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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have seen some posts about this on the Nexus but not the S3 so hopefully you guys can shed some light on my issue.

I installed the Jelly Bean update last night and since then my battery seems to be draining a lot laster. I took the phone off charge at 6am this morning and im down to 50% already without actually using the device very much (I have changed some of the desktop around and looked at the settings)

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Screen 46%
android system 16%
android OS 9%
Its all very minor things from then on down, nothing stands out.

I have set the screen brightness to auto adjust but has anyone else had any problems? Im wondering if I am just missing a setting for my data syncs or something obvious but nothing is jumping out on me.

im running version 4.1.1 on VodafoneUK
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I have seen some posts about this on the Nexus but not the S3 so hopefully you guys can shed some light on my issue.

I installed the Jelly Bean update last night and since then my battery seems to be draining a lot laster. I took the phone off charge at 6am this morning and im down to 50% already without actually using the device very much (I have changed some of the desktop around and looked at the settings)

My Battery usage is showing
Screen 46%
android system 16%
android OS 9%
Its all very minor things from then on down, nothing stands out.

I have set the screen brightness to auto adjust but has anyone else had any problems? Im wondering if I am just missing a setting for my data syncs or something obvious but nothing is jumping out on me.

im running version 4.1.1 on VodafoneUK

when you tap on screen % it should tell you the length of time thats more important than the % if you had the screen on for 2hours than yes that battery drain is normal
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when you tap on screen % it should tell you the length of time thats more important than the % if you had the screen on for 2hours than yes that battery drain is normal
Screen time is 1h 21m.

Normal? really? so Jellybean is worse than what I had previous? didnt expect this to be honest.
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Heres a comparison i'm on Vodafone UK too with Jelly Bean

Battery is currently at 46%

6hrs 53 mins on battery.

Screen is 67% (2hrs 14mins)
Android system 7%
Android OS 6%
Mediaserver 4%
Messaging 4%
Map ServiceSamsung 3%
Cell Standby 2%
Internet 2%
Voice calls 2%
Device idle 2%
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Screen time is 1h 21m.

Normal? really? so Jellybean is worse than what I had previous? didnt expect this to be honest.

not great numbers but not far off, i get 3hours of screen on ICS on a good day so you half way there with about half your battery to go
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have you got goole now switched on? I noticed increased battery drain when I upgraded to JB on the Three network and created a thread about it but its disappeared off the first page now. I found with google now off, battery life was more comparable to ICS, with it on its worse. Haven't decided whether to use google now and accept the battery drain yet. Just done a factory reset to see if it makes any difference
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Thanks for the replies....looks like I'm not alone here.

Google now doesn't appear to be running nope. I am shocked at how jellybean can be doing this...I have to be missing something more obvious
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Thanks for the replies....looks like I'm not alone here.

Google now doesn't appear to be running nope. I am shocked at how jellybean can be doing this...I have to be missing something more obvious

how many screen hours did you get on ICS
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how many screen hours did you get on ICS
I couldn't give you exact figures but I wasn't ever down to 50% battery life after only 6 or 7 hours
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When you first start using a p[hone or update it there is a lot of extra stuff going on in the background that could easily eat up battery time. After a week or so it will settle down.
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I'm having similar problems - I used the phone very little but was losing around 10% an hour even with the screen off. On ics was getting much better battery life - I might use odin to flash back to the last official Vodafone ics rom
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I am upragrade my Sú on Monday to Jelly Bean on Monday and ever since then I have noticed a huge battery drain. Phone was oridginally on o2, but now unlocked to all networks and used on another. Still upgrade with o2 firmware though.

Battery Drain

Overnight, while left beside my bed, it lost 30% in 6 hours. This is with everything turned off. Wifi, data, gps, google now. That seems really wrong

I can even get through the day on one charge now. Any sugeestions. I'm thinkinf factory reset next. Any advice would be much apprciated

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Go to settings then battery and see whats using your battery. A battery monitor from the app store will give you a more detailed view.
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So its not just me then. Looks like this needs resolving before more and more look to flash back to ICS
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Old October 25th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I found the same. I have now turned off Google Now and also make sure you dont have voice wake up enabled. I turned voice wake up off last night and will see today if it makes any difference.
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I found the same. I have now turned off Google Now and also make sure you dont have voice wake up enabled. I turned voice wake up off last night and will see today if it makes any difference.
Same here, I had my phone in the charger until 07am this morning. Now it is 10.40 and I didn't even use it for more than 20min wifi and 20 min text-ing. Battery shows 60% and falling 1 % per minute.
This Jelly(bull)bean is a big virus.
I just switched everything off from (google) as much as allowed and have un-installed all the stupid advertising programs that came with the update.

