1. gingerbread latte's Avatar
    In the last 2 days my battery has taken a nose dive. It's less than 6 months old, usually will last 2 days. I have not changed settings, used it more than usual or done anything differently. I charge it every night. A typical day would start at 100% and end at 40%. The last two days I've hit 10% in about 12 hours. I don't know where to look for battery drain.
    Any suggestions as to what could have happened or what's running in the background all of a sudden? I've checked everything I know to.
    Thanks
    03-30-2014 10:04 AM
  2. jamieb193's Avatar
    Go to Settings > General > Battery. Click on the Screen option and look at the "on time". Usually you will get about 6 hours of on screen time. If it's not the screen, look for anything else that could be running it down

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    03-30-2014 10:08 AM
  3. z06mike's Avatar
    Restart the phone. That will probably settle it back down

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    03-30-2014 10:09 AM
  4. kentuc794's Avatar
    Use an app called Gsam from the playstore to monitor your battery and find what it draining it. Could be anything without knowing more details.

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    03-30-2014 10:11 AM
  5. ErrTex77's Avatar
    In the last 2 days my battery has taken a nose dive. It's less than 6 months old, usually will last 2 days. ...
    Could be the new Kit Kat update. I've noticed the rapid battery drain on mine, too. Started after the plate just a couple days ago.
    I just looked and the power saving mode was turned off (I keep it on) and the screen brightness seems to be at full setting every so often, even though I may have turned it down just an hour before. Weird.

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    03-30-2014 10:12 AM
  6. gingerbread latte's Avatar
    My screen time yesterday was about 2 hours. That's normal usage for me. My time out is 30 sec. Don't use Bluetooth (on and off as needed.) Battery usage is "Andrioid OS" 21%. That's the biggest usage.
    Something happened a few days ago & I have no idea what. I do keep it on all the time. I use blocking mode at night (only allow calls) b/c I'm a landlord and people need to get me at all hours. I'll turn it off and on and see if that helps any.
    Not a happy camper right now. Thanks for the help.
    03-30-2014 11:35 AM
  7. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    I am so surprised at the battery life issues. I am a super heavy user and I get about 24 hours on a full charge. I visit Tapatalk constantly. I don't have any jailbreak apps on my phone. I have about 20 apps installed on my Note 3. I have not had to reboot or pull the battery. It just works. I'm happier than I was with my previous iPhone. Battery life is much better. I'm not sure why I see people who has growing concerns about the life span of the GNote 3 battery.

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    03-30-2014 11:47 AM
  8. gingerbread latte's Avatar
    I mainly text and email. Occasionally use Facebook or Instagram. I take lots of pictures. I am a little concerned just because of the sudden change with NO change on my part. Last Thursday, I was using it around. 4pm and noticed it was at 25%. I thought maybe I hadn't plugged it in all the way the night before, I didn't really pay any attention to it. But since then, it's been draining like crazy. Last night at 7 ( 13 hours off charge) it was 9%.
    03-30-2014 12:03 PM
  9. msndrstood's Avatar
    I know the phone is fairly new, but it might be the battery. I had an extended 7500 mAh battery for mine (purchased in November, generic) and since KK I went from 24+ hrs on battery with 9-10 hrs on screen to 11-12 hours battery life and 4-5 hours on screen. My habits haven't changed, Android is at 12-15%, slightly higher than JB. I was sure it was KK. I ordered an Anker 6400 mAh extended battery and I'm back to 22+ hours on battery and 9-10 on screen, even with the smaller battery. Just my 2 cents about the battery.

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    03-30-2014 12:14 PM
  10. gingerbread latte's Avatar
    Thanks, it may come to that. I'm a little disappointed that I'll have to get a new battery, the batt life was one of the deciding factors in the purchase. I'm just bewildered as to why it went over the edge so fast like it did.
    03-30-2014 12:28 PM
  11. jamieb193's Avatar
    My screen time yesterday was about 2 hours. That's normal usage for me. My time out is 30 sec. Don't use Bluetooth (on and off as needed.) Battery usage is "Andrioid OS" 21%. That's the biggest usage.
    Something happened a few days ago & I have no idea what. I do keep it on all the time. I use blocking mode at night (only allow calls) b/c I'm a landlord and people need to get me at all hours. I'll turn it off and on and see if that helps any.
    Not a happy camper right now. Thanks for the help.
    Could you possibly back up your apps and data to do a factory reset to clear out any problems that may have occurred?

