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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Attain????????, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member
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    My phone the last few days, is running fine, however, the batter will literally shoot down out of nowhere from like 50-15 or something like this, very randomly. Any ideas why? It dropped from 56-36 today. On the battery map the line just drops straight down. Any ideas?

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    This is happening to an awful lot of people on here lately man. Wonder if you all have something in common... a carrier update or something?
  3. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I haven't gotten an update since .1 months ago... this is just out of the blue.
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Its just strange how seemingly this month a lot of people are having the same problem. ive seen it on g+ too. A dude in this forum tried literally everything and i dont think hes cured it
  5. ramsv94

    ramsv94 Lurker

    I am experiencing the exact same problem!
  6. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    I'm thinking hardware, still. Try the normal stuff, like battery and chargers, then move to cleaning contacts on the phone and the charging port.
  7. androidmog

    androidmog Member

    My partner's phone dropped from 30% to virtually nothing overnight last night for no apparent reason.
  8. stbiggles

    stbiggles Newbie

    Recenyly my Galaxy S2 has started eating the battery. One charge was good for couple of days but not anymore. Have turned off all unused radios and gps, disabled location services, uninstalled all power hungry apps and disabled all unnecessary syncs but still lose more than 5% an hour when not being used! Can't't get through a day without charging now, next to useless.
  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    How long have you had your phones? Have you tried buying a new battery?
    Generally speaking (very generally!), phone batteries start to deteriorate around 1.5 years in of use. I found a small boost with my Gnex when I got a new battery around that time.
    Erasing battery stats may help give you a better idea, but AFAIK it requires root.
  10. stbiggles

    stbiggles Newbie

    My phone is less than 6 months old and until now only charged once every 24 hrs.
  11. androidmog

    androidmog Member

    Last night my phone also dropped the best part of 30% in the 7 hours overnight when usually I would expect about 5%. Although both phones were purchased at the same time in January we have very different usage patterns so I doubt if it's a mechanical issue. My suspicion would therefore be an update to a pre installed app or similar.

    O2 in the UK
  12. chris1966

    chris1966 Lurker

    my phone is brand new. version 4.1.2. it drops about a percent a minute. was looking at these forums to see if this is normal. Also wondering if their are any apps to combat this
  13. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Do you mean while using the phone or with the screen off? Either way it should never drop that fast mate
    Tbh i think you should be looking at which apps to delete instead of adding another :thumbup:
  14. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member
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    So any ideas? Just happened again. 47-17 in the blink of an eye.
  15. HEYyouGUYYYS

    HEYyouGUYYYS Lurker

    This is normally caused by a battery saving app.
    (well.. it was for me)

    If you have Battery Guru, uninstall it. If you don't, I can no longer help you my fellow Android Warriors.
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  16. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    A good idea would be to boot into safe mode, watch it discharge and see if it still happens. If it doesnt then its an app youve installed causing it :beer:
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  17. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member
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    All i have is gsam and always have and it never caused a problem.

    It doesn't even happen that often and it jumped to 73 after being on the charger for 10 minutes... Wtf
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  18. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    If i understand things at all then if youve tried safe mode, tried a different charger, tried a reset, tried a reflash, a new battery.. then it must be the phones hardware causing it so returning it is the only option man :(
  19. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member
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    Same charger haven't done a factory reset though... Don't really want to
  20. HEYyouGUYYYS

    HEYyouGUYYYS Lurker

    Oh no, it's not GSam then.. I use that too.

    It must be another app causing it.. or like another poster said - the hardware.
  21. ajs723

    ajs723 Lurker

    My battery life is terrible now. Only had my gs3 for about 4 months and i have to charge twice a day.
  22. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    I think we need to see some battery life screenshots for some of these posters in order to assist further
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  23. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah definately. At the very least the first graph and list in the stock battery stats and the second page (tap on the graph) :thumbup:
  24. sixtyfour

    sixtyfour Newbie

    When this happens to me, I look at a couple of things. First, I peek at GSam Battery Monitor to see if there's any processes consuming an unusually high amount of CPU time. Lately, on my Verizon S3 running VRBMB1, I can see SDM_something_or_other causing a high number of partial wakelocks and chewing up CPU time (and thus battery). I *think* this process has something to do with OTA updates, which I keep deferring to stay on MB1.

    The second thing I check is "System Settings" -> "Developer Options" -> "Show CPU usage". This can help identify a runaway process. I'll see something called "gsiff_daemon" occassionally here in the red.

    If SDM is the culprit, I'll clear the SDM app's data, force stop it and reboot the phone. If gsiff_daemon is causing me grief, I'll just reboot the phone. These actions successfully stop these processes from hogging CPU and eating my battery.
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  25. Attain????????

    Attain???????? Well-Known Member
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    If it happens again I'll try to take a screenshot.

    Idk of any runaway apps that cause massive amounts of battery drain in the blink of an eye. Literally one second for it to go down 40% that isn't normal.

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