Android (Nexus 5) battery questions / issues... ?
January 4, 2014 7:23 AM Subscribe
I'm running the latest version of Android on a Nexus 5. I have location services enabled. The battery sucks and I'm trying to understand what exactly is going on.
posted by dobbs to Technology (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I wake up with a full charge at 730 am. The phone is usually near dead by 1pm, even though I make a max of one short call, send maybe 10 texts and take 3 or 4 photos. I play no games, watch no movies, listen to no music from the cloud and sometimes listen to 30 minutes of a podcast which was downloaded to the phone while I slept.
My phone can lose 20% battery power in an hour without me actually doing anything with it (ie, it's in my pocket).
This morning I unplugged it from an overnight charge and went and brushed my teeth and when I was done checked the weather. The phone was down 14 percent in that time.
Whenever I go into the Battery Settings to check things, invariably Instagram has taken a quarter of the power, even though I haven't used the app that day and that I have only 50 followers (who rarely like) and no one that I'm following.
Next the Android System takes 13 to 15%. Screen takes 8% and is on Auto Brightness.
However, the baffling thing to me is it will say things like 10h 4m 56s on Battery. This is what it will say mere minutes after I do an overnight charge. Isn't that stat supposed to reset every time I plug the phone in to charge so that I can get a useful idea of how long the battery is actually lasting? What good is that number if it never really resets?
I have tried Juice Defender and Agent and neither makes a noticeable difference.