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  1. androidtvfan

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    Since a few days ago I am now only getting 5 to 6 hours battery life after a full charge ? Before I had a good 24 hours or so worth, could a battery just 'die' like this or could it be a 'leaking' app etc ?
     

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    Hi, the Li-Ion batteries do tend to give up without warning, it could be an app, or maybe Wi-Fi or Data staying on, pull up the battery usage and see if anything looks unusual taking a large battery drain. Phil
     
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    If you have been in the habit of using most of the battery capacity with each charge,
    ie, below 20% almost every time,
    then Li-ion batteries will just up and quit on you one day...

    Li-ion batteries can last almost forever if you never allow them to drop below 40% ( most of the time )

    I have a 6 year old Galaxy S with the OEM battery and it is still very good.
    but, I am a die hard, keep the battery up above 40% type guy.
     
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    Interesting what you say but it shouldn't be so....I thought these had no memory effect etc. Anyway I have bought another battery hope this fixes things
     
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    Whoa, I did not say they had a "memory effect", that is relative to NiCads.... and those puppies needed to be run down all the way and then recharged....

    I said, that if you persist in running a Li-Ion below 40%, way below, like down to 10 or 20 percent, that you will decrease the life span of the battery, and when a Li-Ion reaches End of Life, it just quits working.... and just prior to it not taking a charge, it will have very shortened discharge capacity. Just like you describe.

    I just got a healthy dose of that 3 days ago. I use a Blue Parrot Truckers XL250+ headset.
    I use it for 6 or 8 hours a day and then I recharge it when I hang up the phone..... ( I talk to a trucker buddy for many hours at a time, to help him get down the road... usually twice a week )

    That BT headset is right at 3 years old, and in the past 3 or 4 weeks, it has started "warbling audio" and I would have to connect the charger to get it to connect to the phone and then I could unplug the charger.

    3 days ago, it just simply refused to work at all, it will not connect with good audio, it warbles so bad I cannot understand what is being said.... so I ordered a new battery... it is a Li-Ion
     
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    Well a new battery makes no difference so I can't work out what has happened, it has to be an update somewhere causing this, rather annoying
     
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    I suggest you FDR the phone, start all over, and carefully replace the apps you use.

    The more suspect ones, the need a lot of battery power, leave them off until last...
    ie, games....

    leave off all Social apps, use a browser instead. Social apps are horrible.

    Turn off all Notifications, period.
    Email: Turn off all Notifications, do not allow it to have access to the internet until you open the email app. I use Aqua Mail and I have gone into settings and set it up so that it will not even look for new mail until I swipe from top of screen to bottom of screen. That prevents it from drawing excess battery power.

    * Email Aqua Mail - Android Apps on Google Play

    I can leave DATA on all night, and my phone will only use about 4-6 percent of battery....
    No app on my phone can access the internet unless I give it permission to do so....
    The internet is what is killing your battery, I am willing to bet you a whole box of donuts on it.
     
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    Also, go into Google Play Store, and "Your Apps/Settings:"

    tell it to NEVER AUTO UPDATE....

    that is a horrible battery monger and it is pointless... there is no reason to update an app unless it refuses to work for you.... I very rarely ever have to update an app... usually that is always tied to a high security app like for my financial accounts.
     
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    Whatever I do it's not going to make any or much difference, and I am not doing a reset either, this does'nt nessasarily work from what I've read...The only help is to turn off mobile data when I am not using the phone, shoud'nt have to do this but too bad. Bang goes using the phone for any videro audio etc for a resonable amout of time

    All I know it was 100% fine a week ago, with notifications on etc etc

    Something is causing a problem but I will never find out what it is, just have to live with it. Had the same problem with my S2..
     
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    If you are serious about tracking down what is draining your battery, you can install, free from the Play Store, GSam Battery Monitor. Run your phone for a full battery cycle and then post some screenshots of usage.
     
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    Well well this is nost peculiar, as sudently as the battery started to drain rapidly one day now tonight after a full charge all seems well again, instead of usually seeing 4 hours or so battery life left I now see 1 day 7 hours after 1 hour 20 mins unplugged so something has changed it must have been an update to a 'leaking' app I guess, can't think of anything else but hope it lasts !
     

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