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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #451 (permalink)
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If you're using the browser, click the reply button first, then when the reply window comes up, there's a paperclip for attachments. When you click on that, you should be able to attach whatever photo you wanted to add and it'll be hosted through the forums' server.
Tried that option and it wont open up my gallery to pick a pic.

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Tried that option and it wont open up my gallery to pick a pic.
Make sure you request the desktop version of the site, not the mobile version.

Once you do that, it should work very similar to how it would work on a PC. The difference being, the pop-up window will allow you to decide which app you're going to use to find the file.
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I'm using the browser for now. I guess I should buckle down and get tapatalk.
Speaking of buckling down did you get your Note 2 yet? Or did I miss that post?
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Okay, so I checked my GSam battery usage and over night and through to right now, I'm at 20 hours from when I swapped out the battery yesterday, with 83.6% of the battery consumption coming from apps. The biggest percentages from apps are from "Kernal" and "Google Services" were the percentages that were the highest. That's so ambiguous, so I'm trying to get to the bottom of what that covers exactly. Wish there was a way to truly break those down. Everything that's listed in the details is kinda mumbo-jumbo to me.

I'm at 23% right now with approx. 5+hours left and 2+ hours of talk time. The most I've done was update some apps, post a couple things on social networking, and have my standard emails pushing, which is pretty "normal" use for me, but I'd still love to get the standby time while I sleep to hold battery life better. I'm going to set my emails to only be manual sync, during hours that I'm normally asleep, but I don't know if that'll make a difference. That is indicated as a separate % from Google Services and Kernel.
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All of a sudden my battery life is draining fast for a phone that's not being used
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My phone has been draining the battery faster but that's because I've started leaving the brightness more at 40%. As long as there are no apps draining your battery and your usage habits haven't changed battery usage should remain consistent. I love this phone and the battery life!
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This is my usage for the day. Could be better but I need my screen lit up just can't stand a dim screen
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I've had the phone for one week as of today. I took the phone off the charger at 7:30 this morning and it's ay 65% now at 6:30ish.

I've surfed quite a bit, streamed videos, emailed a lot and just generally played with the phone (still getting acquainted with the finer points).

I have zero complaints about the battery life. Zero.
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I kill this phone with constant use after around 8-9 hours average.

Mine is not LTE though.

This is by far the best. Though I had it in airplane mode for about 8 hours of this. I wanted to see how the battery drain was with just standby.

Only about 1% every 5 hours in airplane mode.
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I kill this phone with constant use after around 8-9 hours average.

Mine is not LTE though.

This is by far the best. Though I had it in airplane mode for about 8 hours of this. I wanted to see how the battery drain was with just standby.

Only about 1% every 5 hours in airplane mode.
Airplane mode drain is absolutely amazing. Since I've been using my International Note 2 as a dedicated media device, I primarily use it to listen to music while in the car. In airplane mode, this thing almost lasts me a full week before I have to swap the battery out. That's only about 10 hours of audio each week, but I never turn the phone off the entire on (keep on standby). Just to be safe, I also keep blocking mode and power save mode on. Nontheless, I've had other devices that were lucky to last that long on standby, so I've been very happy with that.
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the brightness feature consumes alot of battery power even though the device is not being used by the user.
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I'm confused by this Option. Does this mean that it will automatically switch to 3g?
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I have to charge the phone on a daily base, because I'm a heavy data user. really hope they can have something can last longer come out soon
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Yes it will when you are no longer connected to wifi.
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I'm confused by this Option. Does this mean that it will automatically switch to 3g?
That basically means that when the phone goes to sleep its using your data network instead of wifi. Keep it as you have it, saves data AND battery life. Wifi is more battery efficient.
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i read somewhere that the dolphin browser is nice but it used up battery faster for some reason that i forgot.

i've used dolphin for 3 years now and if true, would explain some of the rapid drain on my old Evo 4G phone.

can anyone confirm this or is this one of many bogus statements that circulates on the internet?

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i read somewhere that the dolphin browser is nice but it used up battery faster for some reason that i forgot.

i've used dolphin for 3 years now and if true, would explain some of the rapid drain on my old Evo 4G phone.

can anyone confirm this or is this one of many bogus statements that circulates on the internet?

