1. cb2367's Avatar
    I decided to apply the software update that I kept getting prompts for. Prior to the update, it seemed that the screen and the media server were the two biggest items that were eating up the battery, but I was getting maybe 6-7 hours of usage before the battery was running low. Now that I've applied the update, the Android System has been using the battery. This was the same problem I had with the Epic, and I could only get 4 hours of battery use before the battery had to be recharged.
    10-07-2012 07:27 PM
  2. dcharleyultra's Avatar
    What baseband, kernel and ROM versions were you on, and what are your current versions?

    Swyped from my SPH-L710
    10-08-2012 07:32 AM
  3. vapore0n's Avatar
    Had that same issue when I updated.
    I rooted and debloated the phone, cleared the browser/Gallery cache/data, left the phone overnight with wifi on.
    I did that just in case all the Media usage was caused by gallery trying to re-update its cache, which I have large amounts of pics in Picasa.

    This worked for me. Yesterday I got 1.5 days worth of battery, at my regular usage.
    10-08-2012 10:21 AM
  4. c920's Avatar
    I had problems initially with dropped calls every half hour or so. I then downloaded a signal booster and the problem stopped. Yesterday I applied the update because it kept bothering me too, and now I can't talk on the phone. It drops the calls every minute or so. I have a useless phone. I'm so sick of this Galaxy 3.
    10-08-2012 10:27 AM
  5. cb2367's Avatar
    Baseband is VPLI3 and kernel is 3.0.8. Phone is still stock. Update also seems to have added extra apps.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    10-08-2012 11:55 AM
  6. dcharleyultra's Avatar
    Go to Settings-> Data Usage

    Scroll down and see what apps are using data.

    Swyped from my SPH-L710
    10-08-2012 01:27 PM
  7. ejohnnyk's Avatar
    I've been having a bunch of problems and have decided to hard reset when I get home from work tonight.

    First, I lost all copy/paste functionality in the stock Messaging app, Google Voice and Chrome.

    I have a folder on a home screen with Dropbox and Google Drive in it, and the folder is constantly opening even when I'm on another home screen.

    Finally, the phone dials the same contact several times per day without me prompting it to do so.

    No matter the Android phone, and I've owned about four or five over the years, I always have to hard reset after a software update. Annoying.

    But I love the S3!
    10-08-2012 08:39 PM
  8. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    I can't get on Facebook unless I'm on WiFi, since the update. Is that the update screwing something up or is it just a Facebook issue? I really don't know enough about this whole process to make a judgement.
    10-08-2012 08:48 PM
  9. ejohnnyk's Avatar
    I can't get on Facebook unless I'm on WiFi, since the update. Is that the update screwing something up or is it just a Facebook issue? I really don't know enough about this whole process to make a judgement.
    I would uninstall the app and reload it.
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    10-08-2012 09:20 PM
  10. vapore0n's Avatar
    Did you disable Sprint's speed optimizer? Its enabled by default. It turns wifi on by itself to see if it can hop on an open wifi connection, improving your data speeds but could mess with your voice radio. Once you disable it dont go and check the settings again, else it will enable
    10-09-2012 07:06 AM
  11. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Did you disable Sprint's speed optimizer? Its enabled by default. It turns wifi on by itself to see if it can hop on an open wifi connection, improving your data speeds but could mess with your voice radio. Once you disable it dont go and check the settings again, else it will enable
    You can disable it using titanium backup as well. BTW... It's Sprint Connection Optimizer.
    10-09-2012 07:57 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    You can disable it using titanium backup as well. BTW... It's Sprint Connection Optimizer.
    You know the funny part is mine has been Perma disabled since the update lol . I don't mind because I'd turn it off anyway but this is what it looks like.



    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC fourms
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    10-09-2012 10:10 AM
  13. Joe113's Avatar
    You know the funny part is mine has been Perma disabled since the update lol . I don't mind because I'd turn it off anyway but this is what it looks like.



    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC fourms
    How did you do that lol?
    10-09-2012 10:22 AM

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