04-09-2013 02:54 PM
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  1. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    Hi all!

    Ive had my note 2 for about 5-6 days now and still getting use to it. I am coming from a 32gb iphone 4s and was kind of bummed out that you couldn't put apps on the micro sd card. But then again its not that big of a deal ill just put pictures and other media on there and hopefully 16gb is enough (I had a ton of apps that I used on my iphone for school and my blog etc)

    I was wondering if my battery life for my note 2 is normal. At 8Am my phone was 87% (overnight had lost about 12%) and at 1pm it was at 17% and mind you I was only browsing on instagram on and off. My brightness is less than halfway. Im not too familiar with this phone but the reason why I got it was because of how the battery life was supposed to be amazing compared to the iphone and im finding its just about the same.

    I downloaded GS battery app but not quite sure what im looking at lol.

    Im getting kind of disappointed with it because its already midday and I have to charge it. My friend recommended I return it. And im sort of leaning on returning it but thought id ask you all uour opinioj and maybe see if I could find something in the settings that I could fix?

    I dont want to put the brightness all the way down because then honestly itd be like what's the point of having a beast of a phone if I can't use it.

    I do miss some simple features of my iphone and am really tempted to return this but I do like this phone.

    Also is there an easier way to navigate around the text box for example in instagram when im writing something in the text box (when uploading a pic) and I want to scroll up to the first word to proof read or navigate to the end. I dont know if that makes sense lol.

    Lastly I installed a font and its showing everywhere except on my keyboard and some other places (like in my news fees on instagram) am I missing something?

    Thank you in advanced and I do apologize for my silly questions but id truly appreciate your opinion.
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    04-04-2013 03:42 PM
  2. markbencze's Avatar
    First of all battery apps do nothing. Theyre just crap full of air push ads.
    Battery life is depending on many variables. I never keep my brightness turned low. I like a bright screen. You likely ha e too many aops rinning and arent actually closing them. How many email account do yiu have sey uo and hiw often do they sync etc. My recomendations is ti read a ton about rooting and understand how to do it and when youve read enough amd are confident you should root. Thats how you can really tweak your battery. If anyone out here says olay store battery apps work theyre ignorant. They do nothing to imorove performance as unless you have root access you cant tweak it.
    Don't return your note2. Its the top phone you can get. I phone sucks

    Sent from my SGH-I317M using Tapatalk 2
    04-04-2013 03:52 PM
  3. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Hi all!

    Ive had my note 2 for about 5-6 days now and still getting use to it. I am coming from a 32gb iphone 4s and was kind of bummed out that you couldn't put apps on the micro sd card. But then again its not that big of a deal ill just put pictures and other media on there and hopefully 16gb is enough (I had a ton of apps that I used on my iphone for school and my blog etc)

    I was wondering if my battery life for my note 2 is normal. At 8Am my phone was 87% (overnight had lost about 12%) and at 1pm it was at 17% and mind you I was only browsing on instagram on and off. My brightness is less than halfway. Im not too familiar with this phone but the reason why I got it was because of how the battery life was supposed to be amazing compared to the iphone and im finding its just about the same.

    I downloaded GS battery app but not quite sure what im looking at lol.

    Im getting kind of disappointed with it because its already midday and I have to charge it. My friend recommended I return it. And im sort of leaning on returning it but thought id ask you all uour opinioj and maybe see if I could find something in the settings that I could fix?

    I dont want to put the brightness all the way down because then honestly itd be like what's the point of having a beast of a phone if I can't use it.

    I do miss some simple features of my iphone and am really tempted to return this but I do like this phone.

    Also is there an easier way to navigate around the text box for example in instagram when im writing something in the text box (when uploading a pic) and I want to scroll up to the first word to proof read or navigate to the end. I dont know if that makes sense lol.

    Lastly I installed a font and its showing everywhere except on my keyboard and some other places (like in my news fees on instagram) am I missing something?

