Note 4 Battery Monitor

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  1. DaDroidDude

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    Well, this is new.

    I've been having battery life problems more and more with the Note 4.
    Having a couple major upgrades, like to MM, I'm sure played a role.

    So I did a factory reset, which helped my battery life quite a bit for the first day.
    Granted, I didn't install all my software, fitbit and pebble in particular, and, as a test, I had the bluetooth radio turned off in order to get a baseline.

    2 problems
    Twice, so far, when the battery got down to about 30% the phone shut off and went into a boot loop. Plugging it in to A/C rebooted it and it was fine, though I let it charge completely so I don't know if it would have gone back into the loop if unplugged immediately.
    The weirdest problem, I just noticed that the battery monitor in the settings is saying that the phone has been on battery for an hour and a half, but it's actually been 2 and a half hours.
    I've never seen that monitor be wrong, though, admittedly, I check Battery Monitor Widget much more often on the topic.

    Any thoughts anyone?
    Dead or dying battery perhaps?

    Thanks, in advance.

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  2. Miller6386

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    I have had horrible battery life since the L update... Even new batteries haven't helped.. I can barely get 12 hours with little use... Maybe 2 hours screen on with 3 or 4 hours of streaming on WiFi.... I thought for a long time it was worst with Wifi on but now it's just bad.... Friday morning it dropped 6% in 4 minutes after a full nights charge. In those 6 minutes I did nothing with it but put it in my pocket, get a cup of coffee, and walk out to the deck and sit down. I took a screen shot but am to lazy to go grab the phone and upload it LOL..

    So to answer the question I feel it is more in the device not the battery. I know of another guy having the same issues.. VZW sent him a new device and it was night and day.
     
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    I'm not sure when the latest update for the Note 4 came along, but maybe it's not as optimized as it should be and hopefully there's a small update on the way.

    Another thing to be mindful of is the battery going bad itself, especially if it's shutting off at 30%. Considering the age of the device, my guess is the battery may be shot as well. Have you tried another battery?
     
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    Yeah.
    I put in a backup battery that was charged all the way on an external charger.
    I've used it quite a bit in the 3.5 hours it's been off the charger (though no streaming, videos, music, etc) and it's at 55%.
    Bluetooth off the whole time and screen at 50%.
    I suppose that's normal if 7 hours is as good as the stock battery should do.

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    Hmmm
    I did just notice that the OS is 6.0.1.
    I think it was up to 6.1.1 before the wipe.
    I've checked for updates but it says it's up to date.

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    6.0.1 sounds right

    It shouldn't revert to a previous version after a FDR.
     
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    I just wonder if I'll be able to get the 6.1.1 update since it was already pushed out to me.


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    The most recent nte 4 update across all carriers is 6.0.1

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    No kidding?
    Then I'm good.

    Thanks

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    My battery today was horendous 6 hours from full charge to dead. Same usage as any other day. Wondering if it didn't fry my battery.... 2 or 3 times I felt the phone very hot in my pocket. Pulled it out and it seemed warm. Just put in a different battery will see how that fairs.

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    Get an app called Watch Dog Lite and set the CPU alert to above 50% . You'll see there's all kinds of leaks in Android, services going rogue, etc.

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