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LG Connect 4G Battery Life Problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nsguy1350, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. nsguy1350

    nsguy1350 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, I've scanned the forums for some topics on battery life and have some questions. I don't know if this is normal or not, but I hope not!

    Anyways, as you can probably guess, my battery life is pretty bad. Two hours ago, I had it charged at 100%. Since then, I've seen it run down to 80%. No internet, no videos, etc. Wi-Fi has been on, I disabled 4G maybe 30 minutes ago. The only thing I've done is texted someone and, of course, looked at my battery life. The display is not on automatic brightness and is on one of the lowest settings.

    I'm also running JuiceDefender, but it only gives me approximately 1.10x-1.15x now, down from 1.45x or so before, on aggressive mode.

    Stock battery (I know it sucks, but it can't suck this badly!!!) I haven't rooted or anything either. Only have had it for a couple weeks, so it can't be age. I never get through a day without having to charge it at least partially. If I make it 10 hours with 30%, that might be a good day (with me doing my best not to use it too much once I see it draining.)

    Any advice? I would prefer not having to root, I don't want to take any risks.

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  2. jmwinf146

    jmwinf146 Well-Known Member

    Juice defender only works if your not messing with the phone. Everything uses battery like widgets, tapatalk, weather, Google+, FB, YouTube, 3g radio and 4g. It ads up and I'm sure I left some out (my phone). What you have is a mini computer that can call people. Have fun with it and root away because it will only get better.
  3. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    turn your radios off(wifi and 4G) only use them if you need them and only use 4G when wifi is not available.

    shut off background data

    set your email and anything else that is trying to sync to manual.

    you should get at least 10-12 hours.

    another suggestion would be to just take your charger with you and plug in if you're running low or carry a spare battery.
  4. MotoTriumphant

    MotoTriumphant Android Enthusiast

    Will shuting off background data disrupt or interrupt anything? or theres no use for it
  5. TheGreatGazoo

    TheGreatGazoo Newbie

    I installed the 2G-3G onoff app. i use it to switch over to CDMA only and now after 12hours my battery only drains down to 50% . i switch it back to CDMA/LTE when i upload or download anything then switch back to CDMA only when done. i found when i am in a area where 4G is not availble and have it set to CDMA/LTE i guess because it is constantly searching for a 4G signal it drains the battery real fast in like 3-4 hours. when i am in midtown NYC and have a solid 4G signal i will then and only then get about 10 hours when set to CDMA/LTE.
    hope this helps
  6. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    You need it enabled to go to the play store but you can always turn it back on.

    I actually leave BGD and GPS on but leave my radios off and I get good battery life. Also, set your email retrieval to manual.
  7. MoSeS6533

    MoSeS6533 Member

    I just got the Connect on Tuesday, and fully charged it over night last night. Listened to an audiobook and played a little Draw something this morning and it was dead by lunch time. So approximately 4 hours. When i was at about 30% i installed Easy Saver and at that point it didn't really seem to help. Then after reading all the energy saving tips someone made a really great point. Even with all the energy saving tips, like turning down brightness and turning off 4G or WiFi (which my WiFi was off this morning) it doesn't really make enough of a difference on the stock battery, you might squeeze a little extra time with those, but they have some 3500mah up on eBay right now for about $7 with free shipping, and they come with the cover too. Even if they aren't high end 3500mah batteries, i am sure they would at least double the stock battery life.
  8. nsguy1350

    nsguy1350 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I would prefer not getting an extended battery.
    I might... just might root the phone. But can I restore it later so I can claim my warranty if necessary?
    Is buying Juice Defender Ultimate worth it?
    Also, what are widgets?
  9. ROOT, ROOT, ROOT, Flash a new ROM to it. That alone will help with the battery consumption. MPCS has update to ZVA if you don't want to root that may help also. Should be done anyway, MPCS says it fixes overheating problem.
  10. nsguy1350

    nsguy1350 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well, I looked into rooting a bit, but I really do not want to brick my phone. I also read that there are several different ways you can root (well that's what I understood it to say, but maybe it meant different people giving different sets of instructions, some of which may be more or less unclear than others), so which one should I pick?

