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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by viisign, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. viisign

    viisign Member
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    I bought the galaxy s3 garnet red with at&t (I'm new to at&t also). I have a problem with the battery. the cell standby is draining 84% of my battery. while the others are under 10%. i don't like the phone being dead before i get a chance to even use it. is there anyone out there that can help me figure out what i can do so my battery wont die within 5 hrs of cell standby time??? I bought it on July 26th. first couple weeks were great, then after that the phone wont last at all. any help would be greatly appreciated!!
     



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  2. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Android Enthusiast

    i've heard this happening on various providers, where the battery drains on standby.

    normally the cause of this is the phone trying to search for a signal. for example, if your phone can't get a steady signal, it will keep trying and trying and trying and trying- thus draining your battery.
     
  3. viisign

    viisign Member
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    actually i get plenty of signal where i live.so i don't understand. i figured out to put the phone on flight mode plane mode whatever and it will last a very long time. but the problem is i wont be able to use the phone until i turn flight mode off. but i can use the web while on wifi that is it.

    anyone out there know what to do about this???i really don't care to leave my phone on flight mode all the time cause i don't wanna miss a phone call!! but i like to have my battery last more then 5 hrs!! and i shouldnt have to take this phone back to get another one....when another one would give me problems as well.
     
  4. Red Android

    Red Android Newbie

    Thats strange i have the garnet red as well, first week or so the battery was 5 hours at most. With each charge cycle my battery has gotten better. I can get 10-12 hours with use now.
     
  5. viisign

    viisign Member
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    myself, 5 hrs with no use. :( ! stupid cell standby
     
  6. codydoba

    codydoba Lurker

    Mine (Pebble Blue, (AT&T) Doesn't have this problem at all, actually mine typically lasts about 2 day's.. Unless heavy usage.. I would go back to AT&T and state the problem your having, Or buy another battery. If your still having problems after that I'm sure Samsungs Warranty covers something like this! Good luck!
     
  7. viisign

    viisign Member
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    i took it to att and they looked up the info on the cpu and said thats its a bug with no fix in the works right now. so i was doing some research on my phone. i found in the settings , developer options, limit background processes. i turned that option to 0 background processes. and some reason my phone can last up to 12 hrs with heavy use now?? and with some semi heavy use, a day and a half.... wierd?? but that seemed to work a bit. and i have always had it on kill apps every time i exit a app.
     
  8. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Android Enthusiast

    i have the red one and haven't experienced anything like this.

    i'm surprised they didn't offer to swap the phone for you. have you had it less than 30 days?
     
  9. viisign

    viisign Member
    Thread Starter

    Actually in three more days it will be my thirty days with my gs3 in red. Id rather not take it back cause if i did i might have another problem with the phone if i swapped it out. It seems to be doing alot better.i dont understand it?
     
  10. MarM2

    MarM2 Lurker

    Silly ? but I will go ahead, I just brought my Gallaxy 3 after having my Iphone 4 and I could transfer my pics to my pc or ipad easy with the usb cable that came with it. I don't have one with my gallaxy 3, how do I transfer pic from phone to PC and does anyone know how to sent more than one pic at a time? Also do we always have to get 3 pics of the same pic each time we take a pic? Thanks for all your help, wondering if I should go back to Iphone! Help!
     
  11. bander68

    bander68 Member

    At the suggestion of others on this forum, I downloaded juice defender. It doesn't solve the problem, but it definitely slows down the drain on my battery. Still tweaking...
     
  12. loulou

    loulou Well-Known Member

    As a (relatively) new S3 user, going from HTC, there is one thing that bugs me about this phone.

    Multitasking.

    With HTC Sense (Desire HD), I could use the pull down tab and jump between applications back and forth. With the S3, it seems that pressing down the Home button brings up the taskbar on the right. It's OK, but it's not quite the same, or as quick to use.

    Is the Home button my only option for multi-tasking? Say, between email, browser (my browser of choice is Maxthon), a game, etc?
     
  13. UserName872

    UserName872 Android Enthusiast

    Use the USB cable that came with the phone and plug into your PC. Mount it as a storage device and navigate to your photos folder. Copy and paste freely. Or if you want something more simplified, download kies, which is the Samsung sync utility. The 3 photos at one time is a camera setting that you may have turned on. Look in your camera for a single-shot mode to disable the 3 shots at once.
     

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