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  1. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    I plan on putting it on the charger when it drops to 20% to limit my excessive use of it, but the battery life on this thing makes me so happy everyday, especially coming from the note 4. Even with heavier usage than I had with my note 4, the note 5 just lasts for my usage.
    Attached Thumbnails Note 5 Battery life thread-1441766421491.jpg   Note 5 Battery life thread-1441766433144.jpg  
    09-08-2015 09:40 PM
  2. MedicD's Avatar
    Not pleased so far....To Say The Least
    That's pretty bad. Verizon?
    Your issues are from:
    - cell signal is exceptionally low
    - Google Now/Frequent location updates
    - Are you using Google Wallet by chance?

    How do I know? Looks exactly like my issues. I found a way to reduce a large amount of it, but in the end, I'm always near a wireless charger so I started caring less.

    Some people report turning off Advanced Calling fixed all their issues, but I didn't see a difference.
    09-08-2015 11:40 PM
  3. wottankes's Avatar
    I having a problem whit my it's look like the battery is drawing fast, I have to charge it 2 time at day

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    09-09-2015 12:02 AM
  4. John Adam1's Avatar
    Why drain to 0%?
    09-09-2015 07:55 AM
  5. pwiddy's Avatar
    That's pretty bad. Verizon?
    Your issues are from:
    - cell signal is exceptionally low
    - Google Now/Frequent location updates
    - Are you using Google Wallet by chance?

    How do I know? Looks exactly like my issues. I found a way to reduce a large amount of it, but in the end, I'm always near a wireless charger so I started caring less.

    Some people report turning off Advanced Calling fixed all their issues, but I didn't see a difference.
    Yep, Verizon....cell signal I can't change but yea I am sure that has an impact, although never noticed it with other phones.

    The location thing is interesting because a lof of the time when I unlock phone, it shows finding location...guess I will try google now off and see hwat happens. not using google wallet and I actually like the HD calling feature...thanks for reply

    I was getting comparable battery life from S6 just last week.
    09-09-2015 07:56 AM
  6. ClintRo's Avatar
    You shouldn't drain to zero.
    09-09-2015 07:56 AM
  7. John Adam1's Avatar
    I came from Iphone 6 Plus to Note 5 the only thing i do not like about this phone is life of its battery. Is there anyway to improve it when comparing apples to apples with IP 6 plus? Same brightness, blue tooth, wifi and so on. My test show that I phone last up to 30% more when it comes to battery life.
    09-09-2015 07:58 AM
  8. vamp07's Avatar
    Looks to me like it's mostly screen on doing the consuming. Not the system.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
    Here are my stats after more or less the same amount of time. This is an edge plus.

    Note 5 Battery life thread-uploadfromtaptalk1441804336445.jpg

    Sent from my SM-G928T using Tapatalk
    09-09-2015 08:12 AM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I came from Iphone 6 Plus to Note 5 the only thing i do not like about this phone is life of its battery. Is there anyway to improve it when comparing apples to apples with IP 6 plus? Same brightness, blue tooth, wifi and so on. My test show that I phone last up to 30% more when it comes to battery life.
    You have to go through this thread, there are a lot of suggestions about improving battery life.
    09-09-2015 08:16 AM
  10. vm81's Avatar
    Only thing that seems to make a difference (atleast to me) is completely turning off wifi. If I am just on 4G, battery is amazing.

    No need to turn off any other features....advanced calling, wallet, etc, etc
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    09-09-2015 08:17 AM
  11. pwiddy's Avatar
    Only thing that seems to make a difference (atleast to me) is completely turning off wifi. If I am just on 4G, battery is amazing.

    No need to turn off any other features....advanced calling, wallet, etc, etc
    I've been reading about wifi draining...gonna try that today as soon as I charge to 100. some reason wireless charging only charged me to 72% last night.
    09-09-2015 08:22 AM
  12. billykac's Avatar
    I guess it's all relative.
    I have WiFi, 4G and location services on all the time, and I use BT a lot throughout the day.
    My use is moderate - plenty of texts, lots of downloading and playing netcasts during commutes, listening to music, surfing, traffic lookups.
    My N5 battery life exceeds my LG G2 by a fair margin.
    A nightly charge leaves me with 40% after 14 hours.
    Pretty awesome given the display density.
    09-09-2015 08:44 AM
  13. vm81's Avatar
    What carrier are you ok?

    With Wifi I was getting 12-13 hours standby and 1 hour SoT.
    With 4G I am getting 36 hours+ standby and 5 hours SoT

    My use is mostly text, calls (HD), emails, web browsing, few apps like flipboard instagram etc. Not heavy by any stretch. Some days there is navigation.
    09-09-2015 08:57 AM
  14. pwiddy's Avatar
    What carrier are you ok?