    If I root,
    (a) How can I "unroot"? I want my warranty!
    (b) How can I avoid bricking my phone?
    (c) What are the advantages?
    (d) What are the disadvantages?
    (e) What do I do once I root my phone? What does the ROM do, how do I underclock, can I delete all the bloatware, etc. What will rooting do to save my battery?

    And is Juice Defender Ultimate worth it?
  11. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Android Expert

    i replied to your thread concerning rooting and want to let you know that in my opinion any juice defender type apps are completely useless and a waste of time and money.
  12. MoSeS6533

    MoSeS6533 Member

    I concur.
    I have major battery issues with my LG Connect.
    Having juice defender doesn't seem to make much difference, but i use it anyway. Even if it saves a tiny bit of juice i guess it's worth a shot.

    Flashing Black Plague 1.2 for LG Connect seemed to improve battery a lot.

    I think I am just going to take the plunge and get the 3500mah battery even though it makes the phone bulkier, thereby defeating it's slim design.
  13. yo yo yoags

    yo yo yoags Newbie

    Extra battery is definitely worth the money. I got tired of having a phone that I can only use sparingly. But my battery life is ridiculous now. Lasts me way past all day. My phone looks like a potato now, but it's not a dead potato ^_^
  14. Notes_Norton

    Notes_Norton Android Expert

    Is there a longer lasting batter that can be put in an LG Connect?

    Will it void the warranty?

    Damage the phone?

    I'm planning a vacation, and I don't know if the battery will last all day - in fact, I don't think it will.

    I've seen this advertised: "QCell MetroPCS LG Connect 4G MS840 3850mAh Extended Battery + FREE Battery Cover!" - any good?

    And this LG "Connect 4G ms840 OnTrion Extended Battery - LiION, 2600mAh with Extended Battery Door Compatible with: LG Connect 4G ms840 - better? Worse?"

    I'm assuming the battery will be bigger and therefore the "Extended Battery Door" will make the phone fatter. Correct or not?

    Any other suggestions?

    Does anyone know what the ma/hr rating of the original battery is? I can't find it in the documentation that came with the phone - see replacements at 1500mah - is that right?

  15. I can vouch for the QCell 3850. It gives a decent amount of battery life over the stock 1500. My only complaint is that it makes the phone more than twice as thick in depth and substantially heavier.
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  16. Notes_Norton

    Notes_Norton Android Expert


    I have no problem here at home, as my office is in my house and when I gig it's rarely more than a few hours. But on vacation it will be different.

    I guess I could always put the bulky battery and back on when I need it and switch to the stock when I don't. It's not a great deal of money they are asking.

  17. rk0601

    rk0601 Newbie

    I hated battery life when I first got this phone when it first came out. After rooting, I installed ROM Toolbox, and froze all of the bloatware. I believe all those MPCS programs run in the background. Battery life improved dramatically.
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  18. SegamanXero

    SegamanXero Well-Known Member

    Even though the battery in this phone is less then adequate.... This phone has out performed my previous phone which was a shit show and a POS. That is, me being a early adopter for LTE, and more specifically MetroPCS's LTE. I had the Samsung Galaxy Indulge. That thing would take years to charge once depleted. And depleted its battery quickly. Like if I was lucky, I could get 4~5 hours of life, just having the phone idle and doing nothing in a area with perfect LTE. The three things that phone was good at was dieing because of its battery guzzling nature, overheating, and rebooting because you looked at the phone.

    When I got rid of that POS I was glad it was gone. The Connect on the other hand, I love and do not want to part with.
  19. Notes_Norton

    Notes_Norton Android Expert

    The good thing is the phone charges quickly. I'm not usually gone all day. I'll check out the ROM toolbox.

    I'm a little timid about rooting the phone. I would like to stop the bloatware apps from running though. Would I need ROM Toolbox pro or lite for that function?


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The LG Connect 4G release date was February 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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