1. kmunasinghe92's Avatar
    i have the I9505 S4, at the beginning the battery life was really good, but when time passes (after 4 months time) the battery life is just inferior. cannot even last a day. i dont even use any 'smart' features (smart stay, smart scroll, air view etc) please can anyone tell me why is this ? im on 4.3 jelly bean.
    04-16-2014 10:30 PM
  2. alexcolka's Avatar
    In my particular case I had similar experience like yours. After a factory reset the problem was gone but eventually returned. Then I switched off Google now, gps and some location services and my battery draining problem is gone. Many won't live happy without those services but I only switch them only when strictly necessary.

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    04-19-2014 07:51 PM
  3. mhinc's Avatar
    Or you could just refer to the 100 other threads with the EXACT same subject
    04-19-2014 08:26 PM
  4. kingfisher171's Avatar
    04-20-2014 04:38 AM
  5. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    4.3 has the worst battery life imo.

    4.4.x battery life is just so awesome , its even better than what I got in 4.2.x
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    04-20-2014 11:55 AM
  6. Mrstevew87's Avatar
    4.3 has the worst battery life imo.

    4.4.x battery life is just so awesome , its even better than what I got in 4.2.x
    Agreed. My battery life has got much better since 4.4

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    04-20-2014 12:07 PM
  7. canusaybimmy's Avatar
    4.4 ftw
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    04-20-2014 02:42 PM
  8. Aidan64's Avatar
    I would charge my battery overnight to 100%. 4 hours later the battery would be at 10%. This has only happened in the last 2 weeks. My phone would also be red hot after charging After reading other forums I have done the following

    1. Turned off motions and gestures and Air View from the Settings. I didnt really use these anyway
    2. Turned of Use GPS Satellite from the Location in Settings
    3. Clicked Power Saving Mode from the drag down menu
    4. Disabled sync in the Settings - Accounts for all the accounts
    5. Downloaded Battery Booster Lite
    6. Deleted the last 3-4 apps I downloaded - could have been a rogue app
    7. Turned off Wi-Fi when I was not in a Wi-Fi area.
    8. Deleted cleaner apps. Manually deleted cache etc from the Settings-More-Applications Manager

    Nothing worked. I still had the same problems as before up until yesterday. I read on another forum that the sd card drains the battery on the S4. I took out my sd card. Simple as that. It worked. I have taken my phone off charge 3 1/2 hours ago. Battery is at 80%. Would have been down to 30% or less when I had the issues.
    07-16-2014 05:47 AM
  9. Turu's Avatar
    Just picked up a used galaxy s4 last week. Battery life has been incredible in my mind.

    Took off charger 36 hours ago. This includes about 30 minutes talk time. 10 text messages. 1.5 hours of pandora. 6 hours wireless tethering via FoxFi, where i streamed 6, 40 minute episodes, and about 2 hours internet browsing. Between the 18 hours of work, I had a lot of downtime to browse the internet, and use it probably a half hour between all the breaks. I'm at 24% now.

    Overall I'm very happy with the battery life.
    I'm rooted, running a permissions manager, and firewall, where all but essential apps are blocked. I also set all updates to manual. I think these three things have affected my phone's battery life significantly.
    07-23-2014 02:24 AM
  10. zplanet's Avatar
    I have implemented recommendations from here Top tips for saving battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S4 | Android Central.
    And see the result:
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life-screenshot_2014-07-24-10-37-54.jpg
    07-29-2014 01:09 AM
  11. callme_ricardo's Avatar
    Hi everyone! I'm new hear. I just wanna ask you guys if my battery is performing normally. I am using battery doctor to see how long it would last from fully charging my battery and it says 20hrs and 51 minutes. I hope you guys can helo me...
    07-29-2014 03:15 AM
  12. callme_ricardo's Avatar
    Here's the pic

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    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life-screenshot_2014-07-29-15-07-21.jpg  
    07-29-2014 06:36 AM
  13. callme_ricardo's Avatar
    Amd here's another pic after 4 hrs of using the phone from being fully charge. I think my battery is really bad.

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    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life-screenshot_2014-07-29-19-37-51.jpg  
    07-29-2014 06:38 AM
  14. anon(4166778)'s Avatar
    In my experience I've noticed that my battery drains way more rapidly in low coverage areas. Like drastically. Maybe lasts 6 hours where I work. And with this 4.4.2 update, I've heard a lot of people with battery drain issues..
    07-29-2014 07:03 AM
  15. callme_ricardo's Avatar
    Really? So do you think, my battery is working just fine, and it's the phones doing all this?..
    07-29-2014 12:00 PM
  16. zplanet's Avatar
    seems there is no mobile coverage in your area. this can be the reason or one of reasons.
    08-18-2014 03:14 AM
  17. zplanet's Avatar
    seems there is no mobile coverage in your area. this can be the reason or one of reasons.
    08-18-2014 03:17 AM
  18. worktorest's Avatar
    Well generally speaking, the S4 just isn't that great with battery life. The battery's ability to hold a charge will deteriorate over about 8 months. Just get some new batteries to swap around with.
    08-19-2014 12:17 AM
  19. Nancy 2704's Avatar
    I have the S4, how did you install the 4.4? I have no updates pending
    11-07-2014 09:41 AM
  20. Mach1juggalo1978's Avatar
    Can you tell me your exact set up would be aorecated thank you
    03-13-2015 09:09 AM

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