I solved my battery drain issue. Here's how...

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  1. squeak

    squeak Active Member

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    When I got my note 3 it had excellent battery life. I was only charging it every other day. After a few weeks it got where it was barely lasting a whole day. I'd often put it on the charger in with less than 5% left. Besides the screen my biggest drains were android os and android system. I took out my sd card and left it out and shut the phone down and did a battery pull. It is back to having excellent battery life. I don't plan to put the sd card back in, but I wonder if formatting the sd card would have helped. I hope this helps someone else.
     
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    Interesting. I've heard of (and experienced myself), removing the SIM card solving strange problems, but not the SD card fixing battery issues. I am completely open-minded so hey, anyone having battery problems, give this possible solution a try! Thanks Squeak!
     
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    A corrupt or bad/fake SD card is absolutely a reason for very high Google services use % and can cause very serious battery drain. Good detective work.
     
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    I've seen a few people come across this problem now. I'm glad you got it worked out. My friends tried to format their cards and it seemed to work temporarily. They both ended up buying new cards and have not had a problem since.
     
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    Awesome! Isn't this forum great?! :)

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    I have an OG Droid laying around and I pulled the SD card directly out of it and put it in my Note 3 a few weeks ago. All the files seemed to be there and working and at first I didn't realize the connection between the card and my battery problem. I also installed the Google Keyboard around the same time and assumed that it was the cause of the problem. I uninstalled it and that didn't fix anything, so I uninstalled almost all of the downloaded apps I had with out any luck. I was trying to think of any other changes I had made and I remembered that I had put the SD card in. I also shut the phone down and pulled the battery so I knew that it would be a fresh restart. My battery lasts twice as long as it did when I was having the problem.
     
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    Now might I ask if you'd possibly want to back up the info on the SD card, format it, put the data back on and see if it still helped??
     
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    The Samsung Note 3 has a different file design than Motorola has as any other Carrier would have, I noticed this the minute I Rooted my device. I happen to like the Motorola layout better as it pulls from a simple 'Internal/ExternalSD' or 'SDCard/SDCard1' while Samsung pulls the Internal from 'sdcard', or 'storage/emulated/0', or 'storage/emulated/legacy', or 'storage/sdcard0' and External is pulled only from 'storage/extSdCard'. So, you can certainly see why just pulling an SD card from a previous device and plugging it into a new Note 3 would cause some Battery drain as nothing is lining up.

    I usually have 2 suggestions if you plan on taking a previous SD card and using it in the new phone. First, don't put it in the device copy the entire Card to a folder on your computer. Then put the card in your device, and let your device Format and completely FORMAT your card. Then connect your device via USB and start copying files over correctly. Second, if you have Root, download this app, SD-Booster set it to the max default as our device is not a dual core. A little pick up from the SD card can go a long way. :biggrin:
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Who would have thought that such things drain the battery so fast.
     
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    How about posting the brand(s) of SD cards everyone finds that don't play well.
     
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    Pick a brand name from a reputable source and the chances are very good that you won't have a problem. There are more out there than I can list. If the name isn't something you are familiar with or you purchased it from an off brand site that's where you may have an issue.
     
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