07-31-2012 11:01 AM
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  1. toine.b's Avatar
    try using this link, its improved my battery life alot, How to improve Samsung Galaxy S3 battery life?
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    07-10-2012 09:52 AM
  2. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I was having battery issues, but a reset fixed everything. I am on 13 hours at 32% left!


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Did you figure out what was causing the battery drain?? I would of done the same thing btw!
    07-10-2012 09:57 AM
  3. boogalu's Avatar
    so would 3 hours on batter and be at 86% batter life be okay? i am basing this off of the 7% per hour rate..

    not trying to hijack just curious!
    07-10-2012 12:25 PM
  4. ogjrs's Avatar
    I actually had the phone switched out. The battery would be a idea but I doubt anyone has spares yet.
    07-10-2012 02:06 PM
  5. georgetanner's Avatar
    Better battery stats has a ton of info, but it can be a bit daunting. Give GSam battery motor a shot. There is a free version. Look at the "held awake" time. If that is significant, look at the app sucker section and sort by time held awake. Is there an app keeping your phone awake?

    Sent from my LG-LS670 using Android Central Forums
    07-10-2012 04:12 PM
  6. ducatti20's Avatar
    To those with batt life issues... there is something wrong with either an app, a setting you have on or a bad phone in general... I am literally trying to kill the battery every work day... I leave bluetooth on, screen brightness is on auto... I put my phone in a locker when I am building chips (semiconductor factory) and thanks to building construction and metal locker I am always over 60% cell standby. I use the phone everytime I take a break, I then take the phone home, stream amazon music on the drive home, use the GPS, make a call or two and then play with the phone on and off until bedtime... Off charger at 04:15, on charger at 2300. I have never gotten below 45%... Wednesday is my last day of work and I am going to leave her off till she dies, just to see how long I get.
    This is gonna sound cheesey... it is incredibly liberating to not give a crap where the nearest charger is....
    07-10-2012 07:11 PM
  7. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Like a boss Attachment 30111


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    07-10-2012 07:23 PM
  8. rjenkin41's Avatar
    To those with batt life issues... there is something wrong with either an app, a setting you have on or a bad phone in general... I am literally trying to kill the battery every work day... I leave bluetooth on, screen brightness is on auto... I put my phone in a locker when I am building chips (semiconductor factory) and thanks to building construction and metal locker I am always over 60% cell standby. I use the phone everytime I take a break, I then take the phone home, stream amazon music on the drive home, use the GPS, make a call or two and then play with the phone on and off until bedtime... Off charger at 04:15, on charger at 2300. I have never gotten below 45%... Wednesday is my last day of work and I am going to leave her off till she dies, just to see how long I get.
    This is gonna sound cheesey... it is incredibly liberating to not give a crap where the nearest charger is....
    Let's switch phones

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    07-10-2012 08:02 PM
  9. robh2's Avatar
    My wife had this problem. Did a battery pull and she is so much better now. I have gotten over 36 hours on mine and that with both of them having wifi and bluetooth on full time.

    Robert
    07-10-2012 09:19 PM
  10. jj2339's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon, and I have the cell standby issue. At work today I had a full battery when I hit the office at 8, by noon I was down to 40% battery with screen only having been on 20 minutes. Biggest contributed to the battery was cell standby.

    I know the international version had that issue with the calculation it used (34 vs 3.4), but if that is true, shouldn't everyone be having the same issue with cell standby? I love this phone, but the more I use it, the worse it gets. At dinner I had 55% battery after a quick charge-up on the way home, and by the end of dinner I was down to 30% after checking the weather twice.

    Not sure if a factory reset will help (gosh, i don't want to do that), or if I just need to wait for a firmware update.....
    07-10-2012 09:19 PM
  11. rjenkin41's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon, and I have the cell standby issue. At work today I had a full battery when I hit the office at 8, by noon I was down to 40% battery with screen only having been on 20 minutes. Biggest contributed to the battery was cell standby.

    I know the international version had that issue with the calculation it used (34 vs 3.4), but if that is true, shouldn't everyone be having the same issue with cell standby? I love this phone, but the more I use it, the worse it gets. At dinner I had 55% battery after a quick charge-up on the way home, and by the end of dinner I was down to 30% after checking the weather twice.

    Not sure if a factory reset will help (gosh, i don't want to do that), or if I just need to wait for a firmware update.....
    That's exactly my dilemma too. I even downloaded juice defender ultimate, and it helps a little, but not enough. I'm not sure if I should do a factory reset. I guess I'm too lazy to do it haha

