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    Battery isn't lasting long at all.... Could it be the Google services and how can I remove it from running
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    Any help with the battery life would be greatly appreciated
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    How much screen on time are you getting on a charge?
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    That seems about on par to what I had been getting...
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    This was my battery for yesterday/today.. (before I had to switch phones)..

    previous one i posted on a different thread I was able to squeeze out 6h on screen time, but that was because I had my phone connected to my computer for 10 minutes to move pictures and what not around (cause someone said my battery picture was fake lolz)

    anywho I get a good use of the phone.. but since i got a new one (still S4) i'm guessing i'll have to condition it again.. and see if it gets the same as my previous phone..
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitMomXtine View Post
    This was my battery for yesterday/today.. (before I had to switch phones)..

    previous one i posted on a different thread I was able to squeeze out 6h on screen time, but that was because I had my phone connected to my computer for 10 minutes to move pictures and what not around (cause someone said my battery picture was fake lolz)

    anywho I get a good use of the phone.. but since i got a new one (still S4) i'm guessing i'll have to condition it again.. and see if it gets the same as my previous phone..
    Fantastic. One day and four hours. Very Impressive.

    I just ordered Anker® Astro 5600mAh High Capacity Portable Power Bank Backup External Battery Charger from Amazon for $30.



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    Used heavily today with nav, music, etc

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    What is the google services about?? Can I get the lowered or removed...
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    I didn't have the Google services and I use all the Google stuff, calendar email maps nav etc

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    Honestly I have never seen Google services do that...it's almost as if your phone is trying to constantly download something or run some action over the network and it isn't working. Do you have a custom rom or root? Have you installed any apps not from Google play? Any suspect apps you have downloaded with a lot of ads? Check your Google sync and make sure it is not syncing every 2 minutes or something lol. Also perhaps download a wake lock app detector and see if some rogue app is draining your battery. These are the only things I can think of this late after watching iron man 3, so I hope it helps or you can figure it out. Let us know.
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    Battery has been great for me. Best ive had in a smartphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
    Fantastic. One day and four hours. Very Impressive.

    I just ordered Anker® Astro 5600mAh High Capacity Portable Power Bank Backup External Battery Charger from Amazon for $30.



    "Have Battery, Will Travel" -- Paladin
    Just a heads up on portable battery chargers, the new S4 supports 2amp charging which is very quick compared to S3 1amp. There are only a few portable batteries out there that support 2amp output, check stats, but it's definitely worth it for nearly 2x faster charging times.

    Personally I'm using Mycharge Peak 6000 everything is built in including cables and the iPhone 30pin connector supports 2amp charging... Just need a 30pin female to micro use male adapter
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    I have used Juice Defender on previous phones and my new S4 and I am getting unbelievable battery life. Yesterday I was surprised I used the phone (starting at 8am) for about 3 hours of talk time, have sync turned on for numerous things, didn't have 4G turned on, I listened to about 2 hours of music and 1 hour of talk radio, checked Big Fish Casino 5 times and played couple of hands and when I went to bet at 10pm still had 28% left. Maybe Juice is doing it, but had Juice on my S2 and never got this good of battery performance. I also don't have Power Saving Mode turned on. Maybe I am lucky or the battery use is very good?
    Treo's going back to dark ages, Pre Minus, Motorola Photon, Galaxy S2 and now Galaxy S4 & Asus T700 Tablet
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    Here's a new screenshot of my new phone (had to replace my first one)

    Not bad got to try out the s-beam feature as well as well as other features today.

    Pretty happy with this. but ive had better screen time before with my other S4.

    I do want to know if in my second picture the "awake" & "screen on" graphs arent lining up is normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FitMomXtine View Post
    Here's a new screenshot of my new phone (had to replace my first one)

    Not bad got to try out the s-beam feature as well as well as other features today.

    Pretty happy with this. but ive had better screen time before with my other S4.

    I do want to know if in my second picture the "awake" & "screen on" graphs arent lining up is normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Share your Secret! How do u get it so long???
    I turn off the things I don't use (GPS, auto sync/auto update apps on wifi) but I will turn them on if I need it.

    I have air gesture off most times because I haven't used them yet. My screen during the day is like a little more than halfway brightness (no auto).

    I do power saving at night when I go to bed or if I know I'm not gonna use it (like for example played volleyball at the beach so I turned power saving on as well as turned off wifi because owe had terrible signal)

    And I make sure to kill all apps that I stop using.