This is new to me I have the phone from many months and this is the first time I see anything like that.
They will come very fast with a fix because I expect a HUGE wave of irritated people metaphorically "bombarding" Samsung with unhappy comments.
Usually my phone was holding 1 full day (18-24h with gaming) and now 3h later I have 60% considering that I didn't even play a game!

Hopefully this will get better.
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I installed the UK JB firmware last night and noticed a 6% drop over night which more than usual.

Will see how it goes today, but something seems to be waking up the phone every 30 minutes and I havnt even installed any apps yet.
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I actually found my battery lasting way longer after JB update.
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I feel the same since updating to JB. My battery seems to be going quicker. I checked the usage on battery and Death DOME even though i had closed it was using 40% of battery and when i force stopped it, it still sat there.
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I think i have fixed the problem. Seemed to be some sort of fault with my sd card. Phone couldnt read it or something. I removed it, fully charged the phone and have only lost 4% in the last 3 and half hours. That's with using the phone too.
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I think i have fixed the problem. Seemed to be some sort of fault with my sd card. Phone couldnt read it or something. I removed it, fully charged the phone and have only lost 4% in the last 3 and half hours. That's with using the phone too.
Thanks for the update, My Sd card is absolutely fine but i think my problem was DeathDome
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I've been running the final leaked version of JB. Many of us had the same problem with battery life. The issue was Samsung Push. I don't use it myself, so I disabled it in Settings - Applications - All. You can also use Titanium Backup if you are rooted.

I have not yet installed the Sprint OTA - waiting to ensure that I don't lose root - so I can't say for sure whether this issue was resolved by Sprint... so YMMV.
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I think i have fixed the problem. Seemed to be some sort of fault with my sd card. Phone couldnt read it or something. I removed it, fully charged the phone and have only lost 4% in the last 3 and half hours. That's with using the phone too.
No Sd card in my phone and also the phone was lagging in Fifa 12 today, I had to restart it to fix the issue. So I restarted my phone 3 times today to make it work as it worked 2 days ago without Jelly bean. What is happening ?

Also random programs show stopping notifications. I updated yesterday and I regret it already.
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Battery life is definitely worse on JB via Vodafone UK, unbranded handset.

79% screen
6% android system
6% voice calls
3% cell standby
3% device idle
2% media

currently at 78% on 5hr 13m 1s

this should no way be this low in such a short period of time imho.
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Glad you agree DaddyCee, I have just disabled Samsung push so lets see if that makes a difference
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I have just disabled samsung push too.
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Battery life is definitely worse on JB via Vodafone UK, unbranded handset.

79% screen
6% android system
6% voice calls
3% cell standby
3% device idle
2% media

currently at 78% on 5hr 13m 1s

this should no way be this low in such a short period of time imho.

those stats dont really matter if you screen was on for 4 of those 5 hours

after 5 hours of standby im usually down to 78% on a normal day
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those stats dont really matter if you screen was on for 4 of those 5 hours

after 5 hours of standby im usually down to 78% on a normal day
exactly. 79% screen time means the screen was on a hell of a lot in that time. I don't think I've ever seen mine that high and I'd be delighted with those stats! On mine Android System now eats 30% of my battery, much higher than it was on ICS. I factory reset yesterday and didn't restore any backup. No difference
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I upgraded my sim free yesterday, have Google Now on and cant say I have noticed a problem, battery drain seems not to have changed.
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The Jellybean just deployed for O2-UK customers this week. Obviously, I have planned to update it but I heard a lot of stuff from forums etc about the battery drain in Jellybean.

Is this true? The Galaxy S3 battery is already bad enough to be honest and I don't want even more drain.

Also, are there any major bugs?

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No major buys reported or problems with battery drain. Just because a few people post things on here doesn't mean there is any major problem out there. There are millions of those phones out there upgraded now.

First week after getting any new phone or major update there will be higher battery use as the phone does lots of things in the background and people play with it more. Afterwards it tends to settle down.
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There are a few bugs that some get. Obviously these are covered in the various threads about this in more detail.

1. Some find Google now uses more battery. Well Duh. More data upload / download and GPS.... It can be turned off

2. MediaScannerService constantly scanning. Again, workaround to backup sd to computer and reformat sd card.

The s3 has a great battery in the UK.
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I been searching around and I believe that mediascannerservice is only available to be stopped via a rooted phone?
 
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The s3 has a great battery in the UK.
Sorry mate but my Galaxy S3's battery life has been atrocious since updating to JB.

It's dropping a per cent every 15 minutes or so even when locked!
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Sorry mate but my Galaxy S3's battery life has been atrocious since updating to JB.

