm in a hole, without the booster my data is 1-3 Mbps, and signal is minimal. With it, my signal is high and data is 30-35 Mbps.
    09-02-2015 06:52 PM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So when I get this what's the point?

    Also side note. How can I enlarge the photos that people attached in this app? I click on the photo and all options pop up to do everything but enlarge photos

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That is something that you don't have white listed that is up and running. Likely something it just can not hibernate.

    Do you mean enlarge the photos on your app or the browser? On the browser, they are enlarged, on the app, I just tap them.
    09-02-2015 06:57 PM
  6. spasell's Avatar
    You sure you don't want the signal booster? It increases the signal and data speed.

    I'm in a hole, without the booster my data is 1-3 Mbps, and signal is minimal. With it, my signal is high and data is 30-35 Mbps.
    Do these boosters just increase the 3g signal? That's what it says on their website. Guess that is better than nothing.

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    09-02-2015 07:00 PM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Do these boosters just increase the 3g signal? That's what it says on their website. Guess that is better than nothing.

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    Depends on the company. When I was with AT&T that is all their microcell did. Now that I'm with T-mobile, their booster increases the LTE signal.

    I would call Verizon and ask if they have one for LTE.
    09-02-2015 07:04 PM
  8. zeuswsu's Avatar
    So when I get this what's the point?

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    Close, hibernate, shut.... whatever word you want to use. It keeps the apps that you close using shutapp from doing things in the background that can use up your battery.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    09-02-2015 07:07 PM
  9. erasat's Avatar
    If you're asking about the GSam battery monitor app, no, I don't. Funny, but, if you look at one of my post a couple of pages back, I posted my On Screen Time. So, it was there at one stage...
    I've had that before but it always comeback eventually. Nothing to worry about, in worst case scenario, just do a Wipe Cache Partition on Recovery mode and it should be back after the reboot.
    09-02-2015 07:10 PM
  10. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    You sure you don't want the signal booster? It increases the signal and data speed.

    I'm in a hole, without the booster my data is 1-3 Mbps, and signal is minimal. With it, my signal is high and data is 30-35 Mbps.
    They suggested the WiFi Cell Spot Router the better option for me, supposedly it would give me more bars and improve my wifi. This router is only for tablet and cell phone, not laptop. They can exchange for the Signal Booster if needed later.
    09-02-2015 07:12 PM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well if you still have a low signal that will be an issue still or if you are on WiFi calling, you will have high call standby.
    09-02-2015 07:19 PM
  12. spasell's Avatar
    I'm convinced it's low or bad cell coverage. But now I'm reading in other thread it might be related to Verizon which I am on and if WiFi is on makes it worse? If I turned WiFi off I'd pretty much be dead in the water.

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    09-02-2015 08:33 PM
  13. zeuswsu's Avatar
    I'm convinced it's low or bad cell coverage. But now I'm reading in other thread it might be related to Verizon which I am on and if WiFi is on makes it worse? If I turned WiFi off I'd pretty much be dead in the water.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I also have Verizon. I'm using WiFi and have advanced calling turned on and my battery life is great. I do have a consistently solid signal all day though so I bet it is your poor signal causing battery issues.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    09-02-2015 08:46 PM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I'm convinced it's low or bad cell coverage. But now I'm reading in other thread it might be related to Verizon which I am on and if WiFi is on makes it worse? If I turned WiFi off I'd pretty much be dead in the water.

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    Well I'm not convinced it is all of Verizon and not only Verizon and not just the N5.

    There is someone with an LG on AT&T having the issue. With your signal being so bad, it will eat up your battery.

    If your standby is high but not burning battery, that is ok. If all you can get is a 3G signal booster, it will stop battery drain from a bad signal. It stopped mine completely with AT&T.
    09-02-2015 08:50 PM
  15. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I've had that before but it always comeback eventually. Nothing to worry about, in worst case scenario, just do a Wipe Cache Partition on Recovery mode and it should be back after the reboot.
    Thanks. I must look for the steps to perform this on a SGN5...
    09-02-2015 09:08 PM
  16. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Still rather pleased with what I'm getting. SO isn't as high as yesterday's, but I am overall pretty happy with my results.
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    09-02-2015 09:11 PM
  17. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Exactly, Yours is Relevant. MINE still says August 29th. I HAVE refreshed, but the stupid thing Stays the same.
    That is why the title says AVERAGE. You can't have an average if you're only looking at one trial.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    09-02-2015 09:44 PM
  18. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I had the note 5 for 6 days now and noticed the battery life isnt great coming from a zte zmax which is a cheap phone but it has a huge battery and it made it threw the day even with heavy usage and i sometimes was able to use the phone on the same charge the next day! Now with this note 5 the that is a NO! Apps keep freakin running and i do end them and then some pop up again! Also the cell standby is the number 2 killer of my battery drain! Is this cell standby thing happening with everyone who has freakin t-mobile?!? Is there a fix? I havent heard any complaints of the cell standby issue with verizon or at&t! Also i shouldnt have to turn on power saving mode to get threw the day with this phone because when i do turn it on it sucks and makes my phone run choppy! My zte zmax only costed my $250 and the battery can last me a full day and a half yea it took crappy pictures and wasnt as fast but still never needed to plug it up!

