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[Q] Never in Deep Sleep *backup* always running?

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21st January 2014, 09:56 PM   |  #1  
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Hi

I've got an issue with my stock and rooted Nexus 5 (4.4.2). Based on what Better Battery Stats shows, the device is always Awake (see attached screenshot "Nexus-5-Never-Sleeps_c.jpg"), or, put differently, never in Deep Sleep (→ "Nexus-5-Never-Sleeps_g.jpg"). Additionally, I see that there's a *backup* Partial Wakelock, which is always running (→ "Nexus-5-Never-Sleeps_d.jpg").

While the battery drain isn't that bad (-17% in 7 hours), I still find that pretty strange. The device was "idle" all that time (ie. just lying there, with constant Wi-Fi and screen basically always off, receiving SMS and vibrating at times).

I have switched from 4G to 3G data connection and have disabled Dropbox photo sync. I also turned off Google+ pictures auto backup (and also sync of Google Fotos and Google+ Fotos in the account sync settings).

Hm, ja, well, how to allow the device to go to sleep/how to find out, what's keeping it awake? What's that *backup* wake lock?

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Alexander
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21st January 2014, 10:10 PM   |  #2  
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That is strange. Hopefully someone can chime in on what backup might be doing but if I ever notice something running abnormally long like that a phone reboot usually fixes it right up.
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17% in 7 hours is horrible. I lose maybe 3% in the same amount of time. Have you tried disabling your wifi? Or changing the sleep policy to "only when plugged in" or "never"?

Also, do you have your N5 setup to backup to google servers? I'd disable that as well.
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What app did you use to edit your pictures?

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That is strange. Hopefully someone can chime in on what backup might be doing but if I ever notice something running abnormally long like that a phone reboot usually fixes it right up.

Yeah, a reboot often fixes it - I think I rebooted already. Will do now and report back tomorrow night. Thx.
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17% in 7 hours is horrible. I lose maybe 3% in the same amount of time. Have you tried disabling your wifi? Or changing the sleep policy to "only when plugged in" or "never"?

Also, do you have your N5 setup to backup to google servers? I'd disable that as well.

Disable wifi? How to get data then? That's no solution, as the N5 is then just a paper weight. Data is too expensive and slow.

I have backup enabled. And, well, for kicks and giggles, I'll disable that as well (after tomorrow, as to not mix up results with having rebooted). Where do I disable backup exactly?
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What app did you use to edit your pictures?

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Disable wifi? How to get data then? That's no solution, as the N5 is then just a paper weight. Data is too expensive and slow.

I have backup enabled. And, well, for kicks and giggles, I'll disable that as well (after tomorrow, as to not mix up results with having rebooted). Where do I disable backup exactly?

I'm not 100% sure what that *backup* represents but I would guess it's the one you can find in Settings under Personal called Backup & Reset. It could also be related to Auto Sync.
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Disable wifi? How to get data then? That's no solution, as the N5 is then just a paper weight. Data is too expensive and slow.

I have backup enabled. And, well, for kicks and giggles, I'll disable that as well (after tomorrow, as to not mix up results with having rebooted). Where do I disable backup exactly?

I'm not saying permanently disable wifi, just when you aren't using it. You can set your wifi to sleep when the phone sleeps. When you turn your screen back on, your wifi will turn back on as well. It's in advanced settings.

For backup, there is an option in settings called "backup and reset".
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Ok in wifi go into settings and disable wifi analyze, in locations select Battery saver, if you have app Ops then use it to disable location in the Google play services.

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