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    03-30-2014 03:29 PM
  12. z06mike's Avatar
    Can you install gsam battery monitor and see what is causing it?

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    03-30-2014 07:22 PM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I am so surprised at the battery life issues. I am a super heavy user and I get about 24 hours on a full charge. I visit Tapatalk constantly. I don't have any jailbreak apps on my phone. I have about 20 apps installed on my Note 3. I have not had to reboot or pull the battery. It just works. I'm happier than I was with my previous iPhone. Battery life is much better. I'm not sure why I see people who has growing concerns about the life span of the GNote 3 battery.

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    THIS^^^.......
    03-30-2014 08:14 PM
  14. FBA's Avatar
    Thanks, it may come to that. I'm a little disappointed that I'll have to get a new battery, the batt life was one of the deciding factors in the purchase. I'm just bewildered as to why it went over the edge so fast like it did.
    Woahhh...the battery the other poster was talking about was an aftermarket battery. Not likely that your OEM Samsung battery is the issue. As the poster above said, install GSAM battery monitor and you will be able to see where the issue is using that app.
    03-30-2014 09:30 PM
  15. archer75's Avatar
    I bought my note 3 when it came out and battery life has been fantastic. However in the last few weeks it's gone to **** and I haven't figured out why. Same thing on my wife's s4. I monitor the battery usage with different apps and haven't been able to track down the culprit.
    03-31-2014 12:36 AM
  16. clevin's Avatar
    I bought my note 3 when it came out and battery life has been fantastic. However in the last few weeks it's gone to **** and I haven't figured out why. Same thing on my wife's s4. I monitor the battery usage with different apps and haven't been able to track down the culprit.
    my ultimate weapon (w/o hard reset) is wiping cache, data off, sync off, fast reboot.
    03-31-2014 04:59 AM
  17. msndrstood's Avatar
    Woahhh...the battery the other poster was talking about was an aftermarket battery. Not likely that your OEM Samsung battery is the issue. As the poster above said, install GSAM battery monitor and you will be able to see where the issue is using that app.
    OEM batteries go bad too. If nothing else works, it makes sense to look at the battery. Just saying that it shouldn't be excluded.

    Sent via The Big, Bad, Beautiful Note 3
    03-31-2014 08:20 AM
  18. gingerbread latte's Avatar
    Thanks guys. All the batt monitors say the same, nothing stands out and they report that the battery is in 'good health.' I'll try deleting histories and maybe even some recent updates. You never know what can go wrong. I'm still pleased with the Note 3, I came from an iPhone. I still confuse myself going back and forth with the iPad. LOL
    03-31-2014 01:26 PM
  19. rgriffin25's Avatar
    I'm at 83% after 8 hours on my battery. Which with JB I would probably have been around 45-50%. I did a full restore after update and my battery life has been better than ever. Screen brightness is approx. 75% and power saving set to off. So needless to say I'm quite thrilled with KK battery on my note so far.

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    03-31-2014 03:47 PM
  20. Jake Cukich's Avatar
    I was having battery issues after kk... I full recycled my battery.. let it die completely. Leave it off and charge it till at 100%.. keep it on for another hour after 100% just incase. Turn it back on and bam my battery was like jelly bean again. Data on all day.. wifi sometimes. Powersaving off. Im at 9 hourd exactly with 75 percent left with pretty heavy usuage.

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    03-31-2014 09:53 PM
  21. HothTron's Avatar
    Kitkit has a known bug that destroys battery life on Note 3's and only way to avoid it is to not upgrade to 4.4
    04-02-2014 06:39 PM
  22. Trees's Avatar
    Reinforcing what others here have shared. GSAM's App Sucker feature is a good way to determine exactly which system process or app may be contributing to the problem.
    04-02-2014 08:10 PM
  23. z06mike's Avatar
    You can also download easy battery saver or juice defender. They shut data off when you're not using it and periodically turn it on to sync data from your apps. For the most part in doesn't affect regular use of the phone unless you absolutely have to receive your email as soon as it comes in for instance.

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    04-02-2014 08:34 PM

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