    Screen brightness on auto and mostly of the day im using wifi i dunno if these things can be the cause of it? Also have all my vibrations on. Volte is on as well. Sync is always on. Font is set on large. Smart stay off. Screen mode Amoled cinema. daydream off. Everything for the s-pen is off since i dont use it. Motions and gestures are all off.

    These apps keep running even after i end them=Google play service, T-mobile my account,Facebook messenger, Google app, camera, s-note,messages,contacts

    Help me out before i return this thing because besides the battery and apps keep running i love it!
    Please take screenshots of your on board battery page which shows the graph along with the power apps use. Also include the GSAM page. Your ZTE max is irrelevant because it is lower tech. Focus on the now and understand that battery technology is at a standstill and displays and phone functions increase.


    There is a bug on Android lollipop which penalizes the battery when you use wifi and data together. If you don't want cell standby drain you need to turn off wifi when not in use. I recommend Tasker.

    Only sync when you need to otherwise each app is going to think its special and sync all the time. Having 20+ apps syncing every 10 minutes is going to ruin your battery.

    Google play service will run all the time because it is the basis of practically every app. Since Facebook message and messages are MESSAGING apps they will always stay on. If you don't want FB messenger to always be on turn off notifications. Camera is always going to be on.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    09-02-2015 09:53 PM
  19. erasat's Avatar
    Thanks. I must look for the steps to perform this on a SGN5...
    Power off the phone and press and hold volume up, home and power buttons until you see the Android robot. Once in there navigate with the volume buttons and select with the power button. Just remember that if you need it, just do there the Wipe Cache Partition, it sometimes takes care of weird issues on the OS.
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    09-02-2015 10:04 PM
  20. jdhooghe's Avatar
    My new white t-mobile 64gb is fantastic. I'm using doze and greenify



    No cell standby drain. Google now and wifi calling is off. Looking at 7 hours SOT

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    09-02-2015 10:11 PM
  21. MedicD's Avatar
    I think you're right. Looking at it my signal bounces between 3g and 1x and text messages take a lot longer. I'm going to check on a range extender or whatever that is. Checking to see if company will get me one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I too think Kelly is right, and that it is also the source of my issues at home. Attached is my cell signal. It's not particularly good. Tomorrow night I will try to add a signal booster (I'm on vzw and it's a 1x booster only).
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    09-02-2015 10:26 PM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I too think Kelly is right, and that it is also the source of my issues at home. Attached is my cell signal. It's not particularly good. Tomorrow night I will try to add a signal booster (I'm on vzw and it's a 1x booster only).
    That will cause the phone to overwork trying to lock a signal for sure. Hopefully the signal is a lot better where you are moving to.
    09-02-2015 10:43 PM
  23. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    My screen time is not very high these last couple days with more normal use but still getting about 20 hours a charge so it's good. Today I only have about an hour of SOT and have 37% left after 13 hours and 20 minutes. Supposedly about 8 hours left. I was so impressed by the first day and my screenshots I posted last week though with all the tinkering and over 3 hours of on-screen time with the charge. Not sure I'll end up getting that now if I needed to have the screen on that much. Luckily most of my daily phone use is with the screen off (Spotify, MLB At Bat Radio) but it'd be nice to know for sure that I could get hours with screen on if I needed to.

    Android System still the highest user at 26.7% on GSam. Supposedly 5%/hr. Hope I can get it down to about 3.5% or 4%.
    09-03-2015 03:07 AM
  24. calicocat2010's Avatar
    That is why the title says AVERAGE. You can't have an average if you're only looking at one trial.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    Ok, well will it Ever refresh to main currentl?
    09-03-2015 07:21 AM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok, well will it Ever refresh to main currentl?
    It is showing the "from" date. That should be the date you installed it or cleared the data on it.
    09-03-2015 07:26 AM
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