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    Before the update 2 days ago I would get 8-10hes of use EASY. Last 2 days my battery is overheating and dying before I reach 5 hrs. And I mean FAST. I restarted my iPhone to kill any open apps and lost 14%!!!! WTF SPRINT. Fix this now!

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    PS...that 22% on Voice calls was a 10 phone call while walking in the mall. I've dropped for 27% to 13% just posting this.

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    are you sure all of your settings are the same, homie?
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    I changed some settings and fixed my battery drain issue.. killed the gps, and made sure my email apps weren't checking constantly and other apps that check for updates like Facebook weren't set to check at all... that helped my battery life BIG time. Basically set the phone so it has no reason to talk to the internet without you doing it by yourself.
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    That sucks, I've experienced no change in battery since the OTA, and I've made no adjustments to my settings.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshiaka13 View Post
    I changed some settings and fixed my battery drain issue.. killed the gps, and made sure my email apps weren't checking constantly and other apps that check for updates like Facebook weren't set to check at all... that helped my battery life BIG time. Basically set the phone so it has no reason to talk to the internet without you doing it by yourself.
    1. i now keep GPS on because i don't think it makes much of a difference. GPS will only be used briefly if an App or the OS needs it (ex Maps). it's not a constant drain.
    2. i have my Gmails on PUSH. i think Gmail is pretty battery efficient because it's not constantly polling. i would think the same for MS Exchange ActiveSync.
    3. Facebook - i don't use it but would agree that if you have Apps like FB, Twitter, News, etc. constantly buzzing it will kill the battery.
    4. Auto-Brightness - i turned this off and turned it down to lowest setting.
    5. WIFI - i leave this on and connect to WIFI in my house because it's fast.
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    OK so I calibrated my battery. & I mean I kept taking it out and turning it on until that thing was completely dead. So far so good. Regular use seems alright, bit I'm still having MAJOR problems with speed in South Florida (Less than 1mbps). Sprint, if you're reading or even care, get LTE up & running down here. You're selling hardware that doesn't work and when you talk to someone in store its like pissing in the wind. It feels good to let lose but you're just getting a really stupid outcome. Btw I posted a pic of my battery life after calibration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralTula View Post
    OK so I calibrated my battery. & I mean I kept taking it out and turning it on until that thing was completely dead. So far so good. Regular use seems alright, bit I'm still having MAJOR problems with speed in South Florida (Less than 1mbps). Sprint, if you're reading or even care, get LTE up & running down here. You're selling hardware that doesn't work and when you talk to someone in store its like pissing in the wind. It feels good to let lose but you're just getting a really stupid outcome. Btw I posted a pic of my battery life after calibration.

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    I have one bar at my house, just ran a speed test, getting 50kbps up and down over in SW Florida....

    ... LTE can't come soon enough :-(



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    Agreed. The phone is AMAZING on wifi but the network is rediculous.

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    Actually what most phones including this one has is "assisted"gps.. which means it uses the towers to triangulate where you are. And you would be shocked how often our phones check in our locations to the mother ship. Watch your left corner sometimes on your phone and you will see a target looking icon randomly pop up from time to time. That's from what i have noticed Google maps checking in thanks to Google services. I've come to that conclusion from watching my running apps section of settings one afternoon when that icon kept popping up and i noticed my battery life draining faster then normal. Every time that icon would pop up Google maps automatically popped up. Now in a good signal area that normally is no big deal. However if your in an area they are still doing tower upgrades then your phone wastes juice trying to get signal. I turn off my gps location services until i need them for things like Google maps or weather bug. Then turn my gps off when i am done with those apps. My battery life stays at an acceptable drain.
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    The update turned on LTE. Try the following, settings, more, mobile networks, network mode, CDMA.
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    My LTE isn't draining my battery much actually. But that's a good tip.. i tripped across that setting already.
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    I considered juice defender but decided I could pretty much do most of what it does myself. at home I keep 3G off and only connect Wifi when I need to.

    When I am out and about I keep 3G off unless I need it. So far today with moderate use I am 7 hours unplugged with 76% batter life left.

    *Note I don't youtube, twitter, facebook, etc, so your mileage may vary.
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    I just got my phone July 27th and didnt get a whole lot of use in before the update, but i can say this...

    -the battery doesnt last long...about 5-6 hrs at best. my 1950mAh battery on the E4GT i had would last all day w/ heavy use and heavy pandora streaming.

    -phone gets really hot when the battery drops to about 40% and it starts to drop quick (all apps closed)

    -when charging for about a hour or so, when you check the battery it still shows the full time off battery, im not sure if it only resets when 100% is reached???

    yes i have LTE off, gps , sync and autobright is on
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1974w View Post
    I just got my phone July 27th and didnt get a whole lot of use in before the update, but i can say this...