It's dropping a per cent every 15 minutes or so even when locked!
Wow. Really? Mine has been finally actually. Hardly uses any battery when locked. I woke up seeing the same percentage and I slept for an hour except its draining fast whilst in use.
 
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yeah mine drains faster on JB. I even did a factory reset and its made no difference. Not chronic but in standby its around 1% per hour as ooposed to 0.5% per hour on ICS. I believe google now is the cause for this but leaving it on at the moment to see if its actually useful. If not I'll turn it off and hopefully get some battery life back.

I believe on JB the media scanner shows up in battery usage after a reboot as the phone scans for all media on the device. It should not continue though, so its a bug if it does.

Anyone else seeing gpsd in battery usage? I believe this is linked to google now as never seen it before JB?
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I have had JB for two days now on my sim free UK phone and no battery problems at all. I agree the S3 as the best battery of any phone on the UK market
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Sorry mate but my Galaxy S3's battery life has been atrocious since updating to JB.

It's dropping a per cent every 15 minutes or so even when locked!

Im the same, maybe not quite this bad but its defiantly worse that it was before the upgrade.

Something I did notice is that my version shows 4.1.1 - I am lead to believe that I should be on 4.1.2?
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I upgraded a week ago, at first the battery was getting chewed, it'now improving as the phone us settling down.
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I upgraded a week ago, at first the battery was getting chewed, it'now improving as the phone us settling down.
I have heard this from a few people now but can anyone actually explain what this means? settling down? I'm not dismissing this as a possible solution but I just don't quite understand whats happening in this week of settling down.
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I am upragrade my Sú on Monday to Jelly Bean on Monday and ever since then I have noticed a huge battery drain. Phone was oridginally on o2, but now unlocked to all networks and used on another. Still upgrade with o2 firmware though.

Battery Drain

Overnight, while left beside my bed, it lost 30% in 6 hours. This is with everything turned off. Wifi, data, gps, google now. That seems really wrong

I can even get through the day on one charge now. Any sugeestions. I'm thinkinf factory reset next. Any advice would be much apprciated

cheers

try an app called carat ive had it a while install it it takes about a week or so to give you any info but it tells you whats hogging the battery what it recomends to do, it also tells you what extra battery to expect if you kill the app/widget among other stuff..






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Sorry if this sounds like a daft question ... but is device idle anything to be worried about, or as it possibly suggests, it is just the amount of time that the device is in fact idle :-)

I only ask, as when I checked my battery stats this morning, device idle was showing third in the list with 14% and time on of 12h 57mins

Also, my gpsd was showing 23% with cpu total 29 sec. Is this anything to worry about?
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apparently my problem is even worse (galaxy S3, after JB update):

i'm at 54% (it's 5.30 pm) after
12 minutes of voice call
13 minutes of screen
8.55 minutes in stand by

much worse than before JB
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I have been having same issue since I updated to JB, started going through my menu's and noticed that my samsung account was no longer syncing, so that could be a possible issue as well if it's continuously trying to sync, but unable to.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 07:47 AM   #45 (permalink)
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I've traced my battery drain to Google location search. Once I switched this off, big difference.
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Hey guys, I recently got Jelly Bean(last night) and today I noticed the batery has drained about 30% quicker. At the moment it was at 28% battery after 7.5 hrs of use. The screen was on for 3hrs. When I had ICS it was much better than this, Im getting about 8 hrs on full charge with light use. It says my screen has taken 61% of the battery and Voice calls 33%. I keep my screen at 1/3 brightness. This is high compared to ICS and I thought Jelly bean was suppose to make things better. Do you guys have any ideas or tips on how to make my battery last AT LEAST as long as ICS did? BTW Im new here so Id appreciate the help!
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 12:32 AM   #47 (permalink)
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turn off google now. that's the biggest battery eater in JB.
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How do I do that?
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I've noticed the same as you, ICS battery was very good I'd get a whole day out of it no problem but since Jelly Bean I'm charging it twice a day . I've loaded Juice Defender and that seems to be a big help so maybe you should try that.
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Does Wi-Fi really drain the battery. I am sure I have read on one of the threads that wifi is a better option to have on, rather than just the data. However, I have been having highish battery drain over night ... 100% charge, 8 hrs, and it drains by 28% which seems quite a bit. I turned off the wifi last night, and it only drained about 13% so it seems it is a drain.

I attach 2 dump files from betterbatterystats, does anyone on here understand them and can advise on what might be draining it. The 1st dump is with wifi on and the second with wifi off

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https://dl.dropbox.com/u/104312950/with-wifi.txt

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/104312950/without-wifi.txt
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