    Thank you in advanced and I do apologize for my silly questions but id truly appreciate your opinion.
    It looks like instagram is def your problem. Is it constantly trying to sync? Try sitting of instagrams auto sync and I think you will see a big improvement.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    04-04-2013 04:00 PM
  4. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    First of all battery apps do nothing. Theyre just crap full of air push ads.
    Battery life is depending on many variables. I never keep my brightness turned low. I like a bright screen. You likely ha e too many aops rinning and arent actually closing them. How many email account do yiu have sey uo and hiw often do they sync etc. My recomendations is ti read a ton about rooting and understand how to do it and when youve read enough amd are confident you should root. Thats how you can really tweak your battery. If anyone out here says olay store battery apps work theyre ignorant. They do nothing to imorove performance as unless you have root access you cant tweak it.
    Don't return your note2. Its the top phone you can get. I phone sucks

    Sent from my SGH-I317M using Tapatalk 2
    I read briefly about rooting and im terrified lol.

    I am not using the stock email app im using the Gmail one and im not sure its sync settings. I am only able to see that it is synced to gmail.

    I hold the home button until the task manager comes on and I end the apos that way. Is there another way?

    - - - Updated - - -

    It looks like instagram is def your problem. Is it constantly trying to sync? Try sitting of instagrams auto sync and I think you will see a big improvement.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    Im not even sure how to change those settings for instagram?
    04-04-2013 04:08 PM
  5. steverowlands's Avatar
    I'd uninstall instagram, reboot then install it again as a first port of call.

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
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    04-04-2013 04:14 PM
  6. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    I'd uninstall instagram, reboot then install it again as a first port of call.

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks just did that. Hopefully this will help.
    04-04-2013 04:55 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    You are getting 4.5hr screen on with 33% battery left. That is about right. How many hours of screen on time were you getting on your iPhone?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    04-04-2013 05:18 PM
  8. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    You are getting 4.5hr screen on with 33% battery left. That is about right. How many hours of screen on time were you getting on your iPhone?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II

    The 33% was when I was already charging it. Before I charged it, it was 17%

    With my iphone I would have full charge at 7Am and at 12Pm it would be at 50% depending on what I did with it.
    04-04-2013 05:25 PM
  9. So Cold's Avatar
    First of all battery apps do nothing. Theyre just crap full of air push ads.
    Battery life is depending on many variables. I never keep my brightness turned low. I like a bright screen. You likely ha e too many aops rinning and arent actually closing them. How many email account do yiu have sey uo and hiw often do they sync etc. My recomendations is ti read a ton about rooting and understand how to do it and when youve read enough amd are confident you should root. Thats how you can really tweak your battery. If anyone out here says olay store battery apps work theyre ignorant. They do nothing to imorove performance as unless you have root access you cant tweak it.
    Don't return your note2. Its the top phone you can get. I phone sucks

    Sent from my SGH-I317M using Tapatalk 2
    Too many people just suggest rooting as the cure all end all. As droidxcon pointed out there's clearly something up with the instagram app. And while many people love rooting some people just aren't interested in it.

    The fact that someone who is brand new to android and posts a legitimate question and the first response is simply to root the phone... That disappoints me.

    Fitmom, as another semi recent ios convert I hope you keep this phone. It's a great phone and I know I'll never go back to an iPhone. There's definitely some growing pains but I'm still happy I switched.

    Sent from my Note 2
    04-04-2013 05:45 PM
  10. HypoDest's Avatar
    It seems like you have a wakelock.

    Don't worry this has nothing to do with rooting and stuff (don't know why someone suggested that, rooting is completely unrelated)

    Basically, some app or setting is waking your phone unnecessarily, costing the battery life.

    That battery monitor app isn't as useful as android's inbuilt battery monitor. Can you paste a screenshot of it plus the battery history details (by pressing the graph).

    The note 2 can deliver around ~7 hours Onscreen time and lots more Off screen. If your getting less than 6, its likely due to a wakelock.

    Sent from my GT-N7100
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    04-04-2013 05:48 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    The 33% was when I was already charging it. Before I charged it, it was 17%

    With my iphone I would have full charge at 7Am and at 12Pm it would be at 50% depending on what I did with it.
    Still not bad, I get around 5-6 hours screen on time on my note 2. What screen on time were you getting from your iPhone?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    04-04-2013 05:48 PM
  12. jblaze38's Avatar
    I've found that with most of my phones a full depletion or two of the battery is needed for it reach its peak performance. Use it until it shuts down, & then charge it. I use the power saving mode. Your screen will adjust automatically depending on light conditions. I've had my Note2 for a week & the battery is great! Had GS3 & iPhone 4 before that. Hope this helps!

