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  1. Gray Area's Avatar
    Yes. My Note 5 sucks over wifi
    My note 5 actually is significantly better over wifi but worse when I turn on wifi calling.

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    10-07-2015 03:19 PM
  2. chan_xo's Avatar
    Maybe I'm doing something wrong in my settings or maybe I'm on it too much. But it's horrible. Any tips?
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    10-07-2015 03:19 PM
  3. Karan Jagdev's Avatar
    Anybody know why this image of the Spotify icon keeps spawning in my gallery? I delete it but it keeps coming back on its own after a little while.
    It's getting really annoying and I assume package disabler as something to do with it.

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    10-08-2015 04:54 PM
  4. Fuhgeddit's Avatar
    How do you get rid of Google Now? I am not sure how to do it. I have Nova Launcher on my phone but I think google now is still present because I've seen it when clicking the persistent search bar.

    That could be killing my battery I think.
    10-08-2015 06:25 PM
  5. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    So my SOT that I was seeing when I first got this phone is now nonexistent almost. Granted I no longer need that much SOT for a typical day so it's not a huge deal, but I'm sitting at 39-40% after 10 hours off the charger and not even 2 hours of SOT. I do spend an hour and a half streaming Spotify on a light day, but android system is still above it in battery draining. I'm wondering what I need to do to have better battery life again. I disabled some things in package disabler pro, but there are still a lot of apps I use that are in the basic package.
    To make a long post shorter, should I be expecting this, what I feel is subpar battery life (juxtaposed to the iPhone plus line), or am I experiencing less than average battery life after only 2 months?
    10-08-2015 06:55 PM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So my SOT that I was seeing when I first got this phone is now nonexistent almost. Granted I no longer need that much SOT for a typical day so it's not a huge deal, but I'm sitting at 39-40% after 10 hours off the charger and not even 2 hours of SOT. I do spend an hour and a half streaming Spotify on a light day, but android system is still above it in battery draining. I'm wondering what I need to do to have better battery life again. I disabled some things in package disabler pro, but there are still a lot of apps I use that are in the basic package.
    To make a long post shorter, should I be expecting this, what I feel is subpar battery life (juxtaposed to the iPhone plus line), or am I experiencing less than average battery life after only 2 months?
    Who is your carrier?
    10-08-2015 06:56 PM
  7. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Who is your carrier?
    T-Mobile. And that's the thing, this phone gets regularly good service, with the occasional bump down here and there. But I'm primarily seeing 4G LTE. I have more of a wifi issue sometimes.
    10-08-2015 07:02 PM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    T-Mobile. And that's the thing, this phone gets regularly good service, with the occasional bump down here and there. But I'm primarily seeing 4G LTE. I have more of a wifi issue sometimes.
    That is what I figured, TMO.

    Think back.. Did this start after the update rolled out the weekend before Samsung Pay went live in that Monday?
    10-08-2015 07:04 PM
  9. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    That is what I figured, TMO.

    Think back.. Did this start after the update rolled out the weekend before Samsung Pay went live in that Monday?
    I hadn't even thought of that, but the time span definitely fits. It's also been getting considerably warmer easier here lately. Do you think that update may have brought on a higher battery drain?
    10-08-2015 07:15 PM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well the reason I ask is I experienced it within hours of the update. Also my Android System and Android OS started showing up high on the list and it was using about 10% battery per hour and even losing a lot while in standby.

    I had TMO send me a new phone, got it last night. It was fine, I did the third upgrade and it seemed to get a bit bad again. I sent my original phone with to Samsung today and am using the replacement right now.

    Two phones have done that after that last update, I think it is the update.

    This is how bad it got and I was having a hard time making it through the day much less charging every other day. See how high my Android System and Android OS are? They never even popped up close to my screen, which is always in the #1 spot.

    TMO will make you reset it before replacing it. You can do what I did, call TMO for a replacement, call Samsung to send yours in when you order the replacement. When you get the new one, send yours to Samsung that day or the next. When yours comes back, send back the replacement to TMO. They want you to return a phone to them in 7 days if you get a replacement. They don't care which one you return. If it is over 7 days they will bug you a few times with a text, but you will have your phone back by 10 days or less and can drop off the package going back to TMO and still be good.

    I think the OS needs to be pulled off and put back on, which is necessary if there is an issue like this with an update, a reset won't fix if there is an issue. If Samsung finds an issue in TMO's software, they will get with TMO and get it fixed.
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    10-08-2015 07:29 PM
  11. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    ...
    I think the OS needs to be pulled off and put back on, which is necessary if there is an issue like this with an update, a reset won't fix if there is an issue. If Samsung finds an issue in TMO's software, they will get with TMO and get it fixed.
    Thanks so much for that information and it's good to know I'm not overthinking it at least. I do know that the Samsung experience place at best buy can completely reflash the original software. I'm wondering if doing that will help at all. I do have the next day and a half off to look into it.
    10-08-2015 07:37 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Probably not help if it is an actual update issue if it is a bug or if the download was corrupted. It won't hurt to try it though.

