Battery life??

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by asperber, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Beka27

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    I did as sbenson had suggested. I charged the phone to 100% and installed those apps. I set the phone down b/c I had some stuff to do and just now looked at it. Is this what I should be seeing?
     
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    More than likely, its not a corrupt file but a DRM protected file. It seems that DRM and ICS don't play nice together.
    Some reports have been from music that was downloaded from yahoo. Yahoo turned their DRM servers off. The phone will keep searching until it gets the permission it is looking for.
     
  3. sbenson

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    Yup, that's a thing of beauty :)
     
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    This is from last night, screen shot took first thing this morning. I had the phone charging and it still looks like it went into deep sleep.
     
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    Yeah, most phones don't, but the GS3 does. My wife's does this too.
     
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    Thank you! I appreciate your input on this! This wasn't something I was familiar with and now I know! :)
     
  8. sbenson

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    I'm having some serious device envy :(

    Battery life, screen, camera and overall performance simply put my poor Nexus to shame.
     
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    I just wanted to give a quick update. I ran the battery down to around 7% yesterday, turned it off, and gave it a full charge. I then reformatted the SD card and only put pictures and music back onto the phone that I really wanted, while getting rid of all of the other junk I had downloaded during the 2.5 years with my Droid 1. Immediately after unplugging from the computer I noticed a huge improvement, with the battery only discharging 1% while being unplugged for about 90 minutes. So far so good today as well.

    Also, I love the CPU Spy and GSAM Battery apps, those are very useful!
     
  10. DannyGlover

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    Ok so I just got my Galaxy 6 days ago and my battery life is atrocious! My battery says it's been on for 5 hrs 47 mins and it only has 6 hrs 9 mins left. I will most likely have to charge it around 7 or 8 oclock tonight, as I have had to do every other night I have had this phone.

    Based on what I am reading here, this seems like a really bad battery life and I should be able to get at least 16-20 hrs without having to recharge. Mind you, I do not use my phone heavily. Most of the day it just sits on my desk at work without being used unless I am answering a text or call on it. At night, when i get home, I occasionally browse for maybe an hour TOPS. So far, this has not even come close to my Droid X in terms of battery life.

    If I knew how to do a screencap, I would post pics.

    Please help!

    thanks
     
  11. sbenson

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    What do you mean it only has 6hrs 9mins left? How did you determine that?

    See the steps I suggested here to diagnose your issue. Probably a wakelock issue somewhere.

    Edit: to screenshot on the GS3, hold down the power and home button at the same time.
     
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  12. DannyGlover

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    that's what it says under the battery settings. Unless that number is how long i have had it on, which would make sense too. Either way, I am consistently unplugging my phone at 7:30 AM and by 8 PM, I have to recharge. I am not using it throughout the day hardly at all.

    I will look at your steps. Thanks for the advice.
     
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