1. steveL332's Avatar
    Anyone know what this is?

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    05-15-2014 06:52 PM
  2. jpr's Avatar
    The stock web browser.
    05-15-2014 08:37 PM
  3. steveL332's Avatar
    After the Kit Kat update, I was having some serious battery drain. I ended up booting into recovery mode and clearing the cache. That seemed to help dramatically. I've been doing some minor phone use for the past 3 hours and I've only gone down 4%. As mentioned above, the stock browser still seems to be draining power more than it should. Is there a way to uninstall the stock browser? The standard uninstall process has the uninstall button grayed out. I would definitely switch to another browser if I can get rid of this one.
    05-18-2014 08:20 AM
  4. jpr's Avatar
    You can only turn it off or uninstall it if you are rooted. You don't have to use it though. Clear your defaults so that no app is trying to open it and then pick a browser you like.

    Btw, if you want a browser that conserves both data and battery, look at Opera Mini (mini - not mobile - is important). It uses opera's servers to do the heavy lifting and caching. But this means it won't work with all content. But you can install it and see how it works with the pages you visit most.

    For me, it uses less than half the power consumption and less than half the data as any other browser I've tried. Since I got the Note 3 I only use it when I'm really trying to conserve those things though because I like to use the S-pen and gesture features of the stock browser.
    05-18-2014 08:25 AM
  5. steveL332's Avatar
    I ended up downloading the Dolphin browser. Doesn't use anywhere near the battery power the stock browser used after the kit kat update.

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    05-18-2014 01:30 PM
  6. Beagles329's Avatar
    After the Kit Kat update, I was having some serious battery drain. I ended up booting into recovery mode and clearing the cache. That seemed to help dramatically. I've been doing some minor phone use for the past 3 hours and I've only gone down 4%. As mentioned above, the stock browser still seems to be draining power more than it should. Is there a way to uninstall the stock browser? The standard uninstall process has the uninstall button grayed out. I would definitely switch to another browser if I can get rid of this one.
    Dumb question...how do you boot into recovery mode? I'm having the same battery drain issue and need to try to do something about it.
    05-18-2014 08:58 PM
  7. jpr's Avatar
    Dumb question...how do you boot into recovery mode? I'm having the same battery drain issue and need to try to do something about it.
    Power down the phone.
    Simultaneously press the home key, volume up key and power key.
    Hold all three until you see it say recovery mode.

    Edit: Fixed mistake.
    05-18-2014 09:07 PM
  8. Beagles329's Avatar
    Power down the phone.
    Simultaneously press the menu key, volume up key and power key.
    Hold all three until you see it say recovery mode.
    Thank you!
    05-18-2014 09:11 PM
  9. jpr's Avatar
    Sorry I meant to type home key instead of menu. I will edit my above reply so there is no confusion.
    05-18-2014 09:14 PM

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