2015-10-20

Nexus 5 Akku Drain on Lollipop (5.1.1) Workaround

Google Issue 165558 : Workaround
 
As reported a lot of people have a very poor battery life on Lollipop.
I had the issues, but found some settings you can change to get better battery life.
These changes worked for me, you'll have to check for yourself if they help or not.

  • Switched 4G to 3G
  • Blocked Wakelock *alarm* and *net_scheduler*  (root needed)
  • Switched Location to GPS (Device) only
  • Disabled Google Location Timeline
 
Also the information provided by Lollipop seems to be really buggy, 
it shows different information on the same day without charging.
81% => 12h left
76% => 19h left
74% => 23h left
 
See Screenshots below.