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[Q] Nexus 4 KitKat 4.4.4 battery drain

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23rd July 2014, 12:29 AM   |  #1  
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Since a few weeks I'm experiencing excessive battery drain on my stock Android Nexus 4.
What I tried without succes:
Switching from Chrome to Dolphin Browser
Lowering screen brightness
Lowering screen timeout

In the attachment you can find screenshots from monitoring app GSAM after half a day usage.
Mainly did some browsing, partly on 3G.
How to find out if the culprit is some background process, some app or some Android 4.4.* update?
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23rd July 2014, 02:11 AM   |  #2  
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First, you need an add blocker. If you're rooted try adaway. Google it.

I don't see anything terrible there. You're signals look good. But they're usually the main problem. If you had low Wi-Fi or data signals they could have caused your issue. The browser looks a little high relative to your screen on so maybe that's a little bit of an issue. Is this a one time occurrence or is it typical?

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Thanks for the tip.
I've been using home WiFi and the best 3G provider of my country, so in theory the signal should be healthy.
The day before yesterday the phone shut down after 8-9 hours being on, of which 3 - 3,5 hours active usage.
While browsing I see the battery dropping about 1% per minute. This is since about 2 weeks (not sure whether it's since a certain Android update).
I've read some user complaints about battery usage with the recent Android updates, but not about solutions.

I'll attach new screenshots from GSAM later today when the battery is almost empty.
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how do i wipe the battery status on nexus 4?

its acting very badly

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While browsing I see the battery dropping about 1% per minute. This is since about 2 weeks (not sure whether it's since a certain Android update).

You said this started to happen recently...what changes have you made to the phone in the last few weeks?
5th September 2014, 05:22 PM   |  #6  
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how do i wipe the battery status on nexus 4?

its acting very badly

Ramu


pls help guys, battery beavhing weridly
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Search Wakelock detector app in play store, it can find the bg apps who cause battery drain.

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6th September 2014, 01:41 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
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how do i wipe the battery status on nexus 4?

its acting very badly

Ramu

Quote:
Originally Posted by darkkid85

pls help guys, battery beavhing weridly

You don't... wiping battery stats does nothing but make you feel better.

http://www.androidcentral.com/wiping...oogle-engineer

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