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My N5 draws excessive battery when in standby mode (screen off). It usually ranges from 300-400mA per hour. I was usually getting only 2-10 mA on my N4. I installed the same apps on my N5 that I used on my N4. I'm not a sure if Google Search is constantly on. I disabled Google Now, Google Play Books,Google Play Magazines, Google Play Music, Google Hangouts, Google Newsstand. I'm using Battery Monitor Widget by 3C and 2X Battery - Battery Saver. The Battery Monitor to keep track of the discharge amounts. I am still getting 3.5-4.0 SOT though. Any ideas for common excessive battery drain on Kit Kat 4.4 / N5?
 
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Is the battery monitor not using battery to do its job?

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Is the battery monitor not using battery to do its job?

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Of course it is but not 300-400mA drain. I've used Battery Monitor Widget since N4 with no problems. I'm just not sure which app will draining the battery. at the aforementioned mA.
 
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I used the returns feature to resolve the battery drain.

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I used the returns feature to resolve the battery drain.
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Please enlighten me on how the returns feature works and where it can be located on the phone.

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What's wrong with the stock battery manager?
Do you have your WiFi or cellular data on for most of the time?
A live wallpaper?A app that's constantly on checking for any live updates perhaps?
 
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What's wrong with the stock battery manager?
Do you have your WiFi or cellular data on for most of the time?
A live wallpaper?A app that's constantly on checking for any live updates perhaps?
My WiFi and cellular is automatically toggled to go on (screen on) or off (screen off) by the app 2X - Battery Saver. I used it on my N4 and I had no problems. I can't pinpoint which app is draining. Google Search is always 3rd on my list even when I don't use Google Now.
 
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nobnut,

Please enlighten me on how the returns feature works and where it can be located on the phone.

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lol I think he meant that he returned the phone and got a replacement, or a different phone.

If you want to be very specific about what is causing your drain, then get BetterBatteryStats. If you're rooted, you will see under Alarms the specific service that is causing wakelocks. Most likely it is Google Play Services. The battery drain sucks. Turn off Location reporting in Google Settings (and also turn off remote location under Android Device Manager). Pretty sure that doing both is what helped me. But I went back because I am trying to see if Google Now is worth it. You should aim for 1% per hour idle drain and ~95% deep sleep
 
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lol I think he meant that he returned the phone and got a replacement, or a different phone.

If you want to be very specific about what is causing your drain, then get BetterBatteryStats. If you're rooted, you will see under Alarms the specific service that is causing wakelocks. Most likely it is Google Play Services. The battery drain sucks. Turn off Location reporting in Google Settings (and also turn off remote location under Android Device Manager). Pretty sure that doing both is what helped me. But I went back because I am trying to see if Google Now is worth it. You should aim for 1% per hour idle drain and ~95% deep sleep
I'm not rooted but thinking about it. Google Play Services had been tamed. What I did miss was the Android Device Manager. I just disabled it and see what happens in a few minutes when phone is left idle. Location Reporting I knew about before so I turned it off when I just got my N5. I'm at 1% every 15 minute interval. I was at 1% for 4hrs. at idle when I was using the N4 but not anymore.
 
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1% per 15 is still way too much. Post your BBS log here. Charge and unplug your phone. Leave your phone idle for a while. Then post the log here. You don't have to be root


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