note 5 battery life draining

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Straight to the point. Within 4 hours my phone has used 80%. It also keeps automatically turning on my wifi and ive searched everywhere to try and stop it from doing so.

I tried to find connection optimizer (searched it on s finder and nothing) tried going to wifi setting even turned turned to not always stay on during sleep (only thing that did was disabled it when I close the screen)

Any suggestions to fix this?

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Just for starters. Disable the Facebook app right out of the phone. When I did that I noticed my battery went from burning in a half a day to at least getting me through the day. I switched to the mobile version and it works just as well if not better.

It also says the most was the screen which if you watch videos or have the screen brightness high all the time, it will cause a lot of battery drain. I find in my old work we had a lot of lights off, so autobrightness had my phone dimmed. New place i work at has LED lights that I wish I had sunglasses for, autobrightness always keeps the screen high because it thinks it is super bright and making it so I can't see the screen. I have to manually adjust it while at work. The rest I find is a purge and test mode of what causes your battery to really drain as sometimes an app is using system functions and so the app itself is 0.5% but the android system jumps to 50%.
 

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Okay so disable the Facebook app and use it via internet? What about the messenger app as well? And the .5 apps are actually contributing to the system percentage?

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Is "Smart network switch" set to On in Settings/WiFi/More/Advanced? That may account for the WiFi constantly switching on/off.
 

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Alright this is what I did.

1)Download a theme that uses black as its main color
2) Download greenify
3) Delete the Facebook app and just use the mobile browser version
4) Go into locations and make sure it is turned onto battery saver mode.
5) While under location, scroll to the very bottom and there should be a Google app location history. Click on it and turn it off (I think this was the huge drainer for me).
6) Obviously keep the screen on auto or just not at a high brightness if you can.

If I think of anymore I'll let you know. My battery life has vastly improved.
 

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The type of battery draining you're seeing is quite extreme... give a try to the previously mentioned tips. Personally even with all the social media type apps loaded and "running" I've always managed to end my day with about 20% of battery left, it having been off the charger for 15-16 hours. (I'm definitely not a power user) But I digress, recently I disabled the social media apps and my battery life has skyrocketed.

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Give that a shot plus you could always wipe cache partition.
 

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I bought the Note 5 the day it came out and I have always been able to get through the day without charging. Recently, I noticed that it was a struggle to get through the day without recharging at some point, so I decided that I would uninstall a few apps that I could bypass by using bookmarks in chrome. I got rid of Facebook, Target, AutoZone, Best Buy, Lowes, Home Depot and a few more.

Most of the apps that I got rid off just serve up web pages for their site and the real drain is that they connect to the internet whether you use them or not and some of them there seems to be no way to stop it. I did keep a few apps that I use regularly, such as Amazon, apps for my Bank and Credit Card, etc.

I bookmarked the web pages for all of the apps that I removed. I haven't missed any of the apps that I took off at all and my battery is much happier for it having around 50% left at the end of the day and having 3 hrs -/+ of screen time. I could almost make second day on one charge.
 

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I have noticed that like mentioned in one of the articles, my phone seems to hit the same percentage after being off the charger for a certain amount of time.

What mean is, i take the phone off the charger at 630pm, and by say roughly 1030pm i am at somewhere around 80 percent. By 3am i am between 70 and 76 percent.

Now this changes somewhat if i am on my phone more than normal..

I have wanted to Uninstall fb, but to be honest i am not going to spend this much money on a flagship and then not use it how i want.

I have forced myself to worry so much about battery, and what i have found is after a 12 hour shift and a couple hours of playing on it after work i still have between 25 and 40 percent battery left, depending on what i am doing. I do find i get through a long day though, and thats about the best i can ask for.

The only real settings i have turned off is sync is off and location is set on power saving. Brightness is set to about 25 percent but auto bright is usually on.

Good luck to you, here is hoping the note6 has the 3600mah battery lol.. but this one gets me through a long day, unless its a day that im just really racking up time on the phone.

Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
 

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Thanks guys, I'll get to working on my phone to see what I can do!

I really hate the fact my phone drains like this. I bought the note 5 in hopes of a good battery life. I don't sit on my phone non stop or multitask. When I'm at work I'm usually using wifi to watch anime and my phone goes on a battery buffet.

There's times where I'll unplug it and it will just drain by the minutes.

I shouldn't be forced to literally stay off my phone to make it through the day.

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To add a perspective, I take phone off charger around 0530-0600, and during a normal workday, get home with 65-70% battery remaining. By the time the Note 5 goes back on charger around 2200, battery % is typically still well above 50% or more. While at work I actually work, so no video streaming or game playing. I do listen to music while working (no streaming), and check email and texts on breaks. I do not have Facebook installed, so that may help with the good battery life.