Re: S3 Questions/Concerns
Different running programs can cause power drain. Go to settings and then battery and find out what the main culprit is. I am assuming that since you just got the phone you are probably spending a lot of time setting things up and playing with the phone resulting in having the screen on a lot.
This phone has a big beautiful screen and when it is on often the battery dies quickly. More than likely you will start using the phone regularly and not checking it all the time and it will last much longer. You can never judge the battery within a week of getting a new phone.
Just my .02
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Re: S3 Questions/Concerns
Couple of things on battery usage. First off, you can get an app called "Phone Info" that will allow you to set your phone to CDMA mode only, and turn off LTE.
Second thing, there's lots of stuff that you can turn off and never miss, if you go through all the settings carefully. Check out the power saving option, too, under settings and use the settings there to save power. Personally, I set my WiFi to only connect when the phone is asleep if it's plugged in, and only turn on cellular data (manually) when I'm mobile and turn off WiFi at that point. Just a habit that I picked up from using the iPhone, and being in a marginal signal area. If I use cellular data when I'm at home without the Verizon Network Extender my phone battery goes down really fast. Actually, my phone battery goes down fast if I don't have the Verizon Network Extender on anyways, since I also have marginal cell phone strength here. Verizon says that I'm in a "best signal" area, but that's not quite true *smile*.
Lastly, there's an app called "BetterBattery Stats" that will let you find out how much your phone is in "deep sleep" state, and help you to maximize that time. You can find out what's got wakelocks (keeping your phone awake even when you're not doing anything with it) and get to the bottom of battery usage problems.
On the Jelly Bean update, not everyone has done a factory reset after the update, I didn't do one for several days. I did go through all the settings and set them back the way that I wanted them (the Jelly Bean update reverted a lot of my settings to default, which is not what I use). I finally did a factory reset to iron out one or two specific problems, which it did. After which I had to go through my settings again, so I should have done the factory reset just after doing the JB update. I'm fine with Jelly Bean now, though *smile*.