    -the battery doesnt last long...about 5-6 hrs at best. my 1950mAh battery on the E4GT i had would last all day w/ heavy use and heavy pandora streaming.

    -phone gets really hot when the battery drops to about 40% and it starts to drop quick (all apps closed)

    -when charging for about a hour or so, when you check the battery it still shows the full time off battery, im not sure if it only resets when 100% is reached???

    yes i have LTE off, gps , sync and autobright is on
    Yikes. I'm still considering getting the Nexus, but after reading these stories I may stay with my E4GT. Who knows. Isn't the screen the big battery killer though?

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    Sprint is coming out with their own extended battery bundle.
    It is a 2100 mAh battery with rear cover.
    Last I heard was that it will be available 8/19.

    Starting that day, I will be looking for one of those for myself.
    If anyone sees it, post up a pic (and a price).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downtown Taco View Post
    Yikes. I'm still considering getting the Nexus, but after reading these stories I may stay with my E4GT. Who knows. Isn't the screen the big battery killer though?

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    the galaxy nexus is way better than the E4GT....HANDS DOWN!!!

    the battery life is my only complaint with it, but the E4GT problems were endless
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    Something is going on though. Even your most recent screenshot that shows you at 58% after 3hr 30min is still whack. I'm easily getting 12-16 hrs on average.
    Do this for me. Download betterbatterystats from here:


    This will tell you exactly what is using your battery. The battery stuff built into android's settings is useless compared to this. Hopefully you're rooted, but if not, everything should work except the alarms function (which could actually be very useful in your case). So, if you are rooted/are willing to root, do it. Otherwise, charge your phone to 100%, and let it run down to where its almost dead. (Like 10% or something). I would probably open betterbatterystats at least once before starting to make sure its services get started and everything.

    Once your battery has run down, open the app, and make sure you are on "Partial WakeLocks" and "Since Unplugged". Take a screenshot and post it. Then switch the "Partial Wakelocks" to "Alarms" (again, pretty sure you have to be rooted, but I'd try it regardless). If stuff shows up, screenshot that too and post your results. That should help us narrow it down
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    so are you guys turning off LTE if you're not in an LTE market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1974w View Post
    the galaxy nexus is way better than the E4GT....HANDS DOWN!!!

    the battery life is my only complaint with it, but the E4GT problems were endless
    I'm on the GNex now, but I still have my E4GT. I never had problems with the E4GT, so just curious what issues you had? The only reason I switched is because I wanted the experience of a pure Google phone with faster updates (realizing that being on Sprint means not fast enough updates).

    Even with a slightly smaller battery, the E4GT for me fairs much better in battery life. Still, I love this GNex so don't plan on switching back. And even though I have the spare battery charger/battery combo by Samsung, I will probably buy the Sprint extended battery that is mentioned in this thread. I've thought about the bigger extended battery options, but I'm not ready to add that bulky thickness at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralTula View Post
    I restarted my iPhone to kill any open apps and lost 14%!!!!
    maybe try to restart your Galaxy Nexus or post the issue on an iPhone site, I'm not sure which one!

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    I'm not so sure about yall, but I use a power widget to turn off data whenever I'm at work or at my desk. I figure, if I got my computer in front of my face all day, no need for my phone to buzz me about emails or facebook when I have it right in front of me already. I've been off charger for about 3 hours now, sitting at 91% and will probably have about 80 or so by the time I leave work at 5.

    If I leave the office or if I need to use the net for something on my phone, turn data on...do my stuff, turn it back off. Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seauxcrazy View Post
    I'm not so sure about yall, but I use a power widget to turn off data whenever I'm at work or at my desk. I figure, if I got my computer in front of my face all day, no need for my phone to buzz me about emails or facebook when I have it right in front of me already. I've been off charger for about 3 hours now, sitting at 91% and will probably have about 80 or so by the time I leave work at 5.

    If I leave the office or if I need to use the net for something on my phone, turn data on...do my stuff, turn it back off. Works for me.
    Exactly. When I'm in school my phone is in airplane mode most of the day so I usually get really good battery.

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    It is the screen, I'm sure anything over four inch display is going to drain very fast. I checked mine a dew days ago and I was blown away at the display percentage. It was 60-70%

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    I definitely got the 3800 mah extended battery. Bulk doesn't bother me at all. Feels better in my hand. Also got the seido active extended battery cover with holster that had a kickstand!!!! Man did I miss having a kickstand lol.

    Can't really say if the update kills battery since after I got my gnex I installed the upgrade. I do know that browsing web on 3g kills the battery way faster than surfing on WiFi. Hopefully once the 3g speeds improve and lte hits next year in Des Moines battery life improves since the phone won't have to work so hard for the data

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