1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I have an SM-G900V and about three days ago, I received an apparent security update. Since then, my battery life has been laughably poor. I'm talking full charge to 5% within 4 hours, without even using the phone. I've tried a cache partition wipe, which did not solve my issue but did fix a few usability issues I was having. I looked in to flashing down to 4.4.2 and rooting, because I have always wanted to, but I have found after some research that Verizon has done a good job of locking out any attempt to do this.

    I'm sort of at my wits end here with this issue. Before this update, my phone never had battery issues, and I always got at least a full day out of the phone before I needed to charge or swap batteries.

    I use Anker brand batteries, rated to the same 1,8xxMah as the factory battery, which I purchased around 4 months ago. So, unless two batteries failed at literally the exact same time, I don't see how that could be my issue.

    If anyone has any tips or guidance about how I can fix this, please let me know.

    03-11-2016 03:19 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does that persist in Safe Mode? Power the Device Up in Safe Mode - Samsung Galaxy S 5 | Verizon Wireless
    03-11-2016 09:13 PM
  3. can3gxw's Avatar
    And can you post a screenshot of the battery stats after the 4 hours discharge? Let's see what's eating up that battery....
    03-12-2016 09:24 AM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    Try wiping your cache partition or a Full wipe+Factory data Reset as per #1.3 and post #2 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide

    See, also, Battery, memory, data hogs... top 10
    03-12-2016 01:01 PM

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