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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Looks like the consensus is factory reset then update is the way to go.... Guess I'll give it a try this weekend my battery life has improved but still not great....
    And factory reset AFTER the update.
    12-10-2012 09:15 PM
  2. Lane L's Avatar
    I am not sure how mine is. I have gotten about half a day with moderate use. I have attached a link to the Picasa album. I would love some feedback. P. S. I had power saver on most of the time.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/113715886170481618506/121012?authuser=0&feat=directlink[/URL]
    12-10-2012 10:04 PM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    That looks pretty bad to me..I generally get about 18-19 hours with 5-6 hours of screen time.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-11-2012 03:07 AM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    For the last 24 hours.
    Attached Thumbnails S III Battery life...-uploadfromtaptalk1355229510917.jpg  
    12-11-2012 07:38 AM
  5. bogdaryl's Avatar
    This is after doing factory reset?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-11-2012 08:47 AM
  6. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Actually no, I've not bothered to perform a reset as of yet, since it has performed okay thus far. But, if it hiccups again, I will

    This is after doing factory reset?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-11-2012 11:52 AM
  7. bear_lx's Avatar
    my battery life is good, but not that good... i can get a full day of heavy use, but after that it is pretty much time to charge.
    i use my phone a lot though, im guessing you're a light - moderate user.
    12-11-2012 12:01 PM
  8. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I am a light user. Typically since I'm at my desk and thus on my computer, I perform all social media stuff via the computer, versus using my device.

    my battery life is good, but not that good... i can get a full day of heavy use, but after that it is pretty much time to charge.
    i use my phone a lot though, im guessing you're a light - moderate user.
    12-11-2012 12:18 PM
  9. Lane L's Avatar
    Wow! Are you a light user? I am somewhat heavy. I am at 40 percent at 1PM light to moderate use. I took it off the charger about 8:30.
    That looks pretty bad to me..I generally get about 18-19 hours with 5-6 hours of screen time.

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    Wow! Are you a light user? I am somewhat heavy. I am at 40 percent at 1PM light to moderate use. I took it off the charger about 8:30.
    That looks pretty bad to me..I generally get about 18-19 hours with 5-6 hours of screen time.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-11-2012 02:04 PM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Wow! Are you a light user? I am somewhat heavy. I am at 40 percent at 1PM light to moderate use. I took it off the charger about 8:30.


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    Wow! Are you a light user? I am somewhat heavy. I am at 40 percent at 1PM light to moderate use. I took it off the charger about 8:30.
    No, 5-6 hours of screen time is not lite use at all.
    12-11-2012 05:39 PM
  11. Lane L's Avatar
    Duh.... Sorry. How do you manage to get those times? What brightness and other settings do you use?
    12-11-2012 05:49 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have power saving mode on and I have my screen at less than 50%, probably about 40-45. I don't use the automatic brightness. I've always liked a brighter screen and when I got this phone, I just turned it down to about 75% only took a few hours to get used to and just kept turning it down.

    One thing that can really affect battery life, if you are in a place all day that doesn't have a great signal. Also I keep wifi, bluetooth, GPS etc off and only turn them on if I need them at the moment.
    12-11-2012 06:02 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This is my most recent, didn't screenshot the screen time, but it was right under 6 hours if I remember correctly.
    Attached Thumbnails S III Battery life...-screenshot_2012-12-08-21-03-50.png  
    12-11-2012 06:07 PM
  14. Lane L's Avatar
    Okay I usually use power saver. And I keep GPS and WIFI on. But my signal is not great about 2 out of 5 bats.
    12-11-2012 06:51 PM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Okay I usually use power saver. And I keep GPS and WIFI on. But my signal is not great about 2 out of 5 bats.
    Turning off GPS and wifi should make a big difference.
    12-11-2012 06:54 PM
  16. Lane L's Avatar
    I use the Wifi at my house. So i just need to remember to turn it off when I leave.
    12-11-2012 07:02 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I use the Wifi at my house. So i just need to remember to turn it off when I leave.
    Might want to download AT&T's Smart Wifi, it can record places for you and I think you can set it to basically have the wifi off when you aren't in range of a saved spot.
    12-11-2012 07:41 PM
  18. Lane L's Avatar
    Hmmm.. Wouldn't that need GPS? I made a trip this afternoon and dropped from 90% to 40ish. But I used navigation, radio, and a few other apps. Half of this was with power saver off... Maybe I am just a heavy user. I really don't want to have to do a factory reset. So far I have "Survived" with my current battery life. But I do a few outdoor activities where a charger is not going to be around. So I want to make sure I am getting the most out of what I've got. P.S. Thanks for all the great advice so far. Sorry for any mistakes. I am a new user here. Also, the last part of the history is when my phone was charging in the car for about 45 minutes.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1137158...eat=directlink
    12-11-2012 10:43 PM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Don't know how the smart wifi works, but don't think you need GPS. It's a free app, so you should try it and see how it works for you.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.attsmartwifi
    12-11-2012 10:58 PM
  20. Lane L's Avatar
    Okay, thank you for your help.
    12-11-2012 11:58 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    See if that works, but if it doesn't, turning off wifi and gps except when you use it saves a lot of battery.
    12-12-2012 12:14 AM
  22. mumbo jumbo's Avatar
    Was on 100% as of about 7am.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Attached Thumbnails S III Battery life...-uploadfromtaptalk1355341428428.jpg  
    12-12-2012 02:45 PM
  23. Lane L's Avatar
    Looks about like mine.
    12-12-2012 03:53 PM
  24. mark1123's Avatar
    My battery life has been terrible. What is this 'Media'? It's always sucking up most of my battery. I rarely use media apps.
    Attached Thumbnails S III Battery life...-uploadfromtaptalk1355401574804.jpg  
    12-13-2012 07:26 AM
  25. bevcraw's Avatar
    My battery life has been terrible. What is this 'Media'? It's always sucking up most of my battery. I rarely use media apps.
    It looks like it may be a bug in JB. I'm having the same problem and I found several bug reports filed that describe the problem:

    https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=37199
    12-13-2012 07:51 AM
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