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    Default Battery Drain!!

    Have a new S3 with Android 4.3. Charged to 100% and noted that even with the turned off "POWER OFF" the battery drained to 38% in 8 hours, overnight. Tried it again the next night and the same thing happened and all items that could be turned off were OFF and, I shut the phone OFF completely. There[s no SD card installed and just the stock apps---I've had the phone for only 3 days. Any ideas please?
    Could be a battery issue solely, or a SIM card issue or a phone hardware/software issue, or a combination of these. Will go back to agent and try a new battery first I guess. Thanks for any help/advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbow View Post
    Charged to 100% and noted that even with the turned off "POWER OFF" the battery drained to 38% in 8 hours, overnight.
    Welcome to Android Central
    Not exactly sure what you meant by what I highlighted in bold but go to your settings and look at the battery stats. What shows up as using most of the battery?
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    I believe the battery is bad and needs to be replaced. That should fix the issue.

    Welcome the forums :-)

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    Default Re: Battery Drain!!

    A cache clear in recovery may be needed as well. Depending on how long the device was in the box, several updates could have happened.

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    Here is how: [Guide] Rebooting into Recovery Mode for the Galaxy S2, S3, and Tab2.
    [Guide] Rebooting into Recovery Mode for the Galaxy S2, S3, and Tab2.

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    What I meant by 'Power Off' was that I actually shut the phone down, turned it off with a long press of the on/off button and selecting 'Power Off' on the screen, When checking the battery stats, etc the screen is the big user but it has been turned down substantially--using about 21%. But when the phone is 'Powered Off' none of this should matter---there should be no battery power loss or if there is, perhaps 1=2% over a 4-5 hour period.
    I hope 'srkmagnus' is right about the battery---will hopefully get a new one next week. Thanks for the 'Welcome'.
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    barbow,
    FYI - anytime battery life questions arise there are three screenshots that you should provide from Settings -> Battery:
    - the main Battery view
    - the History details view (reached by pressing the graph at the top of the main Battery view)
    - the screen Use details view (reached by pressing the Screen item in the main Battery view)Additionally:
    - you want to be sure your data set starts with the phone fully charged
    - there should be no intermediate charge cycles
    - the phone should discharge to around 30% or less

    You can also use something like GSam Battery Monitor Pro: (there's also a free version) to get a detailed view of your cellular signal

    And Wakelock Detector: will help to determine if there's some app(s) that are keeping your phone awake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbow View Post
    What I meant by 'Power Off' was that I actually shut the phone down, turned it off with a long press of the on/off button and selecting 'Power Off' on the screen, When checking the battery stats, etc the screen is the big user but it has been turned down substantially--using about 21%. But when the phone is 'Powered Off' none of this should matter---there should be no battery power loss or if there is, perhaps 1=2% over a 4-5 hour period.
    I hope 'srkmagnus' is right about the battery---will hopefully get a new one next week. Thanks for the 'Welcome'.
    Oh OK. Then I agree, when it does happen you sometimes lose 1-2 % or even goes up to the same amount but it shouldn't be completely losing charge. Try what Golfdriver97 recommended, if that doesn't work then it's definitely a defective battery.

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    Thanks for all the advice folks!!
    Tried it again last night, charged to 100% then shut everything down, including a full 'Power Off' of the phone and guess what, this morning once again just after turning the phone on the power level was down to 40%--at least it's being consistent!! Something is making the battery drain even when the phone is completely shutdown---!!
    Also, this morning, I charged the battery to 100% again and then removed it from the phone for 4 hours, re-installed it and the battery was still at 100% so something in the phone proper--hardware/software-- is causing the battery to drain abnormally although I will try a new /different battery when I get one next week.

    For GSDer: Thanks for your suggestions but I'm brand new to the smartphone--had it for 4 days now--and I have no idea how to take screenshots let alone post them to this thread/forum. Can you point me to a tutorial or something that may help?

    Thanks again, B
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbow View Post
    Thanks for all the advice folks!!
    Tried it again last night, charged to 100% then shut everything down, including a full 'Power Off' of the phone and guess what, this morning once again just after turning the phone on the power level was down to 40%--at least it's being consistent!! Something is making the battery drain even when the phone is completely shutdown---!!
    Also, this morning, I charged the battery to 100% again and then removed it from the phone for 4 hours, re-installed it and the battery was still at 100% so something in the phone proper--hardware/software-- is causing the battery to drain abnormally although I will try a new /different battery when I get one next week.

