Horrible battery drain with JB update....

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    Scott that's definitely more than normal.

    And after having used it for a few days now, I'll say that I too have noticed an increase in battery use. Not quite as dramatic as some of yours, but it's definitely not as good as before. Also the "Android System" battery burner is back again after finally being fixed in ICS.

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    If y'all are into ROMs I suggest y'all try clean ROM 5.5.1. Uses the new jb base and he has tweaks in it. And the bloat ware is removed.
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    Each day my battery life has gotten worse. I think I miss ICS. :(
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    I don't understand why. I get easily 3-4 days standby. If you don't have Battery Saver checked, turn it on. You won't notice any difference in performance.
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    All I know is I'm using it the exact same way and it's draining twice as fast. Will probably try a FDR tomorrow. The way I see it, I shouldn't have to use battery saver unless I need to.

    Edit: oh and I have tried it in the past, and after 50% the cpu really slows down during games.
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    Yea but Jelly Bean changes the whole pic. I would try the battery saver before a FDR, you got nothing to lose, and you may be surprised..
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    I have noticed that the phone has more wake locks now after the jelly bean update, and google maps is using a lot of the battery while sleeping. I have google now enabled, so maybe that is the cause for the additional wake locks. Overall, I would say the battery life is slightly less than it was on ICS.
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    I'm not doubting it saves battery, but the fact is I never had to use it. Ever. Because battery life was great. So I shouldn't have to use something I know I shouldn't have to use, especially when the time where I really DO need to conserve battery comes up. Then I'm SOL. I'll definitely be resetting after I back up.
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    I jusy did a factory reset my battery is back to normal

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3
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    When you say 3 to 4 days standby.... is your phone just sitting there because before this update I would get from 6 am to midnight, which works for me, but I really text mostly and check emails with maybe 1 half hour call a day.
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    Agree
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    I rarely have to charge my phone, honestly. I use it on a daily basis, but not heavy use. With heavy use Im down to about 74% the next morning. And this has to be the most incredibly fastest charging phone ever.. If I'm at 74%, if I plug it in, will be at 100% in less then 10 mins.

    And when I say standby, I don't mean not using it. I mean I can simply put it down and use it when I need to without having to plug it in.
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    That's how mine was on ICS. Now I too have crazy battery drain. I might be going back to ICS.
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    Sorry if I missed it,m but have you tried Battery Saver in settings?
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    After the update, I noticed Google Maps was sucking a ton of juice, even though I wasn't using it. I turned off all of the location services and history options in Maps, and I think that solved it. I also turned off Google Now, which I suppose could have been the culprit as well since it relies heavily on location based information. Either way, the useless 20% drain I was experiencing is solved.
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    Jeese turn on battery saver!
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    Man I'm telling you, this isn't everyday normal battery drain from too much use. This is obviously extreme drain to where you know something is wrong. Plus I still shouldn't have to use it unless absolutely necessary. I don't think I've even used it once since I bought the phone. And I also use my phone for games, and the battery saver really does slow them down after 50%.

    Unfortunately I was busy yesterday so I didn't get a chance to backup/reset but hopefully I'll get to it tonight.
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    Yeah I went to sleep with over 23% and woke up to my phone dead... Usually 23% lasts me all day if im not using my phone.
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    ^^For sure. Mine would've been closer to maybe 15% if it were like it used to be on ICS...depending on how much sleep I got.

    Now did the FDR help your battery life at all? Also did you take it OTA or flash it?
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    FDR didnt help a thing from what I can see. All my problems are still there. And I took the OTA
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