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  1. BillyMichael92's Avatar
    Do you mind telling which ones exactly?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 using Android Central Forums
    I know two that seemed to be waking the phone a lot were Google contact sync which I do not use so I unpicked all the sync options in the menu and also samsung push services (not sure what this is used for but it doesn't seem to have affected my phone)

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    05-02-2013 04:35 AM
  2. Juan Clyncke's Avatar
    TO ANYONE WITH A BAD BATTERY!!
    I'll keep it short, i was one of the first people in this thread complaining about the battery it wouldn't even last 8hours or so when i hardly used it actually.
    I'm about 4 days further and it has greatly improved since then, I'm over 10hours now, 1 hour of watching a full HD movie and toying with it and i still have 70% left.

    So if i can give any advice eventhough i was once as sceptical as you, it DOES get better if you wait a couple of days..
    05-02-2013 06:37 AM
  3. Colonels's Avatar
    Ok Murphys law last night I had some crazy runaway process while I slept.
    Woke up 11:30am (don't ask) and phone was warm on my bed.
    Here are the screen shots. The only thing different was last night I turned on Air view and Split screen to show a friend and I forgot to turn them off.
    In any case you can see something is keeping my phone awake and using power while I slept from 5am till 11am.
    I'll respond back after I turn those functions off and remove battery for a few minutes to see if it fixes issue.
    Attached Thumbnails Worst battery ever-screenshot_2013-05-02-11-51-58.jpg   Worst battery ever-screenshot_2013-05-02-11-52-24.jpg   Worst battery ever-screenshot_2013-05-02-11-52-40.jpg   Worst battery ever-screenshot_2013-05-02-11-55-11.jpg  
    05-02-2013 11:20 AM
  4. Calidoc's Avatar
    So I had GPS turned off,but that is not reflected by this information. Is there a reason it's still showing as on? I actually had the phone in airplane mode for nearly an hour.

    The screen has been on for an hour and a half today and I'm now at 45%

    Ug.
    Attached Thumbnails Worst battery ever-screenshot_2013-05-02-11-31-29.jpg  
    05-02-2013 11:30 AM
  5. Colonels's Avatar
    Calidoc

    Do you have Air View and Split Screen and SMart Stay and those new features installed? What about Beautiful Widgets?
    Those are the only things that I added yesterday when my phone decided to go crazy overnight, before that my phone worked great for 2 charge cycles.
    I suggest turning them off / uninstalling them to see if it fixes your issues, although your GPS usage is strange as mine does not show that yet I am experiencing similar battery drain since last night.

    I think your phone is bugged if you had GPS off but it still shows on. DO a factory reset.
    05-02-2013 11:57 AM
  6. MazrimCF's Avatar
    I only got 7hrs took the phone off charge with a full battery @ 7am and now have 15% left
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    05-02-2013 12:55 PM
  7. BillyMichael92's Avatar
    To everyone posting about poor battery it is best you download Gsam Battery Monitor. The app sucker function will tell u what is draining your battery throughout the day

    It also tells u how many times an app has woke the screen. This will be able to help u more than anyone else on this thread

    It fixed my battery issue anyway

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    05-02-2013 01:50 PM
  8. Colonels's Avatar
    just a follow up my battery is working normal again. I took out the battery for 2 minutes and reset the phone and disabled air view, split screen and beautiful widgets.
    If I were to guess I would say that beautiful widgets and air view had some conflicting processes. in any case everything is back to normal.
    05-02-2013 02:19 PM
  9. waltdisneypixar's Avatar
    how is mine?

    05-02-2013 02:31 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'd say pretty nice :thumbup:

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
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    05-02-2013 02:49 PM
  11. Calidoc's Avatar
    Calidoc

    Do you have Air View and Split Screen and SMart Stay and those new features installed? What about Beautiful Widgets?
    Those are the only things that I added yesterday when my phone decided to go crazy overnight, before that my phone worked great for 2 charge cycles.
    I suggest turning them off / uninstalling them to see if it fixes your issues, although your GPS usage is strange as mine does not show that yet I am experiencing similar battery drain since last night.

    I think your phone is bugged if you had GPS off but it still shows on. DO a factory reset.
    Airview, smart stay and that stuff is off I do have beautifuk widget (2 going). I'll tl uninstall and see what happens.

    edit: Sorry, I have 2 go weather widgets going. ***** Hey the point of widgets if they use so much battery that you can't run them.
    05-02-2013 02:57 PM
  12. Colonels's Avatar
    Airview, smart stay and that stuff is off I do have beautifuk widget (2 going). I'll tl uninstall and see what happens.

    edit: Sorry, I have 2 go weather widgets going. ***** Hey the point of widgets if they use so much battery that you can't run them.
    honestly it's just like live wallpapers... you have the option to use them but you will suffer!

    i would remove all widgets at first to see if that is the source of your problem, if it is, then add them back slowly monitoring the performance till you identify the culprit.

    my battery is back to normal, normal charging this morning and discharging now
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    05-02-2013 03:14 PM
  13. speed13's Avatar
    I'd say pretty nice :thumbup:

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    That's great hope it's stay that way

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 White - using Tapatalk
    05-02-2013 03:14 PM
  14. vinnyvv's Avatar
    Hey question, i have a nokia lumia 920, i was wondering if the galaxy s4 battery is better with the battery life. I have had problems with my nokia getting hot and battery draining. I want to get the S4 so badly but i see some people are having problems with their battery. Anyone have a Nokia lumia 920 and moved to s4 or used both and can relate?
    05-02-2013 03:57 PM
  15. Calidoc's Avatar
    Sent from my Galaxy S4 White - using Tapatalk
    Is the goggle maps for using navigation? That eats battery big time
    honestly it's just like live wallpapers... you have the option to use them but you will suffer!

