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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by shanks25, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. shanks25

    shanks25 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Myself and my wife and not too tech savvy at all. Just turned in our Droid Razor x phones for Galaxy 3s phones. Had no probs with the old phones but are pulling our hair out at this point.

    Few questions;

    1) I have done absolutely nothing on my phone for the past two days (internet twice....no video) and I'm already at 500MB used (with a data plan of 2 GB/ month).....two days!!!

    2) My phone discharges its battery in about 3 hrs. From full charch to absolute zero. Went to bed last night with 3/4 charge and woke up to complete 0%. We have wi-fi and use it at hom but not when away from home.

    3) Another thing (a dealbreaker)........friends used to send pics via text all day every day. Now, every pic says to download. None will download.

    Please please please help. I'm ready to trash this phone and get an I-phone!!!
     



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  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    1. Obviously something keeps accessing the internet - or is trying to. Check your sync settings for mail, Facebook, etc. Go into system settings to see what is using data and battery power. The phone manual will detail how.

    2. See #1.

    3. Contact your service provider's tech support.

    The phone manual may help you with proper setup and other questions.
     
  3. shanks25

    shanks25 Lurker
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    Biggest user is Cel Standby followed by Screen.

    No Facebook and minimal mail.......(g-mail)
    Appreciate the reply!!!!
     
  4. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    That's not good. Cell standby shouldn't take much power. Probably the phone is having trouble locking onto a signal and just keeps searching for a good one gobbling up power in the process. You might contact your provider for help.

    What's using your data?
     
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