04-06-2015 07:32 PM
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  1. slopokdave's Avatar
    I normally plug my phone in at night, but I wanted to see how standby was last night so I left it unplugged. Went to bed at about 93%, woke up to 60%. Battery usage said Cell Standby was the largest eater of my battery.

    Nothing was going on in the background except normal sync. I already installed the day 1 OTA and updated/installed my regular apps.

    -Dave, T-Mobile
    03-31-2015 10:27 AM
  2. 20blks's Avatar
    That's not good. With sync enabled and wifi on my S5, I lose 10% give or take a few

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    03-31-2015 10:28 AM
  3. TimmE's Avatar
    Hmm. That's.... awful! I hope it's just an abhoration.

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    03-31-2015 10:29 AM
  4. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Keep us posted. This is a bit alarming!
    03-31-2015 10:29 AM
  5. Kennyb123's Avatar
    Did you hard reset after the OTA?
    03-31-2015 10:31 AM
  6. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Will be interesting to see what others have to say. Depending on how proactive you want to be, you could try to do a factory reset and see if there was some glitch with the install. Or you can wait to see if this is a common issue. Either way, it will obviously be fixed, and sooner rather than later. Losing that much on cell standby when the phone hits the masses will not go over well.
    03-31-2015 10:32 AM
  7. Coney718's Avatar
    Yikes!! when I get mine I'll make sure to test this as well.
    03-31-2015 10:33 AM
  8. clevin's Avatar
    I am just gonna keep repeating myself.

    Turn off sync and data when not in use.

    Google is making attempt all the time to get you connected. In lollipop, simple data toggle is gutted so many power management apps stop functioning.

    You need to manually stop Google, otherwise it will just kill your battery.
    deeb215, Gray Area and bgl321 like this.
    03-31-2015 10:38 AM
  9. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I am just gonna keep repeating myself.

    Turn off sync and data when not in use.

    Google is making attempt all the time to get you connected. In lollipop, simple data toggle is gutted so many power management apps stop functioning.

    You need to manually stop Google, otherwise it will just kill your battery.
    I always tell people this. All those Google apps you don't use are set to sync by default. That's such a waste of battery life.

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    deeb215, Gray Area and bgl321 like this.
    03-31-2015 10:44 AM
  10. chezm's Avatar
    I am just gonna keep repeating myself.

    Turn off sync and data when not in use.

    Google is making attempt all the time to get you connected. In lollipop, simple data toggle is gutted so many power management apps stop functioning.

    You need to manually stop Google, otherwise it will just kill your battery.
    I have my Nexus 5 fully syncing throughout the night (including Google) and even with its crappy battery i wake up to only a loss of 5-10% max. I dont consider what you're stating is a proper solution but just masking the problem. The likelyhood is the device and its battery are getting accustomed to the software which takes a few days.
    03-31-2015 10:47 AM
  11. clevin's Avatar
    I have my Nexus 5 fully syncing throughout the night (including Google) and even with its crappy battery i wake up to only a loss of 5-10% max. I dont consider what you're stating is a proper solution but just masking the problem. The likelyhood is the device and its battery are getting accustomed to the software which takes a few days.
    and you consider 10% loss acceptable?

    Not in my book. My note 3 loses less than 2% overnight.
    03-31-2015 10:51 AM
  12. Jdroids's Avatar
    If you don't use Google+ app, make sure it doesn't sync in background. You can uncheck everything on Google+, google play on account sync setting. But it's best to go into Google+ app setting and sign out from there. Google wants it running on your phone, so they made it hard to find in setting but it's still there for you to sign out. But I leave other google apps like Gmail, Search, Maps enabled and they don't seem to harm stand by time much. I normally wake up with about 4~5% lost in my S5. If you use Facebook, Twitter apps in default setting, they can hurt stand by too.
    03-31-2015 10:52 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am just gonna keep repeating myself.

    Turn off sync and data when not in use.

    Google is making attempt all the time to get you connected. In lollipop, simple data toggle is gutted so many power management apps stop functioning.

