My battery life is bad....

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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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    The G2 I have here gets better battery life after KK and a factory data reset. But for some reason streaming songs using Google Play Music (via wifi or 4G) drains the battery twice as fast on the G2 as it does on the M8. Ain't figured that one out yet.
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    I got my phone back from LG today. It appears it's a replacement. I'm hoping for better results than with the other one I had.
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    Let us know.
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    I double checked and it looks like this is the same phone I sent out, or at least it had the same imei number. I'm going to call LG this afternoon and see what was done to the phone.
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    They may have simply swapped the battery. Is the battery life any better? That should give you a definitive answer.
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    Today the battery wasn't any better than before. Hopefully it will get better as I use it.
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    I have experienced a faster battery drain after the KitKat update. I have perform 2 Factory Resets: One from the settings menu, the other using the alternate method. I am using the same apps I have been using from almost beginning of time. I do not root. Same thing happened with my Samsung Fascinate after Gingerbread update. There may be subtle manufacturing differences with our phones, such as a different chipset used that may be from multiple vendors, something. It could not be explained.
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    Well battery life is still pretty bad. The main thing that drives me crazy is many times at work I'm sitting 5 feet from someone with an iPhone 4 on Verizon like my G2 and not having enough reception to do anything data wise when the iphone is able to do anything except stream video.
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    Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I had forgotten about that post. I think the signal difference that time was an outlier. Since then both phones have been much closer in signal strength.
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    I have being saying around with some of the settings and I found that the sync setting helps with battery saving. If you turn the sync setting and your brightness off, your battery life will increase dramatically. I found that the LG G2 screen is pretty bright just naturally and most times your eyes just adjust to it. I go to work for 4 hours every morning and I turn those 2 settings off and it barely drops 1% until I get home and turn them back on.
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