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Old October 30th, 2012, 05:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation ics battery drain. tried rebooting, and clearing cache.

I researched my battery problem and one suggestion was to remove the battery, plug phone up to charger. let it stay like that a few seconds then replace the battery and immediately replace the battery. this seemed to work at first. the phone came on and stayed on and was charging. all the sudden it started draining it even faster, I was litterally watching the % go down. then I came across this site. the best suggestion I found was to clear the cache. I've done that. (when you restart the phone does seeing scrolling text mean you got it right?) if so how long does that take? my phone is at 17%, the highest it's been in a while, does this mean my problem is fixed and what are some other options if it's not?

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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Kandie Welcome to the forums.

How long does your battery last on a charge? You might try some of the battery saver apps in the store like Battery Dr. or Juice Defender.
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Default Battery drain fixed!!!

I have been using Samsung GS2 for six months and recently been suffering from severe battery drain. I would get just 8-9 hours on a full charge with very light use.
Went through the Internet and searched forums and finally hit jackpot.

Here's wht I did:
1. Calibrated the battery. I let the battery drain completely and allowed the phone to automatically shut down. Then charged the battery from zero till 100 per cent.
I did it three times over a week.
The last time I did this, once my battery was 100 per cent, I removed the battery, waited for 5 minutes, reinserted it and switched on.

2. Turned location services off
Go to Settings, Location services:
Untick Google's location service
Untick GPS satellites
Untick Location and Google search
(Unless u r using Google Navigation a lot u dont need these)

Optional settings:
3. If u want to desperately save battery life...
Turn Auto Sync off:
Settings-Accounts and sync
Turn it off

4.Turn wi-fil off during sleep
Settings--wifi--Advanced (menu key) Keep wi-fi on during sleep ---Never

These steps hve worked for me, especially the first two, hope u guys will find them useful.

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Default Re: ics battery drain. tried rebooting, and clearing cache.

Hey people I randomly went on these forums so don't expect to see me so often xD but these are good suggestions, however, battery drain is most likely caused by rogue apps and badly coded apps like Facebook (wow that app is terrible). Ads can also drain the battery so if you're rooted you should install something like adaway from the play store. Hope this helps.
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