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  1. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I can't for the life of me figure out why the Android System is using more battery than my display. This is when the display is turned on for 4+ hours in a single charge. My first day with the S5 the display was #1 but ever since its been Android System.

    Is this negatively impacting battery? Every phone I've used the display is the battery hog. Any fix? I'm out of ideas.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    04-22-2014 04:13 PM
  2. 3rdpig's Avatar
    Mine's the same way, Android System is at 19% and Display is at 16%.

    That being said, I'm at 16 hours on the current charge and have 48% battery life left.
    04-22-2014 05:04 PM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Mine's the same way, Android System is at 19% and Display is at 16%.

    That being said, I'm at 16 hours on the current charge and have 48% battery life left.
    How much display time?

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    04-22-2014 05:39 PM
  4. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I feel like today has been awful. 2 hours and 20 minutes of off the charger time and I'm at 86%. On WiFi for all but 20 minutes.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    04-22-2014 05:42 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I can't for the life of me figure out why the Android System is using more battery than my display. This is when the display is turned on for 4+ hours in a single charge. My first day with the S5 the display was #1 but ever since its been Android System.

    Is this negatively impacting battery? Every phone I've used the display is the battery hog. Any fix? I'm out of ideas.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    What have you tried? Did you get an update?

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using AC Forums mobile app
    Patrick Schroedl likes this.
    04-22-2014 05:46 PM
  6. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    What have you tried? Did you get an update?

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using AC Forums mobile app
    No update. My first two days were great. No background updates other than Gmail. Did reboots but it seems KitKat on S4 (from Google search) and S5 are doing this. I just don't get it.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    Patrick Schroedl likes this.
    04-22-2014 06:07 PM
  7. edge4628's Avatar
    I am having the same issues. I leave my phone on airplane most of the day as I get no service at work, I have wifi off when sleeping and still my battery drains.

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    The thing that bugs me is that I have been spending most of my time for the last two weeks trying to find ways to save battery and it is barely working, or at best working inconsistently. I might need to try a replacement. What do you guys think?
    tonyr6 likes this.
    04-22-2014 06:46 PM
  8. sirmaru's Avatar
    Activate Ultra Power Savings by using TWO fingures to pull down the settings. A 100% battery charge can last 12 days and still allow calls, messages and the internet. However, its all in black and white and all other apps are suspended. I turn it on every night when I sleep.
    alexandra g likes this.
    04-22-2014 06:49 PM
  9. bespinct's Avatar
    Activate Ultra Power Savings by using TWO figures to pull down the settings. A 100% battery charge can lase 12 days and still allow calls, messages and the internet. However, its all in black and white and all other apps are suspended. I turn it on every night when I sleep.
    Why not just plug it in when you sleep?

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-22-2014 07:30 PM
  10. Benmt's Avatar
    Ok everyone. I just restored my Galaxy S5 ( AT&T) to factory defaults and then after the restore I turned off location completely. I will let you know. As of right now it's showing the display using more battery than the OS. But I also think there's an OS update. I'm going to check that out next.
    **update**
    No update for the OS.
    04-22-2014 07:32 PM
  11. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Ok everyone. I just restored my Galaxy S5 ( AT&T) to factory defaults and then after the restore I turned off location completely. I will let you know. As of right now it's showing the display using more battery than the OS. But I also think there's an OS update. I'm going to check that out next.
    I am not sure which if any US providers got the update yet but Verizon for sure hasn't. I'm hoping for a fix because the one time my display used more the battery was excellent.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    04-22-2014 09:23 PM
  12. Chris Abbott's Avatar
    Looks like some of you guys are having the same "glitch" I am...under battery stats, the mobile network signal has gaps of "black" or "blank space" in between where it should be green or yellow or whatever. Weird.

    I've also noticed that my android system is using more battery then the display. This issue seemed to have started today.
    04-22-2014 09:47 PM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    No update. My first two days were great. No background updates other than Gmail. Did reboots but it seems KitKat on S4 (from Google search) and S5 are doing this. I just don't get it.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    Try a cache clear in recovery?
    04-22-2014 09:58 PM
  14. sirmaru's Avatar
    Why not just plug it in when you sleep?

    Posted via Android Central App
    If you go to work every day, do both. Plug it in every night and only use Ultra Power Saving in the day. You will have full internet, phone and message capabilities with maximum battery life each day. You then can leave off UPS on weekends and holidays to enjoy all the other apps.
    04-22-2014 10:15 PM
  15. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Try a cache clear in recovery?
    Doesn't work. I'm beginning to think this is normal because I'm seeing complaints on the Nexus devices with KitKat.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    04-22-2014 10:28 PM
  16. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Doesn't work. I'm beginning to think this is normal because I'm seeing complaints on the Nexus devices with KitKat.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    Hopefully it can get figured out.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-22-2014 11:30 PM
  17. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    It's a KitKat problem with Location.

    My GS4 has had this on and off for the past few weeks and each time I've turned Off Location, Android System drops dramatically, something very wrong with KitKat's location management.
    04-23-2014 05:03 AM
  18. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    It's a KitKat problem with Location.

    My GS4 has had this on and off for the past few weeks and each time I've turned Off Location, Android System drops dramatically, something very wrong with KitKat's location management.
    I just disabled location services completely so we will see how it does.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    04-23-2014 05:04 AM
  19. Fdmstng99's Avatar
    I just disabled location services completely so we will see how it does.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    I had this issue with my Moto X, the Android OS was using at time over 50%. I turned off location service and disable a few things, never did get it to go below 35%. Hope my S5 doesn't start this.
    Eclipse2K likes this.
    04-23-2014 06:23 AM
  20. Jasburyy's Avatar
    I hate the battery usage on this phone, and its going back...check out the time on, and battery level in this pic, along with AndroidGalaxy S5 : Android System using too much battery-2014-04-24-09.02.08.jpg system
    tonyr6 likes this.
    04-24-2014 10:52 AM
  21. dee632's Avatar
    I don't know how to do a screen shot but I just looked at my phone (2 days old) and it says Android OS 76%, and Android System 7%. Battery at 70% with 15 hrs 46 min on battery. Can anyone tell me what this means? Thank you. It's an S5
    04-24-2014 11:52 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Have you tried wake lock detector to see?

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    04-24-2014 12:31 PM
  23. dee632's Avatar
    sorry where do i find wake lock detector and what does it do?
    04-24-2014 01:07 PM
  24. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I hate the battery usage on this phone, and its going back...check out the time on, and battery level in this pic, along with AndroidClick image for larger version. 

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    The issue is any KitKat device is doing this. Google is working on a fix and phone manufacturers will need to update their software with it. I've read that it appears to be the camera causing it to never sleep.

    I've never seen that severe of drain before though.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    tonyr6 likes this.
    04-24-2014 04:04 PM
  25. Eclipse2K's Avatar


    This is all kinds of ridiculous. I'm charging my phone during the day which I haven't done in years!

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    04-25-2014 01:20 AM
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