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    Default Serious battery draining on 4.3

    Hello all!

    After updating my phone to 4.3 I find I am having to charge my phone up to 5 times a day! I also have to carry round a wireless charger and a spare wall charger with me at all times as my phone will die whilst I am at work for sometimes as little as 5 hours, bare in mind I won't even use it for 4 hours of that time.

    I have wifi disabled when I am not at home, and have no apps running in the background. I also have a battery saver app. But it is still draining sooo fast. It's ridiculous!
    When it gets down to about 20%, the screen flickers and I lose all signal and it's basically useless until I can charge it.

    Any suggestion on what I can do? As this is very silly and I am not always near a plug to charge!
    Many thanks.
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    Default Re: Serious battery draining on 4.3

    Sounds like a battery problem. Is that the original battery?
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    Default Re: Serious battery draining on 4.3

    Yes it is the original battery. It only started happening after updating to 4.3
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    Default Re: Serious battery draining on 4.3

    I'd start with a Factory Reset (after backing up your important information of course) along with wiping the system cache in Recovery mode.

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    Default Re: Serious battery draining on 4.3

    I have done all of that Tried it a few weeks ago and no change.
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    Default Re: Serious battery draining on 4.3

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraBunnyyy View Post
    I have done all of that Tried it a few weeks ago and no change.
    Well, you can either completely reload the 4.3 firmware, or invest in a replacement battery.
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    Default Re: Serious battery draining on 4.3

    I'm thinking you probably need a new battery.
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    Default Re: Serious battery draining on 4.3

    i have the same problem and recently started an thread about it. it is not the battery. i replaced the battery and the drain dint disrepair. i even tried a zerolemon 7000mah extended battery. still there was a very high drain. no deepsleep!
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    Default Re: Serious battery draining on 4.3

    Hello Laura,
    Try to leave your S3 for a couple of hours disconnected (no wifi and no mobile data) and see if the battery drain is reduced.

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