1. PittDucky's Avatar
    I just recently moved and have noticed that my phone battery has been dying rapidly. I work from home and during my work day (8-5), my phone is down to 30-40% around 5pm. SOT is usually around an hour and there are huge dips when I'm on calls. I don't have great service here, but I'm on Wi-Fi all day. Is that just my cell service dragging my battery down? That seems weird since only phone calls should be doing that.

    Is there anything I can be doing? I usually leave my phone on the charger all day just because of this.
    08-22-2016 10:14 PM
  2. mhinc's Avatar
    I just recently moved and have noticed that my phone battery has been dying rapidly. I work from home and during my work day (8-5), my phone is down to 30-40% around 5pm. SOT is usually around an hour and there are huge dips when I'm on calls. I don't have great service here, but I'm on Wi-Fi all day. Is that just my cell service dragging my battery down? That seems weird since only phone calls should be doing that.

    Is there anything I can be doing? I usually leave my phone on the charger all day just because of this.
    It's my understanding that if you are in an area with a weaker signal, your phone will use more battery power. I leave my phone on my wireless charger all day at work with no issues
    08-22-2016 11:09 PM
  3. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Bad signal plays havoc with battery life. Mine is so bad that I have a Network Extender in my home. Like you I spend most of my time in my home and use WiFi for data, but my battery still isn't stellar. It may be because my NE is the 3G model, I'm not sure. But without it, my signal would be around -105dBm, which is like the bare minimum to make a call. When I do make a call without the NE, it feels like it did 15 years ago, the call audio cuts in and out, and you have to move around to try and get a better signal. With the NE, I get around -85dBm, which is a good quality signal, but I don't know if 3G sucks more juice than LTE. I'm considering moving up to the LTE Network Extender, I'm hoping that will get me better battery life and also better call quality with VoLTE.

    Long story short, a low strength cellular signal means it will be constantly trying to get a better signal, which means it will suck more battery.
    08-22-2016 11:38 PM
  4. tonyr6's Avatar
    Long story short, a low strength cellular signal means it will be constantly trying to get a better signal, which means it will suck more battery.
    Bull I get full bars and my battery life is not so great.
    08-23-2016 02:05 AM
  5. Stang68's Avatar
    Bad signal plays havoc with battery life. Mine is so bad that I have a Network Extender in my home. Like you I spend most of my time in my home and use WiFi for data, but my battery still isn't stellar. It may be because my NE is the 3G model, I'm not sure. But without it, my signal would be around -105dBm, which is like the bare minimum to make a call. When I do make a call without the NE, it feels like it did 15 years ago, the call audio cuts in and out, and you have to move around to try and get a better signal. With the NE, I get around -85dBm, which is a good quality signal, but I don't know if 3G sucks more juice than LTE. I'm considering moving up to the LTE Network Extender, I'm hoping that will get me better battery life and also better call quality with VoLTE.

    Long story short, a low strength cellular signal means it will be constantly trying to get a better signal, which means it will suck more battery.
    What carrier do you have? I'm considering the Network Extender but Verizon makes you PAY for it!
    08-23-2016 06:52 AM
  6. mhinc's Avatar
    Bull I get full bars and my battery life is not so great.
    and it would be worse if your service sucked
    08-24-2016 12:02 AM
  7. tonyr6's Avatar
    and it would be worse if your service sucked
    Only if it is no bars. No service of course drains the battery.
    08-24-2016 12:04 AM

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