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Every time I've used Dolphin my battery has died much more rapidly. I haven't used it on my Note II but I had used it on my SII, Triumph, Optimus V, Ascend, and Evo V. All showed terrible battery drain with that browser.

I don't know why either but it's likely the way in the way it functions.
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I have to charge the phone on a daily base, because I'm a heavy data user. really hope they can have something can last longer come out soon
Could you post pictures? If the stock battery isn't doing it for you then I would suggest an extended battery.
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I love this phones battery life.

Yesterday I got 16hrs 13m 26s with 6h 21m 48s screen on time and still had about 14% left.
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Here's a screenshot I just took. And when the battery gets too low, I just swap a fully charged one. I'm still happy with the phone's battery life.



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This is my last stat. Just changed battery.


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I really pushed mine today, went out on my bike and had all the radio's on and active, bluetooth on and cranking the toons, gps with map and screen always on, wifi discovery, everything on; and I didn't bother to hook it into external power; after all day like this. Its still got 35% charge left.

This level of use would routinely kill my Droid X in a couple hours at best. (thus the reason for having a microusb power source on my bicycle!) Not sure I'll ever bother to plug this beast in when riding my bike now.

I am positively amazed.
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I really pushed mine today, went out on my bike and had all the radio's on and active, bluetooth on and cranking the toons, gps with map and screen always on, wifi discovery, everything on; and I didn't bother to hook it into external power; after all day like this. Its still got 35% charge left.

This level of use would routinely kill my Droid X in a couple hours at best. (thus the reason for having a microusb power source on my bicycle!) Not sure I'll ever bother to plug this beast in when riding my bike now.

I am positively amazed.
Basically this phone is awesome!

6 hours of screen on-time being reported by many people, even a VZW heavy user like myself.

The screen is a selling point, not a drain point at all!
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Heres mine for the day. Not too shabby and no complaints
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I can't remember who initially posted it, but DS Battery Saver is a great app! I used it while sleeping, since I first posted wanting better standby time while I'm asleep and it does a magnificent job. I just activate it before I go to bed and deactivate when I wake up. Adding blocking mode and power saving mode helps as well, but it's awesome that I can still have my phone on (for people to contact me in emergency situations), but not get as much standby drain as I was starting to have while asleep.

I don't keep it on during the day because I need my emails pushing constantly (and the battery saver turns data off), but this app has definitely helped me out. I finally got the phone back closer to the 24 hour timeframe, except this is with all of my email push accounts (whereas I didn't have those on before).

Overall, still loving the battery life of this phone.
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Battery life for today. Sent goo gobs of text and email
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Here is mine battery life.. Not bad!
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Ever since the Tmo multi view update my battery life, after it hits the 30% mark takes a hugh nose dive. I can literally watch the meter go down as if it's a countdown. I'm trying to cycle the battery from 3% or so to 100% in hopes that things improve.
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Mine did that recently too. It hit like 28% then suddenly was at 10% in less than an hour. I was a little shocked considering it took all day to get to that 28%. I think I'll let mine do a full drain. See if that changes it...
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Came to realize last night, while I was in a movie theater watching Les Miserables (IMO, the movie rendition of a Musical Theater play), that the LED notification staying on when messages haven't been checked, drains a lot of battery (via SMS Popup app that I'm using to prevent the phone from waking up). Hmmm, I may have to look into some other options for SMS messages (maybe go back to Go SMS or try Handcent or something else) that'll prevent the screen wake and also allow for limiting the led notification reminder.
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Mine did that recently too. It hit like 28% then suddenly was at 10% in less than an hour. I was a little shocked considering it took all day to get to that 28%. I think I'll let mine do a full drain. See if that changes it...
Bingo. At least I know I'm not crazy lol.
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Came to realize last night, while I was in a movie theater watching Les Miserables (IMO, the movie rendition of a Musical Theater play), that the LED notification staying on when messages haven't been checked, drains a lot of battery (via SMS Popup app that I'm using to prevent the phone from waking up). Hmmm, I may have to look into some other options for SMS messages (maybe go back to Go SMS or try Handcent or something else) that'll prevent the screen wake and also allow for limiting the led notification reminder.
It's this way stock, you don't check the message, constant reminder.

