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By xxjack3dxx, Member on 13th May 2014, 12:30 PM
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Hi everybody. I know that's another topic about battery life but I really need some advice. I have the canadian S5 model (Snapdragon). Since I got it, I never got good battery life. My usage is only net browsing, text messaging, facebook and a bit of game. And i'm always on 4g. I give you a picture of my battery life. Sometimes, I only got 2 hours screens on. For me it's not normal but it is?

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13th May 2014, 01:29 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by xxjack3dxx

Hi everybody. I know that's another topic about battery life but I really need some advice. I have the canadian S5 model (Snapdragon). Since I got it, I never got good battery life. My usage is only net browsing, text messaging, facebook and a bit of game. And i'm always on 4g. I give you a picture of my battery life. Sometimes, I only got 2 hours screens on. For me it's not normal but it is?

Thank you very much


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I went into applications manager and turned off all the extra stuff and bloat I dont use or need. Since we dont have root thats the best available option without uninstalling system apps you dont want. I also have ART turned on in General/Developer Options?Select runtime system. It makes the phone a bit more snappier and a bit more RAM effectiant friendly. Some say it doesnt do anything to battery life but since Ive had it on I do notice a small increase in battery life. I think it comes from the better RAM usage.
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What cooza said:

In addition, I like to install a battery monitoring app such as GSam Battery Monitor. It gives you a better per-app breakdown of battery usage. My poor battery life was all Android System so turning off built-in apps helped me there.
13th May 2014, 07:33 PM |#4  
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Hi everybody. I know that's another topic about battery life but I really need some advice. I have the canadian S5 model (Snapdragon). Since I got it, I never got good battery life. My usage is only net browsing, text messaging, facebook and a bit of game. And i'm always on 4g. I give you a picture of my battery life. Sometimes, I only got 2 hours screens on. For me it's not normal but it is?

Thank you very much


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Replace it under warranty ATT has always replaced my batteries for free under warranty. They even offer to replace the whole phone.

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I actually installed gsam apps. Yesterday, my battery life was a bit better. Last night, I've plug my phone and I unplug it when the battery has been full charge. I only use it for 1 hours and after I've go to sleep. And then check my battery after the night. Seriously I don't know what to do

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I only use it for 1 hours and after I've go to sleep. And then check my battery after the night. Seriously I don't know what to do

do you have Location services enabled?

By disabling that i found a few apps that were using it that surprised me, while the phone was otherwise sleeping, reducing those apps significantly helped. Leaving location service disabled helped the most.
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I actually installed gsam apps. Yesterday, my battery life was a bit better. Last night, I've plug my phone and I unplug it when the battery has been full charge. I only use it for 1 hours and after I've go to sleep. And then check my battery after the night. Seriously I don't know what to do

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Click on the graph and it will show you more details.
I see, a constant blue line in your picture.
Is something keeping your phone awake?
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What game is it? Have you compared a day without gaming or browsing to a day with it?

On the battery monitoring app advice, be careful. Stay away from ones that offer to control the phone. I've seen and read that those kind can make matters worse on the S5 and the one I tried made my battery got (weird, but true).

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