1. n88enw's Avatar
    Hi please can anyone advice me how to maintain my battery life?? i charge my mobile every night to 100% when i go to work about mid day my battery levels is 50% and lower bearing in mind i dont use my fone at work !! ive closed apps turned off apps etc and still i have no joy. i really dont want to factory set it as ive done that before when i had the galaxy s4, and i lost qiute a few photo and contacts.. and still the problem remained.. PLEASE CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME ANY IDEAS ????? Thank you :-
    12-06-2014 01:25 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    1) Turn off all the radios you aren't using - mobile data, GPS, Bluetooth, wifi.

    2) Keep power save on.

    3) Condition the battery. Fully charge it, then use the phone until it tells you to charge it. Do it twice more.

    4) Try to never let it get below 40% charge - that shortens the battery life.

    5) Buy a spare battery and external charger - they're not expensive (2 batteries and a charger are under $25). Then swap batteries when the one in the phone starts dropping to near 40%.

    6) If this is a new phone, give it a few weeks to settle down. Android phones draw a lot of battery in the first few weeks.
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    12-06-2014 01:48 PM
  3. n88enw's Avatar
    Thank You very much i will give that a try
    12-06-2014 05:01 PM
  4. Mst99's Avatar
    Buy the spare battery and oem charger. Problem solved. Disabling all that stuff defeats the purpose of a smartphone...
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    12-06-2014 05:08 PM
  5. AZgl1500's Avatar
    Disabling all that stuff defeats the purpose of a smartphone...
    No it does NOT!

    The internet is not needed unless the phone is unlocked and in your hands.

    My phone automatically turns off the internet when the screen is locked,
    and, when the screen is unlocked the internet is activated again.

    I get 3 days per charge cycle down to the 25% to 40% range depending on how heavy I use it on a given day.

    I have a Qi wireless charger in it making it super easy to top the battery off when needed.

    see my signature
    Attached Thumbnails My Samsung Galaxy s5 battery drains quickly !!-battery-2d-15h-33-.jpg   My Samsung Galaxy s5 battery drains quickly !!-15-hrs-87-battery.jpg  
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    12-06-2014 08:58 PM
  6. Mst99's Avatar
    Good for you, and I just swap a fresh battery and call it a day
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    12-06-2014 08:59 PM
  7. clickerman's Avatar
    So do I with my note 4. I just swap out a new battery in the middle of the day if I need it.
    12-06-2014 09:05 PM
  8. UptownAdam's Avatar
    Thanks for the informative post. How do you set up the phone to automatically turn those things off when screen is locked? I'd like to get the same life out of each battery charge. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5
    09-19-2015 02:49 PM
  9. UptownAdam's Avatar
    Hey, a quick question for AZgl1500. I tried to submit it to your post, but it appeared at bottom of this string. How do you set up your phone to turn all those things off when the screen locks?
    09-19-2015 02:51 PM
  10. Thullraven's Avatar
    I myself did the same thing with all my Android devices, including my S5. I had Juice Defender installed and set up to turn off mobile data when the screen timeouts and/or screen locks. However, that feature doesn't appear to work with the update to Lollipop, so now I manually turn off mobile data when not in use, which is a pain.
    09-19-2015 06:28 PM

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