07-06-2013 01:54 PM
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  1. nickgalaxys4's Avatar
    Some of you may know this but I tried this and it worked... Okay last night my phone was at 78% and this morning it was on 74%, on any other day it would drop 25%, so what I did was I turned off GPS, Mobile data,multi window,air gesture,air view. This very helped my phone then at anytime during the day you can just turn them back on none of your setting will be lost. I hope this will help someone out to save some battery.
    06-30-2013 11:13 AM
  2. GWILKS's Avatar
    Well yeah.. The less things you have on/running, the less battery it will consume.
    My data and Gps are always off. I just flick on when I need it

    Sent from my Galaxy S-Fawhore
    satannik likes this.
    06-30-2013 11:20 AM
  3. tytlyf's Avatar
    Yep, if you're connected to wifi most of the time you'll save more.
    06-30-2013 12:44 PM
  4. SuperCK's Avatar
    i found turning off google now saves alot of battery.
    06-30-2013 04:18 PM
  5. Terb's Avatar
    i found turning off google now saves alot of battery.
    This also has helped my battery draining the most.

    Posted via Android Central App Using My Galaxy S4
    06-30-2013 04:31 PM
  6. fishepa's Avatar
    I leave Google now on all the time and I still get over a days worth of battery life so I see no need to turn it off.

    Sent from my SCH-I545
    RenoD2010 and j510 like this.
    06-30-2013 09:02 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    Why is it some people experience Google Now draining battery when it has almost no impact on most phones? Is location services getting stuck on or something?
    07-01-2013 01:44 AM
  8. JamesBramble's Avatar
    I've just turned my Location services off and I get 2 days out of the battery on a full charge

    Very pleased with that.

    Posted via my Samsung Galaxy S4
    07-01-2013 02:01 AM
  9. Lanhoj's Avatar
    I disabled mine too but then hated having to manually reenable it every time I used Google Maps...
    So using "Overlays" I put a GPS toggle within my Maps Apps--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ay.overlay.pro
    Found a great way to save battery!!!-1372662962746.jpg
    07-01-2013 02:16 AM
  10. ihbsbA's Avatar
    I disabled mine too but then hated having to manually reenable it every time I used Google Maps...
    So using "Overlays" I put a GPS toggle within my Maps Apps--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ay.overlay.pro
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    How do you have waze and other apps in your maps like that? And what does it do?

    Sent from my Sprint GS4 using Tapatalk
    Formerly "Evo_girl"
    07-01-2013 07:20 AM
  11. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Why is it some people experience Google Now draining battery when it has almost no impact on most phones? Is location services getting stuck on or something?
    I'm not sure, but I think it may have to do with your phone's ability to get it's location readily(?). I work in an office with very little cell reception (and no wifi access), so my phone is generally hunting for a signal as it is, and certainly can't get location from GPS...so perhaps Google Now is burning more juice trying to get my location info? I'm already prepared for my battery life to take a hit while I'm at my office, but when Google Now is enabled it's definitely worse.

    At home it's a different story...my battery will last close to 48 hours (depending on use, of course) when I'm home over the weekend, and I always leave GPS, BT, Mobile Data, etc., all TURNED ON all the time, but as I mentioned above, Google Now is turned off. Personally, I don't "believe" in crippling my device or constantly having to enable/disable services just to get a little extra juice out of my battery, at least not on a regular day-to-day basis...but I also found I rarely use the Google Now feature (I found it to be a cool feature, but just not that useful for me), so I don't mind turning it off. Getting back to the OP, I do have to wonder what apps or services are running that cause that much battery drain (25% overnight) when I'm able to leave all those aforementioned things running and still only experience a 5-8% drop overnight on my phone. Is it Google Now? Is it something else? Whatever the case, it sounds like *something* is hogging resources when the phone is on standby -- turning off mobile data, et al, may render that app useless and therefore cause it to not drain the battery as much...but a better solution might be to figure out what the culprit consuming that much power is in the first place.
    07-01-2013 07:35 AM
  12. monsieurms's Avatar
    Some of you may know this but I tried this and it worked... Okay last night my phone was at 78% and this morning it was on 74%, on any other day it would drop 25%, so what I did was I turned off GPS, Mobile data,multi window,air gesture,air view. This very helped my phone then at anytime during the day you can just turn them back on none of your setting will be lost. I hope this will help someone out to save some battery.
    Turning things off including wi-fi and GPS is standard for power saving, but I find the biggest issue is clearly screen time, which is harder to deal with.

    IN any event...i've decided not to turn anything off. On a normal day, I am always near a charger. I top off constantly. My battery therefore rarely is much below 65-70%. I think that's good for both safety and battery health. I just can't get into a program that basically says, as manufacturers do say, "hi, you want to save your battery? Turn everything off. You know, all those great things you bought the phone for...stop using them." The joy of removable batteries is always having a spare. In my normal life, as noted, it isn't much of an issue, but if I'm away, I have spares. I'm going to use the phone as I like to use the phone and not worry about it.
    techdad2 likes this.
    07-01-2013 08:15 AM
  13. Notsosure's Avatar
    Turning things off including wi-fi and GPS is standard for power saving, but I find the biggest issue is clearly screen time, which is harder to deal with.

