1. chuck1984's Avatar
    So when I first got my Note 8 my battery life was great. I would charge it completely before bed then leave it off while I slept. I would only lose about 4 or 5 percent between 6-8 hours. Now all of a sudden it's dropping 25 percent in 6 hours. I have no idea what changed with my phone. Any suggestions or tips?
    12-19-2017 09:41 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    That's a ridiculous drain if the device is off. Sounds like the battery is on the way out..
    12-19-2017 09:43 PM
  3. linkiik121's Avatar
    why are u charging and turning off at night? try charging it all night and see how the battery is throughout the day.
    12-19-2017 11:46 PM
  4. brothamoveson's Avatar
    Maybe something is running in the background draining it that wasn't before.
    12-20-2017 12:03 AM
  5. linkiik121's Avatar
    Maybe something is running in the background draining it that wasn't before.
    I think he's turning the phone off. So background apps isn't the problem. Unless I misunderstood
    12-20-2017 12:44 AM
  6. Jewels81's Avatar
    I think he's turning the phone off. So background apps isn't the problem. Unless I misunderstood
    Maybe he meant he leaves it off charger while he sleeps. Cause I don't think battery drains while it's off or does it?
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    12-20-2017 01:04 AM
  7. chuck1984's Avatar
    I take my phone off the charger but I don't turn it off.
    12-20-2017 04:37 AM
  8. chuck1984's Avatar
    This is from last night just sitting on the table next to my bed.
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    12-20-2017 04:39 AM
  9. jejb's Avatar
    Almost for sure a rouge app. They can be a pain to find on Android sometimes, though. You may have to uninstall a few at a time until you figure out the culprit.
    12-20-2017 07:24 AM
  10. linkiik121's Avatar
    turn off the Bluetooth, wifi , go to the andoird device manager. optimize to 100 percent then go memory and clean it. Hard restart the phone and see if the drain is still there. don't open any apps.
    12-20-2017 11:42 AM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    ...then go memory and clean it.
    This isn't advisable on Android because the system is designed to keep memory filled. Cleaning it will only result in the OS initializing other apps in the background to fill it again. If you use a memory cleaner app like Clean Master, this process will repeat over and over, thus increasing battery drain, not reducing it.
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    12-20-2017 11:56 AM
  12. linkiik121's Avatar
    This isn't advisable on Android because the system is designed to keep memory filled. Cleaning it will only result in the OS initializing other apps in the background to fill it again. If you use a memory cleaner app like Clean Master, this process will repeat over and over, thus increasing battery drain, not reducing it.
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    12-20-2017 11:59 AM
  13. linkiik121's Avatar
    I clean mine everyday before starting the day. My battery is great. The reason I told him to clean the memory is to kill anything pulling the power. He needs to find out if it's a hardware issue or software.
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    12-20-2017 12:02 PM
  14. Mooncatt's Avatar
    12-20-2017 12:05 PM
  15. chuck1984's Avatar
    so what are you guys suggesting?
    12-20-2017 12:53 PM
  16. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'm with jejb I thinking it's a rogue app. I'd try rebooting the phone just before bed and see if that corrects anything. You may get lucky and that be all you need.
    12-20-2017 01:34 PM
  17. b.grdner's Avatar
    so what are you guys suggesting?
    Do you remember the last app you put on it before it started loosing battery so quickly? That's where I would start.
    12-20-2017 02:10 PM
  18. chuck1984's Avatar
    Honestly I couldn't even remember what it was
    12-20-2017 06:00 PM
  19. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I take my phone off the charger but I don't turn it off.
    Leave it on the charger. It won't hurt it.

    It seems like you have something in the background that is sucking down battery power. When was the last time you rebooted and cleared cache?
    12-20-2017 09:15 PM
  20. chuck1984's Avatar
    I restart it once a week but I hadn't cleared the cache.
    12-21-2017 08:51 AM
  21. anon(9947084)'s Avatar
    My battery is still superb since my early October purchase. In fact, all of my phones batteries have been awesome, even my aged note 4.
    I keep the minimal amount of apps on my phone to keep me happy and functioning throughout the day. The removal of Facebook and Amazon apps are necessary. I run the two through dedicated browser tabs instead.
    Turn off every notification from apps that are not necessary.
    Don't run Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, etc when not needed.
    Also, try not to let the battery dip below 40% frequently. Carry a charging pack of possible.
    12-21-2017 11:17 AM
  22. br77494's Avatar
    I've had problems with Google Photos. You might check on it's power consumption. It's gone haywire a couple of times on me and constantly runs in the background causing huge battery drains. The problem apparently was an image file(s) on my sdcard that somehow got corrupted for Google Photos. I copied all my images off my phone then started with a clean photos directory on the sdcard. Everything went back to normal.
    12-21-2017 12:02 PM
  23. chuck1984's Avatar
    I will have ti look into that
    12-21-2017 12:16 PM
  24. b.grdner's Avatar
    Honestly I couldn't even remember what it was
    You can see where the battery hog is by Settings>Device Maintenance>Battery>Usage

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    12-22-2017 01:43 PM
  25. donm527's Avatar
    Charged last night, unplugged and went to sleep and idle until I had to leave the house.
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    12-23-2017 10:11 AM

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