1. dtw206's Avatar
    Hi all!

    Have had my Note 2 for about 2 months. My battery life has been horrible. It barely lasts a day at this point. I use it fairly frequently, but not all day.

    I had the Spotify widget and the Google Reader widget on the desktop, but just removed those. Still getting very poor life.

    Any helps is appreciated!

    12-23-2012 02:01 PM
  2. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    Welcome!

    When you say "poor," how bad are we talking, hours wise?

    I typically get anywhere between 16 and 18 hours, depending on usage. Thats with bluetooth always connected to my watch, as well as regular usage.

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    12-23-2012 11:37 PM
  3. Centro85#AC's Avatar
    Yea bud, That screenshot shows a 6% loss over 3.5 hours. Not 3.5 hours remaining. It's a little early for math, but I think that puts you somewhere around 25 hours before the phone dies.. maybe 21 before the low battery warning, given that usage. That's not bad at all. I'm in a very low/no signal area at home so mines a tad bit worse than that. Still great battery life.
    12-24-2012 08:14 AM
  4. yankeesusa's Avatar
    At first my battery life was amazing but once I started installing programs and using the phone more and more my battery is still great. It lasts just as long as my wife's iPhone 4 or better. I can't wait to order an extra battery so I can just swap out, especially when I go on vacation.

    If your having battery life problems I would run battery gsam app overnight or during day and see if anything specific is draining your battery. Also remember that the more programs that run notifications the more the 3g will be active and will drain your battery. Most weather programs run every 30 mins to an hour. I switch mine to every 4 or 6 hours and set alerts for warnings.

    I got about 14 hours yesterday and that's running several apps during day like battle with friends, tweetcaster, nfl app, several times of surfing the internet and checking my eBay items. Not to mention checking my email on 2 accounts all through the day.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
    12-24-2012 10:03 AM
  5. boriqua2000's Avatar
    I read about people getting almost 2 days with normal usage and i don't believe it for a second. You can probably get that if you don't use your phone. The most I've gotten with this phone is 16 hours. I think thats pretty good considering the size of the screen and all of the things i have running. I'm happy with it
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    12-25-2012 02:55 AM
  6. yankeesusa's Avatar
    I read about people getting almost 2 days with normal usage and i don't believe it for a second. You can probably get that if you don't use your phone. The most I've gotten with this phone is 16 hours. I think thats pretty good considering the size of the screen and all of the things i have running. I'm happy with it
    Agree with you there. Even with just using my phone once in a while the most I've gotten is about 19 hours. I don't know what it does to a person when they lie about the long time their phone lasted with watching videos and doing all sorts of stuff on their phone.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
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    12-25-2012 06:40 PM
  7. tirith's Avatar


    Taken right now.

    You can see two periods where it was attached to a charger... one was in car, other attached to pc for file transfer.

    I'm a quite heavy user.
    Sent from my G-Note 2
    12-26-2012 06:52 PM
  8. yankeesusa's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/27/7u3ygady.jpg

    Taken right now.

    You can see two periods where it was attached to a charger... one was in car, other attached to pc for file transfer.

    I'm a quite heavy user.
    Sent from my G-Note 2
    So you keep the screen on automatic or a manual setting? My screen usage is never below 30%.

    Sent from the Beast that is Galaxy Note 2
    12-27-2012 03:39 PM
  9. tirith's Avatar
    As I said, I'm a heavy user. But it's in a manual not all the way down setting. It's about 18%

    Sent from my G-Note 2
    12-27-2012 04:12 PM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I read about people getting almost 2 days with normal usage and i don't believe it for a second. You can probably get that if you don't use your phone. The most I've gotten with this phone is 16 hours. I think thats pretty good considering the size of the screen and all of the things i have running. I'm happy with it
    Most I have gotten with normal usage is about 25 hours and that is the battery getting down to 1%. I usually average about 18-19 hours.

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    12-27-2012 04:15 PM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    As I said, I'm a heavy user. But it's in a manual not all the way down setting. It's about 18%

    Sent from my G-Note 2
    26% screen time doesn't seem heavy to me.



