1. the53rdcard's Avatar
    prior to it my S4 would last all day even with heavy use for games.
    After it barely got to 2 in the afternoon before it was at 15% battery, the batt is new'ish, less then 6 months old at least and has never shown a sign of weakness, this litterally was a before it was good after, not so good situation.

    Anyone have any tips or tricks? I just tried removing the battery for 30 minutes to see if it does anything, dont know if it will or wont yet, to soon.

    Another issue i found is, it doesnt seem to recognize it when i change the notification sound, all notifications default to that whistle sound.

    it apears that phone ringtone however does change
    05-03-2015 04:11 PM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    prior to it my S4 would last all day even with heavy use for games.
    After it barely got to 2 in the afternoon before it was at 15% battery, the batt is new'ish, less then 6 months old at least and has never shown a sign of weakness, this litterally was a before it was good after, not so good situation.

    Anyone have any tips or tricks? I just tried removing the battery for 30 minutes to see if it does anything, dont know if it will or wont yet, to soon.

    Another issue i found is, it doesnt seem to recognize it when i change the notification sound, all notifications default to that whistle sound.

    it apears that phone ringtone however does change
    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off High Accuracy GPS Mode, Bluetooth, NFC,
    Hotspot/Tethering. Toggle on only as needed. (Set GPS Mode to "Battery
    Saving" Mode).
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting
    Bar to Minimum Acceptable to you.
    3. Sign out of any unused Google Services like G+, Google Now, Hangouts, etc.
    4. Disable Location Reporting and Location History.
    5. Beware of constantly syncing in background Apps and Bloatware like
    Facebook, Twitter, Weather Channel, Games, Google News/Weather,
    Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more and
    change settings to stop the syncing of data you don't need. Delete
    their Apps and use their Web Page if acceptable.
    6. Turn Off Hot Word "Hotword Detection" Always Listening Mode in
    Google Search if you don't use it.
    7. Turn Off Auto Camera/Photo Upload or at least set it for Upload on WIFI Only.
    8. Turn Off Vibrate on Touch for Display, Keyboard, etc.
    9. Turn Off Touch Sounds and Unlock Sounds.
    10. Turn Off Ambient Display/Active Display Notifications if you don't need it.
    11. Don't use a Live Wallpaper. Use a dark wallpaper if possible.
    12. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    13. WIFI Settings - Advanced -
    a. Network Notification - Set as OFF.
    b. Scanning Always Available - Set as OFF.
    c. Keep WIFI on during Sleep - Set as ALWAYS if you regularly use
    WIFI. OK to keep WIFI on if you regularly use it.
    14. Turn Off Always Vibrate in Gmail/Email.
    15. Be careful of using too many Live Widgets and what/how often they sync.
    16. Set MS Exchange Sync at 30 Days or Less if you use it.
    17. Do NOT use a Task Killer App or Battery Saver App.
    18. Uninstall ALL Apps that you never use. If you haven't used an
    App in one month, uninstall it.
    19. Reboot your phone at least once a month.
    20. Wipe Cache Partition at least once a quarter or after every OS Update.
    21. Consider a Factory Data Reset with a manual re-sync, manual
    reinstall of all data and Apps after every major OS Letter Update.
    Make sure that all of your data is first backed up to Google and
    Dropbox, etc.

    "I SUFFER NO HARDSHIPS DOING THIS" - this means that i personally am
    giving up NOTHING with these tips. i'm not giving up any features.
    there are no tradeoffs for me. a tradeoff or a hardship would be to
    turn off PUSH email or use AIRPLANE mode during the day etc.

    you have to find your own balance and the tips list is a start but you
    must come to your own conclusion as to what's important. it's personal
    preference but these are not a big deal to me at all as they do not
    affect the function or operation of my phone. these tips do not
    deteriorate my experience.

    1-20-15
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    05-03-2015 07:19 PM
  3. the53rdcard's Avatar
    Thanks, did do a factory reset, and did wipe the cache right after i did it, only thing i backed up was my contacts, logs and messages, all of my pictures and whatnot are on a sd card no on phone memory, will play with the other settings you mentioned, just was very strange that after a update the battery no longer lasts a day, but prior to it did.
    05-04-2015 09:03 AM
  4. moheeb's Avatar
    check the permissions on each app you install and avoid apps that require many permissions. For example, some apps require access to your contacts, GPS and other things that are not actually part of the app but used to collect data from your device and drain your battery.
    05-04-2015 10:00 PM
  5. soxfan5's Avatar
    Another issue i found is, it doesnt seem to recognize it when i change the notification sound, all notifications default to that whistle sound.

    it apears that phone ringtone however does change
    I just updated and this was driving me crazy, but it seems to be an issue with other phones and I found a solution that worked for me. The custom sound I was using was saved on my sd card. I copied the file to the notification folder on the internal storage (media/audio/notifications) and selected that as the default sound, and now it works as expected.
    05-09-2015 05:10 AM
  6. DSB1's Avatar
    Same issue here until I spoke with Samsung Support. Restart phone and continue to hold UpVolume and Home buttons...keep holding...will eventually get to a crude O/S menu on your screen. VolumeDown to "clear cache", Power button to select, VolumeUp to Reboot menu option, then Power button again to select. Made a big difference for me, hope it works for you!
    05-15-2015 12:23 PM
  7. zapster1's Avatar
    DSB1:

    Samsung Galaxy S4, Lollipop 5.01, Verizon. Was having phone intermittently run very hot and/or draining battery very quickly- within a few hours. Searched the internet for solutions, tried many w/o success, however this one seems to have worked- at least no issues for two days. Hopefully it will hold. Note that one of the steps 'clear cache' is actually worded differently on phone when you actually go to do it, but it will be apparent. Anyway thanks for saving my phone and my sanity!
    11-29-2015 08:40 PM
  8. Epiphiphied's Avatar
    Also worked for me, Verizon S4, 5.01. Thank you DSB1!
    12-26-2015 11:58 PM
  9. zapster1's Avatar
    Seems like the procedure may have to be repeated occasionally, maybe after several large updates. Last night my phone went from 84% down to 5% whilst laying on the table in sleep mode. But until now the phone has been good since the last post.
    01-09-2016 08:19 AM

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