    Only Samsung can remove the software and out it back on, which is different than a reflash. Removing the software and putting it back on can help a lot if things. My Note 2 wouldn't accept the unlock code and Samsung did that and the code worked fine after that. You can try the reflash over the weekend and then if you still have the problems get the exchange and send your phone in or keep the replacement if it isn't a problem. If you send your phone in, they will go over it from top to bottom and check everything. If you have another phone, you can just send it on and not have TMO send you a replacement. Just don't mention about sending your phone in when you ask for the replacement. I called TMO today and asked about doing that and having more than 7 days since the issue was there with the replacement, but not as bad.
    10-08-2015 07:46 PM
  13. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Probably not help if it is an actual update issue if it is a bug or if the download was corrupted. It won't hurt to try it though.

    Only Samsung can remove the software and out it back on, which is different than a reflash. Removing the software and putting it back on can help a lot if things. My Note 2 wouldn't accept the unlock code and Samsung did that and the code worked fine after that. You can try the reflash over the weekend and then if you still have the problems get the exchange and send your phone in or keep the replacement if it isn't a problem. If you send your phone in, they will go over it from top to bottom and check everything. If you have another phone, you can just send it on and not have TMO send you a replacement. Just don't mention about sending your phone in when you ask for the replacement. I called TMO today and asked about doing that and having more than 7 days since the issue was there with the replacement, but not as bad.
    Okay, good to know. It's just unfortunate that the update messed up the battery so much. I'm glad I know where to go from here though.
    10-08-2015 07:55 PM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It could be Samsung Pay or it could be TMO. Please go ahead and report it to TMO and Samsung, even if you do the reflash and it works.
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    10-08-2015 07:56 PM
  15. wede tesfa's Avatar
    haw mathc

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    10-09-2015 05:25 AM
  16. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    What's going on?

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    10-09-2015 05:26 AM
  17. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    What's going on?

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    Do you have location on high cause i see GPS on there that could be the problem there and i did notice on your status bar shows wifi and 4G LTE on , not sure why those 2 show on i am on AT&T and never seen both on the same time!
    10-09-2015 05:57 AM
  18. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Do you have location on high cause i see GPS on there that could be the problem there and i did notice on your status bar shows wifi and 4G LTE on , not sure why those 2 show on i am on AT&T and never seen both on the same time!
    I think I do have GPS on high. It show gps, wifi, and mobile networks to locate. This is a lot of drop while sleeping! Havent had this happen before. I did log into the other wifi band at my house last night. Maybe there is an issue there.
    10-09-2015 06:43 AM
  19. Edna Alcazar's Avatar
    Give it a rest it is only a machine and you are a human with other aspects to do in life other than cell phones all the time.
    10-09-2015 06:50 AM
  20. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    I think I do have GPS on high. It show gps, wifi, and mobile networks to locate. This is a lot of drop while sleeping! Havent had this happen before. I did log into the other wifi band at my house last night. Maybe there is an issue there.
    Should put your location on saving mode low that will stop killing your battery.

    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
    10-09-2015 06:55 AM
  21. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Should put your location on saving mode low that will stop killing your battery.

    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
    Is that GPS only? Mine doesn't specify which is more battery friendly like my note 4 did
    10-09-2015 06:56 AM
  22. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Is that GPS only? Mine doesn't specify which is more battery friendly like my note 4 did
    Like this



    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
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    10-09-2015 07:43 AM
  23. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    This is day number one for me. After five hours at work, I'm at 73 percent. Impressed with that. We will see how the rest of the day goes.
    10-09-2015 10:57 AM
  24. Sapient's Avatar
    Last night I forgot to plug my phone in. I woke up to 47% battery. I started it charging and went to eat breakfast. A half hour later, and it was at 87%. Is that even possible those numbers are accurate?

    Anyway, I'm easily getting a full days use out of a single charge, except when I have to spend a lot of time at my office, which is right on the edge of coverage (thanks Sprint). I'm quite happy with that.
    10-09-2015 11:44 AM
  25. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Last night I forgot to plug my phone in. I woke up to 47% battery. I started it charging and went to eat breakfast. A half hour later, and it was at 87%. Is that even possible those numbers are accurate?

    Anyway, I'm easily getting a full days use out of a single charge, except when I have to spend a lot of time at my office, which is right on the edge of coverage (thanks Sprint). I'm quite happy with that.
    If you was fast charging yes thats pretty much accurate

    Running On Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920A
    10-09-2015 11:46 AM
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