    With Wifi I was getting 12-13 hours standby and 1 hour SoT.
    With 4G I am getting 36 hours+ standby and 5 hours SoT

    My use is mostly text, calls (HD), emails, web browsing, few apps like flipboard instagram etc. Not heavy by any stretch. Some days there is navigation.
    WOW. thats drastic...vzw here..and my use sounds a lot like yours.
    09-09-2015 09:10 AM
  15. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Alright, here's mine. SOMETHING is Draining the battery. Google Play Store was doing some updates. Another problem, my Fingerprint lock sometimes does Not register my thumb print, even from the different prints I did when setting device up in the first place. It went from 100 percent to 84 percent IN AN hour since I woke up at 830 a.m. and took it off the wireless charger stand.
    Attached Thumbnails Note 5 Battery life thread-1441808675644.jpg   Note 5 Battery life thread-1441808687330.jpg  
    09-09-2015 09:26 AM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    WOW. thats drastic...vzw here..and my use sounds a lot like yours.
    This seems to be a Verizon issue and with a bad signal, it is even worse. Bad signal will drain your battery very fast.
    09-09-2015 10:33 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Alright, here's mine. SOMETHING is Draining the battery. Google Play Store was doing some updates. Another problem, my Fingerprint lock sometimes does Not register my thumb print, even from the different prints I did when setting device up in the first place. It went from 100 percent to 84 percent IN AN hour since I woke up at 830 a.m. and took it off the wireless charger stand.
    It is almost impossible to pick out from these apps, exactly what is draining the battery.

    That is where you need to install wake lock detector app. BUT.. it requires downloading something on your computer and running it through there, when there is no root on your phone.
    09-09-2015 10:35 AM
  18. vm81's Avatar
    It does not seem Verizon signal issue as I get exceptional battery on Verizon 4G. The issue is that when you have WiFi on, there is some issue with that or in that is interfering with Verizon signal.
    09-09-2015 11:20 AM
  19. calicocat2010's Avatar
    It is almost impossible to pick out from these apps, exactly what is draining the battery.

    That is where you need to install wake lock detector app. BUT.. it requires downloading something on your computer and running it through there, when there is no root on your phone.
    Ok, I'll try it. Please, tell me the steps.
    09-09-2015 11:32 AM
  20. billykac's Avatar
    I guess it's all relative.
    I have WiFi, 4G and location services on all the time, and I use BT a lot throughout the day.
    My use is moderate - plenty of texts, lots of downloading and playing netcasts during commutes, listening to music, surfing, traffic lookups.
    My N5 battery life exceeds my LG G2 by a fair margin.
    A nightly charge leaves me with 40% after 14 hours.
    Pretty awesome given the display density.
    I am on VZW.
    Excellent battery life.
    I took it off the charger last night about 9pm.
    I am at 67% as of 12:45pm today.
    Regular use for me: over 2 hours SOT, 1+hours BT, plenty of texts, emails, music, a couple of software updates, traffic/maps and some surfing.
    I am ok with this.
    09-09-2015 11:46 AM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok, I'll try it. Please, tell me the steps.
    Oh I haven't used it. Let me see if I can find the thread with the steps.
    09-09-2015 11:49 AM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ok, I'll try it. Please, tell me the steps.
    Here you go.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=571286
    09-09-2015 11:51 AM
  23. Chitown28's Avatar
    You shouldn't drain to zero.
    Please explain why.
    09-09-2015 12:31 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Please explain why.
    Here:

    http://gizmodo.com/how-to-take-care-...ht-w-513217256
    09-09-2015 12:46 PM
  25. erasat's Avatar
    Only thing that seems to make a difference (atleast to me) is completely turning off wifi. If I am just on 4G, battery is amazing.

    No need to turn off any other features....advanced calling, wallet, etc, etc
    When the S6 was released, there were a couple of us that saw a big difference in battery drain while using different wifi frequencies. Almeuit and me, both had a lot better battery life when we switched to 2.4 GHZ connections instead of the router's default 5 GHZ. So if you are having issues with your Wifi you don't lose anything by trying this.

    If you decide to give it a try just be sure first that your actual connection is indeed a 5GHZ one by going to the Wifi connection properties, if you are using a 5GHZ, then you will need to see how you can limit your wifi connections in your router to just use 2.4ghz, or if you have a smarter wifi router I think I've seen where you can have 2 separate connections, so you can name one different than the other and be sure to only use the 2.4ghz.
    09-09-2015 12:59 PM
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