1. dlee1001's Avatar
    I've seen lots of battery life forums, and most of them show great battery life (over 12 hours) with lots of screen time. I'm not even in an LTE area, but I get very good signal. My screen brightness is at about 30% and I have two e-mail accounts (Exchange push and Gmail sync). My phone is about 4 months old, and this type of battery life has been typical.

    My previous phone, an Infuse, could get nowhere near this, but I really think that the battery life on this phone can get better. What can I do to get more juice out of it?

    Is this normal battery life? I really doubt it, but I want some feedback. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

    EDIT: The battery graph screenshot was taken after 26 minutes of minimal usage.
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    03-09-2013 07:30 PM
  2. gotta have it android's Avatar
    Looks like the N64oid could be part of it. And all of the notifications. Do you turn your wifi off when you arnt using it?
    I've seen lots of battery life forums, and most of them show great battery life (over 12 hours) with lots of screen time. I'm not even in an LTE area, but I get very good signal. My screen brightness is at about 30% and I have two e-mail accounts (Exchange push and Gmail sync). My phone is about 4 months old, and this type of battery life has been typical.

    My previous phone, an Infuse, could get nowhere near this, but I really think that the battery life on this phone can get better. What can I do to get more juice out of it?

    Is this normal battery life? I really doubt it, but I want some feedback. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

    EDIT: The battery graph screenshot was taken after 26 minutes of minimal usage.
    03-09-2013 08:01 PM
  3. dlee1001's Avatar
    N64oid doesn't drain as much battery as web browsing does. Web browsing makes my phone get warm and battery consumption can get up to 1.17A (that red number on the status bar). I've had other things on the status bar, such as the WeatherBug widget that was set to update every 15 minutes; I've turned that off and now I just open the app to see the weather.

    3G Watchdog was originally set to update every 30 seconds, but now I have it to update every 15 minutes. The white numbers refer to the CPU clock speed in GHz, while the graph represents CPU usage. I don't think 3G Watchdog and the CPU widgets use that much battery, but what about Chrome? Is that a big battery hog?
    03-09-2013 08:14 PM
  4. gotta have it android's Avatar
    I know browsing can do a number on my S3 if I'm using it a lot so depending on how much you are using it, it can. You don't see it on the stock battery graph but Samsung Push Service does a number. I have a post kinda explaining some tips on battery life. You can message me for more info and ideas if you like. There are countless things you can disable to get more life out of the phone (like S Voice if you don't use it)
    N64oid doesn't drain as much battery as web browsing does. Web browsing makes my phone get warm and battery consumption can get up to 1.17A (that red number on the status bar). I've had other things on the status bar, such as the WeatherBug widget that was set to update every 15 minutes; I've turned that off and now I just open the app to see the weather.

    3G Watchdog was originally set to update every 30 seconds, but now I have it to update every 15 minutes. The white numbers refer to the CPU clock speed in GHz, while the graph represents CPU usage. I don't think 3G Watchdog and the CPU widgets use that much battery, but what about Chrome? Is that a big battery hog?
    03-09-2013 08:23 PM
  5. dlee1001's Avatar
    I found Samsung Push Service and subsequently disabled it. S Voice had been disabled a long time ago, since I never use it. A question though: what does Samsung Push Service do, and why does it cause battery life to go down?
    03-09-2013 08:34 PM
  6. gotta have it android's Avatar
    From what i understand its for all of those Pre-loaded Samsung apps like ChatON and what ever else is pre-loaded. And it makes the battery life go down so fast is because the second there is a update or something it'll go straight to your phone. So say you got a email, instead of the phone waiting to sync every 15 minutes (or what ever time it is set to go) your phone will go off the second you get it on the email account. And for the S Voice, did you go in the app to disable it or go into the Application manger to disable it? I've also disable the Game Hub and Group Play and thinking on disabling some more later on
    I found Samsung Push Service and subsequently disabled it. S Voice had been disabled a long time ago, since I never use it. A question though: what does Samsung Push Service do, and why does it cause battery life to go down?
    03-09-2013 08:41 PM
  7. dlee1001's Avatar
    Push Exchange e-mail and Gmail's real-time sync are musts for me. I disabled S Voice, ChatON, and various other pre-loaded apps in the application manager, so they don't even show up on my app drawer. I don't have Game Hub or Group Play on my phone.

    What is your battery life like? Can you post a screenshot of it, including your screen time and awake times? If your battery life is better than mine, what else do you do to get that kind of battery life?
    03-09-2013 08:58 PM
  8. gotta have it android's Avatar
    I probably should note i'm on Sprint and rooted running all stock but that shouldn't make a big difference. It really differs with me, there are days were I use it heavily or have bad service and so on. I don't i really had a average battery life time on this phone. Like today I didn't really even use my phone at all today (see here and here) and on the 24th of Feb i got roughly 10 hours (see here) what radios are you keeping on? Like GPS and bluetooth
    Push Exchange e-mail and Gmail's real-time sync are musts for me. I disabled S Voice, ChatON, and various other pre-loaded apps in the application manager, so they don't even show up on my app drawer. I don't have Game Hub or Group Play on my phone.

    What is your battery life like? Can you post a screenshot of it, including your screen time and awake times? If your battery life is better than mine, what else do you do to get that kind of battery life?
    03-09-2013 09:13 PM
  9. dlee1001's Avatar
    I usually have Bluetooth and GPS off except for when I'm using them. Same goes for Wi-Fi.
    03-09-2013 09:23 PM
  10. gotta have it android's Avatar
    That's what I do as well. I also end the apps by just holding down the home key, I also have a Task killer and I just have the widget on my home screen and tap on it when ever i want to kill extra apps. Seems to have helped. Also go into maps and change the "report from this device" its what Google Now uses to update GPS and using data when ever it pleases. I noticed it has helped a lot since my data isnt loading up. Better then turning it all the way off
    I usually have Bluetooth and GPS off except for when I'm using them. Same goes for Wi-Fi.
    - - - Updated - - -

    And everything still works the same
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    03-09-2013 09:33 PM
  11. GadgetgirL76's Avatar
    I just started using juice defender and I love it. Give it a try.

    sent from my AT&T GN2
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    03-10-2013 01:17 PM
  12. dlee1001's Avatar
    I just started using juice defender and I love it. Give it a try.

    sent from my AT&T GN2
    What is your screen time? Tap the Screen bar graph and show us. Screen time is the most important when it's combined with how long the phone has been unplugged.
    03-10-2013 10:01 PM

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