S4 Battery drain
Had my S4 for a couple of months now. Having a problem with excessive battery drain . . . sometimes.
Around my home town (BC, Canada), I can easily get a day to day and a half per charge. 4G service
Recently spent a long weekend in a nearby small town that had 3G service and I suddenly am charging it at least twice a day.
Right now an in the US. Phone is on Airplane mode with WiFi on and battery life is plummeting. Turn off WiFi, turn off GPS and battery life still plummeting.
I am really new to Smartphones so am guessing a lot. Looking at the Battery Manager, I see the largest usage by "Media" of 64%. The "Included Packages" are:
DRM Protected Content Storage
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I really don't want to turn a bunch of stuff off as I like the functionality but I don't want to have to be charging it 2 or 3 times a day either.
- 09-04-2013, 01:15 PM #2
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Re: S4 Battery drain
Are you using a sdcard in your device? If so this could be related to corrupt media or possibly the card itself.
There has been various threads concerning this and it could be why your having the battery drain.
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- 09-04-2013, 01:21 PM #3
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Re: S4 Battery drain
Do you have an SD Card inserted? This phone, unfortunately, has a bad rep of not liking most SD Cards, so it will cause some random failures like unmounts/remounts. Everytime the card re-mounts, the system scans it for errors, thus depleting your battery especially if you have a large number of files in there.
Try removing the card and see if this is the culprit.
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