Battery drain driving me crazy

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rogermorse

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Aug 8, 2009
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I've had the phone since the beginning of December. Right since then, I have had battery drain no matter what. In the first days I experienced it even overnight, I am pretty sure with airplane mode activated....

Later on, I wiped the cache from the recovery mode, didn't fix it. I used that 'GService fix' kind of magical app that everybody said it fixed their problems...it didn't fix mine. I performed a hard reset and I did not restore the google account apps, instead I manually downloaded only the apps that I really needed.

There is no apparent pattern on when the battery drain starts: I would find my phone hot and very rapidly discharging (if not already discharged), battery temp hot and cpu temp hot. I disabled all google now functions, I disabled GPS, at first I disabled only some google functions (kept only google keep, calendar and contacts on automatic sync)....but then a couple days ago I disabled the whole automatic sync. Battery still drained without using the phone.

I had read that one reason why google service would take so much battery would be having multiple accounts, or having some problems related with google play games and its sync. I do have games installed on my phone, and they require google play games to work, so that one is installed on the device but I also read that 'people details' under google account settings is relevant to the google play games sync. And in any case as I already said, the whole automatic sync has been disabled in the past 2 days, yet today the phone drained the battery while in my pocket.

I cannot understand what is going on. I am using GSAM to try to monitor things, but till now I have only been able to understand when was the battery drain starting and when was it stopping. I never found the reason. If I choose 'since screen off' on GSAM, I can see that it is again google play services taking most of the battery.

I can see with those softwares (3c toolbox, GSAM) some things, many of them I don't understand and some of them I don't even know how to set. It's pretty useless to know that suddenly my cpu goes high in clock and keeps 90/100% load if I don't know why. There is no rogue app, otherwise it would show on top, right? I can provide these two screenshots:


http://i.imgur.com/wPgGlu7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9hbVG0I.jpg


First screenshot: I had the phone on my desk since 2 days or so. Wifi on, no gps, no sync. I went out around 12:00 and that seems to be exactly the time when the battery drain started. If I choose in GSAM 'since screen off', google services is on top of the list. Unfortunately this cannot be very much relate with mobile data or so, because I have experienced battery drain even with airplane mode or at home with wifi enabled. Second screenshot: I don't know what to make of those packages......

I know that other people with the Axon 7 had the same problem, I googled a lot, didn't solve anything.....and I also know that anyway on any phone this can happen. I had very randomly the same problem on the Nexus 5 but never gave it too much attention because it wasn't too bothering, it was happening every once in a while, but with this Axon 7 I am touching it every 10 minutes to see if it's burning hot or not, constantly afraid to take it out of the pocket and find it with 10% left of battery.....
 
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Fisher17

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Jan 17, 2007
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Here the same problem. Irregular at intervals of 1-2 days. New installation of Google Play services no change. Restart helps only a short time.

The problem:
Cpu %
34 com.google.android.gms.persistent
04 com.google.android.gms
01 com.google.android.gapps

A2017G Build B09

Sorry, Google translation :eek:
 

rogermorse

Senior Member
Aug 8, 2009
196
4
Here the same problem. Irregular at intervals of 1-2 days. New installation of Google Play services no change. Restart helps only a short time.

The problem:
Cpu %
34 com.google.android.gms.persistent
04 com.google.android.gms
01 com.google.android.gapps

A2017G Build B09

Sorry, Google translation :eek:

yes! same thing with me. Google Backup Transport process fires up and eats battery for no reason. Doesn't matter if backup is enabled or disabled, I also disabled appdata sync. I posted two or 3 times in this community group as well:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1421198214846418/permalink/1431610953805144/
 

rogermorse

Senior Member
Aug 8, 2009
196
4
stock, didn't change anything and to be honest should not need to (and not even want to).

My plan: try to find a solution. Good that at least I nailed it to the process (google backup transport - gms.persistent etc etc) and can research from there. I already found tons of people who had the same problems with tons of different devices and even android version (just google com.google.android.gms.persistent battery drain and you'll find the forums full of threads....of course everybody fixed it in the most different ways, none of which worked for me till now).

2nd plan: wait for the nougat update at the end of the month and see what happens

3rd plan: change device (warranty).

I am aware it is not a hardware problem, it must be some loop in the sync (but it happens even with sync off) or a bug in google services.
 

RedWave31

Senior Member
May 9, 2007
648
270
Hmmm, could you say you "just can't sleep" over it? :D

Sorry folks, friday post :p

Batter Battery Stats is usually a very good way to check for rogue apps, tho.
 

rogermorse

Senior Member
Aug 8, 2009
196
4
Battery drain commes with B09! B08 i had no drain at all with B09 i have a ugly battery drain.

caused by what? By the way This is my update screen, why is it showing B04 and still saying that it is up to date? I have auto updates and I also checked manually but it says it is up to date.
 

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Fisher17

Member
Jan 17, 2007
9
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Here the same problem. Irregular at intervals of 1-2 days. New installation of Google Play services no change. Restart helps only a short time.

A2017G Build B09
Sorry, Google translation :eek:

Fixed issue with Google Play Service 10.2.91 (440-144333517). Axon 7 runtime 5 days without battery drain. :good:
 

rogermorse

Senior Member
Aug 8, 2009
196
4
I don't know what was the cause. It was either a loop fail backup of google photos, or the update from B04 to B08 fixed it. No more drain, battery easily lasts 2 days without heavy use of the phone.
 

strifej

Senior Member
Feb 4, 2008
447
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All the US stock firmwares have the battery drain. It's usually google backup transport or google persistent gms. A reboot will fix it usually, but it will occur again later... Battery life is fine other than those 2. Let's hope lineage will be ok.
 

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    Had battery drain issues and exchanged my phone under warranty. Now all is good.

    Assuming you're rooted, install betterybatterystats (search for it on xda). Use the phone as you normally would. After 6-12 hours, look at the results. It should give you an idea of what's keeping the phone awake.
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    5 days?? How much do you actually use the phone??
    :laugh: 5 days without reboot. 2 days with one load. 8 hours display time at 24 usage.
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