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  1. alkezi's Avatar
    Well it is early but I think it got better. I usually came home with around 40- 50 percent left (unplugged at 7 am). Today I did the same thing and I still got 69 percent here.I also did a factory reset after I update the software.

    For those of you who have a problem with battery life and wifi issue, go to wifi - advanced - uncheck smart network switch

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    02-03-2015 07:28 PM
  2. JGouse0498's Avatar
    I did a clean factory reset immediately after updating, and my battery life is horrible on this first charge. I'm at 17% where previously I'd be closer to 45-50%

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    02-03-2015 08:34 PM
  3. mountainman's Avatar
    Mine seems about the same



    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-03-2015 08:38 PM
  4. konvajw's Avatar
    Frustrating! Went from average of 12+ hours with moderate use to 4-5 hours after lollipop upgrade last evening. Hopefully it just needs more time to "settle", but I'm afraid I have some rogue app not ready for lollipop. Or some other problem that I'm sure won't be easy to figure out.....

    Posted via Android Central App - Verizon S5
    Sean_Potter likes this.
    02-03-2015 08:45 PM
  5. dadathepanda's Avatar
    Mine is worse. Much worse.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    redhothawain likes this.
    02-03-2015 08:45 PM
  6. alkezi's Avatar
    Wow. Seems like I am so lucky. Have you tried to check on gsm battery monitor?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-03-2015 09:18 PM
  7. BigJay1416's Avatar
    I'll have to agree mine really sucks never have to charge it at all during the day, but today I've charged twice
    02-03-2015 09:18 PM
  8. Buddy Eskimo's Avatar
    Well, mine was fine for most of the day until recently. I don't know what change occurred but the battery got down to about 18% after about 24hours of me downloading and pretty heavy usage. I charged it to full, which took an unusually short time, and then it just fell off the world. After 10 mins or so I was already below 90 and my estimated 87% was predicted to last 5 hours. Something was definitely wrong. So, I wiped and did a factory re set and it seems to be doing much better thus far. Its only been 10 mins so ill need more sample time. I'll get back to you.
    02-03-2015 09:49 PM
  9. kenorian's Avatar
    Mine is very clearly worse. Android system and Kernel are higher in percentage. And I'm loosing 7% to Chrome which I never got close to before.

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    02-03-2015 10:13 PM
  10. Cenzo's Avatar
    Pretty bad. Draining much faster now. Also boot time went from 29 seconds to 52 seconds.
    02-03-2015 11:48 PM
  11. BigJay1416's Avatar
    If you like your long battery life don't update at all. Mine is going down 15% an hour not even being on it. The android kernel is taking up 79% of battery drain at this point.
    redhothawain likes this.
    02-04-2015 07:58 AM
  12. andpaul657's Avatar
    Horrible battery life after the upgrade. used 52% so far today in just 3 hours 43 minutes. Kernal used 33.2% of that and Android System used 28.1%. My highest app is Clash of Clans and that only has 3.3% and a total CPU time of 7 mins 49 seconds. Seems like the Kernal and Android System are really sucking some juice from the battery. Hope someone can offer some insight into what can cause this and how we can get it fixed.
    02-04-2015 09:36 AM
  13. kenorian's Avatar
    And, BTW, GSam Battery Monitor doesn't seem to be working properly under Lollipop. When charging, it used to show the actual charging current, i.e. 1200, 1800 ma. Now it shows 1 ma which is clearly wrong. And, it's stats don't have any correlation to the stock battery monitor.
    02-04-2015 09:43 AM
  14. William Kister's Avatar
    Mine seems to be better so far. At the end of my work day, I usually have 50% battery life left. With the update, I have had 70% battery left. This is surprising because I thought it would be the opposite with all of the white in the background. Definitely provided a performance gain and was smoother. I wish it was dark still though.
    02-04-2015 10:20 AM
  15. alkezi's Avatar
    Mine seems to be better so far. At the end of my work day, I usually have 50% battery life left. With the update, I have had 70% battery left. This is surprising because I thought it would be the opposite with all of the white in the background. Definitely provided a performance gain and was smoother. I wish it was dark still though.
    This ^

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-04-2015 11:23 AM
  16. MrSmoofy's Avatar
    Where do I even begin on how much bull**** this update is.

    1. Battery Life is horible.
    2. Constantly getting cool down message
    3. When phone is on mute it now mutes the alarm too so thank you for making me late for work.
    4. SLOW AS CRAP compared to before.
    5. Charging stops starts stops starts over and over it's not the cord happens on all could be related to #2

    This is total BS
    02-04-2015 11:31 AM
  17. randygator's Avatar
    Same problems here. Also constantly getting com.sec.imservices have stopped.
    Phone is a wreck!
    02-04-2015 11:45 AM
  18. srayjacobs's Avatar
    I also did a factory reset after the update. Not sure why the difference, but after 10 hours at work with moderate use my battery is at 75%. And it boots up from off in 20 seconds. It's like my phone is turbocharged. Much faster . Battery life seems to not have changed from before the update.

    Galaxy S5
    02-04-2015 11:46 AM
  19. sully5981's Avatar
    Initially I had google play errors that eventually went away. The next day (yesterday) battery started suffering badly (had to charge it three times). Last night i just performed a factory reset and now the phone works like a champ. I am slowly adding back the apps I had but I am assuming an app was not ready for lollipop and causing the issues.
    02-04-2015 12:14 PM
  20. troshs's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T so no Lollipop yet for me... But holy crap, you guys... The variables in battery life are really making me worry about upgrading. My battery life is shizzle now as it is. Here's a thought though... Do you think it has anything to do with Lollipop using Art instead of Dalvik? A lot of apps weren't ready for it when I tried to switch last summer. Had to go back to Dalvik within a few hours. My phone was pissed!

    Boom! From My S5
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    02-04-2015 01:30 PM
  21. dadathepanda's Avatar
    The built in meter and Gsam battery report totally different findings... These screenshots were taken at the same time (well, one after the other)

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    Attached Thumbnails Verizon Galaxy S5 : how is your battery life after upgrading to Lollipop?-screenshot_2015-02-04-15-11-57.jpg   Verizon Galaxy S5 : how is your battery life after upgrading to Lollipop?-screenshot_2015-02-04-15-10-43.jpg  
    02-04-2015 02:13 PM
  22. zerrisk's Avatar
    On 5.0 - battery life seems fine to me. Lost maybe about 30-60 minutes of battery life, but I have multiple batteries so I'm fine.
    02-04-2015 02:21 PM
  23. jdbmx71's Avatar
    Since the Verizon update my device gets hot. Battery also lasts half the day.
    02-04-2015 02:34 PM
  24. sfogle's Avatar
    Noticeably worse for me. One of my favorite things about the GS5 was the fact that I could easily get a full workday out of one charge and I'm sitting at 29% at only 3:40PM. I'd typically be in the 50-60% range at this time of the day. I have also noticed that my phone feels slower- Apps open slower, the wake button doesn't work as fast. Not a good upgrade for me. I haven't tried a Factory Reset because I don't want to spend hours rebuilding my phone and if that's what it takes to make Lollipop truly "Lollipop"...no thanks. So much for the "improved battery life" hype from Google.
    PamelaMichel likes this.
    02-04-2015 02:42 PM
  25. Wildo6882's Avatar
    It looks like you guys that are having issues are just going to have to factory reset it. That looks to be what others have done that aren't experiencing these major issues.
    02-04-2015 02:43 PM
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