    Other than that I use it a LOT for instagram/social media and taking pictures/videos and I play small games like candy crush (lol and other games like that) I do browse the web too.

    Oh I have the screen set on movie mode. If that helps I don't know.

    And prior to using it like this, when I got it the battery was at 50% so I let it drain to 1% and then did a full recharge to 100% and then went about my day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitMomXtine View Post
    I turn off the things I don't use (GPS, auto sync/auto update apps on wifi) but I will turn them on if I need it.

    I have air gesture off most times because I haven't used them yet. My screen during the day is like a little more than halfway brightness (no auto).

    I do power saving at night when I go to bed or if I know I'm not gonna use it (like for example played volleyball at the beach so I turned power saving on as well as turned off wifi because owe had terrible signal)

    And I make sure to kill all apps that I stop using.

    Other than that I use it a LOT for instagram/social media and taking pictures/videos and I play small games like candy crush (lol and other games like that) I do browse the web too.

    Oh I have the screen set on movie mode. If that helps I don't know.

    And prior to using it like this, when I got it the battery was at 50% so I let it drain to 1% and then did a full recharge to 100% and then went about my day.

    Ahh that should do it lol I have my brightness on almost full and most settings on...great battery life!
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    The Google Services is probably Auto Sync which you can turn off and then whenever you open an app it'll synced just that app and not everything all the time at once.
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    These screens are depressing. The highest battery life screen shots are missing one key thing that a CELL PHONE is used for.... Phone calls. Hardly anyone has the phone call listed. The ones that actually use the phone to make calls, get the crappiest battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitMomXtine View Post
    Here's a new screenshot of my new phone (had to replace my first one)

    Not bad got to try out the s-beam feature as well as well as other features today.

    Pretty happy with this. but ive had better screen time before with my other S4.

    I do want to know if in my second picture the "awake" & "screen on" graphs arent lining up is normal?

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    How much time was spent on the phone the last day? It's not even top 5 on this screen. What good is a cell phone if calls are never placed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slave View Post
    How much time was spent on the phone the last day? It's not even top 5 on this screen. What good is a cell phone if calls are never placed?
    different strokes for different folks on how we all choose to use our phones. I don't spend my days on the phone to talk on for hours - I don't run a business to be on the phone at all times.. I'm a student at school most days and so I don't need to be on the phone.. I'm usually with the people I need to be with and use the phone to call people if I really need to... most times I text and that's how I communicate with people.. through text and e-mail that's what's most convenient for me and the people I need to communicate with.

    Yes I use the phone to call though - duh that's why I have it for.. but i don't sit there and spend hours on end..

    I don't know why you're picking on me.. and asking me what good is the phone if calls are never placed.. Just because it wasn't listed as top 5 doesn't mean i never used it.
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    I am not picking on you. I said all of the pics. I just quoted your's as an example, because it was the last one. Your pic is like almost everyone's pics who have this phone.

    All of the 12+ hour users, don't seem to be making phone calls.

    The rip on the galaxy phones is the weak cell radio, Note 2 not included. No one is telling you how to use your phone.

    Does anyone use this phone to make phone calls, who can post a screen shot with battery life with even 30 minutes of talk time for an entire day?
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    I had 100% charge on my s4 on friday morning at 7am. By noon with light usage and majority of the features(gps wifi bluetoth air gestures) turned off, my battery was down to a dismal 42% by noon. By the time it was 5pm, it was down to 10%. I was hardly using the fone since I was at work. My battery usage details showed that the screen was taking up 81% of my battery . I went back to at&t on saturday and they gave me a new handset. I have been on this handset for 1.5 hrs now and the battery has gone down to 82%. This is so so disapointing seeing the sort of battery life other people on this forum are getting. I dont know whats wrong with 2 brand new handsets. Also last night my screen usage randomly went down to 48% which is the lowest I have seen it go so far. I have not even started using this phone to its full capacity and this is the state of my battery life

    Update: After 8 hours of usage, my phone is pretty much about to die. 17%. Also, the applications that are shown in this picture are NOT running in the background. I closed them, but the battery usage refresh is not picking that up for some reason.

    This is my second handset from the same store...I'm starting to think that store is sitting on a batch of crap handsets.


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    I'm not complaining about battery life, but I am playing with this 2X app that seems to have rave reviews. I'm trying to research it for what the downsides may be, specifically when it comes to app notifications.

    Does anyone know if this app will cause delays of notifications of emails, snap chat, instant messages, Facebook etc?



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