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How Goes Your 4.3 Update?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4' started by mountainbikermark, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. mountainbikermark
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    It seems confirmed that 4.3 is actually on schedule and rolling out!
    How goes your update?
    Post any new features you like, bugs you've noticed, etc

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    Couldn't be better! I have felt that my phone is much faster now, but i am consistently loosing Network Signals. Need to restart my phone in order to get them back. Is that a bug?
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    updating now...
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    Updated mine at 4:00 A.M. roughly, was awaken by buzzing notification from device to grab the update. Took all of 15 minutes and bam, running 4.3 smoothly. Got tired of Sammy keyboard, went ahead and downloaded Google stock version. Only thing that was confusing at 1st was Google Play Store, everything has been moved to the side, honestly don't know why they waited so long to do that, since play music, movies, tv, magazines, everything else employs that U.I.
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    Battery draining very bad
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    Mine went smoothly. My phone now has the 21 toggles that non-Verizon phones have had for a bit. And Blocking Mode is fully active. I'll give it a proper test today.

    Battery usage seems OK, but I'll need to monitor that some more to be sure. Focusing for the stock Camera app is much quicker.

    Now I just need to wait for AWS to come to my area.
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    So far no complaints. Battery is fine. 80% Been using phone since 5:30 am ET. It's 9:43 am ET now. Expected the battery to drop a bit since this was a decent size update. The auto fix on texts takes a little getting used to if you choose to keep it. It's more intuitive. Google play store looks the same for me. Not seeing anything different than I was previously. (jpiarull said his looked different) I feel as if it is running smoother, a little quicker response to touches and wake up time from lock works faster IMO. So far so good I guess.
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    The Play Store update pushed independently over the last few days so you might have already had the new look. Basically it moved your menu from the bottom menu button to the upper left side like Facebook, G+, Tapatalk 4, etc already had.

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    My battery is draining at a rate of 1% every 2 min...I have cleared partition catch and everything. ..
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    That sounds abnormal.
    Pull the battery for 10 minutes. Do a full drain, then full charge. Go from there. Maybe a few new apps are running. If I run chrome or Google+my battery tanks
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    Sounds like something went rogue.
    I use Watch Dog Lite after an update to check for abnormal cpu usage. It'll help you find what's causing the drain and let you manage it. Even without an update, my Maps app goes rogue every now and then.
    I'd also check your gps settings and other background battery users.

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    Ahhhhh ok, now I see the change. To be honest, I don't think I've ever used the menus. Just the search
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    Battery at 75% as of 10:40 am ET. So averaging 5% drain per hour with moderate use. I see no noticeable change in battery life.
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    Actually doing a bit better, averaging about 3% drain over 7 1/2 hours of usage (was at 38% before the update occurred, this is after update uptime constant), before update was at 5% loss/hour, getting 30 hours+ on a charge, should be roughly day-and-a-half charge cycles based on my usage.
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    12:20 pm ET 71% battery. I don't think the update hurt my battery life at all.
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    I noticed that with GOSMS the last message near the bottom would keep opening. Seems to have stopped after a reboot.
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    Been trying all morning and update was really slow. Got to about 65% and download kept stopping. Then kept saying system was not available. Now says no new update available. Wonder if update was pulled for some reason.
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    What are the 21 toggles you are referring to? Can you elaborate?

    Thanks!
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    Swipe down the Status Bar. Above the row of toggles in the right-hand corner is a four-block icon. Press that. That displays all the toggles that are available. The number is now 21 for the Verizon phones.

    The top row in that display are the toggles that are displayed in the screen when you swipe down the status bar. Note that the toggle display can be scrolled.

    If you wish to modify the initial toggles that are displayed, press the pencil icon and drag the toggles around.
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    Ah...I had all these BEFORE the update. Thanks!
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