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    Default When Is An Update Coming?!! I'm Almost Ready To Get Rid Of My Note!

    I absolutely loved my note 3 until i downloaded kitkat. up until that point, it was easily the best phone i had ever had. now it is horrible. i am so sick of my battery dying half way through the day when i haven't even used it! i have kept my phone on power saving mode for days in hopes of helping the battery, even though it doesn't seem to help at all. today, along with power saving mode, i even turned on airplane mode today. yet, by 4:00 with maybe 30 minutes of screen time, i was down to 40%. this is absolutely unacceptable. i have performed a factory reset, as well as cleared cache partition and disabled every app i can think of. i know i am not the only one experiencing this. if this isn't resolved soon, i will have to get rid of my note. it is almost pointless to have a phone at all when you have to turn everything off and are afraid to use it because it will kill the battery that much sooner.
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    Default Re: When Is An Update Coming?!! I'm Almost Ready To Get Rid Of My Note!

    did i mention that my wifi and mobile reception is worse since kitkat????
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    Just a thought but have you tried installing and running GSam Battery Monitor to see exactly what is taxing your battery life?


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.gsamlabs.bbm
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    the two killers are Android System and Android OS. i have read several threads of people installing GSam to solve this problem, but still not tracking it down, so i haven't tried myself.
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    Default Re: When Is An Update Coming?!! I'm Almost Ready To Get Rid Of My Note!

    GASM won't fix an issue; it's a monitoring tool and it can help you diagnose the issue, but honestly, I have not had issues with KitKat (albeit some others have). If you want to try to address the issue, your best bet would be -

    1) Perform a Cache Partition wipe and if that doesn't work -
    2) Perform a factory reset (pain, but it will more than likely fix the issue)

    Before resorting to step 2 - take a close look at the apps you're running, as one of them may be the culprit.

    I get monster battery life with KitKat...seriously. I can go for 2-3 days sometimes with light use...and I have seen even more recently.

    There's no update needed to resolve the issues you're having - just a bit of sleuthing!
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    I have performed a factory reset, as well as cleared cache partition and disabled every app i can think of.
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    You aren't alone on this one OP. I too am getting more intolerant with my Note. On 4.3 I was easily averaging about 6 hours screen time. I am lucky if I get 4 hours now. As well I am having to charge in the afternoon now. Hell, today I had to charge twice.
    I have done the reset, downloaded one app at a time over a few weeks at a time. Still no resolve. I can no longer brag about great battery life as I used to!

    Scribbled on my Note 3 then magically translated into readable words using Tapatalk
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    What I deal with pretty much every day since the kitkat update

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    Have you checked your location settings?? Is anything stuck syncing?

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    Location settings, Google now, air view, air gesture, everything is on. Now before you say that's the reason I'm gonna tell you it is definately not. Sure it is greatly impacting my battery, but, since the kitkat update I have not done anything different. With the exact same setup on 4.3 I'd get 18 hours standby with 2h30min-4 hour screen on

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    You're lucky. I have disabled nearly everything. I used to keep Bluetooth, location and NFC on all day with no problems. Now I have to resort to airplane mode just to make it to 6:00 pm
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    I'm rooted so no updates for me. I never jump on a huge update right away though.. I give it some time due to issues like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emad1995 View Post
    Location settings, Google now, air view, air gesture, everything is on. Now before you say that's the reason I'm gonna tell you it is definately not. Sure it is greatly impacting my battery, but, since the kitkat update I have not done anything different. With the exact same setup on 4.3 I'd get 18 hours standby with 2h30min-4 hour screen on

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    So what's the problem? You have 23% left and you're at 3hr10min screen on time?
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    Can you post some screenshots to see what exactly it is that is draining your battery?

    Try turning off Google's always scanning wifi and see if that gets your Android OS % down.

    Also, have you tried an app like juice defender or easy battery saver? They disable data and periodically turn it back on to get emails, sync, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z06mike View Post
    So what's the problem? You have 23% left and you're at 3hr10min screen on time?
    These pictures will show you use problem. Keep in mind I most features of this phone turned on at all time for 4.3 and 4.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by emad1995 View Post
    These pictures will show you use problem. Keep in mind I most features of this phone turned on at all time for 4.3 and 4.4

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    You haven't changed any settings or turned on/off anything different between 4.3 and 4.4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by z06mike View Post
    You haven't changed any settings or turned on/off anything different between 4.3 and 4.4?
    I swear to you everything is the same except I have around 225 apps on 4.3 but only 107 on 4.4 (after the factory reset I was too lazy to re download everything)

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    When Is An Update Coming?!! I'm Almost Ready To Get Rid Of My Note!-screenshot_2014-06-12-11-19-28.jpgWhen Is An Update Coming?!! I'm Almost Ready To Get Rid Of My Note!-screenshot_2014-06-12-11-19-51.jpg

    I just installed the update from Kies yesterday and I think that I am getting slightly better battery life although I wasn't getting bad battery life before the update. I think I improved my battery life quite a bit by killing off a bunch of bloat ware.

    But I am perfectly happy only getting a day of use.
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    Default Re: When Is An Update Coming?!! I'm Almost Ready To Get Rid Of My Note!

    Did you try turning off "allow always scanning" under wifi>advanced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by z06mike View Post
    Did you try turning off "allow always scanning" under wifi>advanced?
    My always scanning was on in both 4.3 and 4.4

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    Default Re: When Is An Update Coming?!! I'm Almost Ready To Get Rid Of My Note!

    My "always scanning" wifi has always been off. I can't post a screen shot right now, but I am at 79%, 6 hours off charger and 16 minutes of screen time. Airplane mode and power saving mode on all day
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    Quote Originally Posted by music_man185 View Post
    My "always scanning" wifi has always been off. I can't post a screen shot right now, but I am at 79%, 6 hours off charger and 16 minutes of screen time. Airplane mode and power saving mode on all day
    Wow, that is really bad. Something is definitely MURDERING your battery. Do you have GSAM installed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by emad1995 View Post
    Location settings, Google now, air view, air gesture, everything is on. Now before you say that's the reason I'm gonna tell you it is definately not. Sure it is greatly impacting my battery, but, since the kitkat update I have not done anything different. With the exact same setup on 4.3 I'd get 18 hours standby with 2h30min-4 hour screen on

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    This was my biggest **** off. I didn't change anything either after the update. Made sure all my settings were the same. Sure enough I am in the same boat as you. Crappy battery life ever since. Quite disappointing!

    Scribbled on my Note 3 then magically translated into readable words using Tapatalk
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    Kit Kat is just a horrible update xD if I wasn't so scared of brick in my phone I would downgrade to 4.3 in a heart beat

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    What carrier are you with? My wife is having similar results with her Verizon S3 after the last update. That wasn't even the kitkat update for the S3. We have two batteries so I doubt they both failed at the same time.
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