battery power

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  1. new2droid7

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    Wake up 100%; to high 90 by leaving house. Bluetooth on and listening to audio book on way to work. At work after two meetings I plug in and im at less than 50%... unlplug after a bit and go to a series of meetings battety gone by 230. I live or die by my email.. currently using automatic bluetooth app to control that and screebl pro for screen... any help appreciated
     
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    You should get better battery life than this. We'll need some more data here.

    If you go to Settings > More > Battery, what is shown for the major activities using the battery?

    Do you run WiFi all day? Where did you set the screen brightness? Do you use Power saving mode?

    You might want to try turning Bluetooth on and off manually to see if that has any impact on your battery life. Perhaps the same for Screebl, although I never had any problems when i used it.

    What apps do you sync and what is the frequency for those syncs?

    How strong is your signal strength at work?


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    Thanks. I changed my brightness to auto . I dont use wifi but did also turn off the gps. The screen is using 71%
     
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    Is the screen staying on when listening to audio books?
     
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    How's your signal at work? Even with your use the battery drain shouldn't be that severe, it sounds like your phone is struggling to keep a signal and is constantly searching for one. Is there wifi at your work? I think it would be better to connect to wifi instead of 4g.
     
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    I do have wifi at work. How would I switxh while at work easily. Ive heard of taskee.. could rhat be used?
     
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    You could just leave wifi on and it should automatically switch to work wifi once it's been remembered.
     
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    I re-read this OP and the time using audio books is while in commute, not while at work. If OP is losing power that quickly the phone is likely suffering from one or more things combined, such as Cellular signal (for which WIFI will serve no purpose since OP isn't using much data at work, only email), rogue app sucking down power, high screen brightness, or something else.

    I just had my S4 die completely after giving me similar performance to the above. I got it with the original OS, then OTA upgraded to ME7. Recently the new upgrade came out to MI1, but the phone wouldn't upgrade. After 3 attempts doing Repair Assistant, the phone finally gave up and died completely. I suspect it was flawed from the beginning.

    To the OP, does the phone get or stay "warm" to the touch? If so, it's either battery consumption due to Cellular radios looking for a tower, or CPU running in the background (remaining "awake" as opposed to screen on).

    Let's do some more investigation together. Answer the above and we'll see where to go from there. A screen shot of your Battery stats would be helpful.
     
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    Thanks all. Seems better t Po day. Charging at noon for first time and still has 30%. I turned off gps and brightness to auto. Also changed mail sync to every hour (can always do manual). Wi fi and 4g both search for signal. ... not sure if there is an answer for that.
     
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    Sounds like you have a weak phone signal and that's what's killing your battery. How many bars do you have at home and at work?
     
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    2 bars right now at work...