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Dec 30, 2018, 7:23:58 AM via Website
Dec 30, 2018 7:23:58 AM via Website
I just purchased a brand new non-rooted LG G5 (Oreo) and noticing that the battery extremely fast. I have installed a few apps on my phone (Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Line, Skype, WeChat, Whatsapp, and Nova Prime) and noticed that my battery is at 20% by the end of the day. Similarly, when I am performing the same usage on my 2 year old Huawei Honor 5X, my battery would be at about 60% by the end of the day.
My typical usage of my phone would be: social media messages (Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, WeChat), read articles on Chrome, check road conditions on Google Maps.
I first thought I had a defected phone/battery so I disabled my data/wifi for 12 hours and noticed that the battery only dropped by about 3%. I figured that this is fairly conclusive that the battery problem is coming from one of my apps trying to access the Internet.
I installed Wakelock Detector Lite. After ten hours the app said that WeChat has a wakelock trigger of 80 times. The next app would be com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox at 35 times (I'm not sure what this is as I do not use the Google Quick Search Box widget). I have just uninstalled WeChat to see if it makes a difference.
I also looked at my battery usage (under Settings) which said that Chrome consumed the most battery (at 10%), while the next apps were Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat at 3%, 2%, 1%. Note that I have the brightness of my screen set to 50%.
I have noticed that the battery seems to be draining quite rapidly while and shortly after I use the phone.
My questions is what should the next steps be to isolate why my battery is draining so rapidly?