Question Rog Phone 5 Battery Drain

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Thanos88

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So I've been using the Rog 5 for a week or so. I've noticed that ANDROID SYSTEM has a massive battery drain.

No matter which apps I use, wether it's YouTube, Chrome, WhatsApp or any gaming app, Android System always had a massive battery drain. This can't be normal can it?

I installed Better Battery Stats & Gsam Battery Monitor and found that Android System has got many Wakelocks too. I've attached screenshots for this, if anyone could help resolve these Wakelocks that would be amazing. Also if anyone could help to lower the Android System battery drain please.

On the better battery stats you will notice over 500 Wakelocks in 9 Hours ! Over 3 days that number is over 2000 Wakelocks🤔🤔🤔
 

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jutley

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    On my first full charge i have 6hrs screen on time and 40% left still cycling the battery for maximum performance. It would be interesting to see what apps can be disabled safely and any other battery saving tips people have here.
     

    Thanos88

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    On my first full charge i have 6hrs screen on time and 40% left still cycling the battery for maximum performance. It would be interesting to see what apps can be disabled safely and any other battery saving tips people have here.
    Although that's decent battery life, it CAN and SHOULD be better. I'm using greenify too btw
     

    Thanos88

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    Dont know whether this is happening only for me. I also tried manual battery calibration by draining the battery and charging till 100 after that i even deleted batterystats.bin file manually. Still 8 or 9 hours max.
    Where's this battery.bin file ? From YouTube you should get way more SOT. Look on gsmarena, YouTube test is north of 13 hours

    I use dynamic, auto Refresh rate, GPS, Bluetooth, auto brightness all OFF unless I need them. I use durable mode from 20%
     

    jhosharath

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    Battery stats.bin file will be in root/system folder.
    Where's this battery.bin file ? From YouTube you should get way more SOT. Look on gsmarena, YouTube test is north of 13 hours

    I use dynamic, auto Refresh rate, GPS, Bluetooth, auto brightness all OFF unless I need them. I use durable mode from 20%
    Ok bro i will try with location and bluetooth off. I use have them turned on all day
     

    Thanos88

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    Battery stats.bin file will be in root/system folder.

    Ok bro i will try with location and bluetooth off. I use have them turned on all day
    How do I access the root folder?

    Also in location settings make sure you have WiFi scannibg off (it will say 'search for WiFi networks, even when WiFi is turned off') you'll find that in location menu. And if you go to developer options you'll come across something which says "Mobile data always active" turn that off too as it wastes battery for no reason.

    Last but not least, go to Zentalk forum, Google it, it's Asus help forum and create a thread on there explaining you have high battery drain from Android System. They will fix it if we all report it
     

    jutley

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    I fully charged to 100% left overnight unplugged network standby took 2.5% and Android system was 0.2% and lost all together a total of 3% battery overnight. I think it needs to sleep better than that.
     
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    jutley

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    I updated to latest ww global firmware but mine is tincent version if i factory reset will it still stay on ww firmware? i think i need to do a reset. Also how do you do a hard reset via recovery on this is it safe?
     
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    Thanos88

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    I updated to latest ww global firmware but mine is tincent version if i factory reset will it still stay on ww firmware? i think i need to do a reset. Also how do you do a hard reset via recovery on this is it safe?
    It should lose 0% overnight. Android system is the culprit. No you won't lose WW after hard reset and regarding factory reset, I did it through settings as don't know how to enter recovery
     

    Thanos88

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    I have unlocked bootloader and rooted my my phone. With Root explorer or any other explorer with root permission you can access the folder.
    I will disable that mobile data in developer options.
    Thank you
    Ah okay thx
    Well unless someone reports it they wont fix it so best people report in as stated above ASAP.
    I've already done it. I urge everyone else here too, go to Zentalk and create a thread about rog 5 battery drain and any other tissues you might have. I've mentioned battery life, volte not working and I've asked for a option for 90hz refresh rate.
     

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      So I've been using the Rog 5 for a week or so. I've noticed that ANDROID SYSTEM has a massive battery drain.

      No matter which apps I use, wether it's YouTube, Chrome, WhatsApp or any gaming app, Android System always had a massive battery drain. This can't be normal can it?

      I installed Better Battery Stats & Gsam Battery Monitor and found that Android System has got many Wakelocks too. I've attached screenshots for this, if anyone could help resolve these Wakelocks that would be amazing. Also if anyone could help to lower the Android System battery drain please.

      On the better battery stats you will notice over 500 Wakelocks in 9 Hours ! Over 3 days that number is over 2000 Wakelocks🤔🤔🤔
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      I fully charged to 100% left overnight unplugged network standby took 2.5% and Android system was 0.2% and lost all together a total of 3% battery overnight. I think it needs to sleep better than that.
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      Ah okay thx
      I have done as you told and now i can get a screen on time of over 10 hours with mixed usage. Thanks for helping me. Now i am noticing that Android system is consuming battery a lot. Will support you guys in zentalk as mentioned.
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      I found my network drain issue it was the aluminium case band I had on the phone a word of warning they may look nice but they block huge signal and in my case my network usage was my highest battery drain. Since the case if off now i have huge signal improvement now its a shame as the case was really nice and offered great protection for the phone but that signal battery usage was crazy lol hope this helps others who dived for the metal case and having a similar issue. I have also noticed if you drop down to 3g signal its much better than 4g for some people its best to check the signal dB your getting with 3g and 4g for me 3g is less draining on battery and better signal than 4g. You can switch back to 5g as and when you need it :) The photo below was taken with the Asus Rog 5 :)
      Wow good find 😎😎 I have a rubber case so don't have the signal battery drain :) but seriously good find!!