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Support Battery life was 8+ hours but now only 2 hours

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tdreno, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. tdreno

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    My battery charge used to last all day. A couple of months ago, it fell to about two hours tops. I replaced my old 3500mah battery with a brand new 3500mah battery. No changes. I use all the standard battery saving techniques such as screen timeout, screen brightness, leaving unneeded radios of, etc..etc..

    Is it possible software upgrades or some rogue application is killing my battery. I love my phone and want to keep it, but if I cannot fix this, I'll have to replace the phone.

    Any ideas or recommendations?

    Thanks!
     

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    it is really rare that apps will run wild and drain your battery. android in general does a pretty good job at managing resources so that you do not get apps running wild. how is your cell signal? what about 3g and 4g signal strength?

    are you up to date as far as ota's?
     
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    Welcome tdreno!
    You can also use this app to monitor what is using the battery and perhaps pinpoint a wakelock issue:
    GSAM Battery Monitor

    Or what I use, but it's not free:
    Better Battery Stats

    And like Ocn stated, signal strength will have a huge effect on battery.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on GSAM. Free and it does what I need. Great app! Using on all devices.
     
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