    IN any event...i've decided not to turn anything off. On a normal day, I am always near a charger. I top off constantly. My battery therefore rarely is much below 65-70%. I think that's good for both safety and battery health. I just can't get into a program that basically says, as manufacturers do say, "hi, you want to save your battery? Turn everything off. You know, all those great things you bought the phone for...stop using them." The joy of removable batteries is always having a spare. In my normal life, as noted, it isn't much of an issue, but if I'm away, I have spares. I'm going to use the phone as I like to use the phone and not worry about it.
    I'm actually looking in to investing in the Mugen Power battery for my S4. I believe its 5400 mah. Nice capacity and most of their previous product including the battery for S3 have great reviews. I typically have to charge at least twice a day based on my usage

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    07-01-2013 09:19 AM
  14. limitbreak09's Avatar
    I'm actually looking in to investing in the Mugen Power battery for my S4. I believe its 5400 mah. Nice capacity and most of their previous product including the battery for S3 have great reviews. I typically have to charge at least twice a day based on my usage

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    Sorry but its more reasonable to get the 7600 mah Zero lemon and its cheaper too.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-01-2013 09:33 AM
  15. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I have USB chargers through out my house, at work, and in my car. I leave everything on my little heart desires, and try to enjoy my device to the fullest while not sweating if I can't go a week between charges like it's some badge of honor.
    07-01-2013 09:33 AM
  16. Notsosure's Avatar
    Sorry but its more reasonable to get the 7600 mah Zero lemon and its cheaper too.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    Can't argue with the price point and size. But due to the size of it there is no possibility of putting a case on the phone even with certain modification to the case. So that is definitely a no go for me. The good thing about the mugen power battery is that it is small enough where I can still do some modifications to fit a case over the phone.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    07-01-2013 09:55 AM
  17. Lanhoj's Avatar
    How do you have waze and other apps in your maps like that? And what does it do?
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    I use "Overlays" to put icons of similar Apps within other Apps--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ay.overlay.pro
    For example:
    -Maps, Waze, Earth, Fieldtrip, Sky Maps
    -SMS, Google Voice, WhatsApp, Hangouts
    -Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Google+
    -Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, Get Jar, App Gratis, App Sales
    -Chrome & Boat Browser
    -Flixster & IMBD
    -Get Glue & Zeemote
    -YouTube & Break.com
    And a bunch more

    I just use them as quick shortcuts to similar Apps to avoid the need of exiting one App to enter another.
    The App can also be used in display Widgets within other Apps so you can for example have an equalizer slider show up when you're in a Music App (I put a GPS toggle/Widget on all my Maps Apps).

    I find it really useful. It'll take some tweaking to figure out the best placement to not obstruct actual in-App icons but definitely worth the initial setup time IMO.
    07-01-2013 10:55 AM
  18. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    So basically to save battery, don't use the things that make a smart phone a smart phone? And don't use the features that you bought your phone to use?

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy s3 running Liquid Smooth v2.7 with a 7000mah extended battery powered by ZeroLemon... Because I'm not a chick, a guy with dainty hands or an HTC one user
    fishepa, Notsosure, Aquila and 1 others like this.
    07-01-2013 12:57 PM
  19. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Turning things off including wi-fi and GPS is standard for power saving, but I find the biggest issue is clearly screen time, which is harder to deal with.

    IN any event...i've decided not to turn anything off. On a normal day, I am always near a charger. I top off constantly. My battery therefore rarely is much below 65-70%. I think that's good for both safety and battery health. I just can't get into a program that basically says, as manufacturers do say, "hi, you want to save your battery? Turn everything off. You know, all those great things you bought the phone for...stop using them." The joy of removable batteries is always having a spare. In my normal life, as noted, it isn't much of an issue, but if I'm away, I have spares. I'm going to use the phone as I like to use the phone and not worry about it.
    I have posted this sentiment all over this forum - it is what it is, if you want all of the features of this phone in this small of a package you will end up sacrificing battery life .... So just learn to plug in where you can and save the wireless portion for when you need it. Get a power pack or extra batteries and use the phone how it was intended.

    Sent from my Sprint GS4 using Tapatalk
    Formerly "Evo_girl"
    monsieurms likes this.
    07-01-2013 02:02 PM
  20. Shon123's Avatar
    For the people who leave their mobile network off all the time do you have to turn it back on when receiving MMS?? Having it turned on is the only way I can receive a picture message.
    Kilgore Trout likes this.
    07-01-2013 03:13 PM
  21. Lanhoj's Avatar
    ...
    do you have to turn it back on when receiving MMS?
    ...
    Mobile data needs to be on for MMS, yes.
    07-01-2013 07:50 PM
  22. RenoD2010's Avatar
    I leave Google now on all the time and I still get over a days worth of battery life so I see no need to turn it off.

    Sent from my SCH-I545
    Same here. In stand-by, this phone sips power even with mobile data left on over night (and yah I know this is probably a SGS IV specific post)

    Sent from my LG-E970 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-01-2013 08:13 PM
  23. htabbach's Avatar
    Well yeah.. The less things you have on/running, the less battery it will consume.
    My data and Gps are always off. I just flick on when I need it

    Sent from my Galaxy S-Fawhore
    Wow! Just wow! You have to turn off GPS AND DATA! And you still use this phone?
    07-01-2013 10:54 PM
  24. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Wow! Just wow! You have to turn off GPS AND DATA! And you still use this phone?
    I think he forgot that he bought the phone with the non removable back cover, and not the one with the removable cover

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy s3 running Liquid Smooth v2.7 with a 7000mah extended battery powered by ZeroLemon... Because I'm not a chick, a guy with dainty hands or an HTC one user
    07-02-2013 12:06 AM
  25. Julian Bland's Avatar
    have been doing this since the galaxy s
    07-02-2013 04:04 AM
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