    For GSDer: Thanks for your suggestions but I'm brand new to the smartphone--had it for 4 days now--and I have no idea how to take screenshots let alone post them to this thread/forum. Can you point me to a tutorial or something that may help?

    Thanks again, B
    Screenshots are taken by pressing and holding the home and power buttons for a couple of seconds. You can upload them here by hitting the "Insert image" button right above the box for commenting

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbow View Post
    I have no idea how to take screenshots let alone post them to this thread/forum. Can you point me to a tutorial or something that may help?
    Don't know of a tutorial offhand although I'm sure a Google search will turn up some YouTube videos or links to articles.

    To take a screenshot, press the Home and Power buttons simultaneously (briefly). You'll see a white border appear around the current screen and hear the camera shutter audio. It's a little timing dependent, so you may have to experiment a little.

    If you have Settings -> Motion enabled, and 'Palm swipe to capture' within that category enabled, then you can swipe the edge of your hand (like a karate chop edge) from left to right across the width of the screen to capture a screenshot. That is also timing dependent, so you'll have to be patient until you get it just right.

    I use Tapatalk: almost exclusively to view/post in the forums and it's easy to attach screenshots.

    I'm not sure about the web browser - sorry.

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    If you just bought this, and can return it, I would take it back and exchange it. I can believe that even when the phone is "off" there might be some tiny current drain, but it shouldn't lose 60% overnight. Probably shouldn't lose that much even if powered on overnight. I think you have a defective device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    If you just bought this, and can return it, I would take it back and exchange it. I can believe that even when the phone is "off" there might be some tiny current drain, but it shouldn't lose 60% overnight. Probably shouldn't lose that much even if powered on overnight. I think you have a defective device.
    If it's not the battery then it is the phone but I think the former is more likely

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    If it's not the battery then it is the phone but I think the former is more likely
    That was my first thought, too, but then he said that with the battery out of the phone it didn't drain at all,
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    That was my first thought, too, but then he said that with the battery out of the phone it didn't drain at all,
    Hmm, I didn't see that hehe. You might be right

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    FWIW, my phone was at ~15% last night before I hit the sack, so I shut it off completely, and when I woke up this morning and turned it on it was still at ~15%. Expected behavior for sure, so the OP just has to obtain a different battery and we'll know for sure if the problem is the phone hardware or the battery.

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    Hope to get a new battery tomorrow and you're right, should I experience the same problem then it's a hardware and/or software problem which will mean a new phone--hope to stick with a Galaxy S3. Can't recall if I mentioned it but I have Android 4.3--already loaded when I got the phone new the other day. I have friends with the same phone and update and they're not experiencing the same power drain problems. Oh hum!!
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    GSDer: Hello-looking at the examples of battery use screenshots in one of your replies, does the information reflect a pretty standard one day use of your phone--on mobile and wifi? It looks like you got almost 17 hours of use from 100% to 6% on this occasion---is this about average or am I misinterpreting the screenshot info?
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    That was a GOOD day, but not unusual. I had a good cellular signal; was on Wi-Fi most of the day; screen brightness at minimum. I try not to let it drop below 20% out of general principle but was just busy that day.

    I use:
    Display brightness: to manually manage screen brightness

    GSam Battery Monitor Pro: to keep an eye on cellular signal quality

    SystemPanel:
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    Wakelock Detector:
    to manage running apps

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbow View Post
    which will mean a new phone--hope to stick with a Galaxy S3
    I'd jump on the Nexus 5 (if I wasn't on Verizon anyway) or the Moto X - those are some sweet phones, with a good OS update path.

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    Agree, no doubt good phones but I want an SD card slot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbow View Post
    Agree, no doubt good phones but I want an SD card slot.
    The problems you're having are not normal. If you get a new GS3 I would expect it to be fine.
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    UPDATE: Finally got this issue resolved. Rather than trying the battery first option we changed out the entire phone, a new SGS3 and voila, everything is working as it should, although this new phone is configured with Android 4.1.2 and I don't plan on upgrading to 4.3 right away. The agent/dealer will hopefully resolve the 'battery drain' problem with the first phone which I firmly believe was a hardware issue with the phone proper, not the battery and not Android 4.3. Thanks to all for helpful comments and advice--this is a great forum.
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    Glad you have a working phone now.
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