07-09-2013 02:00 AM
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  1. prepaidguy9081's Avatar
    This is from the last charge about 19 hours ago.

    I have been using my Note 2 for about 2 and a half hours. So that's why things look different as far as Google Services not being on the top of the drain list. I also want to note my screen has been on dim around 30% (give or take) brightness on the slider.

    https://www.box.com/s/4tl6wa1dvl326d6mge3b

    https://www.box.com/s/8i8l8znledp5e48inyj2

    They are from the stock battery list as you can see. I'm just wondering what input you might have and if that's good or bad or whatever.

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    Ur google services seems a little higher % than mine. But I also have gmail frozen.

    I dont know what u could do stock non rooted to increase batt life. All my tricks require root.

    The only thing I can think of is turn off data while ur asleep.

    Or hit airplain mode then turn on wifi, since ur stock tmobile wifi calling will be enabled. Thats if ur around wifi. I would assume wifi is less taxing than cell covrage but I am not sure on that. The only reason I assume that is distance from signal and dcb lvls

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    06-20-2013 09:05 AM
  2. Internet_Tough_Guy's Avatar
    This is from the last charge about 19 hours ago.

    I have been using my Note 2 for about 2 and a half hours. So that's why things look different as far as Google Services not being on the top of the drain list. I also want to note my screen has been on dim around 30% (give or take) brightness on the slider.

    https://www.box.com/s/4tl6wa1dvl326d6mge3b

    https://www.box.com/s/8i8l8znledp5e48inyj2

    They are from the stock battery list as you can see. I'm just wondering what input you might have and if that's good or bad or whatever.

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    20 hours on the battery at 58% left..that's not bad. I use "wakelock detector" app which details how many times a certain app turned on both actively and passively. Can you provide a screenshot of your "detector" app so we can see what is waking up your phone? you can always download "wakelock detector" and run the same overnight diagnostic.

    the stock battery monitor is still too cluttered and you want to see what is the item that is consistently turning on or running. Those detector apps provide more detailed look.
    06-20-2013 01:11 PM
  3. fd501's Avatar
    By any chance, do you have Google Voice? The same thing happened to me today (I believe after installing Google Voice). I have uninstalled Google Voice, and my Google Services usage has gone down from 53% to 49%. Battery life still isn't great, but the Google Services usage has gone down.
    06-20-2013 02:01 PM
  4. Onemoa's Avatar
    no I dont have google voice. I will try a wakelock app but on avg I get about 15min of google services keeping my phone awake.

    I did re inable google now as well just for reminders. I also did try cpuspy and my Note 2 is in deep sleep for 80 to 90 percent of the night. So thats good.. I will try to get a screen of the wakelocks from google services when I wake up.

    I guess the main thing Im trying to figure out is why google services runs on the top of my stock battery meter and doesnt for other people with the same device and settings Im using. But I guess my battery drain isnt that bad overall. typing from my xbox sorry..
    06-21-2013 08:07 AM
  5. prepaidguy9081's Avatar
    Jedi master rom is tmobile bassed and has wifi calling included.

    You can use and old phone with ur sim

    Itll take about 10 mins to root n rom

    But I understand the issue.

    If u disable google services alot of other things wont work tho.

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    06-21-2013 02:33 PM
  6. Double0EK's Avatar
    I noticed on my T889 that Google Music constantly stays on. I uninstalled the update and disabled it. It made a tremendous difference for my phone.

    T889 not rooted. Updated to the latest firmware.
    06-21-2013 06:41 PM
  7. Onemoa's Avatar
    This is from Gsam battery stats.

    https://www.box.com/s/i0tkpotv01p09wg5jcr2


    It's the wake locks from Google services.

    I guess I like having Google Now on and maybe Google will better optimize Google Now. Here's the stats from the stock batterymeter.

    https://www.box.com/s/8k8qj2qutf119eww6hpu

    * https://www.box.com/s/a89iesazsju1g6e1fxqn *

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    06-22-2013 01:07 AM
  8. Onemoa's Avatar
    It's not like I can't make it through the day. But like I said before, I'm just trying to figure out why Google Services never even came up on my battery monitor before then around the time of Google I/O it started happening and look at it now.

    As for the Google Play Music. It doesn't use any of my battery at all really. It is always running in the background though, but that's how it is for everyone. I don't have it synced anyway. I also don't have allot of things checked to sync since I just use this gmail account on this single device and on my PC with drive. That's about it though.

    So how do the screens look? Anyone see anything bad?

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    06-22-2013 01:23 AM
  9. Onemoa's Avatar
    I have been watching GSam battery monitor over the last few days and with Google Now on ect.. I get about 16 to 20 hours of battery life with very light use then after that I'm at about 75% give or take. I then can use my device with very heavy use and get about 4 hours of on screen time before I hit 30% battery life.

    That is on Wi-Fi though so if I'm out you can cut that stand by time down to a lower amount. Let's say 12 to 14 hours then 4 to 5 hours on screen.

