1. staffordjm's Avatar
    I got a new Note 5 in November. It is running stock 5.1.1. The carrier is Verizon

    Normally, I've been getting between 15 and 20 hours on a full charge. Today I was shocked to see it power off with a completely depleted battery after 6 hours. After I charged the battery a bit and rebooted I see that DCMProvider had consumed 33% of the battery and Android System had consumed 24%. It is obvious what Android System is but what is DCMProvider? I haven't had any luck finding out what it does.

    01-12-2016 04:01 PM
  2. Hauss316's Avatar
    Android system is also killing my battery life as well. I've be bloated most stuff and I just watch the battery percentage drop....
    01-12-2016 05:43 PM
  3. zcherub's Avatar
    This has been an android problem across MANY devices. In the past, clearing the cache and rebooting as temporarily helped some. Good luck.
    01-14-2016 11:12 AM
  4. mariusfilip's Avatar
    you could use this debloater tool for PC, very easy to use
    V3.90 Debloater(Lets remove all that carrier… | Android Development and Hacking
    or for a small amount of money, you can block and manage blocked apps from the phone itself

    THEY DON'T REQUIRE ROOT, but you have to be careful of what you disable/block

    i've used the debloater on my S6 and disabled 300 of 700 services i don't use (LOL), DCM provider being one of them, the phone sleeps like a baby

    also,you could take a look at this thread to see what other users blocked on their devices
    01-14-2016 04:17 PM
  5. Christopher Gilliam's Avatar
    Yeah I had the same problem oneness up resetting my phone and disabling every thing on the phone I don't use

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-14-2016 04:36 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's hard to find anything about DCMProvider, but from what I can gather, it has to do with wi-fi. I found this little nugget in a firmware FAQ from Actiontec, which makes Screenbeam, a wireless display:

    (Q) What is DCM?
    (A) DCM stands for Different Channel Mode. DCM is a function of the wireless network adapter and its driver. It enables the system's wireless adapter to simultaneously operate multiple connections on different wireless channels, and supports applications such as Wi-Fi infrastructure and Wi-Fi Direct.

    However, this doesn't mean that I know for sure why DCM Provider is stopping. I'd suggest a cache partition wipe to start with, which won't erase any personal data: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-27659
    12-10-2016 04:26 AM
  7. AndreaNocco's Avatar
    I solved the problem guy!!!!!!!!

    After rebooting, cancelled the cache and so on, stopped dcm provider and formatting, I found the problem!!!!

    It´s an error on the download boost function. You need only to disable this function. It works for me. My battery is safe!!!!!!!! And I hope it works for you too.
    01-31-2017 08:49 AM

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