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    07-10-2012 10:41 PM
  12. jc86's Avatar
    I was at 70 percent at midnight and when I woke up at 7am my phone was dead. I did change my wallpaper to a live wallpaper for the first time so that might have been a contributing factor. But could that drain it all the way? I have battery saver on. I cleared the RAM, closed all apps in task manager, and used the app 'Fast Reboot' before I went to sleep. What else could it be?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    07-11-2012 08:51 AM
  13. Vel11226's Avatar
    I was having the same issues alot of you are having and looked everywhere for a solution and i think i found it. I turned off the option in S Voice for the "Wake Up Command" which keeps the phone listening for your voice command. After turning it off i noticed that cell standby moved from first on the battery report to second behind screen which had much lower time than cell staandby. Hopefully this helps and brings the awesome battery life some of your are getting.
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    07-11-2012 10:31 AM
  14. Yoabs's Avatar
    having a hard time with my battery as well - feels like it drains without doing anything
    My droid x battery was better and im trying to look at forums and read about whats the best thing to do. Im not a phone expert and not sure whats the best to disable or not disable.
    from what im reading its pretty much the same the battery is great or the battery sucks. I hope this gets better, its pretty annoying.
    07-13-2012 12:17 PM
  15. tasha_c's Avatar
    Just did a battery exchange for my phone as my battery was draining anywhere between 10 - 15%/hour. Similar to OP, my cell standby is draining the battery like crazy & I also downloaded juice defender to see if it'll help.

    Currently at 65% discharging with 4h 15m & 18s on battery...& this is a vast improvement from the previous battery
    07-13-2012 12:32 PM
  16. jay_g's Avatar
    I was doing good, off charger all day. Today for some reason it just went down hill, 9hours and im at 15%. I'm not a heavy user, couple calls during the day and checking email.
    07-13-2012 02:55 PM
  17. npompei's Avatar
    I was having the same issues alot of you are having and looked everywhere for a solution and i think i found it. I turned off the option in S Voice for the "Wake Up Command" which keeps the phone listening for your voice command. After turning it off i noticed that cell standby moved from first on the battery report to second behind screen which had much lower time than cell staandby. Hopefully this helps and brings the awesome battery life some of your are getting.
    I just turned this off as well so let's hope it helps. I was getting good life but the last 2 days have been really bad. I think I can remember turning that on hoping it would actually do something but it never did. And now let's hope this works!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    07-13-2012 06:31 PM
  18. npompei's Avatar
    I am following up immediately. After I posted right above, I took my phone off the charger. So its been say 3 hours - I went to a restaurant, basically sent an email and text, on vibrate and lost 30%!!! Something is def not right. Service was still 4G the whole time.

    As I said said right above, I even disabled the same voice wake thing and that obviously didn't help. I pulled it off the charger at either 99 or 100% and have lost 10% an hour. No wifi, gps, etc. I swiped out every app in the task menu as well. System is at 64%,standby and screen top 3. But 64% for system?! It hasn't done anything for 3hrs?!

    Bad battery or phone? Or am I really missing something?!



    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    07-13-2012 09:40 PM
  19. jay_g's Avatar
    Battery is back to greatness for me. Before I was 10% a hour, now I'm back to 2-3% an hour. I did turn off S voice wake up option so maybe that was it.
    07-16-2012 08:08 AM
  20. liteon163's Avatar
    I've been getting great battery life out of my GS3, lasting over 24 hours on my normal usage.

    I use Widgetsoid and did some tweaking to a 4x1 widget I have running on my homescreen. On my last phone (an LG Spectrum) I needed to have a screen orientation switch, but on the GS3 I don't. So I switched that portion of the widget to a battery temperature readout.

    This morning I came off the charger at 100%. An hour and a half later I was down to 85%. I don't need to know my battery tempt that badly. I switched that portion of the widget to a flashlight toggle instead. I should be back to me regular battery usage pattern.
    07-16-2012 10:13 AM
  21. robh2's Avatar
    I posted a few posts up and the battery pull helped but the next day, same problem. I can go 2 days on mine. My wife is now on her 3rd S3 and its actually working much better. She can now get a day out of it so far. We will see. It also is not locking up and having the other errors the other 2 phones had.
    07-31-2012 09:54 AM
  22. jenks5150's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon, and I have the cell standby issue. At work today I had a full battery when I hit the office at 8, by noon I was down to 40% battery with screen only having been on 20 minutes. Biggest contributed to the battery was cell standby.

    I know the international version had that issue with the calculation it used (34 vs 3.4), but if that is true, shouldn't everyone be having the same issue with cell standby? I love this phone, but the more I use it, the worse it gets. At dinner I had 55% battery after a quick charge-up on the way home, and by the end of dinner I was down to 30% after checking the weather twice.

    Not sure if a factory reset will help (gosh, i don't want to do that), or if I just need to wait for a firmware update.....
    This sounds strikingly similar to my experience with the GS3 thus far. Phone does a lot of cool stuff, but it doesn't matter because it's always dead, and you disable all the cool features to save battery. Makes me want to fire up my BlackBerry again because I could get through a business day at least.

    I've got it set to auto brightness toned down quite a bit, no s voice, no carrier bloatware, I even disable GPS and WiFi when not in use, and always use WiFi when available....

    Feel like I'm going out of my way to be conservative on battery but this thing just pisses it away. Cell standby and screen are usually about the same in terms of battery drain.

    Any insight would be appreciated
    07-31-2012 11:01 AM
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