Horrible battery drain with JB update....

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    Im still losing 23-31% while i sleep.. which is about 6 hours.

    That's crazy imo. I went from charging my phone every other day to charging it 2 times a day to make sure I have good enough battery... Might be time to figure out how to go back to ICS.. Bc I dont know how :s
     
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    Here's what I discovered....When I would press "battery" to see what resources were sucking the life out of the battery, it showed "Google services" were taking up a fair amount. "Phone idle" wasn't shown at all. So, I bit the bullet and did yet another reset, and now "phone idle" shows up and "google services" is gone...And, the battery is discharging at less that 1% per hour. This is totally acceptable!
     
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    Mine is bad too. I used to get 24 hours no problem and still have 30% or so. I'm disappointed. I hope it works itself out.

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    I find that google maps chews up more battery then anything. Its doing 25% even after a factory reset. My old bionic on ics never had more then 3 % battery when not used
     
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    Actually, Google Maps was one of the apps shown in "google services"....
     
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    I don't see google services listed just google maps
     
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    Interesting. So no setting changes or anything? Are you rooted and/or unlocked? How long were you playing GTA? This was just a normal factory reset through the "Back up and reset" option in the settings?

    For me, oddly enough, maps was the biggest battery drainer today according to my stock battery reading which had it at 20%. No navigation and GPS was off according to the little sliding menu in the notification bar. But Gsam lists maps at 2.1% and Google Services/Kernel are tied for 13%, Android System is at 10%, all 4 of which are higher than they used to be. So it's like when I flashed it something wasn't removed and it's running in the background but I just can't get to it. So even though I did one another FDR does sort of make sense...
     
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    I never play GTA...That is someone elses screenshot! LOL.....I am rooted and unlocked, but running stock. I did an FDR and it began showing phone idle again. I am certain Google Now was not letting my phone sleep. I did make sure Google Now was turned off. that's the only setting I tweaked.
     
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    And yes, just a standard reset through "Back up and reset"...
     
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    Lol, good call. Guess I was just kinda glancing up real quick. But I'm going to turn off Google Now tonight, see how that pans out, and if no difference then I'm going to do another FDR tomorrow. Will post back with my results!!! *crosses fingers*
     
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    Good luck. It worked for me! I was ready to ditch the S3! LOL
     
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    I will turn off Google now too I suppose (with a heavy heart...) but I think that the huge amount of ram that it's being taken up... After I clear it within 10 minutes it back.



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    Well I stopped using widget locker, left on only 1 gps, and turned off google now.....and it's getting worse.

    Updates should not be this complicated :blink:
     
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    In absolutely agree! However, after my last FDR, I was getting less than 1% drop per hour, which is totally acceptable.. I went ahead and flashed the Executioner 2.5 ROM, and my battery is insane now. 2%-3% every hour. This ROM is rock solid too.
     
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