1. majdi suliman's Avatar
    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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    06-15-2014 02:44 PM
  2. alexcolka's Avatar
    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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    06-15-2014 03:49 PM
  3. majdi suliman's Avatar
    Everything is turned off but wifi and sound..

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    06-16-2014 01:44 AM
  4. mhinc's Avatar
    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?
    06-16-2014 06:12 AM
  5. majdi suliman's Avatar
    These

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    06-16-2014 06:55 AM
  6. majdi suliman's Avatar
    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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    06-16-2014 08:24 AM
  7. mhinc's Avatar
    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.
    06-16-2014 09:45 AM
  8. majdi suliman's Avatar
    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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    06-16-2014 02:37 PM
  9. alexcolka's Avatar
    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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    06-16-2014 04:49 PM
  10. electricpete's Avatar
    Never had a problem with gsam.

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    06-16-2014 11:19 PM
  11. majdi suliman's Avatar
    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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    06-17-2014 10:16 AM
  12. doohsun's Avatar
    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



    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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    06-17-2014 01:45 PM
  13. mhinc's Avatar
    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.
    06-17-2014 07:41 PM
  14. majdi suliman's Avatar
    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?
    06-18-2014 05:53 AM
  15. majdi suliman's Avatar
    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?
    06-18-2014 05:54 AM
  16. alexcolka's Avatar
    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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    06-18-2014 07:16 AM
  17. majdi suliman's Avatar
    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?
    06-18-2014 08:42 AM
  18. alexcolka's Avatar
    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.
    06-18-2014 08:44 AM
  19. mhinc's Avatar
    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
    06-18-2014 01:04 PM
  20. majdi suliman's Avatar
    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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    06-18-2014 02:32 PM
  21. Saurabh Hulawale's Avatar
    i doesn't see any difference between anker battery and stock battery.....? tell the procedure for charging for what time should i charge the phone.....

    is the battery percentage shown was real ......or it's fake.

    Plz.......Reply me ASAP
    11-08-2015 10:10 AM
  22. extraclass's Avatar
    The Ankor brand batteries and some others are stated at their real capacity. Read the comments from buyers about the seller if you purchase on Ebay. Some of the advertised batteries do not meet their specifications.
    If you purchase a high capacity battery you will usually get a new back for your phone with room for the higher capacity battery. The phone will be thicker and heavier but I have not found it to be a problem. In fact it seems to be easier to hold!
    If you are using a slip on protector or most cases the phone will no longer fit due to the thickness!
    If you use the NFC feature on your phone be sure the replacement battery has this feature. NFC is built into the factory battery.
    You can use your regular charger, it will take longer to completely charge the higher capacity battery!
    11-09-2015 10:16 PM

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