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Old October 12th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #401 (permalink)
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So I use to have pretty decent battery life after only 3 weeks with the phone. On my longer (12 hours on the road) days, my phone would get home with still ~30% battery. Recently, I have been getting huge battery drains. First 3 hours of the day, I played music (offline music) on my 30 min drive and then phone was in my pocket during class. Got to my car and had 70% battery. Got to work and charged it for about an hour and downloaded an apk for betterbatterystats. Downloaded it, unplugged my phone, set it aside, and waited. Here are the results:

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Well apparently I can't post pictures yet. Battery started at 84% and is now at 44% in 2h 28m. From the betterbattery app, "bam_dmux_wakelock" has used 10% of my battery in 12m 51s. The android native battery app says the "Android System" is at 59% of the battery used. And the device has been idle for almost all of that time (screen idle is at 2h and 10m). So clearly something is running in the background reaping havoc on my battery.

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It looks like you may be having the same issue I was (still am sometimes). See here: Yet another batter help request

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Old October 12th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #402 (permalink)
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so does this mean that the signal in my house is so bad that it's killing my battery? if you look at the end of the day, the time I get home from work is when the wifi is connected. At the same time, the signal goes from green to yellow and the battery graph drops at a steeper rate than it did all day on LTE.

It was at 40% when I got home, now after 2 hours on wifi, it's down to 15.

The funny thing is I live about a block away from where I work and my living room is closer to the window than my cubicle is. seems like it should be just as good.
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So I use to have pretty decent battery life after only 3 weeks with the phone. On my longer (12 hours on the road) days, my phone would get home with still ~30% battery. Recently, I have been getting huge battery drains. First 3 hours of the day, I played music (offline music) on my 30 min drive and then phone was in my pocket during class. Got to my car and had 70% battery. Got to work and charged it for about an hour and downloaded an apk for betterbatterystats. Downloaded it, unplugged my phone, set it aside, and waited. Here are the results:

.....

Well apparently I can't post pictures yet. Battery started at 84% and is now at 44% in 2h 28m. From the betterbattery app, "bam_dmux_wakelock" has used 10% of my battery in 12m 51s. The android native battery app says the "Android System" is at 59% of the battery used. And the device has been idle for almost all of that time (screen idle is at 2h and 10m). So clearly something is running in the background reaping havoc on my battery.

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I've been having similar issues as well (on AT&T). While you didn't mention your carrier, there is a thread in the xda developers forum which suggests there's is a bug in the LTE/HSPA+ transistion: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1811182

I have tried disabling LTE using the APN method, but a side effect is that occasionally I'll completely lose cell signal.
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Well here's an update if anyone was following my situation. Btw I'm on AT&T.

I read through those threads and tried the following: I disabled all motion gestures (except swipe palm for screen capture which isn't in that category anyways), turned off the screen rotation in the drop down notification, and then restarded my phone. Wow! what a difference. My battery feels even better than when I first got the phone. Since this morning (4 hours) I have read various emails, sent a couple of texts, browsed the market place and downloaded 2 fairly large gameloft games all without being plugged in and I'm currently at 94% battery. Now I'm going to work backwards and start enabling things to see if I can find the culprit.
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I think all you had to do was reboot your phone. I think that happens to everyone from time to time, where android system kills your battery until you reboot. still can't believe it hasn't been fixed.
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And today, well, the last 24 hours or so.



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I really can't wrap my head around the battery issue on my S3.

If I turn the screen brightness up to 60%, switch on schedule check e-mail, install FB, twitter, turn on Google Now, Wifi on, GPS on etc. I'll end up with around 10% of battery by 9pm. Now with brightness down to 20%, manually check e-mail, no social apps, google now off, wifi off most of the time, GPS off most of the time I still end up around 10% arounf 9pm. I tested this for 4days during the week

I feel like the phone wants to do this. it wants to make sure that the battery stays around 10-80% at all the time. When fully charged the first few percent drop really fast. Like 100%-90% in a few minutes, then stay like that until the end of the day.

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Old December 8th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #407 (permalink)
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My record is 48 hours of charger with 7 hours screentime. No gaming.
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Since Wednesday, I think that's when I installed Jelly Bean, the battery life has been fine.

Yesterday evening I installed Twitter. I was using Plume, but got tired of the slow notifications (i.e. every ten minutes), and my battery went from 98% to 17% in five hours!

As you can imagine I'm not impressed. And to think I was asleep and NO apps were running when I put the device down. I'm certainly not happy.
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Weird. I woke up to a dead battery device.
A few days ago I did put that clock\weather widget on my home screen. I wonder if that's what killing my battery and not Jelly Bean?

I've removed it for now. Let's see how it performs today.
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But where are your "voice calls"..................
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But where are your "voice calls"..................
Wait I'm supposed to use my device to make calls, too? LOL - I can't stand talking on the phone
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For today I'm at 9hours and 28 minutes and have 70% left. Albeit only 1 hour 9 minutes of screen time.
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It's like wifi doubles the capacity of the battery. Now at work, I just shut off mobile data and keep wifi on. I was shocked at the battery life.
I have just the opposite with my phone. When I'm on wifi, my battery drain is awful. If I stay on 4G, I get way better life. I scrolled through this thread and saw people with more than a day on their battery. I can't even get more than 12 hours with my S3. I thought I had a battery problem, so Verizon sent me a new battery. I still had poor battery life, so they sent me a new phone. I still can't get more than 12-13 hours on a single charge. The only thing I have running, is Gmail. Facebook is set to not sync. Are people with great battery life using extended batteries or something? Why is my battery life so poor on wifi? I always thought wifi was much better on the battery.
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LTE just killed my 100% battery in 5 hours...

12 min of screen time, no processes left open.

Wanted to do a test with almost no screen time, and to say the results are disappointing is an understatement.
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Didn't read through the whole thread but turning off auto sync helps in a major way... My 2 cents.
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What's up Navi? This is what I have just about to plug in. ..

About 2.5 hours of screen on time

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So how much screen on time do you normally get on a charge? I'm currently sitting at 76% at 2 hrs 13 mins with 49 mins of screen on time.

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Can anyone help me to stop this "gpsd" from eating my battery ?
I reboot the device but dont know its stopped or still running
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Shoot, I typically dont use my phone this much on a Saturday. Seems to be awake a fair amount.



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It looks like out of 5 hours you were using it more than an hour at a time? I have noticed that when you use the phone continually for a while it will get hot and the battery life gets weak. It goes down fast. I can get 16 hours and 5 hours of screen time a day if I space out my use. But if I continually use it non stop I will get about 3 to 3.5 hours of screen time in the space of 6 to 8 hours.
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This is after charging up to full and unplugging as soon as I was notified that I was fully charged...



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I gotta figure out why some are able to not use their phone as much as I use mine in the course of a day. LOL

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just got sg3 and so far am enjoying it. few issues tho. you that have wicked battery life, did you get rid of any preloaded apps that u dont use, and how do you get such wicked battery life. cheers
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This is the first time I got battery life like this during the work day...

Going in and restricting background data to Wi-Fi for certain apps seems to have done the trick.

My signal fluctuates between 3G and LTE in the building I'm in...

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Restricting background data on mobile network only is proving to be consistent...



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