1. newandroiduser416's Avatar
    I updated my phone 2 days ago. Ever since then, I noticed that my phone takes a ridiculous amount of time to charge. 8 hours to get it to 85%??? Even all night it it didn't manage to get to 100%. It's only been 3 hours since I unplugged the phone and I'm at 35% battery.

    I've tried a restart, reboot (battery pull) and even factory reset! Nothing is helping. Anyone else have suggestions other than taking it in?

    I have another issue too that may or may not be related to this issue regarding hidden photos...if anyone has answers to that, it would be great too!
    03-16-2014 10:30 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Post your battery stats from the gsam app.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    03-16-2014 10:36 AM
  3. newandroiduser416's Avatar
    Post your battery stats from the gsam app.
    sorry I don't know what you mean...I have a samsung s4, where would I find the information you are asking for?
    03-16-2014 11:27 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Please go to the play store and download the "gsam" app, then let it run for a while and post screen shots

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    03-16-2014 12:20 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you haven't tried it already, wipe the system cache partition, which can sometimes help. You won't lose any personal data. Reset: Samsung Galaxy S 4 | T-Mobile Support
    03-16-2014 03:26 PM
  6. newandroiduser416's Avatar
    Update: I turned off the phone and turned it OFF. Although it still took a bit longer than usual to charge (4 hours). I made sure to check off "do not keep activities" under developer options and also turned on power save mode (i had these activated prior and forgot) and it appears to be fine now. Battery usage back to normal ...I hope! Silly, forgot about those functions as I was panicking the whole day. Now if I can only find a solution to recover my hidden photos that didn't restore after my factory reset and back up
    03-16-2014 09:05 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    And give the phone a week after updating. You're probably downloading a lot of data right now, and will for a few days - and that takes battery. A lot of people notice the battery life getting better after about a week.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-16-2014 11:41 PM
  8. li2327's Avatar
    Also be careful using lightweight 3rd party charger cables. I bought 2 $5 cables because they were small, skinny, and stylish for my s4 and the voltage was not strong enough to properly charge my phone. I then bought a thicker cable and it went from 50% to fully charged within 20 minutes.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 using AC Forums mobile app
    03-16-2014 11:56 PM

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