We've had the Lg G5 for a couple of years now. Other than 'can't text' issue, the phone's been pretty reliable.
The one major constant gripe is that battery life sucks. I've replaced it the 3 times - the latest a few weeks ago.
A full charge lasts barely 24 hours with very little use. I checked the battery usage on the phone and it says that 25% is on the home screen. But the phone is usually off, sitting idly. Not quite sure what is causing the drain.
I compare this to my iPhone(s) and they'll last days without a charge. The LG 5 needs to be charged at least daily if not more when it is actually being used!
Yes, on the latest LG builds and have all non-essential apps off. Cache is cleared etc etc. Battery 'saving' turned on wherever possible,
What kind of time do you get on a full 100% charge?
Thanks for sharing this with the Community!
I looked into it for you a bit and here are a few other suggestions that you can try and see if they help with the battery life:
- Adjust the screen brightness in Settings > Display
- Manage the background sync in Settings > Accounts and disable sync for all that apps that you do not use.
- Disable Location Services
- Check if there's a specific App causing this issue in Settings > Battery and Power saving > Battery usage
Also, if you're still within the 1 year warranty, you can bring the device into one of our stores and we'll send it to LG for you to have it checked out!
@Community, does anyone else have the LG G5 and would like to share their experience and tips?
- Screen brightness is set to 'auto', always has.
- Background sync has been disabled for all unnecessary apps, first thing I checked.
- Location services are currently 'ON' - I could turn it off, but don't see any indication that IT is killing the battery.
I cannot check the current battery usage status (I don't have the phone with me) but there was nothing out of the ordinary when I checked it over the weekend. Actually 'usage' stats were very,very low and struck me as odd that the battery drains so quickly. That is why I posted the message on to the boards.
Phone is out of LG warranty period but we do still have extended 'Geek Squad' coverage. I had a new OEM battery sent last week. Did not improve.
These and other battery saving techniques are useful when you're down to your last 5% and need to stretch usage for a few minuteds. But I don't agree that they should be set as the 'norm'. Whats the point in owning a device that needs to be toggled and coddled so that it does not drain?
A full charged battery should last a reasonable amount of time when the phone is used. Yes, everyone's definition of 'usage' varies as does your mileage on a full charge. This phone needs recharging on a daily basis and it sits idly on a table for the better part of a weekend. BTW: it is my wife's phone. To give you an idea, she has a 2GB data plan and unlimited texts and calls. She uses maybe 200MB and maybe 50 texts a month!
It may be a known issue with this particular device. I don't know. Some phones are notorious for killing a battery. Others way more effecient. I can go easily 3-4 days on my 4 year old iPhone6 before needing a charge. And I use it often enough! The LG-5 dies within 2, max. And thats when barely used.
Just curious to know what others experiences are on this phone.