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    Is 5 -6 hours battery life from a moto g right?

    My GF got a MOTO G about 3 months ago and she constantly moans about the battery life. So I charged it fully this morning at 7AM and just left it to its own thing and just checked 5 hours later and the battery is on 18%.

    Bluetooth off
    GPS on
    screen off
    wifi on
    data off
    battery saver on

    As I type this, I just tried to check what apps are consuming the battery and it wont even turn on now. Time for a return as faulty perhaps?

    At least once a month since new I have to do a hard reboot (power switch and vol down pressed for 120 seconds).

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    Original Poster

    Just got it back on

    BATTERY

    android system - 35%
    google play services -17%
    bbc weather - 11% (set to lowest update frequency)
    google search - 10%
    screen - 5%

    I would turn off GPS and test again.
    There may be an app installed that is chewing the battery through excess GPS usage?

    Could be BBC Weather that is munching on your GPS/location service...

    Original Poster

    thanks - will uninstall bbc weather as it isnt even used

    then re-test

    I get six hours screen time out of the Moto g.

    If I haven't used it much, with wifi on, I typically get between 12-15 hours a day.

    Android system is 4% for me, with screen time being the highest, followed by apps (Endomondo for two hours this morning) I've used today.

    Wifi is a big battery drain but it's not as bad as your stats.

    I'd do a deep factory reset if I was you, I believe the more thorough way is through the safe menu with instructions on the Moto g support website.

    best phone ever made

    GPS off for a start as others have mentioned. Is the WIFI on and in use or just constantly on regardless? Also, is the data off because the WIFI is on but switches itself back on when WIFI is off?

    Screen brightness, vibrate all at max or on, etc....?

    don't even bother checking all the things people are suggesting - No, 5-6 hours battery life is not right. Get it in for replacement ASAP. I'm a fairly normal user i'd say and it lasts me over 24 hours - Charge at night and go again next morning - Can possibly get 2 days at a push. Wifi permanently on etc.

    I had this issue on one of mine at the very beginning. It was frustrating as we bought 2 and set them up almost identically.
    The problem resolved itself somehow and now they can easily last 3 days with light use (far better than my nexus 5 which is also rarely used but won't get through 2 days).

    Banned

    Try Battery Doctor App and make sure the phone is switched on when you charge it (it over charges at end of charge cycle)

    Mine lasts over 36 hours. Def turn GPS off, that will drain it like crazy, and see how that improves battery life.

    Original Poster

    Steve Mac

    GPS off for a start as others have mentioned. Is the WIFI on and in use … GPS off for a start as others have mentioned. Is the WIFI on and in use or just constantly on regardless? Also, is the data off because the WIFI is on but switches itself back on when WIFI is off?Screen brightness, vibrate all at max or on, etc....?

    screen brightness auto

    wifi always on as she cba to switch it on and off every time she needs it - fair enough i say

    data is always off

    Original Poster

    UnicornRiver

    don't even bother checking all the things people are suggesting - No, 5-6 … don't even bother checking all the things people are suggesting - No, 5-6 hours battery life is not right. Get it in for replacement ASAP. I'm a fairly normal user i'd say and it lasts me over 24 hours - Charge at night and go again next morning - Can possibly get 2 days at a push. Wifi permanently on etc.

    dunno why some muppet negged you as i agree that 5-6 hours battery life is laughable with most battery hogs off and the phone seeing zero actual use

    gps off, bbc weather uninstalled ready for a retest tomorrow

    cheers

    Original Poster

    mattmerch

    best phone ever made

    anything constructive to add for a change?

    The System percentage seems very high considering its not been used much (low screen use). So based on that I'm guessing its an app that's been installed that is running all the time.

    Gynx

    I get six hours screen time out of the Moto g. If I haven't used it much, … I get six hours screen time out of the Moto g. If I haven't used it much, with wifi on, I typically get between 12-15 hours a day. Android system is 4% for me, with screen time being the highest, followed by apps (Endomondo for two hours this morning) I've used today.Wifi is a big battery drain but it's not as bad as your stats. I'd do a deep factory reset if I was you, I believe the more thorough way is through the safe menu with instructions on the Moto g support website.



    What Version do you have and what apps do you have thanks

    I dunno what you guys are doing but I got 3 days quite a few times from my Moto G! Averaged easily 1+ day. Best battery ever!

