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    Default s4 battery help..

    I can only use my phone for 5 - 6 hours...
    The most things that use my battery are android os and android kernal..
    On my moms phone (exactly the same as mine) android kernal doesnt take more than 6%
    But on my phone it takes more than 17%....
    Like WTF?

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    Are you using many apps that use location services? Look for those apps. If can set location services to saving power mode.

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    Everything is turned off but wifi and sound..

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    Quote Originally Posted by majdi suliman View Post
    Everything is turned off but wifi and sound..

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    Alex wasn't talking about stock preferences being turned off. Apps you use or have grabbed from the Play Store can run in the background, if the Android Kernel is using that much, I am guessing you have some apps running in the background using all that battery, probably accessing your location via GPS. What 3rd party apps do you have installed on your phone?
    Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M - 4.2.2
    Telus Mobility
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    These

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhinc View Post
    Alex wasn't talking about stock preferences being turned off. Apps you use or have grabbed from the Play Store can run in the background, if the Android Kernel is using that much, I am guessing you have some apps running in the background using all that battery, probably accessing your location via GPS. What 3rd party apps do you have installed on your phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by majdi suliman View Post
    These

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    I would remove that GSAM Battery Monitor if I were you. I have found that those apps do more damage than good.
    Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M - 4.2.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhinc View Post
    I would remove that GSAM Battery Monitor if I were you. I have found that those apps do more damage than good.
    It does nothing but tell me battery stats

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    Sometimes that kind of apps prevent the phone going into deep sleep mode triggering lots of wake locks because of their monitoring features, I'm not saying this is the case but I personally don't trust anymore on that kind of apps, name it cleaners or battery monitoring /savers. Anyway your phone have a nice battery stats inside your settings menu.

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    Never had a problem with gsam.

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    Guys.. my phone uses 1% every 3 or 4 minutes while am doing nothing but using Facebook messenger....
    What's also weird is..
    M when watching a movie on samsung video hub
    The battery becomes awesome...
    Like 1% every 7 minutes or so...

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    if you don't care about the phone being thick pick up Anker battery for your samsung s4 7800mah It last like literally 2 1/2 days for me before i charge it! it's amazing



    Quote Originally Posted by majdi suliman View Post
    I can only use my phone for 5 - 6 hours...
    The most things that use my battery are android os and android kernal..
    On my moms phone (exactly the same as mine) android kernal doesnt take more than 6%
    But on my phone it takes more than 17%....
    Like WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doohsun View Post
    if you don't care about the phone being thick pick up Anker battery for your samsung s4 7800mah It last like literally 2 1/2 days for me before i charge it! it's amazing
    There is obviously an issue if his battery life is that poor. Your suggestion is just masking the issue, rather than finding a perm fix for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhinc View Post
    There is obviously an issue if his battery life is that poor. Your suggestion is just masking the issue, rather than finding a perm fix for it.
    what should i do?

    can you tell me whats the normal battery usage of the s4?
    when its not being used?
    when its being used for 3rd party apps texting for example?
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    like, if i charged my phone to 100%
    and cought it and kept the screen on doing normal stuff
    and last for more than 5.5 hours.
    is that bad ? or is it the normal for this phone?
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    No, it is not normal. Normal battery duration for this phone depending on usage an other factors may be between 10 to 16 hours maybe more. Your last resort may be a factory reset or looking if your battery is defective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexcolka View Post
    No, it is not normal. Normal battery duration for this phone depending on usage an other factors may be between 10 to 16 hours maybe more. Your last resort may be a factory reset or looking if your battery is defective.

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    so my galaxy s4 should be able to take more than 5 hours screen time? yes?
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    Screen time? Well that could be a different story. I never accounted 5 hours screen time in one run or don't remember something like that, perhaps someone with more experience could tell that. Summarizing I guess I never left my phone with the screen on for that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by majdi suliman View Post
    so my galaxy s4 should be able to take more than 5 hours screen time? yes?
    If your screen is on for a STEADY 5 hours, without timing out and turning off, then Yes of course your battery life is going to be crappy. It's just expected. Sounds like you have no issues except you use your phone a lot and for long duration. If that is the case, then I agree with the poster above, to get yourself a larger battery, yes it will make your phone thicker, but it will double your battery life
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhinc View Post
    If your screen is on for a STEADY 5 hours, without timing out and turning off, then Yes of course your battery life is going to be crappy. It's just expected. Sounds like you have no issues except you use your phone a lot and for long duration. If that is the case, then I agree with the poster above, to get yourself a larger battery, yes it will make your phone thicker, but it will double your battery life
    Yea I just checked with other people and relized that my battery taking 5 to 6 hours on screen time is pretty awesome xD

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