10-31-2012 01:09 AM
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  1. tony477g's Avatar
    I could get 12-18 hours out of this phone, that was fine with me but now i can barely get 8 hours out of it. Thats with hardly using it at all. The radio is down and so is the screen, android system is way up though killing about 70% of the battery. Beautiful widget is set at 4 hours, twitter 4 hours and facebook 4 hours. When i look at whats running in the app manager though its always Facebook, whatsapp, gsa, syncmlsvc, backup assistant plus, 2x android system, com.samsung.inputenetapp, allshare play, mapservciesamsung, maps, media hub, email and voicemail. The only app i use out of all of these is facebook and whatsapp. Ive disabled backup assistant but it always shows that its running. After the update it just ruined my battery!
    10-23-2012 08:12 AM
  2. bigslam123's Avatar
    To totally disable backup assistant, you have to login to your vierzon account on their page and disabble it on their side as well. Otherwise it will continue to rain and drain your battery.
    10-23-2012 08:57 AM
  3. lbkiml's Avatar
    I've only disabled back up assistant through the app manager. Never ran ever since, or it never even started running on my phone in the first place.

    Screen shot of usage would help also.
    10-23-2012 09:04 AM
  4. tony477g's Avatar
    Heres pictures from today











    10-23-2012 08:03 PM
  5. rage151's Avatar
    I've always read that to truly disable backup assistant, you have to skip it when activating your phone. In other words, do a factory reset and skip it while setting your phone up. VZW tried their best to lock everyone into using it. Gmail backs up contacts...
    10-23-2012 08:47 PM
  6. tony477g's Avatar
    I've always read that to truly disable backup assistant, you have to skip it when activating your phone. In other words, do a factory reset and skip it while setting your phone up. VZW tried their best to lock everyone into using it. Gmail backs up contacts...
    But wouldnt i lose everything? Including my 200+ apps, pictures, music etc.? I deleted my hotmail from the email app and have now stopped the sync for gmail.
    10-23-2012 10:20 PM
  7. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    But wouldnt i lose everything? Including my 200+ apps, pictures, music etc.? I deleted my hotmail from the email app and have now stopped the sync for gmail.
    You will have to re-download your apps, your photos + music can be backed up on your computer or the exSD card.
    10-23-2012 10:32 PM
  8. piizzadude's Avatar
    You could root real quick and back the apps up with Titanium or something like it.
    10-24-2012 12:11 AM
  9. leroybrute's Avatar
    You can also back up all of your apps without( data) and without rooting. You can back up all your apps with astro with its built in apps manager. Then move the backup from storage 1 to storage 2. Just reinstall astro after factory reset move the backup file back to storage 1 from storage 2. Open app manager in astro check mark all in backup and Viola.
    This is if you don't want to root.
    10-24-2012 12:48 AM
  10. tony477g's Avatar
    The problem is i doubt its the back up assistant, If you see in the pictures i posted above it doesnt say its wasting battery. Before i went in and disabled it it would come up on gsam and say 2% or something like that, unless its using a different name?
    10-24-2012 07:25 AM
  11. tony477g's Avatar


    32 minutes without use and im down to 94%?
    10-24-2012 08:00 AM
  12. MatrixMan's Avatar
    Did you look at wake locks?

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    10-24-2012 08:10 AM
  13. OceanBluePhotog's Avatar
    agreed

    Did you look at wake locks?

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    10-24-2012 08:39 AM
  14. rclatter's Avatar
    Could this be the gsiff_daemon issue? If you go into settings -> developer options and select "show CPU processes", do you see gsiff_daemon at the top of the list?
    I've had this happen 3 times in the last 6 weeks. For some people a reboot works - I've been completely shutting down and then booting back up.
    The main symptom is very quick battery discharge, and Android System showing as the main use of battery.
    10-24-2012 09:07 AM
  15. mikesmith's Avatar
    My battery has been draining quick, too, since the update.


    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    10-24-2012 12:57 PM
  16. tony477g's Avatar
    Yes gsiff is the first thing when I opened cpu. Wake locks are the syncs right? I have my weather Facebook and Twitter at sync every 4 to 8 hours. Instagram I couldn't do though
    10-24-2012 01:04 PM
  17. HalizDad's Avatar
    rage151 wrote "I've always read that to truly disable backup assistant, you have to skip it when activating your phone. In other words, do a factory reset and skip it while setting your phone up. VZW tried their best to lock everyone into using it. Gmail backs up contacts..."

    Yep...dude at BB tried to set me up...gave me the phone to enter info...chose "skip" instead...lol
    10-24-2012 01:19 PM
  18. tony477g's Avatar



    Here's some from today, why so many Wake locks in phone? I only called one person
    10-24-2012 04:07 PM
  19. tony477g's Avatar
    Could all of the wakelocks be causing the battery drain? I want to try and do something with the phone to get it back to where it used to be or do a factory reset as a last attempt.
    10-24-2012 10:45 PM
  20. rclatter's Avatar
    Yes gsiff is the first thing when I opened cpu. Wake locks are the syncs right? I have my weather Facebook and Twitter at sync every 4 to 8 hours. Instagram I couldn't do though
    If you see gsiff_daemon at the top of the CPU list - definitely shut down and then boot back up. That process shouldn't be the top cpu usage unless it's spinning out of control.
    unlmtdRW likes this.
    10-25-2012 09:02 AM
  21. tony477g's Avatar
    If you see gsiff_daemon at the top of the CPU list - definitely shut down and then boot back up. That process shouldn't be the top cpu usage unless it's spinning out of control.
    checked today and it is no longer a problem of being at the top
    10-25-2012 11:31 AM
  22. socal's Avatar
    checked today and it is no longer a problem of being at the top
    Is battery life any better?
    10-25-2012 03:55 PM
  23. tony477g's Avatar
    Is battery life any better?
    It definitely is. I also noticed above both the "android sytems" that were working all the time were disguised as backup assistant. Disabled both.
    10-25-2012 04:48 PM
  24. unlmtdRW's Avatar
    Could this be the gsiff_daemon issue? If you go into settings -> developer options and select "show CPU processes", do you see gsiff_daemon at the top of the list?
    I've had this happen 3 times in the last 6 weeks. For some people a reboot works - I've been completely shutting down and then booting back up.
    The main symptom is very quick battery discharge, and Android System showing as the main use of battery.
    I had a similar thing happening with my phone since the update. Initially thought it was that I changed the brightness setting way high when taking camera shots outside, but that didn't address the issue. Then I read your post, and sure as shootin' a restart took care of the issue for me and battery life is back to normal. Many thanks!
    10-25-2012 09:21 PM
  25. OWybPPgO's Avatar
    This happened to me last night - the gsiff daemon was spinning. After a reboot it was fine.

    I don't want to rename/remove the process since I'm not sure exactly what it does. It seems to have something to do with gps / gyroscope.
    10-26-2012 07:47 AM
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