My battery life is bad....

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  1. eshef

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    My battery life had started declining even before Kit Kat and after had plummeted. I (finally) did a factory reset, which didn't seem to help appreciably, then I drained the battery - left it on until it turned itself off (at 1%). That did help.
     
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    From a technical standpoint that's a bad idea, discharging a lithium polymer battery to less than 10% capacity can significantly reduce is charge cycle and capacity... But many LiPo batteries have a safeguard which shuts them off prior to reaching that point.

    Then again, if it works, who am I to argue?

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    Oh good, now I'm totally confused! :blink:
     
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    It was just because i unplugged it, now they are normal and my battery lasts me all day on one charge so im not complaining. Thats a step up from many other phones i have had
     
  5. scott craft

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    To give an update on my phone, I talked to Verizon tech support today and the guy I talked to thinks it's an app problem causing my battery life to be so poor sometimes. If I was understanding what he was saying some of my apps aren't allowing the phone to sleep properly. I deleted some, so we'll see how it goes.
     
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    Get Wake lock Detector, GSAM, or BetterBatteryStats... Any of them should find your rogue app fairly quickly.

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    My phone isn't rooted, so wakelock detector doesn't really work for me any more. GSAM doesn't indicate a rogue app, but it is also limited in regards to wakelock detecting without root. According to the battery usage listed by GSAM I don't have a bad app, but I guess if something is keeping the phone from sleeping properly it won't show without root, unless I'm missing something.
     
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    Change you view in app sucker to "Time held awake" and "Number if timed waking device", If an app is keeping your phone from sleeping it will be there.

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    Thanks, that should help a lot.
     
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    Kit Kat

    Kit Kat will kill your battery. Do not down load.
     
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    Kit Kat was designed to optimize battery. Dunno where you heard that.

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    @besiggers is absolutely correct, KitKat itself if very battery friendly, much more so than Jellybean.

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    I don't think kitkat itself hurts battery life, otherwise the interwebs would be in an uproar over it. Kitkat did make my battery life worse, but it was already going downhill. I think my phone is defective, but I don't think I'll be able to convince Verizon without resetting my phone again.
     
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    I shipped my phone to LG today. I'll let you guys know what they find.
     
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    Wow. Really? Unfortunately you are mistake sir/ma'am. Kit Kat will not kill your battery. Not performing a FDR (Factory Data Reset) after the initial install of KitKat will.
     
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