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    Default Uninstalled CHROME & Factory Reset = Better Battery Lif

    I like many others with ICS have been experiencing very poor battery life after the update and after reading through the forums, i noticed someone had mentioned that Chrome may in fact be the issue.

    I decided to give it a try and wait a week before reporting my findings to our community.
    This is by far a technical analysis of battery performance, however I thought perhaps some might find this information useful.

    After uninstalling Chrome last week, the battery life DRASTICALLY improved however I started getting android proceeds errors every time I would do a simple Google search. After a day or two I realized the issue was not isolated and I decided to do a Factory reset.

    After the reset all because right with the world.... My phone's battery life and performance have vastly improved and no more Google process errors.

    Ive been unplgged since 7:38, blue tooth in the am, had wifi on all day, streamed sirius for an hour and a half at the gym, and sent abou 50 text messages - currently I am at 44% at 2:08pm.

    Hope this helps anyone who's interested
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    I too think that Chrome is a major part of the issue. it's to bad too, cause I love the browser, but don't like struggling to make it through a 10 hour day on one charge. And yes, I know some people would be happy to have that, but I had outstanding battery life with GB, so even 10 hours of battery life is a pretty big downgrade for me. I believe that the constant syncing of chrome is the problem. I could be very wrong, but I supect I'm not.
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    Yes, Chrome is a battery hog and saw a huge difference in battery life when I uninstalled it.

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    What browsers are you guys using now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by systemind View Post
    What browsers are you guys using now?

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    I'm just using stock

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    After un-installing Chrome, the battery does seem to be a little better. I un-installed it yesterday morning and my battery made it 16 hours instead of about 10. I've been using Firefox today and it does not cause any extra drain. Also, my phone goes into a deep sleep much better, and the android OS has gone down from about 70% to 30%. Laslty, it looks like 16 hours is going to be the rough estimate for today as well. A little over 8 hours off charger, and I am at 55% battery. This is with some email checking, internet surfing, facebooking, and streaming Songza for about 25 minutes.
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    You guys do know that you can go into accounts and sync and stop chrome from syncing right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blars1206 View Post
    You guys do know that you can go into accounts and sync and stop chrome from syncing right?
    Yeah, but what's the point of having a full featured browser that's meant to sync all your bookmarks and such across multiple devices if you have to turn off the main feature to keep it from destroying your battery? I'd rather just continue using Firefox until Chrome and ICS play nice together on our E4GT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uglyfido View Post
    Yeah, but what's the point of having a full featured browser that's meant to sync all your bookmarks and such across multiple devices if you have to turn off the main feature to keep it from destroying your battery? I'd rather just continue using Firefox until Chrome and ICS play nice together on our E4GT.
    Actually the stock browser will sync with your Google bookmarks too. You can't go all the things Chrome does but syncing the bookmarks with stock browser is pretty cool feature I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uglyfido View Post
    Yeah, but what's the point of having a full featured browser that's meant to sync all your bookmarks and such across multiple devices if you have to turn off the main feature to keep it from destroying your battery? I'd rather just continue using Firefox until Chrome and ICS play nice together on our E4GT.
    Just turn on sync every once in a while and let it sync and then turn it off again.
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    I have notice that Chrome does not clear & stays active even when hitting 'back' to the main screen. If you go to task manager after any use of the browser, it remains resident until you manually kill it (or clear memory).

    So I am currently using Chrome, but making sure I kill it when done & that is what I have determined to be the battery life killer on my phone (manually updated to ICS). Also have noticed leaving WiFi on uses more battery on ICS than on GB, so I now also turning that off when not in use whereas I kept it active at all times on GB.

    Side note: I have having non-response crashes on both Chrome & Weatherbug. The whole phone hangs for a number of seconds & comes back asking if I want to report the crash....never had that for any apps on GB.
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    How do you uninstall Chrome? My wife installed the OTA - ICS update yesterday, but nowhere can I find Chrome to uninstall it. It is not under Settings, Applications, or anywhere else I've looked. When logged on the Internet there is nothing to identify the browser as Chrome. Help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Shine View Post
    How do you uninstall Chrome? My wife installed the OTA - ICS update yesterday, but nowhere can I find Chrome to uninstall it. It is not under Settings, Applications, or anywhere else I've looked. When logged on the Internet there is nothing to identify the browser as Chrome. Help!
    it didn't come with the update. It is a browser, and if you didn't download it from the market, then you don't have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Shine View Post
    How do you uninstall Chrome? My wife installed the OTA - ICS update yesterday, but nowhere can I find Chrome to uninstall it. It is not under Settings, Applications, or anywhere else I've looked. When logged on the Internet there is nothing to identify the browser as Chrome. Help!
    Chrome needs to be downloaded from the play store. So your wife did that, she shouldn't have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmettee View Post
    I have notice that Chrome does not clear & stays active even when hitting 'back' to the main screen. If you go to task manager after any use of the browser, it remains resident until you manually kill it (or clear memory).

    So I am currently using Chrome, but making sure I kill it when done & that is what I have determined to be the battery life killer on my phone (manually updated to ICS). Also have noticed leaving WiFi on uses more battery on ICS than on GB, so I now also turning that off when not in use whereas I kept it active at all times on GB.

    Side note: I have having non-response crashes on both Chrome & Weatherbug. The whole phone hangs for a number of seconds & comes back asking if I want to report the crash....never had that for any apps on GB.
    I have been having those same crashes with chrome and have read about many others having it also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blars1206 View Post
    Just turn on sync every once in a while and let it sync and then turn it off again.
    That would just be tedious, especially when Firefox is clearly a better browser right now.
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    I'm a noob. How do you uninstall chrome? I am having problems downloading some PDF files and I see in other posts that chrome can be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entrancing1 View Post
    I'm a noob. How do you uninstall chrome? I am having problems downloading some PDF files and I see in other posts that chrome can be a problem.
    Menu>manage apps>google chrome>uninstall. I believe that if you are using TouchWiz, then there may be an additional step. I haven't used it in so long though, I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entrancing1 View Post
    I'm a noob. How do you uninstall chrome? I am having problems downloading some PDF files and I see in other posts that chrome can be a problem.
    Or just go to the play store then select My Apps. Scroll to Chrome and select it then uninstall

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