    You need to manually stop Google, otherwise it will just kill your battery.
    I disagree. I have always left syncs on and never had an issue with previous phones.
    03-31-2015 10:53 AM
  14. edgefever's Avatar
    Starting to sound like a Samsung thread
    Strawdawg2013 likes this.
    03-31-2015 10:56 AM
  15. slopokdave's Avatar
    Did you hard reset after the OTA?
    I didn't... just a regular reset. Guess I could give it a try.

    Starting to sound like a Samsung thread
    HA!
    03-31-2015 10:56 AM
  16. craigrn16's Avatar
    It's probably cause you just updated. Give the OS a day or so and it should settle down

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    03-31-2015 11:03 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am going to update my phone when I get it today, factory reset it, then setup .. Just to ensure no shenanigans arise .
    03-31-2015 11:06 AM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    and you consider 10% loss acceptable?

    Not in my book. My note 3 loses less than 2% overnight.
    More acceptable than 30% lol.

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    03-31-2015 11:26 AM
  19. neo905's Avatar
    I am just gonna keep repeating myself.

    Turn off sync and data when not in use.

    Google is making attempt all the time to get you connected. In lollipop, simple data toggle is gutted so many power management apps stop functioning.

    You need to manually stop Google, otherwise it will just kill your battery.
    I have another idea. Install permissions manager app and deny all the "keep awake" permissions. I didn't do it at first because it wasn't as much of an issue on Kit Kat but it has been on Lollipop. Huge difference. My phone is 2 years old. It isn't the S6.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...launcher&hl=en

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    clevin likes this.
    03-31-2015 11:27 AM
  20. Jdroids's Avatar
    I am beginning to think all these so so battery lives on new phones this year (G flex 2, M9, S6) are mainly due to Lollipop 5.0x. General consensus seems that it's worse than KitKat on stand by. So the ball is on Google's side to fix it.
    03-31-2015 11:48 AM
  21. Daspoo's Avatar
    ^ agreed. Personally, to avoid too much data usage while I snooze and to prevent superfluous notifications waking me up, I use Tasker to switch off data connections at a certain time each night. If work calls or someone sends me a text I get it, but all the other stuff is off till the next morn. Not exactly a *solution* per se, but it addresses the issue somewhat.
    Gray Area likes this.
    03-31-2015 11:56 AM
  22. clevin's Avatar
    I am beginning to think all these so so battery lives on new phones this year (G flex 2, M9, S6) are mainly due to Lollipop 5.0x. General consensus seems that it's worse than KitKat on stand by. So the ball is on Google's side to fix it.
    The thing is a bit more complex, the battery performance is generally improved on sammy devices when they are updated to lollipop (properly). My note 3 is doing better than before.

    So, although I do think google is putting too many connected services and apps, and harasssing those who try to turn data off, lollipop alone may not be responsible for poor battery life on this year's flashship.

    For s6, smaller battery has a big role. for M9, cutting corners on PSR is a big mistake.
    03-31-2015 12:00 PM
  23. ray sital's Avatar
    I am just gonna keep repeating myself.

    Turn off sync and data when not in use.

    Google is making attempt all the time to get you connected. In lollipop, simple data toggle is gutted so many power management apps stop functioning.

    You need to manually stop Google, otherwise it will just kill your battery.
    Actually the better idea is to turn off your phone when you're not using it!

    Seriously,that's a ridiculous solution, these devices should be able to handle syncing without committing suicide.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-31-2015 12:06 PM
  24. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I am just gonna keep repeating myself.

    Turn off sync and data when not in use.

    Google is making attempt all the time to get you connected. In lollipop, simple data toggle is gutted so many power management apps stop functioning.

    You need to manually stop Google, otherwise it will just kill your battery.
    Though this may have some sort of effect, I doubt it's a main issue. I have my Z3 syncing 24/7 and it doesn't kill my battery. I'm sure its other things that are causing it.
    berdinkerdickle likes this.
    03-31-2015 12:09 PM
  25. slopokdave's Avatar
    Actually the better idea is to turn off your phone when you're not using it!

    Seriously,that's a ridiculous solution, these devices should be able to handle syncing without committing suicide.

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    I agree! I know this isn't an answer and sounds more like an excuse, but the quick charging almost makes up for it if standby remains bad. It really is quick. Even on a wireless pad at 1AMP it seems faster than usual.
    03-31-2015 12:13 PM
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