Clear the message, it comes back.

Screen probably comes on with SMS, been ages since I used that app!
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No doubt the battery life is awesome. Look at this on my 3rd day. I still trying to figure out why Google MAPS is pulling battery because I haven't used it. :/





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No doubt the battery life is awesome. Look at this on my 3rd day. I still trying to figure out why Google MAPS is pulling battery because I haven't used it. :/





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33% of 16% battery usage is 5.28%

675 minutes of run time (slightly rounded up).

That's 35.6 Minutes that gmaps has been spinning battery (in theory).
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How do I make MAPS stop doing it since I didn't use it? After restarting my device it seemed to stop maps. But for whatever reason it was running and I couldn't stop it. :/
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click on app usage in GSAM, might get you in the right direction.

Heh, Pitfall is consuming, but I haven't launched it in several days, and have rebooted without using it.
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Ever since the Tmo update my battery drains much faster. Phone has been off the charger for 2hrs with an on screen time of 1hr and one download and I'm at 85%, that's no bueno.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:38 PM   #491 (permalink)
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No doubt the battery life is awesome. Look at this on my 3rd day. I still trying to figure out why Google MAPS is pulling battery because I haven't used it. :/





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Check the settings in Google Maps. One of the default settings is likely pulling for data consistently.
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This is one great battery - seems from all the MANY posts here, that if it's discharging too fast, then you have an app that either goes hunting all day, or is awry. My medium use days I get a consistent 22-24 hours to 20%. light use days 30 hours +to 20%. Can't speak to heavy use. The only days I had a quick drop, the Hotmail app used 30% for some reason (dumped, reinstalled) and another day the Google sync went on a snipe hunt for a 32% use (have since shut off sync save for mail). I think a good rule could be - if you show anything using more than the screen - you better look at the settings for that item. (and by the way, Compass, a new install, goes byby today).
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:/ Had power save mode on.... auto brightness on... gps off for quite a while, multi window off for a while, used it lightly here and there throughout the day...
I got like 5 hours more. But no where near the rest of you.

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In my experience the greatest drain of the batteries comes from the phone searching for data where there's no data available. At work, inside the building I don't have any data signal at all and my phone will be eating up the charge quite rapidly, even if I'm just listening to music. I could also feel the phone heat up in my pocket trying to search for a signal. But when I turn off data and sync at work and turn it back on when I leave the building, my batteries would last till the next day with moderate use. I don't even select power saving mode. But I do select auto brightness.

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:/ Had power save mode on.... auto brightness on... gps off for quite a while, multi window off for a while, used it lightly here and there throughout the day...
I got like 5 hours more. But no where near the rest of you.

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What's your screen time? I haven't seen a screen shot of that.
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ah I just realized I can click on the battery. Well now I'm fully charged com but I'll be sure to do it next time.
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I'm only on message 250 of this thread, so this may already have been mentioned.

I was watching this video, and he recommends taking your battery down to 15% to 5% left, turning off and charging to a full charge for best battery maintenance (or use a battery charger/dock combo instead) for a deep cycle charge.

So - I am trying to make sure that I'm at 15% or below before I'm charging.

I've only had the phone 6 days now (but have found his channel very helpful).

Do any of you practice this type of battery maintenance? Do you think it's bad to do bump charges (old habits die hard - my itchy fingers want to connect when I'm at my desk at work).

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Tips & Tricks (Episode 4: Get Better Battery Life, Best Charging Practices) - YouTube

Anyway - I'm not sure I'm getting the great battery life yet that some of you have, but I'm trying to get there. I'd consider myself a moderate user. I also use Wi-Fi when available since I only have 2 Gb of Data on my plan.





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Personally I don't think these battery "tips" are necessary. I notice no increased performance whether I charge at 50 or 5%.
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Personally I don't think these battery "tips" are necessary. I notice no increased performance whether I charge at 50 or 5%.
Only tip is to do a few full charges, discharges... but ONLY so Android will report better battery info.

You won't get any more or any less doing this, just needs a little time to "calibrate" the reporting.
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