    Make sure you go to Google Services in System menu and turn the things you don't need off. That eats up a lot.
    Edited by: "krazyasif786" 29th Jul 2014

    Sometimes this is caused by an unlikely app and you don't understand why. I had a problem with the EBay app that just drained my battery running real hot. Uninstalled it and then back to normal.
    Edited by: "redhot999" 29th Jul 2014

    I've got BBC weather app, I doubt that's the prob, my battery is great

    Blimey just googled moto g battery issues and there are loads aren't there. My OH has one (from Cex) and fortunately he has had no problems at all ... yet.

    I quite openly admit I'm a heavy user krazyasif786, the moto g battery life for my usage is fantastic. I don't so much use high drain apps but screen usage, and six hours screen on time is fantastic in comparison to other phones and just to clarify that doesn't mean I only get six hours out of it, it means over the course of 12-15 hours that the battery lasts for me I've had the screen on for six hours, and it would last a lot longer if I didn't constantly have wifi on as like krazyasif786 I know people who go days without charging the moto g.

    As to your question markhuges

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2qbcd4k.png

    I've a weather app - accuweather with the widget, im+, endomondo, few games stuck on there. Wifi on near constantly. GPS on when an app calls for it, battery saver off.

    Android OS/system usage should be minimal even when no other apps. BetterBatteryStats use to work with a non-rooted phone but when android updated to Kit Kat they took away some of the rights that made the app work and I'm not sure if it does anymore, it use to be fantastic for knowing which apps were waking the phone and not letting it enter deep sleep.

    Running Kit Kat 4.4.4 by the way.



    Edited by: "Gynx" 29th Jul 2014

    Banned

    if hard reset doesn't work, contact motorola and ask for a replacement.

    this isn't normal

    Turn off background data as apps can sync, send & receive data at any time. Same applies to wireless networks for see location in apps (such as maps) using wireless networks.

    What price for free wi-fi?

    Original Poster

    Musician

    Try Battery Doctor App and make sure the phone is switched on when you … Try Battery Doctor App and make sure the phone is switched on when you charge it (it over charges at end of charge cycle)


    UPDATE - Installed that Battery Doctor App and it seemed Facebook & Skype were the culprits (downloaded, installed but never used!).

    Phone has been on an hour since uninstalling facebook & skype and charge is still at 100%

    Looking good so far then so thanks all for the help everyone, especially Musician

    Banned

    chocci

    UPDATE - Installed that Battery Doctor App and it seemed Facebook & Skype … UPDATE - Installed that Battery Doctor App and it seemed Facebook & Skype were the culprits (downloaded, installed but never used!).Phone has been on an hour since uninstalling facebook & skype and charge is still at 100%Looking good so far then so thanks all for the help everyone, especially Musician



    Yup it's a good little app that one, have it on all my androids now.

    chocci

    UPDATE - Installed that Battery Doctor App and it seemed Facebook & Skype … UPDATE - Installed that Battery Doctor App and it seemed Facebook & Skype were the culprits (downloaded, installed but never used!).Phone has been on an hour since uninstalling facebook & skype and charge is still at 100%Looking good so far then so thanks all for the help everyone, especially Musician

    Skype and other apps using camera are common culprits. Saw that myself when i googled. kpopstarz.com/art…htm
    Edited by: "redhot999" 30th Jul 2014

    Original Poster

    redhot999

    Skype and other apps using camera are common culprits. Saw that myself … Skype and other apps using camera are common culprits. Saw that myself when i googled. http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/100936/20140725/moto-g-problems.htm

    the daft thing is is that skype and fb have never been used oO

    battery now at 95 after 11 hours so all resolved now cheers

    Thought I'd download Battery Doctor app to try it out and my phone started to get really hot and drained the battery. Uninstalled it and now back to normal. The irony!

    Original Poster

    redhot999

    Thought I'd download Battery Doctor app to try it out and my phone … Thought I'd download Battery Doctor app to try it out and my phone started to get really hot and drained the battery. Uninstalled it and now back to normal. The irony!


    weird

    got it on two phones and works great

    chocci

    weirdgot it on two phones and works great

    Mine's a rooted S2 running 4.4.2 don't know if that makes a difference.
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