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Default Galaxy S5 battery drain temporary workarounds

My Galaxy S5 was experiencing extreme battery drain, even while not in use and in my pocket.

After a bit of searching, it turns out I'm not alone. So I thought I'd share my potential fixes to this problem. Your solution may be different to others, so try each one until you find your battery works as good as it should, like mine now does.

Attached is what my battery drain looks like after these 3 tips, even during heavy use.

If you have any extra possible solution, then please post them.

Problem: Android 4.4.2 bug: When location is enabled it causes extreme battery drain. Because it doesn't let the phone sleep.
Solution: Turn off location services until a patch is released.

Problem: Quick Connect not allowing the phone to sleep.
Solution: Root your phone, and either delete or move the APK files: QuickConnect.apk & QuickConnectInteraction.apk from /system/app to somewhere else, such as a disabled folder.

Problem: Skype bug causing battery drain.
Solution: Uninstall Skype until a patch is released.
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Hmmm that's strange, my S5 has the best battery life i've ever had on a phone.
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I'm pretty sure you turn on the Always ready to connect in Quick Connect that causes thw device unable to sleep.

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I'm pretty sure you turn on the Always ready to connect in Quick Connect that causes thw device unable to sleep.

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That wasn't working for me. No matter what I did, my battery was being demolished so that I had 50% 3 hours off-charge. Now I get so much more.
 
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Originally Posted by craigcrawford1988 View Post
My Galaxy S5 was experiencing extreme battery drain, even while not in use and in my pocket.

After a bit of searching, it turns out I'm not alone. So I thought I'd share my potential fixes to this problem. Your solution may be different to others, so try each one until you find your battery works as good as it should, like mine now does.

Attached is what my battery drain looks like after these 3 tips, even during heavy use.

If you have any extra possible solution, then please post them.

Problem: Android 4.4.2 bug: When location is enabled it causes extreme battery drain. Because it doesn't let the phone sleep.
Solution: Turn off location services until a patch is released.

Problem: Quick Connect not allowing the phone to sleep.
Solution: Root your phone, and either delete or move the APK files: QuickConnect.apk & QuickConnectInteraction.apk from /system/app to somewhere else, such as a disabled folder.

Problem: Skype bug causing battery drain.
Solution: Uninstall Skype until a patch is released.
Problem: Backlight of the touch keys uses some battery
Solution: Go to settings under Display and turn the backlights off

Problem: Screen uses more power lighting up brighter displays
Solution: Use a BLACK Lockscreen and homescreen

Problem: Air Gestures use valuable battery
Solution: Turn off all un-needed gestures and motions under settings of motions and gestures.


Credit: http://phandroid.com/2014/04/25/sams...-things-to-do/
 
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I was getting the battery drain and slow charging. Removed and reinstalled Google Search and that fixed the battery charging. I couldn't figure out the battery drain so I simply factory resetted it and it has been great since. I am at 30 hours since my last charge and still have 50% to go, with light use.
 
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I was getting the battery drain and slow charging. Removed and reinstalled Google Search and that fixed the battery charging. I couldn't figure out the battery drain so I simply factory resetted it and it has been great since. I am at 30 hours since my last charge and still have 50% to go, with light use.
You say removing the Google Search fixed you problem with the slow charging of your device ?!? I have noticed that my device charges very slow connected to an USB3.0 port...it only charges with 450mA.
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