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5.0/5.0.1 Battery life thread

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By blindside2171, Junior Member on 27th April 2015, 05:22 PM
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Just curious to see what the battery life is for everyone who has upgraded to lollipop either by VZW OTA or through JASMINEROM stock 5.0/5.0.1 rooted.
 
 
27th April 2015, 06:24 PM |#2  
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Battery Life is terrible for me on the lollipop 5.0, hardly comes for about 10 hours.
I think we need the next update immediately...
27th April 2015, 06:28 PM |#3  
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1.5 hours off the charger. On the phone for an hour, battery says I only have 7 hours left
27th April 2015, 10:34 PM |#4  
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maybe your issue too?
so im new to the note 3, my boss gave me one which is a huge upgrade over my old razr hd (i do miss unlocked bootloader though). anyways i noticed the phone sucked the battery dead pretty quickly but assumed it was bc of the big screen. one thing annoyed me, it constantly said searching using gps in the notification panel. after doing some searching i found that if i turned off the weather widget on the lockscreen (setting->lockscreen->additional information-> uncheck weather) that it stopped searching for gps all the time, giving me annoying notifications about it every 3 secs and my battery life was greatly improved. hope this helps someone
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so im new to the note 3, my boss gave me one which is a huge upgrade over my old razr hd (i do miss unlocked bootloader though). anyways i noticed the phone sucked the battery dead pretty quickly but assumed it was bc of the big screen. one thing annoyed me, it constantly said searching using gps in the notification panel. after doing some searching i found that if i turned off the weather widget on the lockscreen (setting->lockscreen->additional information-> uncheck weather) that it stopped searching for gps all the time, giving me annoying notifications about it every 3 secs and my battery life was greatly improved. hope this helps someone

Don't forget to use the app greenify. It can really help with battery life.
28th April 2015, 10:17 AM |#6  
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I personally did a factory restore after the update. I have had over three hours screen on time with little mods like disabling apps/bloat and also disabling things like quick glance and such. I am even using bluetooth with my pebble watch. coming from an LG G2 with a 3000mah battery and smaller screen this is awesome. The lollipop update was terrible on the G2
29th April 2015, 06:42 AM |#7  
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Battery Life is terrible for me on the lollipop 5.0, hardly comes for about 10 hours.
I think we need the next update immediately...

I went from being 8 hours off charge to completely dead regardless of use pre-LP to ~20 hours with typical use post-LP. Stock battery and no changes made.
29th April 2015, 12:56 PM |#8  
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I think i had 12 hours with 8 hours screen on time the other day
29th April 2015, 10:54 PM |#9  
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About the same, 2 days of use with ~8 hours screen time.
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No problems here
I *was* initially having problems since I kept leaving certain settings on unnecessarily. I like to crank up the brightness when I'm near a charger at home or in the car so that I can easily see the screen and basically ooh-and-ahh myself with a showroom look. Leaving it all the way up all day was curtains for the battery life obviously, and that's just me. People truly mindful of getting mileage out of the battery are no doubt more careful.

What has helped is that I try to be mindful of what settings I have enabled, and have gotten stellar performance after a day or two of receiving the update. I find that it's a matter of making sure WiFi is off if you're not on a network. I keep my screen brightness on "Auto," and can live with the slower performance when in power saving mode. Sucks not having root and UPSM anymore, but I can live since I rarely made it down to 20% battery life before anyway.

Your mileage may vary with the Sync setting since if it has trouble getting signal, it may get stuck in a loop and chew up battery. I don't know if there are any radio issues caused by 5.0, but I haven't noticed a difference in signal - I get as good of coverage as one can ask for in Central Ohio, and this still seems to be true so far. Anyhow, signal "hunting" has always caused the most trouble for battery life for me on several different devices.

Hope this helps...
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