Another battery thread.PLEASE help!

ShutterSnappy

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Hey all, just got my new Note 4 yesterday. Verizon. I did a full charge before activating. I noticed during activation the battery was draining rather quickly :(

I wouldn't say im a power user but do frequently check email and what not. Battery is draining fast. Still on first power cycle. is this normal or should i think about returning for a replacement?
 

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Something to keep in mind is batteries do need a few charge cycles to break in. You said you just got it yesterday?
 

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Whats your screen on time during that 16 hour period? Seems like you turned the screen on quite frequently. During standby you don't appear to have too many wakelocks so that's good. Your signal isn't the greatest so that could be contributing to things as well as screen brightness if you have that dialed up.
 

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I don't think this is true anymore based on other threads. The proportions in the pictures look right. 16 hours off charge doesn't seem awful if I am reading it right...but I may not be...

Something to keep in mind is batteries do need a few charge cycles to break in. You said you just got it yesterday?
 

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Thanks to all the answers above. I will give it a few cycles and hope it gets better.

id guess during that 16 hour period 6-8 hours would have been me sleeping/ getting ready for work so no real usage. i do check frequently incoming emails and texts and had a few phone calls. I should have added this is my second note 4 ( long story but i returned the first) and I felt that first one had a much better battery. Im already down to 10% so i will fully recharge and see how the next cycle goes.

thanks again.
 

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Thanks to all the answers above. I will give it a few cycles and hope it gets better.

id guess during that 16 hour period 6-8 hours would have been me sleeping/ getting ready for work so no real usage. i do check frequently incoming emails and texts and had a few phone calls. I should have added this is my second note 4 ( long story but i returned the first) and I felt that first one had a much better battery. Im already down to 10% so i will fully recharge and see how the next cycle goes.

thanks again.
 

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I don't think this is true anymore based on other threads. The proportions in the pictures look right. 16 hours off charge doesn't seem awful if I am reading it right...but I may not be...

I am not inclined to agree. My M8 took 6 days before I started seeing battery times similar to what everyone else was claiming.
 

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It doesn't matter if we agree ;-) I was only referring to a technical wrote up that was by a guy in the business who seemed to know what he was talking about. It's too buried to go find it but it tracked with other things I have heard about these kinds of batteries. If I ever see it I'll post it. Until then this is from the wiki. Not trying to sell you. I have just been hearing this about Li ion batteries since they came out...

[h=3]Conditioning[edit][/h]The need to "condition" NiCd and NiMH batteries has incorrectly leaked into folklore surrounding Li-ion batteries. The recommendation for the older technologies is to leave the device plugged in for seven or eight hours, even if fully charged.[SUP][93][/SUP] This may be a confusion of battery software calibration instructions with the "conditioning" instructions for NiCd and NiMH batteries.[SUP][94][/SUP]

I am not inclined to agree. My M8 took 6 days before I started seeing battery times similar to what everyone else was claiming.
 

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hdhuntr, you're right about the batteries themselves not needing any break-in period. Lion batteries are good to go from the box as far as that is concerned.

But I do think Golfdriver97 is on the right track. The battery life of the phone the first 2-3 days is usually completely different than what it is once the phone has settled in, stopped downloading firmware updates, indexing files, user tweaks, customizations, photo downloads...all the stuff we do when we get geeked up over our new phones.
 

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...During standby you don't appear to have too many wakelocks so that's good...

So what exactly is a wakelock and why is it bad? How does one check/see if he has had too many wakelocks?

16 hours at 22% seems similar to what I've been seeing, with around 5 hours of screen time.
 

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If it does keep happening contact Verizon and let them know about it.I have and Verizon note along with 5 other people I know and at least three of us have what looks like and fast drain on the battery even after a week of use. Mine was actual exchange for and new one in the store after I bought a new battery fron Verizon and it it still didn't't go away. Even after the exchange I'm still not get the battery life others are. and I havent added any apps to the phone out side what was on it out the box .so if it is a software glitch the only way they get it fixe if you let big red known
 

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I turned off the battery % icon and also read somewhere else to limit background apps to 4 in developer mode. I'm on my second cycle and will see how long i can last.