1. luckkyyyyy's Avatar
    I just got my Galaxy Monday.. I'm not sure if it drains this fast because I'm always on it or what. I reset it yesterday and it still drains pretty fast. I watched plenty of YouTube videos that said the battery is really good and that they can watch videos and make phone calls for long periods of time. Is it just that I use my phone too much or what ?

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    08-02-2013 06:42 PM
  2. jaleesag88's Avatar
    Screen shots of battery use and screen time?? What is your definition of draining fast??
    08-02-2013 07:55 PM
  3. luckkyyyyy's Avatar
    I have attached some pictures.
    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S4 battery drains really fast.-screenshot_2013-08-02-18-59-37-1-.jpg   Galaxy S4 battery drains really fast.-screenshot_2013-08-02-18-59-44-1-.jpg  
    08-02-2013 10:54 PM
  4. luckkyyyyy's Avatar
    Do you think its because I am on it so much?
    08-02-2013 10:55 PM
  5. luckkyyyyy's Avatar
    Do you think it's because I'm always on it?

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-02-2013 11:08 PM
  6. shoii's Avatar
    Just reply to one thread so it doesn't get confusing. But yes that is very bad battery life. I'm a heavy user and I get much more than that. Could you tell us what you do most of the time?
    08-02-2013 11:25 PM
  7. luckkyyyyy's Avatar
    Sorry. I'm new. If I wake up around 8 it'll be half way gone around 12:30. I take a few phone calls. Check social networking sites. Then I'll play a few rounds of Candy Crush.

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    08-02-2013 11:29 PM
  8. jneusch's Avatar
    There is something wrong. This happened to me recently. Do a factory reset and DO NOT restore from your back up. Set it up as a new device and monitor the battery performance for a day. Don't install any extra apps and don't do any updates. If the battery is fine then its okay to start installing some apps. Beware the Maps update. I think that's what tripped mine up. If the battery is still a problem with a fresh OS then you need to exchange your phone before the return period expires.

    You should be able to go all day with moderate use on one charge.


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    08-02-2013 11:35 PM
  9. luckkyyyyy's Avatar
    Okay. I reset it. & downloaded my apps again earlier today. I'll try that though. I ordered my phone from HSN so I'll be calling them & Sprint tomorrow.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-02-2013 11:41 PM
  10. macmitten's Avatar
    Here's where I'm at for comparison. Auto brightness maybe?

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    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S4 battery drains really fast.-1375509633374.jpg  
    08-03-2013 01:01 AM
  11. tytlyf's Avatar
    I have attached some pictures.
    That looks normal. The screen will drain the battery the fastest and so will games. How long was your screen on during this period? From the images, it looks like it may have been on at least 4 hours out of the 6 total hours. Try using the auto-brightness or reduce the brightness manually lower to where you can still use it.
    08-03-2013 10:53 AM
  12. Haytham Negm's Avatar
    Sorry. I'm new. If I wake up around 8 it'll be half way gone around 12:30. I take a few phone calls. Check social networking sites. Then I'll play a few rounds of Candy Crush.

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    10-19-2013 10:11 AM
  13. Haytham Negm's Avatar
    One word..... CANDY CRUSH IS A BATTERY EATER
    10-19-2013 10:14 AM
  14. Corey Tucker's Avatar
    Galaxy S4 battery drains really fast.-screenshot_2013-10-24-11-20-42.png
    What the crap
    10-23-2013 10:23 PM
  15. fantom305's Avatar
    I have attached some pictures.
    Aside from the fact that you might have either a bad battery or a bad phone, because 3% after 5 hours is really bad I would say that one of the things that is killing your battery is not so much the screen on but the wi-fi. If you look at the second picture you have a solid line on the wi-fi..... remember that wi-fi while on is constantly searching for a network even though is connected. Your phone should get at least 8hrs of good battery on the S4.
    10-24-2013 06:41 PM

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