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General Battery sucked b4, but wow...REALLY sux on JB


  1. reisb

    reisb Well-Known Member

    I am now getting less than 8 hours with about 10 min talk and 30-45 screen on. This is with GPS off, 4G off, wifi on.

    Used to make it thru work and get charger notification around 10pm. Now by 3pm, need to charge, I do nothing after that not even screen on and phone dead on less than 1 hour.

    I absolutely hated this phone battery before and find it unusable now.

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  2. idic

    idic Well-Known Member

    Check to see if there is a rogue app which isn't letting the phone sleep. If I notice battery draining fast I reboot straightaway which usually fixes it. If you can identify the app that's causing you problems you can uninstall it, change a setting that might be causing the problem, or chase the dev to fix the issue.
  3. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

  4. Zeinzu

    Zeinzu Well-Known Member

    Mmmm no it doesn't.

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  5. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

    ZeinZu what Rom are you using?
  6. reisb

    reisb Well-Known Member

    No rogue app. Checked better batter stats and my highest partial wakelock was Kakao Talk at 25 min, 5%
  7. Ibrick

    Ibrick Well-Known Member

    Part of it is 'project butter' and the input touch jumping the CPU to 700. Decent trade off IMO.
  8. Zeinzu

    Zeinzu Well-Known Member

    Toroplus stock.
  9. jonny772

    jonny772 Well-Known Member

    I noticed this also. But I have another issue, my phone won't charge to 100 percent.
  10. bigdog5401

    bigdog5401 New Member

    I actually think my battery life has gotten better on my wife's and my VZ Galaxy Nexus's. Had a friend with Sprint Galaxy Nexus that the JB update caused it to get worse, but found an app that somehow got hosed during the update. Removed and reinstalled app, now things are fine. Check your sucking you battery in the settings.
  11. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member

    I found that if you run a lot of cards through google now (like traffic, and other location hungry features) that it will cause a lot of awake time on the processor. The thing is, location data can show up under 4 or more different wakelocks so it doesn't look like any one service is the problem.

    I turned off everything but weather, sports and places...and I will probably turn off places as well since it is just a curiosity for me.
  12. barqer

    barqer Member

    Battery life is definitely better for me. I have even started leaving everything on except bluetooth. I do know that in the past I have seen my battery go down fast and finally nailed it down to a tab open in the browser that was somehow draining battery. Once I closed all browser (stock browser) tabs it went back to normal.
  13. charliecc

    charliecc Well-Known Member

    If you haven't done so already, try turning off Google Now altogether.
  14. Digital Controller

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    I couldn't wait for the JB update for VZW so i rooted mine and put a nightly of CM10 on it, the battery life is really good.

    With my regular battery it was going from 7am - 11pm, and by then it would be around 20%-30%, with wifi on at work and home, and 4G on when traveling to and from work.

    However, i got an extended battery and now with same schedule and everything its 11pm and my phone is at 60% battery. It's nice having an extended battery, plus for only 20 bucks :)

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    Is the battery, and i am very happy with it, also there is a GSM version too.
  15. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    I'm on stock JB on VZW and I don't see any battery issue. Actually overnight drain on WiFi got even better like about 1% per hour. Before with 4.0.4 it was like 1.7~2% per hour. While using it with screen on, it's not so different. But stand by time feels a bit longer than before.

    But I don't use heavy Google apps like G+, Latitude and Google Now at all. Maybe that's why.
  16. Zeinzu

    Zeinzu Well-Known Member

    I should add that I wiped and re-downloaded all my apps clean when I updated. I also wiped internal storage after backing up my pics and ringtones and such. This could be an important factor in my battery life, stability, and performance. Who knows.
  17. reisb

    reisb Well-Known Member

  18. aurora40

    aurora40 Well-Known Member

    Google Now made a clear impact to my battery life. My phone generally goes about 36 hours before I charge it, and after the update, it would go about 24 hours with similar usage.

    Turning Google Now off, and it was back to the 36 on average.

    I'm guessing the OP has a Verizon phone though, since he is just now noticing JB aspects. The Verizon phone seems to have much worse battery life on average than the GSM one. At least judging by the general threads here.
  19. reisb

    reisb Well-Known Member

    Yes, sorry. I am on Verizon. I can't even find Google Now to turn off.
    Found it and mine is set to off.
  20. dirtyriffs

    dirtyriffs Well-Known Member

    I've seen a reduction in battery life since the OTA too. I turned google now off completely but still worse battery than before . I used to get 12 hours which was fine by me,but today I had to charge while at work.
  21. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

    Toro Plus? If i'm not mistaken that is a custom Rom correct? As in JB hasn't been pushed officially to the Sprint version. If so then that is probably the reason yours differs so much. Also are you using LTE?


    Everyone else in here is referring to the official version that Verizon pushed to their device in the last week i believe.

    I have horrible battery life. Also i refuse to turn anything off. If you give me new features then those new features should not impact my device as a phone.

    I'm highly considering going back to an ICS rom until something gets better on JB. Even with running Leankernel over stock it still is horrible.
  22. AJ McKay

    AJ McKay Well-Known Member

    No discernible difference here. I get about the same life with the same usage. I thought battery life sucked at first, but the realized I hadn't put the phone down since the update.

    Also, trophy, with all the issues you've claimed to have with this phone, the fact that you still have it make me question your credibility.
  23. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member

    Honestly, this is a ridiculous statement. I don't mean to be offensive, but it just is utter nonsense.

    They gave you new features which, IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE, will result in shorter battery life. Many of the Google Now features rely on location services and background data.... both of which use power. To say that adding new features that use more power is unacceptable is just silly.

    These are optional features that you can choose to use or not use. The tradeoff is battery life. Just like streaming music. Google music lets you stream your music..... but streaming from the cloud uses power. So you choose.... stream from the cloud and limit your battery life or store music locally on the device and limit your playlists.

    The idea that you'd rather go back to an ICS ROM than simply turn off features of Google Now is just one of the more ridiculous things I've read here.
  24. reisb

    reisb Well-Known Member

    I have not used any new features and battery is dying before work is over. with about 10 minutes of talk time and 20-30 of screen on. That is just unacceptable.

    As a test I left unplugged overnight. In 9.5 hours, I went from 100% to 84% with no use at all. While that is very bad, it's still not as bad as the rate i'm losing all 100%.

    I don't know what to do. May take to Verizon, but I know they will just want to wipe the phone. Then same problem will happen, except all of my files, pics, and apps will be gone. Ideas?
  25. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member

    Sprint's Nexus got JB a few weeks ago.

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