1. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    i cannot figure out for the life of me what is causing my phone to drain so quickly. i will unplug my phone around 6 or 6:30 and it will be at 40% or 30% by 11 or 12. what can i do to fix it nothing seems strange in my battery settings. i will be posting screenshots of my battery settings to see if there is anyway to improve it. have to charge at least 2 times a day.how can i fix the battery life on my verizon galaxy s5-screenshot_2016-03-07-16-03-42.jpg
    03-07-2016 03:27 PM
  2. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    03-07-2016 03:36 PM
  3. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Just from my own experience, major battery drains are:

    -Wifi
    -GPS Applications (Google Maps, Waze, etc)
    -Leaving SYNC on all the time
    -Facebook, Instagram, etc
    -Screen brightness
    -Any video streaming/chatting

    If you're phone is losing battery life while idle, then something else is wrong. Try a factory reset (I know, annoying) or clearing your cache partition and/or cached data
    03-07-2016 03:42 PM
  4. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    I use my phone a lot but not enough for it to be draining this fast. I am not doing a factory reset as I will lose my stuff which is a pain to get back and doing it may not solve my problems. All started when I got lolipop.
    03-07-2016 03:47 PM
  5. can3gxw's Avatar
    As BlurryEyed stated, also try wiping your partition cache - this won't affect any of your programs or data.
    03-07-2016 03:58 PM
  6. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    I use my phone a lot but not enough for it to be draining this fast. I am not doing a factory reset as I will lose my stuff which is a pain to get back and doing it may not solve my problems. All started when I got lolipop.
    If you haven't done a factory reset since upgrading to Lollipop - I highly suggest it. My battery life went to crap after 5.0 and only a factory reset resolved it. You'll find the same holds true for a lot of other folks as well.

    It's not that hard to back up/reset...
    03-07-2016 04:09 PM
  7. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    That did not work
    03-07-2016 04:16 PM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    FaceBook, among others, will show up under Android OS as well as FaceBook. See, Battery, memory, data hogs... top 10. Try turning FaceBook off for one battery cycle and see what happens. Also, you appear to have a weak 4G signal which will not help your battery situation.
    03-07-2016 04:40 PM
  9. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    I refuse to delete the Facebook app as I love it a lot and it is very useful. is there a way I can prevent it from draining my phone?
    03-07-2016 04:46 PM
  10. ironass's Avatar
    I refuse to delete the Facebook app as I love it a lot and it is very useful. is there a way I can prevent it from draining my phone?
    Get a bigger battery and cover or, delete all your other apps on the phone. Alternatively, use the web browser version of FaceBook.
    03-07-2016 04:54 PM
  11. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    I do not want to use the Web version I like the app better.
    03-07-2016 04:58 PM
  12. ironass's Avatar
    I do not want to use the Web version I like the app better.
    Then, as BlurryEyed and can3gxw have suggested, try wiping your phone's cache partition or Factory data resetting it as per #1.3 and post #2 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
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    03-07-2016 05:20 PM
  13. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    I refuse to delete the Facebook app as I love it a lot and it is very useful. is there a way I can prevent it from draining my phone?
    Wow...you can't go without the Facebook app for one day just to see if it's contributing to your overall battery drain? I think we've offered all the support we can here. Best of luck to you.
    Feldon likes this.
    03-07-2016 08:24 PM

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