Battery

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  1. JBassRN

    JBassRN New Member

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    I know I have been in my phone since I woke up... Using Wifi and Facebook mainly... But this seems a little much.

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    I don't usually have the best battery life because I have very poor reception at home despite a network extender...
     
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    Wow you must have really been on it a lot. What have you been doing on it? Playing any games? Do you turn on powersaving?
     
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    I took 1 picture, and was chatting on Facebook and text for 3 hours... BaM 42% power saving is on, screen at a reasonable brightness
     
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    k1ngr4t Senior Member

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    Your original screenshot won't show anything. We need to see your app use, like the one you showed for your wife. I also highly suggest downloading GSam and letting that run for a few hours.

    Edot: Nevermind, that second screen shot must be yours. Your wife's usage is normal. However if you were chatting nonstop on Facebook using Chrome for 3 hours...well...no smartphone can withstand that and you should expect the usage. I'd say if you were at 100%, you could probably talk for about 5-6 hours before the phone would just die.

    You're better off finding a social media app that allows FB chat. It'll still eat battery, but doing it through Chrome will eat infinitely more.
     
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    Since the screen is taking up the most battery lower your brightness even more. I have mine set to almost the lowest possible when indoors.
     
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    Kill the background apps.
     
  8. bsweetness

    bsweetness Moderator Staff Member

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    Then you probably had your screen on for much of that time (check your screen on time to see exactly how much it's been on). If you've been using the phone with the screen on for the better part of 3 hours, even at a lower brightness, your battery drain is definitely where it should be.
     
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    gottadroid2 New Member

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    How do you do this?
    Is this something you have to do frequently? I've tried under app manager > running a few times and they seem to come back......
    Thanks!
     
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    bsweetness Moderator Staff Member

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    No, this isn't something you should have to do often. It's only something you should really have to do if your phone gets really bogged down and starts lagging badly or running slowly.

    If you want to clear them out, long press the home button, tap Task Manager, And then tap Clear Memory. But most of them will come right back because they're designed to do so. You should check your battery stats to see if one of them is actually impacting your battery life in any noticeably way. Chances are, unless you have a rogue app, most of them will barely register if they register at all.
     
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    Thank YOU!
     
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