September 17th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Jackson Michigan
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S II
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Thanks for the reply. I thought I came up with my own solution by turning on airplane mode, which saved me tons of battery, however, you can't call, receive texts, etc.
So I knew this was not going to cut it. What I was certain about was that for the first 2.5 weeks, my battery life was awesome, so I knew it had to be a setting or app or something. I have been reading everywhere about cell standby, etc, and of course, mine was way up there with everyone else's and I thought 'there I go, stuck with a bad phone'.
Instead, I decided to reset to factory. I installed only a few must have apps and surprise, I still have 54% and my phone has been unplugged since 4:30AM and it's now 7:36PM, it's been on for 15 hours! It was on roaming all day too, I used it and I made a 30 minute phone call. This is the phone I remember! AND, cell standby is at 44%, and I still have over 1/2 of my battery life left. I bet if I leave it on all night, I will still have plenty in the morning.
I now realize that I installed something that was causing the problem and have decided that when I install something, I will wait at least a day to see what it does to my phone. If it's a hog, I will pull it off and that is that.
I am just so happy to have my phone back. Living from short charge to short charge is for the birds.