1. iain555's Avatar
    Hi guys. A month a go i bought a UK (Vodafone) Note 3 and i must say i love the phone.

    The first couple of weeks the Note started crashing every time i was about start an app or type something, so it went back to vodafone and they replaced it with a new one.
    So far after reading reviews more about the Note 3, I hear people are claiming they are getting a day and half of battery life at least on a single charge ( heavy use). But mines doesn't last a day if i watch a few youtube videos, Facebook and whatsapp.

    This afternoon i finished charging my phone at 2pm then i opened the Facebook app for no more than 2min then the battery dropped 2% from a 100.
    So now its 11.50pm and i've got 45% battery life left and all i've been doing is going on Facebook for 10mins made 3 phone calls (less than 2mins) Watched two 15secs video clip and sent 6 messages. Doesn't sound right on the Noe 3 right? I read a post about a guy who watched a 2hour video on full brightness and only took 10% of battery life.

    So what should i do guys? my Gps Bluetooth are all off and the brightness is set to auto.
    11-18-2013 06:56 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!

    Can you post a screen shot of your battery usage so we can better understand what's siphoning your battery.
    11-18-2013 07:01 PM
  3. sddabrow's Avatar
    Hi guys. A month a go i bought a UK (Vodafone) Note 3 and i must say i love the phone.

    The first couple of weeks the Note started crashing every time i was about start an app or type something, so it went back to vodafone and they replaced it with a new one.
    So far after reading reviews more about the Note 3, I hear people are claiming they are getting a day and half of battery life at least on a single charge ( heavy use). But mines doesn't last a day if i watch a few youtube videos, Facebook and whatsapp.

    This afternoon i finished charging my phone at 2pm then i opened the Facebook app for no more than 2min then the battery dropped 2% from a 100.
    So now its 11.50pm and i've got 45% battery life left and all i've been doing is going on Facebook for 10mins made 3 phone calls (less than 2mins) Watched two 15secs video clip and sent 6 messages. Doesn't sound right on the Noe 3 right? I read a post about a guy who watched a 2hour video on full brightness and only took 10% of battery life.

    So what should i do guys? my Gps Bluetooth are all off and the brightness is set to auto.
    As Haalcyon stated, please post battery usage. Also, download WakeLock Detector and that will let us know what is causing your phone to stay awake.

    My change was going to Location > Use Wireless Networks and turning that off has saved my battery.
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    11-18-2013 07:03 PM
  4. iain555's Avatar
    Sorry for being new here. But how do I upload a picture on here from my phone? Been looking everywhere for an icon but can't seem to find anything.
    11-18-2013 07:34 PM
  5. sddabrow's Avatar
    Sorry for being new here. But how do I upload a picture on here from my phone? Been looking everywhere for an icon but can't seem to find anything.
    I use the Android Central app on my Note 3 and there is a camera button that lets you upload photos.
    11-18-2013 07:36 PM
  6. iain555's Avatar
    Sorry can you guide me through it. i've downloaded the app. i've clicked the android man then went to account and signed in. but can't seem to find my last post on this app.
    11-18-2013 07:48 PM
  7. sddabrow's Avatar
    Sorry can you guide me through it. i've downloaded the app. i've clicked the android man then went to account and signed in. but can't seem to find my last post on this app.
    When you are in the app.. go to your thread. When there, hit the 'Menu' soft key on your note 3. Then hit 'Reply'.
    11-18-2013 07:49 PM
  8. iain555's Avatar
    Sorry just notice I downloaded the wrong AC app.

    Here's the screenshot

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
    Attached Thumbnails Battery Issue with the Note 3-1384822941295.jpg   Battery Issue with the Note 3-1384822960923.jpg  
    11-18-2013 08:03 PM
  9. sddabrow's Avatar
    Sorry just notice I downloaded the wrong AC app.

    Here's the screenshot

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
    Looks very reasonable to me. What is your screen on time?
    11-18-2013 08:08 PM
  10. iain555's Avatar
    When you say screen on time. Do you mean screen timeout sorry?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
    Attached Thumbnails Battery Issue with the Note 3-1384823664302.jpg  
    11-18-2013 08:14 PM
  11. sddabrow's Avatar
    When you say screen on time. Do you mean screen timeout sorry?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
    No. Under 'Battery' where it says in your screen shot that the battery used 46%. Click on that and it will show what your screen on time is.
    11-18-2013 08:20 PM
  12. iain555's Avatar
    This one?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
    Attached Thumbnails Battery Issue with the Note 3-1384824188143.jpg  
    11-18-2013 08:23 PM
  13. sddabrow's Avatar
    This one?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
    Looks like your battery is working well lol. That is a lot of screen on time and you have had the phone on for 10+ hours.
    11-18-2013 08:29 PM
  14. iain555's Avatar
    So would you say the phone is perfectly fine? And when you say ''its a lot of screen on time'' is there anything i could do to save battery?

    Thought there was something wrong with my phone. cause reading reviews everyone says their note 3 could last a day and a half with ease ( heavy use )
    11-18-2013 08:39 PM
  15. sddabrow's Avatar
    So would you say the phone is perfectly fine? And when you say ''its a lot of screen on time'' is there anything i could do to save battery?

    Thought there was something wrong with my phone. cause reading reviews everyone says their note 3 could last a day and a half with ease ( heavy use )
    Looks similar to the results I get. I think the people getting 3 days or so have super tweaks or don't use the display as much as you do.

    Just my two cents.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using AC Forums mobile app
    11-18-2013 08:41 PM

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