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    Default Samsung Galaxy S4 battery drain

    The battery life on my current SGS4 isn't very good. I put it on charge before bed then wake up in the morning to find it at 85%. Furthermore, my phone battery is just overall draining. Around 1-2% of battery is draining every second. My brothers got a note 3 and the battery life on that is FANTASTIC. 20 hours straight and it's still only on 85%. Here's a pic of my battery usage-

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    Likely a bad battery. Try a new one, suspect you will be OK. My battery lasts all day.
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    Thanks, btw I meant 1-2% every minute

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    I am having the same issue. I have deleted all apps I dont use and this is still occuring. Today I went to work with a fully charged battery and by 5pm it was under 30%. When I went into the battery screen it was showing the screen as 77% battery usage even with all the fancy options turned off and the brightness turned right down. I also downloaded wakelock detector and that was showing wakeup triggers of facebook 42 times and exchange services 32 times. Can anyone help?
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    Try uninstalling apps that you don't really need, like i don't use facebook and twitter that much, so i route these through Flipboard as that is bloatwarwe on my phone, so i may as well use it to its max. Use the stock email app rather than Outlook/Yahoo Mail etc. Disable other bloatware? Install a battery saver? the free Go Power Master seems to be ok for me, at least for turning off data while the phone is idle, this is where i seem to lose a lot of battery otherwise.
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    I find most smart phones to have very different battery life all depends on the user. I get pretty good life from mine almost 10 hours of heavy use.

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    Does anyone know whether iphone 5s would have a better battery life when moderately using apps such as youtube, Instagram, Internet etc. with mobile data turned on and bluetooth and wifi turned off?

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    in other words, is the iPhone 5s battery life better than the SGS4's battery? or worse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zdot7 View Post
    The battery life on my current SGS4 isn't very good. I put it on charge before bed then wake up in the morning to find it at 85%. Furthermore, my phone battery is just overall draining. Around 1-2% of battery is draining every second. My brothers got a note 3 and the battery life on that is FANTASTIC. 20 hours straight and it's still only on 85%. Here's a pic of my battery usage-

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    Did you try turning off location reporting that drains a lot of the battery?
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    Where's location reporting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zdot7 View Post
    Where's location reporting?

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    Go to settings + More, and location is there
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    Yes, I use an iPhone 5 and a Galaxy S4, and the iPhone at the end of the day still have 50% of charge, but the S4 at 3PM does not have battery, and I have to replace it, It's very annoying because the galaxy has a bigger battery and the use is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobega View Post
    Yes, I use an iPhone 5 and a Galaxy S4, and the iPhone at the end of the day still have 50% of charge, but the S4 at 3PM does not have battery, and I have to replace it, It's very annoying because the galaxy has a bigger battery and the use is the same.
    Well the S4 has a better screen resolution so it'll drain much faster than iphone. And the processor also. Just get some spare batteries and that will do it.
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    You shouldn't need to purchase spare batteries as they should be made with the product source in mind, would you buy a computer with a poor power supply for the specification that is built in it?
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    If I need to remove all of the apps to keep my battery above 10% by 3 in the afternoon I might as well switch to a flip phone.
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    data connection drains battery like mad,

    try turning off data connection and using wifi where possible and this will extend battery life. plus turn off non essential programs which may be running in the background, use energy saving on screen display as this takes up the most power.

    you have to be on top of this phone and watch it as even if the mdc is switched off the phone will use it to download updates etc and if this doesnt go right the phone heats up (gets really hot and will kill sd card) and battery will drain in an hour this can also happen with some games and apps so beware.
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    Not sure if you tried it yet I had the same problem for some reason something was draining my phone the android system was hovering around 50%. I was getting really frustrated. So I ended up backing up all my stuff and wiped the phone now the battery is amazing! i charged it last night from this morning i'm still on 90% and almost the end of my work day with bluetooth and wifi on wow!



    Quote Originally Posted by Zdot7 View Post
    The battery life on my current SGS4 isn't very good. I put it on charge before bed then wake up in the morning to find it at 85%. Furthermore, my phone battery is just overall draining. Around 1-2% of battery is draining every second. My brothers got a note 3 and the battery life on that is FANTASTIC. 20 hours straight and it's still only on 85%. Here's a pic of my battery usage-

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    I've always been disappointed with the battery life of the s4. I recently purchased an anker 5200 battery and have used it for 3 days. The picture shows my average daily usage. I would like more but will z accept this for now. I took off charge at 5am

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    lol nice I got anker 7800mah it's crazy sick!

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    I've always been disappointed with the battery life of the s4. I recently purchased an anker 5200 battery and have used it for 3 days. The picture shows my average daily usage. I would like more but will z accept this for now. I took off charge at 5am

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    If you're power drain has suddenly appeared, try removing the SD card. Sounds crazy, but it was my last hope and it worked.

    My phone has done well. 12-16 hour days with lots of use, no problem.

    Two days ago, phone was noticeably hot and battery drain was very high.....probably would have made it about 3 hours.

    I tried turning off apps, bluettoth, GPS, wifi, etc. No improvement. Pulled out the SD card and it's back to be being nice and cool.

    My first two SD cards in this phone died after a couple weeks each. The last one is a Samsung card...and I've decided just to live with the on board storage. The S4 clearly doesn't handle SD cards very well.

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    Hi. My SGs4 is a year old. Till 4 days back the battery life was fine. I needed to charge my phone only once a day. Suddenly the battery started draining like crazy. Now I am charging my phone twice. I read and took all the steps by members of this thread , ie disabled most notifications , turned on power saving etc. but problem persists. Also earlier with no power saving mode and all notifications and apps functioning the battery was fine. So why the problem now? Do I need to change my battery?
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    I have the identical problem.

    The guy in Best Buy took a look at my phone, said it was a (common) battery problem. Since my phone's still in warranty (I bought it Dec 23; he looked at the phone July 2), he told me to call Samsung Support so they could replace it, free of charge.

    Samsung Suppor said they'd EXCHANGE the battery (free of charge). Wanted me to send them my battery and upon receiving it, would send me a new one, free. But the process can take 11 days!!!!! When I complained about that, they said to call my cellphone provider to see if they could give me a loaner.

    Sprint (my mobile service provider) doesn't do loaners. But gave me a $30 credit on my bill and urged me to use the money to buy a spare battery; the Sprint operator looked on the Internet and found a brand new OEM spare GS4 batter for $18, but still gave me the $30 credit.

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