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Serious battery issues, worth disabling updates?

  1. willsium
    Eclair Dec 11, 2014

    willsium , Dec 11, 2014 :
    Hi guys, I've had my oneplus for a few months now and its easily the best phone I've ever owned.

    However in the last week or so I've noticed the battery dissapearing much quicker. Under the battery usage stats android OS is taking around 70% of the battery. I'm not a heavy user at all but I'm finishing the day with around 40% left when previously I'd be around 75-80%.

    I'm running 44s, could this account for the big change in battery life? Is it worth disabling updates to the OS? If so how can this be done?
     

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  2. jthe111
    Jelly Bean Dec 11, 2014

    jthe111 , Dec 11, 2014 :
    I sense a rogue app running in the background that didnt close right.
     

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  3. sbtkd85
    Honeycomb Dec 11, 2014

    sbtkd85 , Dec 11, 2014 :
    Might just want to reboot your phone to see if it is indeed a rogue app like @jthe111 suggested.
     

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  4. theo2021
    Gingerbread Dec 11, 2014

    theo2021 , Dec 11, 2014 :
    For me i got better battery life with the 44s update look for apps the clean master might help!
     

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  5. willsium
    Eclair Dec 11, 2014

    willsium , Dec 11, 2014 :
    Cheers for the help guys, I've done a reboot so we'll see if anything is different tomorrow.
     

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  6. Derfomiundz Ivy
    Gingerbread Dec 11, 2014

    Derfomiundz Ivy , Dec 11, 2014 :
    Most of the time is a glitch, or an app that keep sucking juice in the background and you barely turn the display on that day. Hope you problem gets solved.
     

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  7. tgooose
    Honeycomb Dec 12, 2014

    tgooose , Dec 12, 2014 :
    I streamed a 2 hour and 20 minute movie last night, still had notifications running and was in balanced performance mode and the phone only used 24% of the battery. Under my typically use which includes streaming an hour or 2 of music a day, I go about 36 hrs between charges and I don't let it get below 10%
     

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  8. niemancj
    Honeycomb Dec 12, 2014

    niemancj , Dec 12, 2014 :
    The first things I'm doing when I've had battery/data issues are:

    Settings > Data usage
    Find out what apps are moving the most data and shut apps down as needed.

    Settings > Apps
    Find out what apps are using a lot of memory and shut apps down as needed.

    Settings > Privacy > Privacy Guard
    Check and adjust settings for apps that are making hundreds or even thousands of I/O requests.

    I'm sure there are more than that. Those are the first three I'm thinking of.
     

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  9. willsium
    Eclair Dec 13, 2014

    willsium , Dec 13, 2014 :
    Hi guys, so after the reboot I've not seen any change. Finished the day with 39% after only an hour of screen on time.

    I checked the data usage, I work from home so I just checked the WiFi usage, android sysyem has over 7GB in the last 48 hours, everything else no more than 200-300mb. I'm currently using about 1GB of the RAM so plenty spare.

    I couldn't find where privacy guard lists the activities but I did enable it for most of my apps.

    The 7GB of data worries me though, everything seems to be pointing to android system.

    Kind frustrating as the battery life before was amazing.
     

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  10. peteryu
    KitKat Dec 13, 2014

    peteryu , Dec 13, 2014 :
    Hey, can you go to developers option/process stats, take a screenshot and share it? And the first few apps' individual stats as well
     

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  11. niemancj
    Honeycomb Dec 13, 2014

    niemancj , Dec 13, 2014 :
    Check apps in Privacy Guard for their Keep Alive and Location settings. You'll be amazed at the number of apps hogging resources they really shouldn't.

    For example, I'm a fan of the Los Angeles Kings. I have the Kings app on my phone. In Privacy Guard I noticed the Kings app was the app that asked for my location the most--more than 4,000 times in just one day. I shut it off and saw the benefit right away. That kind of thing will stress your phone, because those requests get processed constantly in the background. The Kings app does not need to constantly know where I am. Turn that stuff off if it doesn't need it.
     

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  12. willsium
    Eclair Dec 13, 2014

    willsium , Dec 13, 2014 :
    Is this OK?
    Screenshot_2014-12-13-01-43-18.png Screenshot_2014-12-13-01-43-33.png Screenshot_2014-12-13-01-43-45.png Screenshot_2014-12-13-01-43-57.png Screenshot_2014-12-13-01-44-13.png
     

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  13. peteryu
    KitKat Dec 13, 2014

    peteryu , Dec 13, 2014 :
    It looks normal to me... very similar to my stats.

    You should download a battery monitor app like gsam to see what app is causing the battery drain. @xaser240, saw your comments about battery drain, please advice.

    Try this if you can't find out what is causing battery drain
    https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/fast-battery-drain-fix.201695/

    If that^ does not work
    you can try reflashing the ROM, instructions can be found on the forum.
    https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/oneplus-one-clean-install-for-xnph38r.148458/
    https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/guide-basic-modding-guidelines-and-glossary.88507/
     

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  14. reyscott1968
    Jelly Bean Dec 13, 2014


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  16. RogueS4
    Jelly Bean Dec 13, 2014

    RogueS4 , Dec 13, 2014 :
    Try to download gsam as @peteryu suggested as you probably have some apps keeping your phone awake.

    How are you charging your phone? Do you strictly use the stock charger or cable or charge via a computer? I ask because at least on my last phone everytime I connected it to a pc to charge I would have to do a reboot or my phone would suffer from a weird wakelock.
     

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  17. willsium
    Eclair Dec 13, 2014

    willsium , Dec 13, 2014 :
    I'm charging the phone with the stock cable into a third party USB wall charger but I've been doing that since I bought the phone and not had any issues before.

    I've been looking at GSAM and it seems to be saying that Kernel (Andriod OS) is responsible for most of the battery drain 10x more than any other thing listed in the app sucker.

    2014-12-13 18.41.01.png 2014-12-13 18.41.06.png
     

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  18. RogueS4
    Jelly Bean Dec 13, 2014

    RogueS4 , Dec 13, 2014 :
    I think you definetely have a rogue app that is keeping the phone awake. If you click on kernel (android OS) do you get more specific info? That will probably tell you what is keeping the phone awake
     

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  19. willsium
    Eclair Dec 13, 2014

    willsium , Dec 13, 2014 :
    All I get is this:
    2014-12-13 18.55.06.png

    Also in the screenshot for my last post it lists 'Held Awake' as only 2%. Is this the same as keeping the phone awake?
     

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  20. RogueS4
    Jelly Bean Dec 13, 2014


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