Fixing the poor battery life after the Android updateThe issue appeared with the Google Nexus line-up, or in other words with the Android 5.0 Lollipop. The problems were also noticed at HTC One M8 mobile phone or even Samsung Galaxy S5.
Before reporting this issue, the Lollipop version should have actually improve the battery life. But on the other hand, an important thing you should keep in mind is that not all 5.0 Lollipop users encountered these problems.
As every new version of any operating system on the market, this one too indeed came in with some bugs that were fixed in time.
However, if the update will pop up on your phone, the decision is yours if you want to proceed or not with the update.
1. Android update causing poor battery life
For the Samsung Galaxy S5 there were unpleased consumers about the quality of the phone, namely the problem with the battery life. The phone almost instantly had 95% battery, minutes after removing it from the charging plug.
This is the case in which you can safely say that your phone actually has battery life problems. The strange thing about this case is that it had no other problems before updating it.
2. Poor battery life since 5.0.01 Lollipop update
There are any Nexus 5 users that complained about battery life issued. But Google mentioned that this problem will be fixed with latest builds.
If you don't have the 5.0.1 update, you can get the file from Google, but before this, make sure you check up a guide on how to install Android Lollipop on the Nexus 5.
However, the problem still remains with the Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG and all the other smartphones using Android, because for those, there's no update available.
In the meantime, some suggestions would be:
First, check what is actually killing your battery life. In your Settings menu you will look for the Battery options and you will there find the Battery Usage. You will therefore see what is consuming most of your battery.
Secondly, if you notice that there is an app that is hardly killing your battery life, try to close it.
One problem people reported was the battery consumption because of the constant Wi-fi scanning. Try to close your Wi-fi when you don't use it because it will surely save you battery life.
More tips on how you can improve your battery life are:
– Restarting you phone quite often. Even if you don't think this will help, you will be surprised how good that is for your battery.
– Keep the screen brightness at a low level and also, lower down the screen timeout. You can adjust them from the Settings menu.
-Turn off the Bluetooth when you are not using it.
– Close any of the apps you have used, didn't close and are still running in the background.
– Turn off haptics, vibrations when you receive a call or text message are really battery consuming.
– Use the power-saving modes: a 10% full battery can hold up to 24 hours if you are turning everything off.
– Get a power bank. A spare battery that will save you from a lot of trouble.