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Old February 5th, 2013, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I a 100% charged battery in my phone and turned my phone off overnight since I didn't need to charge it. I turned it on at 7:45am this morning at 98%, checked Crime City real quick, and then jumped in the shower. 30 minutes later (8:15am) after sitting idle the whole time, I discover my phone is warm and was at 85%. In 30 minutes sitting idle. That's the equivalent drainage of having my mobile hotspot feature on for 30 minutes. I checked Gsam and it said "Media" was running the whole time and took 45% of that battery drain. When I click on Manage, it takes me to the "Downloads" app.

I barely noticed the same thing last night when I swapped batteries and then my new battery was draining AWFULLY fast with no usage. But it only just started yesterday. And I haven't downloaded any apps in several weeks. Somehow I suspect this has something to do with the Jelly Bean update. My phone has noticeably been draining faster since I updated about a month ago. Its like I have to do NOTHING with my phone to get any decent battery life out of it, which defeats its own purpose. But now it seems I can't even NOT use it either without it draining anyway.

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Sounds like media scanner is running permanently. Make a .nomedia folder (you need the period/full stop) and put it in every folder you find in the file browser except where you have media of course. The nomedia folder should be empty. The SGS2 suffered a similar bug with the official leaked version of JB it got.
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Sounds like media scanner is running permanently. Make a .nomedia folder (you need the period/full stop) and put it in every folder you find in the file browser except where you have media of course. The nomedia folder should be empty. The SGS2 suffered a similar bug with the official leaked version of JB it got.
...or, bite the bullet & do a factory reset- that helped cure some weirdness that was occurring with my phone after I did the OTA update to JB.
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Hey mate.
Check this out and good luck
http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s3/676766-excuse-me-could-i-possibly-distract-you-just-brief-second.html#post5435490
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I had the same problem here. Media suddenly draining my battery after JB update. I tried several factory resets and it did not help. I could stop the drain by force stopping that Downloads app you mention, but the drain would come back after a reboot.
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