1. Prelover115's Avatar
    Since I've updated to ics, my battery life has been awful. I've been up since about 9:30 today and with low to moderate use I'm down to 50% battery at 12:42. Does anyone else have this problem? I've been running juice defender which is saying is helping but i'm not convinced. Please help if I could get this to run through a day that would be great

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    07-24-2012 11:43 AM
  2. Trevor07silvy's Avatar
    Same here. Shortly after the update battery life was awesome. Now its horrible, even with juice defender.
    07-26-2012 10:02 AM
  3. tvandegr's Avatar
    My battery life was bad. So I started playing with my Exchange server's sync schedule. And for some reason setting it to "push" improved my battery life.

    Also if I leave my bluetooth on when I don't need it, it sucks the life out of my battery (even when it is not connected to anything, and not serching).
    07-28-2012 11:38 AM
  4. skyrocket9's Avatar
    I get 6-6.5 hours of direct heavy non stop use before i get to 5%.
    Set max processes to 4, disable dps and all locstion settigs. Screen brightness to lowest. And minimal random widgets on screen. I was using it at my cottage for 6 hours straight before having to plug in. The screen was dimmed probably for 5 minutes while i got a beer. In contrast my iphone 4s would only get 4 hours in the same test.

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    07-28-2012 03:19 PM
  5. Prelover115's Avatar
    I've been reading about this battery issue for awhile now, and it seems a process called MAPservicesamsung is chewing up a lot of juice. Any idea how to stop it? I'm not rooted mainly because I tried it once and failed so I'm too much of a wimp to do it again.

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    07-29-2012 09:31 PM
  6. jldoom's Avatar
    Don't know of any other way to be able to stop that process Mtcarlin95; If you follow the instructions exactly as they are laid out, you should be able to root if that's the only thing that's stopping you. I thought maybe it was because I was using it but my battery life DID turn to crap after ICS.

    I'm planning on rooting just to be able to freeze all the bloatware again.
    07-30-2012 06:38 PM
  7. Aceroller's Avatar
    Yep, much worse battery life since ICS. With moderate to heavy use I was going from 7AM to 5PM before hitting 5% on GB, now i can only get to around 2PM before hitting 5%. I am always near a charger, and also have an extra battery so not too big of a deal for me.
    07-31-2012 04:41 PM
  8. skyrockett's Avatar
    to me it's much better on GB by the time i got to work my battery would be down to 85% on ICS it's 95%
    08-01-2012 10:00 AM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    My battery life has seriously deteriorated. With same usage as on GB, I can only go to around 1 or 2 pm.
    I have to plug my phone to charge the instant I get to work, and have to keep it there so I have a full charge before getting on the Metro.
    Very disappointing.

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    08-01-2012 10:15 AM
  10. mtech5's Avatar
    I had the same problem with my battery. I recently downloaded juice defender and it has helped a little bit.

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    08-02-2012 09:07 PM
  11. mwu's Avatar
    I have same problem. So I got another battery. I will try out juice defender...see what happens.
    08-03-2012 11:40 AM
  12. wakers8569's Avatar
    My battery life was decent til I synched last night via Kies and a ton of updates installed. It seems like every time Sammy updates my phone, it just causes problems!!! I fully charged my phone last night and by 3pm, I was down to 29% remaining without a single call, text, or any internet. Bluetooth and wifi both disabled. Makes no sense at all!!!
    08-04-2012 11:52 PM
  13. Prelover115's Avatar
    So I've been experimenting over the last few days with my battery. I've force closed the MAPservicesamsung, which seemed to help a little bit, the the real winner I found out the other day. I've been keeping my data and wifi off whenever I don't need it (I don't get may important emails and I don't have much need to stay in constant contact with the interwebz), and this has helped immensely. I can go all day with turning on data or wifi a few times and still have 50% left. I'm quite happy, but this does render juice defender useless because I'm basically doing its job for it. Hope this helps.


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    08-06-2012 07:37 PM