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    12-27-2012 04:22 PM
  12. tirith's Avatar
    As I said, my brightness isn't high.

    Sent from my G-Note 2
    12-27-2012 04:58 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    As I said, my brightness isn't high.

    Sent from my G-Note 2
    But the brightness doesn't matter, the "screen time" is how long the screen is on. My brightness is about 40% and thus newest shot, just done, is over 5 hours of screen time.



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    12-27-2012 06:11 PM
  14. tirith's Avatar
    Screen is time on and backlight. How much battery is used by it.

    Sent from my G-Note 2
    12-27-2012 06:29 PM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Screen is time on and backlight. How much battery is used by it.

    Sent from my G-Note 2
    I know what screen is, if you look at the details, it will tell you the hours it was on. All settings the same, 1 hour of screen time gets much longer battery life than 6 hours.

    My point is, 1 or 2 hours of screen time in 24 hours is not heavy use.

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    12-27-2012 06:43 PM
  16. tirith's Avatar
    Not counting for Pandora, navigation, or anything else that is running with the screen off?

    And the screen percentage is based on "battery used by display AND backlight"

    I've used android for 4 years now, I know my way around. I'm not trying to argue, but that 26% was with 5+ hours screen on. Netflix won't let screen turn off and I.know I watch about 2 hrs daily in my work truck. I keep my backlight dim which saves battery... obviously.

    Sent from my G-Note 2
    12-27-2012 06:54 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Not counting for Pandora, navigation, or anything else that is running with the screen off?

    And the screen percentage is based on "battery used by display AND backlight"

    I've used android for 4 years now, I know my way around. I'm not trying to argue, but that 26% was with 5+ hours screen on. Netflix won't let screen turn off and I.know I watch about 2 hrs daily in my work truck. I keep my backlight dim which saves battery... obviously.

    Sent from my G-Note 2
    Ok, unless I've missed it about 3 times now, that's the first I've heard you mention a number of hours the screen is on, which is what I said can make a huge difference.


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    12-27-2012 06:58 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Also another issue of bad battery is if you are in an iffy LTE area, it will drain your battery fast. If that's the case with me, I turn LTE off.

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    12-27-2012 07:02 PM
  19. gatordon26's Avatar
    I'm still getting good life on my GNII battery

    Swyped from me & my GNII
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    12-28-2012 08:42 AM
  20. nickolaschristian's Avatar
    Man, I don't know what you guys are doing to your phones to drain it like that but I swear upon all that is holy that I just got through watching videos online for about 2 straight hours and just looked at my battery out of curiosity after reading this thread and it shows 19% and not charged for 1day 23hrs 1min... I was astonished when I first got the phone because after fully charging it I didn't put it on the charger for over two days. Now granted I was working a lot of hrs when I got it and didn't use it quite as much as usual but I never have to charge it in less than a full day of use. I keep my screen brightness on auto... not sure if that matters.

    By the way, what is the developer of that battery widget you can place on the "desktop" that shows detailed info? Or where can I find it? I don't even know the exact name of it but saw someone else post screenshots of it in another thread about car chargers.

    thanks!
    01-08-2013 04:21 PM
  21. jdub1981's Avatar
    It looks like he is doing some downloading and uploading. I believe the OS takes care of that and not a specific app. You probally have an app calling home alot. Wireless radios use ALOT of power while transmitting. Possibly more than the screen depending on your settings.
    01-08-2013 04:30 PM
  22. zmann's Avatar
    I have had mine for 3 days Now and I am very impressed with the battery. I started streaming sirius radio at 6:30 am and i streamed it for 10 hours straight. Non stop. Add all the other use on top of that and i would say my usage was extensive today. As of right now, 12 hours later i still have 23 percent left, outstanding. I can go another 3 hours right now. With no streaming at all i could easily go a day and a half on a charge.

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    01-08-2013 05:39 PM
  23. jdub1981's Avatar
    Yes it does get excellent battery life. I took mine off the charger 12 hours ago and I still have 65% . Im not usually a super heavy user. I mostly browse and do forum stuff. I guess really everyones opinion of heavyy Is different
    01-08-2013 07:10 PM

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