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Nexus 4 wifi connectivity and battery issues
I've had the Nexus 4 for a week now and I've faced quite a few problems already:
1) My phone doesn't connect to the wifi network (even though the wifi info is saved) until I turn off wifi from the setting and turn it back on. I called up google support and they said that's how the manufacturer designed the phone so you will have to do this every time you move in to a new wifi zone. If you have any complaints about this please contact LG.
2) The battery life is too short- it hardly lasts 12 hours and that too with minimal use. I asked the guy on the support line how I can improve battery consumption and he's like use the app manager to shut down apps. When I asked him how to get to app manager he's like this is how I do it on my android phone, don't know how you do it on the Nexus 4 cos I haven't used it!!
3) Quite often when I try to enter the unlock pattern on the lock screen, it doesnt recognize any touch and I have to keep tapping the screen until it finally comes to life.
4) Apparently android beam on the nexus 4 is not compatible with android beam on the samsung galaxy 3. I tried transferring pics from/to a couple of S3s and it wouldn't accept files from them (or rather it would accept the file but couldn't open them saying "file not found") and when I tried sending one of the S3s accepted it and with the other one I got a msg saying "the recepient's phone does not support transfer of large files").
I was really excited about my new N4 but now with all these problems I'm quite disappointed- more so after the response I got from the help line. Is anyone else facing similar issues and/or help me fix them?
- 02-08-2013, 04:51 AM #2
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Re: Nexus 4 wifi connectivity and battery issues
1) I dont really understand what are your expectations here.. The N4 probably doesnt auto-reconnect when change zone because the wifi isnt constantly scanning the available networks.. which is a good thing.. you know, to save battery.. And it's meant NOT to auto-switch because people expect a stable connection even if they are in a zone with more than one accessible network. That's pretty obvious, in fact.
2) Disable GPS, NFC and auto-brightness (default is ON) -- TURN OFF WIFI when you leave a Wifi zone! (You may want to put a power widget on your home screen to save clicks.) Do not use Live wallpapers (Like the default one). Do not auto-upload photos on cloud services like Dropbox or Facebook. Stay away from LTE. (I'm an Canada) =)
3) Try Face Unlock!? =) Or maybe a PIN code.. You may find this less frustrating.
4) Samsung Galaxy devices have this "souped-up" Android Beam functionality that they boldly called "Galaxy Beam" (or is it S Beam?.. Anyway), which kind of uses BOTH NFC and Wifi Direct to handle big files tranfers such as pictures or videos, but sadly, its a proprietary protocol.
Not to be mistaken with the regular/REAL Android Beam available on other NFC-enabled Android 4.1+ devices.
You can beam web links, contact cards.. That kind of short string information. Nothing more than a very few kb's. = Upload (manually) your pics and vids on a cloud service THEN beam the address.
Hope it helps!
Last edited by wewewi; 02-08-2013 at 07:17 AM.
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