    If I take my Note 2 right off the charger, let it sit maybe an hour or so. I get about 6 hours of on screen time before I hit 30%, I always measure using the 90% to 30% since when I first wake up that's what my Note 2 is at or at least close to it. And 30% because there are things you can't do once you hit 30% and you want to either save as much battery from that point as you can with light use or charge it. I tend to charge it before I hit 30% though anyway. Most days I charge it at 40% but I've been using my Note 2 more lately and the battery drain issue due to Google Services has caused more drain.

    I will say though. With car chargers and the big battery in this device. It would be hard to let you're Note 2's battery die.

    Anyway that's my report I hope you check out the screens I posted last night. I notice no one has responded to them.

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    06-23-2013 09:16 AM
  10. crystinonfire's Avatar
    If you click on "manage" it should take you to a specific google service. Once mine took me to "bookmark sync," which i promptly disabled. Other times it takes me to different things, like play store or contacts. You never know which particular google service is the culprit unless you check.
    07-01-2013 06:38 PM
  11. Onemoa's Avatar
    If you click on "manage" it should take you to a specific google service. Once mine took me to "bookmark sync," which i promptly disabled. Other times it takes me to different things, like play store or contacts. You never know which particular google service is the culprit unless you check.
    Yeah I noticed that as well. I find that with bookmark sync disabled it did help a little.

    Right now all I have enabled is Drive, Internet, Calendar, Gmail and Chrome. I don't use the chrome browser though since it is much more taxing then the stock browser and all of my bookmarks sync with it anyway..

    I might disable Chrome sync but it doesn't seem to cause any issues. I also will start to enable some of the other sync option's. Such as my tracks, ect. Slowly and see what happens. It seems contacts sync and Google Plus sync are the two biggest concern as battery drain goes.

    But I will give them a try again one at a time and see what happens.

    I just wish Google would optimize there services for battery life. Mainly Google Now and Google Map's. It would be nice if location history and automatically report from this device wouldn't put so much extra battery drain on top of the battery drain Google Now drains.

    Like maybe at the least add options for the location history in maps to give three levels of accuracy. Or just change it all together so that wouldn't even have to be there and only make it so very large movements would wake it. That way if you're just walking around your house or to you're friends house two houses down the street it wouldn't even wake it and track it.

    I would like to use the location history settings but it's really just to taxing on the battery's stand by time and overall use.

    I really just can't wait for battery technology to allow charging over Wifi. That would change the way our devices are used since there are Wifi hotspots every where. As well as battery's getting smaller but with higher MAH. Those two things will be a godsend.

    But in the mean time. Google needs to work on the battery drain there services cause and optimize them to the best of there extent. That alone would help with allot of things. Right now if you read posts on any forum battery life is more important then power now that everyone is running quad core chips and great video processors.

    Battery life is now what having the most powerful processor was.

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    07-02-2013 03:20 AM
  12. crystinonfire's Avatar

    Right now all I have enabled is Drive, Internet, Calendar, Gmail and Chrome. I don't use the chrome browser though since it is much more taxing then the stock browser and all of my bookmarks sync with it anyway..
    having Drive synced will eat your battery. the android central app is actually another wakelock culprit.
    07-02-2013 05:05 PM
  13. Internet_Tough_Guy's Avatar
    so it looks like a lot has happened since that last time I gave my recommendations. Did you turn off the location reporting features and Google Now notification cards?

    Again, here are threads I used to diagnose the Google Now and Google Maps drain issues, for me Maps was waking up my phone (including Airplane Mode) 300+ times in an 8 hour span regardless of data connection.

    1. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...2-battery.html
    2. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-note-2-a.html


    I realize that these items are not a one-size fit all solutions. Every user have different Google services needs and usage. For me, I don't sync anything with Google services. And I disabled a lot of the T-Mobile and Samsung stock bloatware.
    07-08-2013 01:20 PM
  14. Onemoa's Avatar
    so it looks like a lot has happened since that last time I gave my recommendations. Did you turn off the location reporting features and Google Now notification cards?

    Again, here are threads I used to diagnose the Google Now and Google Maps drain issues, for me Maps was waking up my phone (including Airplane Mode) 300+ times in an 8 hour span regardless of data connection.

    1. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...2-battery.html
    2. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-note-2-a.html


    I realize that these items are not a one-size fit all solutions. Every user have different Google services needs and usage. For me, I don't sync anything with Google services. And I disabled a lot of the T-Mobile and Samsung stock bloatware.
    I did turn off Google Now but I turned it back on. I think I'm getting pretty good battery life now.

    I have report from this device un checked and location history off. The only Google Now cards I have on are birthdays, reminders and that's it I think. Same with notifications.

    I don't sync Google+ , Apps, ect..

    I can easily make it through the day and night before I hit 30% with about 4 hours of screen time on. Depending on what I'm doing.

    Google services still wakes my Note 2 allot but I guess that's just how it's going to be.

    Thanks again.

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    07-09-2013 02:00 AM
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