    i would remove all widgets at first to see if that is the source of your problem, if it is, then add them back slowly monitoring the performance till you identify the culprit.

    my battery is back to normal, normal charging this morning and discharging now
    I get what you're saying, but I have most every feature turned off on this phone...to the point it's unusable. No wifi, no GPS, no widgets, no air view, no autostay or whatever, and no motion. I mean, I might as well have my iPhone. What's the point of the features if you have to turn them all off? I'm not just talking about ne little extra feature, but major functions.
    05-02-2013 04:47 PM
  16. Colonels's Avatar
    I get what you're saying, but I have most every feature turned off on this phone...to the point it's unusable. No wifi, no GPS, no widgets, no air view, no autostay or whatever, and no motion. I mean, I might as well have my iPhone. What's the point of the features if you have to turn them all off? I'm not just talking about ne little extra feature, but major functions.
    There is definitely something wrong with your phone. It should last as long as iPhone 5 with most options turned on. You just need to find the thing that is killing your battery (GPS related for sure) then start turning the other features back on.
    The full usage bar on GPS is definitely wrong.
    05-02-2013 05:10 PM
  17. bembol's Avatar
    OP was compare to iPhone. Shocker.

    It's not the worst. I was the NHL Playoff for an hour, Texting, Browsing, few minutes on YouTube and had 30% left after a 12 hour shift at work.
    05-02-2013 05:16 PM
  18. Calidoc's Avatar
    There is definitely something wrong with your phone. It should last as long as iPhone 5 with most options turned on. You just need to find the thing that is killing your battery (GPS related for sure) then start turning the other features back on.
    The full usage bar on GPS is definitely wrong.
    So, I did a full reset and now the GPS does not show it is running anytime the phone is on. If you notice from my screen shots, the GPS was always running, as indicated by the full bar on my battery usage. However, I thought the full bar just meant that GPS was enabled (like Wifi). Now, after the reset, the GPS bar shows only when it's being USED. Hopefully this fixes the issue. Will report back. Thank you guys for your help with this so far.
    05-02-2013 06:52 PM
  19. badbrad17's Avatar
    OP was compare to iPhone. Shocker.

    It's not the worst. I was the NHL Playoff for an hour, Texting, Browsing, few minutes on YouTube and had 30% left after a 12 hour shift at work.
    Go Canucks. Lol :thumbup:

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    05-02-2013 11:10 PM
  20. badbrad17's Avatar
    Originally Posted by speed13<br />
    Sent from my Galaxy S4 White - using Tapatalk
    <br />
    <br />
    Originally Posted by planoman<br />
    Is the goggle maps for using navigation? That eats battery big time
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    <br />
    Originally Posted by Colonels<br />
    honestly it's just like live wallpapers... you have the option to use them but you will suffer!<br />
    <br />
    i would remove all widgets at first to see if that is the source of your problem, if it is, then add them back slowly monitoring the performance till you identify the culprit.<br />
    <br />
    my battery is back to normal, normal charging this morning and discharging now
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    <br />
    I get what you're saying, but I have most every feature turned off on this phone...to the point it's unusable. No wifi, no GPS, no widgets, no air view, no autostay or whatever, and no motion. I mean, I might as well have my iPhone. What's the point of the features if you have to turn them all off? I'm not just talking about ne little extra feature, but major functions.
    Just buy a second battery and use your phone. That is one of the pluses of the S4. You can use a toggle widget to turn off bluetooth, wifi and data when not in use. You will be fine. Don't handicap your phone to get an extra hour of battery.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    05-02-2013 11:31 PM
  21. speed13's Avatar
    Sent from my Galaxy S4 White - using Tapatalk
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    05-03-2013 12:32 AM
  22. ddot196's Avatar
    I'm really curious as to all the people having bad battery performance..are you switching from an iPhone? If this your first Android? Seems like I feel maybe people are downloading all these free apps now and getting some rogue app that is constantly using GPS or data even when not in use. You have to be careful about downloading apps. Also I would definitely turn off all the air crap. Air view, air touch, air smell, air air, it all lol. I can bet that is also a battery drain. And if your phone is acting that bad I would just do a complete factory reset. Then download a few important apps you need to get through the day and go from there. Monitor your battery life daily and if it is good, download another app. I knew people that would hit the app store and download the most goofy apps they could find simply because it was never available for iPhone. They'd end up having problems. And I have Google now on my one x and it is not that big of a drain either.
    05-03-2013 01:06 AM
  23. Colonels's Avatar
    Battery life back to normal screenshots to prove it.

    Another thought is that Air View uses the sensors on screen and the night I got battery drain the phone was in bed but the sheet was covering the screen. Maybe it was combo of bugged air view and proximity sensor.
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    05-03-2013 05:33 AM
  24. Calidoc's Avatar
    So, I did a full reset and now the GPS does not show it is running anytime the phone is on. If you notice from my screen shots, the GPS was always running, as indicated by the full bar on my battery usage. However, I thought the full bar just meant that GPS was enabled (like Wifi). Now, after the reset, the GPS bar shows only when it's being USED. Hopefully this fixes the issue. Will report back. Thank you guys for your help with this so far.
    My GPS always on problem is back. I started an independent thread to try to get more help.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...m-returns.html
    05-03-2013 10:53 PM
  25. speed13's Avatar
    After week of using s4 I'm happy with life of S4 battery

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 White - using Tapatalk
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    05-04-2013 07:25 AM
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