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    Default Re: Phone app drains battery

    Quote Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
    I've noticed in the past on my GS2 that some widgets are serious power vampires. (As in they drain the battery, not that they're like Klaus on the Vampire Diaries.) After updating my GS2 to ICS, I was getting insanely short battery like (like THREE HOURS!) and had to factory restore it. After I did so, I didn't do the usual "reload your 100 favorite apps immediately" thing, but let it sit bone stock and see what happened. What happened was that it seemed to lose no juice at all. Then I added my accounts and set up Gmail and waited some more. Slightly faster drain, but still good. Eventually I got all the software back in, but whatever they're doing is drinking from the power pool.

    What's useful, but frustrating is that while GSam can point us toward what's feeding, it can't tell us what we can do about it when they're autonomous system processes. Sparkly Froo-Froo Widgets is using a lot of juice? Uninstall that troublemaker! Google Services or Phone drinking power? Ummmmm...
    Yup. I hear ya. There needs to be better control on optimization of apps. Google needs to monitor things like Apple does or it will be impossible to know what is wrong. I have been pretty lucky recently with my SG2. The battery isn't perfect but I know what to do it in order to minimize the drain. I use Go Launcher with the calendar and power widgets. Plus widgets for minimalistic text, circle battery widget, Bob clock. Over all these seem to be okay.

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    Issue randomly stopped! Hope it stays that way.
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    Default Re: Phone app drains battery

    Quote Originally Posted by AppHunter View Post
    Issue randomly stopped! Hope it stays that way.
    I'm not sure but if you root your phone you can probably relieve the problem or just remove the whole app even though that's going to be a bad phone. lol
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    I had the same issue, phone app was using 56% of my battery life. I deleted two "bad apps" I suspected to be causing the problem. A game boy advance emulator and a Nintendo 64 emulator. The phone app dropped to using 54% battery after a few minutes. The delete of those two emulators seems to be helping

    Update: right after I posted this I checked my battery out again and the phone app is down to using 50%!!!! I hope this helps someone out
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    I know this is an old thread, but I'm having the same issue on a Samsung T699; I've read and re-read all the suggestions here and still don't know how to fix it.
    My phone was ok and suddenly the "Phone" app started eating up all the battery. I uninstalled recently installed apps (although they didn't seem to use much battery, according to the Battery indicator provided by Android) and the problem continued. I now have the same apps I had when the phone was working smoothly, so I suspect the culprit are not new (and uninstalled) apps but the old ones I've been using that may have got a faulty update.
    I installed Greenify, but since my phone is not rooted there's not much it can do (and, boy Samsung does add a lot of useless apps by default!).
    I also installed GSam Battery Monitor to check what happened.
    The weird thing is: the problem suddenly stopped. I don't remember doing anything other than installing those two but well, I was happy. But it only lasted for 3, 4 days (and 2 or 3 full battery charges). Then it came back after I hadn't used my phone more than a few second to send a few whatsapp messages.
    I usually have bluetooth and GPS off, and only keep wifi and mobile data on. And the phone worked ok for 2 years with this configuration.

    This is what the Phone app did today in the 30 minutes the phone was not being used right after I plugged it off from the charger:
    Phone app drains battery-2015-04-15-08.00.55.png
    Phone app drains battery-2015-04-15-08.00.47.png

    I force stopped each one of the included packages (the ones that let me do it, since others just don't allow force stop) and it kinda seems to have solved the problem, although I suspect that now the whole phone functionality won't work.

    Any hints on what might be going on, or what I can do to find what's actually draining the battery? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Phone app drains battery

    has anyone solved this yet?? Im having the same problem
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