1. crazed_z06's Avatar
    Arrgh.. the worst thing about the battery drain on Kit Kat is apps like betterbatterystats and wakelockdetector dont work the same anymore. So it's virtually impossible to track down wtf is going on.

    So annoying
    06-11-2014 12:00 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's true. But with some good detective work (along with some random luck), you may be able to figure it out with the tools you have available. Can you give us a few details of when and how your battery issues are occurring? In the meantime, review this guide, if you haven't already: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...ving-tips.html
    06-11-2014 12:38 PM
  3. crazed_z06's Avatar
    Every since KitKat updgrade, Android OS and Android System just eats battery. Ive tried factory resets, cache wipes, disabling Google Now, everything.. No dice

    I know it must be some app because my battery will be great after a factory reset. Then after I download all my apps and start actually using the phone, everything goes to crap. I dont have that many apps and hardly anything is syncing. Someting is causing Android System/OS to just run constnatly though.

    I dont have the patience to figure out what's causing it

    I have barely used to phone today (17 mins onscreen time) and it's discharging at over 3% per hour..


    06-11-2014 04:20 PM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    If it's bad, I would recommend at keast trying 3 things that have helped me.
    Leave the sd card out for 2 or 3 days, moving the minimum of what you need to device storage.
    Turn off / disable Google +,
    and untick most sync items in Accounts - Google while sync is on (Picasa etc) .
    I also disable Google aops for music, books etc as I don't need them.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    06-11-2014 05:00 PM
  5. crazed_z06's Avatar
    ok thanks.. Ive heard about removing the SD Card.. I do have my card filled with about 32GB of MP3s.
    06-11-2014 05:03 PM
  6. jpr's Avatar
    Arrgh.. the worst thing about the battery drain on Kit Kat is apps like betterbatterystats and wakelockdetector dont work the same anymore. So it's virtually impossible to track down wtf is going on.

    So annoying
    If you really want to use wakelock detector you can using adb. You can do it two ways - one with a pc app and one with a terminal emulator on your phone. See the link in the description area of the app on the Play Store. I've done the non-pc app way and it works (didn't try the pc app) - but you have to do it everytime you reboot your phone. If you just want to track down a problem though that shouldn't be a problem.
    06-11-2014 07:50 PM
  7. kj11's Avatar
    ok thanks.. Ive heard about removing the SD Card.. I do have my card filled with about 32GB of MP3s.
    I reluctantly removed my SD card and my better life has gotten much better. Annoying though, as I'd prefer to be able to use the SD card

    Sent from my SM-N900V using AC Forums mobile app
    06-14-2014 05:55 AM
  8. z06mike's Avatar
    I believe one of the big differences might be signal. If you look at your signal there is a lot of yellow and grey. When you have bad/no signal that will absolutely kill your battery.
    06-14-2014 01:38 PM

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