    Mr. Big
    04-04-2013 05:49 PM
  13. HypoDest's Avatar
    Here is a sample of useful graphs with ~ typical note 2 performance

    Sent from my GT-N7100
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    04-04-2013 05:59 PM
  14. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    Still not bad, I get around 5-6 hours screen on time on my note 2. What screen on time were you getting from your iPhone?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    My Iphone would get 5 hours of on screen time. More if I was just browsing instagram or web less if I was using games.
    04-04-2013 06:00 PM
  15. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    It seems like you have a wakelock.

    Don't worry this has nothing to do with rooting and stuff (don't know why someone suggested that, rooting is completely unrelated)

    Basically, some app or setting is waking your phone unnecessarily, costing the battery life.

    That battery monitor app isn't as useful as android's inbuilt battery monitor. Can you paste a screenshot of it plus the battery history details (by pressing the graph).

    The note 2 can deliver around ~7 hours Onscreen time and lots more Off screen. If your getting less than 6, its likely due to a wakelock.

    Sent from my GT-N7100
    Hopefully I did this right.

    I dont know how to interpret the graph to be honest
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    04-04-2013 06:03 PM
  16. HypoDest's Avatar
    Can you post the screen on time?

    Sent from my GT-N7100
    04-04-2013 06:05 PM
  17. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    And maybe out of habit (because of my iphone) once it hits 40% it makes me nervous so I tend to chsrge the phone until its 100% I seriosuly fear itll die wheb I need it in an emergency (happened with my iphone) & I have 3 little ones so im sure you see why im paranoid my phone must work all the time lol
    04-04-2013 06:08 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    My Iphone would get 5 hours of on screen time. More if I was just browsing instagram or web less if I was using games.
    If you want more screen on time, i would suggest the Maxx HD. It has a larger battery than the note 2 and a much smaller screen. What kind of screen on time was your friend getting?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    04-04-2013 06:13 PM
  19. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    Can you post the screen on time?

    Sent from my GT-N7100
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    04-04-2013 06:13 PM
  20. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    If you want more screen on time, i would suggest the Maxx HD. It has a larger battery than the note 2 and a much smaller screen. What kind of screen on time was your friend getting?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    My brother has the maxx and recommend ed the maxx hd but I like the huge screen& the pen

    My friend was getting 8hrs she said screen time. And she does the ssme stuff as me so im not sure what im doing differently.
    04-04-2013 06:16 PM
  21. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    I've found that with most of my phones a full depletion or two of the battery is needed for it reach its peak performance. Use it until it shuts down, & then charge it. I use the power saving mode. Your screen will adjust automatically depending on light conditions. I've had my Note2 for a week & the battery is great! Had GS3 & iPhone 4 before that. Hope this helps!

    Mr. Big
    Ive never done that with this phone but ill give it a try.
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    04-04-2013 06:20 PM
  22. HypoDest's Avatar
    Good thing is that there doesn't seem to be any wakelocks. But your mobile network signal looks incredibly poor.

    Sent from my GT-N7100
    04-04-2013 06:22 PM
  23. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    Good thing is that there doesn't seem to be any wakelocks. But your mobile network signal looks incredibly poor.

    Sent from my GT-N7100
    I have at&t and sometimes I get poor signal at my house
    04-04-2013 06:25 PM
  24. HypoDest's Avatar
    It seems like the note 2 is working properly. You have been using it quite a bit over the last 12 hours, tends to happen with a new phone.

    100% has given about 5.5 hours. The signal looks very dodgy. I think its causing all the problems.

    You can reduce the signal problem by switching to flight mode when you don't need the note as a phone or maybe overnight, though this may not be a viable option for you.

    Some general battery saving tips are to use auto-brightness instead of full, use auto adjust screen tone, set screen mode to natural or movie (more accurate colours) .



    Sent from my GT-N7100
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    04-04-2013 07:08 PM
  25. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    It seems like the note 2 is working properly. You have been using it quite a bit over the last 12 hours, tends to happen with a new phone.

    100% has given about 5.5 hours. The signal looks very dodgy. I think its causing all the problems.

    You can reduce the signal problem by switching to flight mode when you don't need the note as a phone or maybe overnight, though this may not be a viable option for you.

    Some general battery saving tips are to use auto-brightness instead of full, use auto adjust screen tone, set screen mode to natural or movie (more accurate colours) .



    Sent from my GT-N7100
    Thank you very much! Truly appreciate it! Im glad its working as it shoukd. Ill try your recommendations!
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    04-04-2013 08:21 PM
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