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.