1. de1988's Avatar
    So my battery sucks highly.
    I'm attaching to show the screen time over a fee days period and the Android system pic. Does that show any reason why it's so bad?? I don't know what to do. I barely use this thing and it goes so fast! Just posting this took away 3%!!

    Any ideas??
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    10-09-2017 08:12 PM
  2. Hassan272's Avatar
    Definitely a software issue. Install and use GSAM Battery Monitor for more insight regarding what's causing Android OS to drain the battery.
    Try updating the software if possible. If not, go for a cache wipe. As a last resort you could also try a factory reset after backing up your stuff with Kies, or reflashing the stock firmware via Odin.

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    10-10-2017 04:04 AM
  3. Est_XCIV's Avatar
    mine looses 40 to 50% in 2 hours....the Android system is taking the most battery
    10-11-2017 07:57 AM
  4. natehoy's Avatar
    mine looses 40 to 50% in 2 hours....the Android system is taking the most battery
    Do you have an SD card installed? If so, try removing it for a day and see if battery life improves.

    If that helps, you may have a corrupted file on the SD card that Android System is trying to re-index repeatedly and failing.

    Android System does many other things, but a good percentage of the time it's the media indexer - because SD cards occasionally go bad.
    10-11-2017 09:27 AM
  5. Est_XCIV's Avatar
    i moved all my saved offline Spotify music from my SD card to the phones storage and that seemed to solve the issue for my battery life. since I listen to Spotify a lot I would assume that would have been the cause of my high battery drain
    10-12-2017 10:49 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Actually Spotify consumes a lot of battery. I have it offline mode and listening to saved tracks, but GSAM reports my average use jumping to about 8-11% per hour when listening to Spotify.
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    10-12-2017 10:57 PM
  7. de1988's Avatar
    Anyways, if we could get back to the original post....

    I installed GSAM Battery Monitor, but I don't get what any of it does or means. So I'm not really sure how I can use it to help :/
    I tried the cache wipe, which does nothing. And I don't know what Kies, or reflashing the stock firmware via Odin means Plus I don't want to do a factory reset as I did that once with my s5 which was having the same issue, and it did nothing to help. The issue still persisted.

    What would I be looking for in the GSAM battery app?
    10-13-2017 10:06 PM
  8. de1988's Avatar
    Anyways, if we could get back to the original post....

    I installed GSAM Battery Monitor, but I don't get what any of it does or means. So I'm not really sure how I can use it to help :/
    I tried the cache wipe, which does nothing. And I don't know what Kies, or reflashing the stock firmware via Odin means Plus I don't want to do a factory reset as I did that once with my s5 which was having the same issue, and it did nothing to help. The issue still persisted.

    What would I be looking for in the GSAM battery app?
    10-13-2017 10:06 PM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    GSAM would be able to tell you properly what's eating the battery unlike the built in battery program, although you'd have to activate it via ADB commands with a PC. Like this:

    10-13-2017 10:56 PM

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