Dismal Battery Life on SII

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  1. pickleheadguy

    pickleheadguy Well-Known Member

    Here's my story.

    I bought my phone last Friday at approximately noon. Came with half a charge, used the phone the entire rest of the day (browsed internet, listened to music) and did not need to charge until late that night. Fast forward to today. Woke up at 9pm. Barely used the phone the entire day, like literally 1 hour total usage. By 5pm the phone was already telling me it needed to be recharged. 18% battery.

    Now I know what you're thinking. The "usual suspects". Coverage in my area is decent, 3-4 bars all the time. The only thing I did on my phone today was load maybe 10 webpages and play 1 hour worth of music on Pandora. In my mind there should be no reason that the phone needed recharging. I turn off data when I'm not using it. Same with Wifi, bluetooth and everything else on the pull down menu. I use a task killer and close apps whenever I'm not using them. My brightness is low, almost to the point where I can't tell if the phone is on or off. I didn't call anybody. Didn't send or recieve any texts. It just doesn't make sense!

    I think I'm going to go back to Radio Shack and see if they'll replace it or exchange it for a new one. I may be new to this whole smartphone deal, but come on. No usage and it needs recharging after 8 hours? I think I got a dud. Battery was excellent for the first day, but sucked after that.

    Any advice? Any other phone I should replace it with?


  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    Tap on Settings from your home screen then Battery and check if Maps is running. Maps has been causing power drain across devices lately. If it is do a Factory reset and that draining issue should be resolved. As to a replacement phone I think Boost added the S3 to its lineup recently.
  3. pickleheadguy

    pickleheadguy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the help. I ended up just doing a factory reset and then returning it to Radio Shack. I picked up a Victory and I have to say that the battery on this phone is a lot better. Been using it for almost an hour and only down 7%. Now to order a case....

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