10-19-2017 08:00 AM
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  1. H8FKAndroid's Avatar
    [Double post, due to app bug - how do I delete?]
    09-14-2017 04:02 AM
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    [Triple post due to app bug! Please oh please don't ban me!]
    09-14-2017 04:03 AM
  3. H8FKAndroid's Avatar
    hahaha ok noted..never thought of that. Since i always think that charging batteries while it still
    has load on it will harm your batteries than draining it to 1 or 2%.
    It's pretty much the other way around.

    We don't live in the age of "memory effect" anymore. (Well, we never actually did)...

    The sooner you charge, the better.

    Also, don't leave it attached to charger, after it's full. Constantly topping it off, to keep it at 100% is also not good.


    Samsung doesn't tell you this, because they want you to burn out your irreplaceable battery soon enough for you to buy the next model...
    09-14-2017 04:08 AM
  4. bedscenez's Avatar
    I might buy s7 Edge international version next year..It's around 400usd only here in UAE and keep
    it at marshmallow. Upgrading it to nougat would repeat this headache again since i think they (Samsung) do purposely make updates for Older models suck so that they can purchase their newest
    flagship.
    09-14-2017 04:18 AM
  5. H8FKAndroid's Avatar
    Upgrading it to nougat would repeat this headache again since i think they (Samsung) do purposely make updates for Older models suck so that they can purchase their newest
    flagship.
    Yes, I experienced this with my S3. The more I updated it, the worse it got. In the end the camera needed 7 seconds just to open!

    I solved that by flashing a custom ROM.

    MY SGS7E has a similar fate awaiting it in the very near future.
    09-14-2017 04:22 AM
  6. bedscenez's Avatar
    here are the latest screenshots of my battery usage with 15% remaining of the battery.
    Attached Thumbnails s7 Edge Battery Questions?-screenshot_20170914-201309.jpg   s7 Edge Battery Questions?-screenshot_20170914-201253.jpg   s7 Edge Battery Questions?-screenshot_20170914-201243.jpg  
    09-14-2017 12:13 PM
  7. H8FKAndroid's Avatar
    here are the latest screenshots of my battery usage with 15% remaining of the battery.
    Your stats look normal. I would LOVE to have stats like that!

    Unfortunately I can not get Android System off the top of the list.


    Also, that's some amazing battery life you have! 2 days? Wow.

    Do you have Wi-Fi and/or Mobile Data enabled at all? I mean in the screenshot Wi-Fi is ON, but otherwise?
    09-18-2017 10:27 AM
  8. bedscenez's Avatar
    my wifi is enabled with like 6 hours of that total screen on time..But that 5 hours 20 minutes is of SOT is like not enough i used to have 6 hours to 7 hours back on Marshmallow. By the way what Version of s7 edge you have do you have the
    Snapdragon version also. Wish we have the exynos version.

    Also i just noticed that having a Dark Theme and adjusting brightness to 30-60% doesnt make any difference..I still lose 1% every 5 minutes whether im just in the home screen without running any apps with wifi on. Just jealous of those guys with the exynos version having more SOT.
    09-18-2017 02:08 PM
  9. natehoy's Avatar
    Unfortunately I can not get Android System off the top of the list.
    Just on the off chance... Do you happen to have an SD card installed? Media indexer is one of the things Android System provides, and it's not all that uncommon to have a corrupted media file (picture, song, video) and have poor Android System trying to re-index that file over and over again, wasting CPU and battery.
    09-18-2017 02:16 PM
  10. H8FKAndroid's Avatar
    I DO have an SD card installed. A Kingston 128GB 45MB/s.

    I use it for large file storage and backups. It's not essential, I wouldn't even notice it's absence unless I go about installing new apps or updating old ones. (Because I auto backup up to 5 old versions of apps in case they get worse with updates)

    Some settings might get messed up if I remove it, but it's totally worth the try, to see if the problem goes away.

    I will remove it for a couple of days, and report back, if a miracle happens!

    Thanks for the tip!


    P.S. If this should turn out to be the problem, is there anything I can do to solve it, while keeping the SD card?
    10-16-2017 05:25 PM
  11. natehoy's Avatar
    P.S. If this should turn out to be the problem, is there anything I can do to solve it, while keeping the SD card?
    The only way that I know of is to find and remove the corrupted file, if that is the cause of the problem.

    Easiest way may be to back up the contents of the chip to a desktop, reformat the chip, and copy the stuff you really need back. The corruption could be in an EXIF (if picture) or MP3 (if audio) tag, though, so the file might be perfectly fine from a "can a desktop OS read it?" perspective but still bad in terms of trying to read the metadata on it and organize it into an album or whatnot.

    Still, if taking the chip out helps, then you can always copy data off it, reformat it, and move what you really need on board back. If the problem comes back, then you know that either the card is having some problems or there's a bad file on there that is causing you problems. You could try using an indexing service on your desktop to see if it shows anything weird, or whatever.
    10-17-2017 12:15 PM
  12. H8FKAndroid's Avatar
    Sadly, after a very short time without my SD card, it became obvious, that this is not the answer.

    GSam still blames:
    - 32.6% on Android System
    - 28.4% on Kernel and only
    - 16.0% on Screen

    SystemPanel2 on the other hand says:
    - 25.0% on Android System
    - 19.3% on Logging Daemon
    - 14.6% on Screen

    Now for me, having been used to Screen always being on top in battery usage, this is bizzare, and annoys me to no end.

    Because either the power use is being reported / assigned incorrectly, or my phone is wasting over a third of my battery on unnecessary tasks.

    Interestingly, when GSam, for an unknown reason, temporarily loses access to the detailed app usage data, it shows a completely different, and much more reasonable power usage distribution - in those rare and unpredictable cases, the screen comes out as the top individial consumer, the apps only top it, due to being counted as a group.

    I'll have to screencap it, next time it happens, or force it to happen, by removing a permission...

    But this is what is leading me to believe, that it could be a reporting issue, and not actual absurd usage by System apps, especially, since otherwise, my phone's battery life and consumption per hour seem reasonable as well.
    10-19-2017 08:00 AM
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