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    Default Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    As of two days ago, my Note II has shown an incredibly fast battery drain. I have not done anything new to the phone and no new Apps installed.

    It's a VZW Note II and still on 4.1.1. I got it the first day it become available on Nov 29 and it has been running stellar.

    I just checked the battery usage and it show Screen 37% and then Gallery 15% as the second highest user. Why is Gallery using power, when it's not even in use. I have removed the battery and now restarted and charging.

    Any insights would be appreciated.

    Cheers, S
    Samsung Galaxy Note II - VZW
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    Default Re: Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    i had a similar issue with Media (NOT Media server) draining the battery at a crazy-fast rate. I ended up (choke, choke) resetting the phone. It's been fine ever since. FWIW, the drain from Media was several percentage points every few minutes--clearly a serious drain. it's all back to normal and has been for quite some time. good luck.
    Samsung Note 2
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    Default Re: Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    oh, I hope I don't have to reset. Thanks. Anyone else?
    Samsung Galaxy Note II - VZW
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    Default Re: Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVA77 View Post
    oh, I hope I don't have to reset. Thanks. Anyone else?
    You probably have it syncing with Picasa and if you don't have good data signal it may just keep trying and trying.

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    Default Re: Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    I thought so, I disabled Picasa Uploader and its still shows 15%. I tried that before posting.

    is there an app in particular I need to disable, besides?
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    Default Re: Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVA77 View Post
    I thought so, I disabled Picasa Uploader and its still shows 15%. I tried that before posting.

    is there an app in particular I need to disable, besides?
    When did you disable it

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    Default Re: Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    few hours ago and restarted. Gallery usage still 15%.
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    Default Re: Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVA77 View Post
    few hours ago and restarted. Gallery usage still 15%.
    Battery stats don't reset until you get the battery back up to 100%

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    Default Re: Why "Gallery" using 15% of Battery when not in use?

    and you are right...

    Now the Gallery is totally off my Battery usage list. and the massive draining seems to have stopped. keep in mind I disabled Picasa Uploader.
    Samsung Galaxy Note II - VZW

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