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  1. aspiller1998's Avatar
    See the screenshots? Android system is always keeping my phone awake for ridiculously long periods of time. My friends s5 after 16 hrs of battery has about 5 min awake time from android system. At the end of the day on my phone I'm around 1-2 hours. I have factory reset this phone about 30 times since April when I got the lollipop update. And no, I am not exaggerating, I have literally factory reset this phone 30 times and I'm sick of doing it. I have also tried disabling all Samsung, Google l, and AT&T junk apps, still nothing. When I FR the awake time is perfect, around 4 min in 16 hours. So I charge the phone, and unplug it when I wake up the next morning. Then bam, android system has already kept my phone awake for 20 minutes in a 2 hour period. A FR fixes the problem for a couple hours to a day, then it's back to where I started. I tried safe mode, still counted up, Uninstalled all app updates, same thing, went to best buy and had lollipop reflashed on my phone, still didn't work. Can't get a replacement due to me being out of warranty. Att and Samsung tell me to go to best buy and to a reflashed every time. Yet It doesn't work. So it's obviously not a 3rd party app from the play store causing this issue. I plug my phone it 2-3 times a day now compared to one overnight charge back on KK 4.4.4. Can't downgrade to KK because AT&T doesn't allow me to, not even through Odin. So I have no clue on what to do now. I really want to go back to an iPhone right now as I didn't have any of these kind of issues. I currently hate my s5 and hoping it'll break soon so I can get a iPhone. Please help, I don't know what to do now. I've done everything possible, literally. I even went into Gsam battery manager and force stopped, and cleared the cache in data in every android system process, still didn't work.

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    06-19-2015 04:19 PM
  2. Evan Mohr's Avatar
    Did you try going into Settings>Display>Screen Timeout then change how long your phone stays on? Maybe you have your phone brightness high like everybody I know. I usually have my phone a little less than 1/4 brightness. Hope this helps!

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    06-19-2015 04:54 PM
  3. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Did you try going into Settings>Display>Screen Timeout then change how long your phone stays on? Maybe you have your phone brightness high like everybody I know. I usually have my phone a little less than 1/4 brightness. Hope this helps!

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    Yes, it's not the screen that's the issue. It's android system keeping my phone awake.

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    06-19-2015 04:55 PM
  4. Miller6386's Avatar
    Download Gsam battery and let that run for a few days. Narrow down what aspect EXACTLY of Android is staying awake. But to be honest your numbers don't seem horrible to me

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    06-19-2015 07:31 PM
  5. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Download Gsam battery and let that run for a few days. Narrow down what aspect EXACTLY of Android is staying awake. But to be honest your numbers don't seem horrible to me

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    It never specifies what is keeping my phone awake under android system. I have once again FR my phone again a couple hours ago. Same apps, same everything. Compare, huge difference.

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    06-19-2015 09:25 PM
  6. Miller6386's Avatar
    The first 4 or 5 days after an FDR it will be high as the Android system needs time to settle in and build cache files. That is completely normal

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    06-19-2015 09:27 PM
  7. aspiller1998's Avatar
    The first 4 or 5 days after an FDR it will be high as the Android system needs time to settle in and build cache files. That is completely normal

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    Do you really think it'll go to normal after 5 days? I hope you're right. What's a normal stay awake time for android system in a 16 hr period?

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    06-20-2015 01:36 AM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    Do you use any of the following apps...

    1. FaceBook
    2. BlackBerryMessenger
    3. Instagram
    4. Messenger
    5. WeChat
    6. FaceBook Pages Manager

    These are known battery drainers and show up under Android OS rather than against the app.

    Facebook and Spotify Music apps are the biggest hogs of your Android phone’s battery, memory, and data


    If you have any of those, or the others mentioned in the article, try disabling them , after fully charging your battery and see what happens after 6 or so hours.
    06-20-2015 02:11 AM
  9. Miller6386's Avatar
    Do you really think it'll go to normal after 5 days? I hope you're right. What's a normal stay awake time for android system in a 16 hr period?

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    Yes it takes a minimum of 3 days usually 5 for the system to fully settle in. Download Gsam so if there are issues we can pin point them.

    As far as average that all depends on apps and sync schedules.

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    06-20-2015 08:48 AM
  10. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Do you use any of the following apps...

    1. FaceBook
    2. BlackBerryMessenger
    3. Instagram
    4. Messenger
    5. WeChat
    6. FaceBook Pages Manager

    These are known battery drainers and show up under Android OS rather than against the app.

    Facebook and Spotify Music apps are the biggest hogs of your Android phone’s battery, memory, and data


    If you have any of those, or the others mentioned in the article, try disabling them , after fully charging your battery and see what happens after 6 or so hours.
    Yeah I've tried that with all apps, nothing.

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    06-20-2015 12:53 PM
  11. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Yes it takes a minimum of 3 days usually 5 for the system to fully settle in. Download Gsam so if there are issues we can pin point them.

    As far as average that all depends on apps and sync schedules.

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk
    Ok, gsam is running now. From a 100% charge.

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    06-20-2015 12:54 PM
  12. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Yes it takes a minimum of 3 days usually 5 for the system to fully settle in. Download Gsam so if there are issues we can pin point them.

    As far as average that all depends on apps and sync schedules.

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    Usage after about 1.5 hrs. As you can see it's at 10min awake time. I'd like to thank you for helping me, as no one else has.

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    06-20-2015 02:12 PM
  13. Miller6386's Avatar
    Usage after about 1.5 hrs. As you can see it's at 10min awake time. I'd like to thank you for helping me, as no one else has.

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    Give gsam 48 hours to really monitor what is going on. As Android builds all the cache files it needs there will be a lot of different things happening.

    Once all that settles and completes then we can look at the details in Gsam and see if you have a problem or not.

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    06-21-2015 08:47 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well first, you have a bad phone signal, that will eat up your battery and keep your phone constantly scanning.
    06-21-2015 09:39 AM
  15. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Well first, you have a bad phone signal, that will eat up your battery and keep your phone constantly scanning.
    You're correct, but that would be cell standby, not android system.

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    06-21-2015 06:12 PM
  16. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Give gsam 48 hours to really monitor what is going on. As Android builds all the cache files it needs there will be a lot of different things happening.

    Once all that settles and completes then we can look at the details in Gsam and see if you have a problem or not.

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    Will do

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    06-21-2015 06:12 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    You're correct, but that would be cell standby, not android system.

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    That will eat your battery up though.

    But.. Location services are included in Android System and if your location services are using cell towers also, it will affect Android System.
    06-22-2015 03:37 PM
  18. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Yes it takes a minimum of 3 days usually 5 for the system to fully settle in. Download Gsam so if there are issues we can pin point them.

    As far as average that all depends on apps and sync schedules.

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk
    Today was great! Let's see how tomorrow goes...

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    06-22-2015 11:25 PM
  19. BR34KF4ST's Avatar
    even when your not using your phone,android system has still got to run right?unless you want your phone to permanently be frozen.

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    06-24-2015 07:41 AM
  20. aspiller1998's Avatar
    Awake bar is horrible. Android system is 15 min awake time in 4 hours since unplugged.

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    06-24-2015 04:01 PM
  21. Miller6386's Avatar
    We need to see what Gsam shows. Your signal is bad I'm guessing it's a weather widget or something trying to sync but Gsam will show more detail

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    06-24-2015 06:09 PM

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