Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery issues

Discussion in 'Smartphone Battery Discussion' started by cstahler92, Nov 19, 2012.

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    Alright so lately I've been having low battery life and I have to charge at least once a day before sleep.
    I have Juice Defender on (although Idk if it works with my phone not being rooted) it is at 1.37x
    I have Advanced Task Killer which auto kills ever 30 minutes (Excluding Juice Defender)
    I have the standard battery.
    I am constantly sweeping my apps as well.
    So I am having trouble figuring out why my battery life is crap. Any suggestions/tips?
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    Remove the task killer. That drains your battery

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    alright. I uninstalled it with 100% Battery Life so if I'll see if it worked. Also I always see unnecessary apps up. I use Go GO Launcher so I can sweep apps on that, but I always see random games up that I haven't played for at least a day. I always close them properly so idk.
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    Task killers have always been misused. Don't use em. As for go launcher, its a home replacement so its constantly running.

    Your problem might be that your battery meter isn't properly set..

    What I want you to do. The next time your battery is charged completely. Run your phone until it get at least to 5% but try to run it down completely. Then charge it while the phone is off until it is already up to 100%.

    Then do it once more and that should reset your meter.

    Also may I ask, are you rooted?
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    I'll do that this time because when I woke up it was fully charged. It also charges pretty fast. Like at lets say 25-30% it takes an hour to 2 hours max. to get to 100%. I am not rooted.
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    So ya, run it until its dead then charge it back up while off. Turn on and do it again.
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    I have been thinking about rooting it I just don't want to do the back ups and pay money. Right now my battery life is at about 45%-50% and I have played with my phone for maybe an hour at most today.
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    Good. I can help you with it further if you want. Espicially with rooting. You wanna hit me up on gtalk?
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    i assume Gtalk is Private Messaging if not thne I'm not sure what it is lol. My battery is at about 205 atm so I'll see if I have any questions after I do what you said at first.
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    Google talk? Lol you should have it on your phone I assume.
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    Hm idk it might be in Google+, but either way I've never used it lol
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    No its not lol just pm me lol
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    Right now it seems to have worked. I have been playing Music on my phone for about 4 and a half hours now and I'm at 77% life atm.
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    For better battery life put your phone 0ff while charging. Because some applications in android won't let the phone charge fully.
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    Hi guys sorry to hijack your tread. Im new to the S3 wanted one for ages and the wife got it for Xmas for me. I have noticed that if i go to bed without charging it then when i wake up the phone will be nearly
    dead!!! what?? why im not using it?? weirdly i was watching a 2 hour movie at 100% battery and when the movie was over i was at 70% that was quite good in my books. How everv when i went to sleep the phone was still on with the screen in sleep mode and it used more power in sleep mode then when i watched the movie with bright screen and movie

    there seems something to odd here for me to just accept it.

    can you guys assist me?

    Also what is rooting?
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    I deleted juice defender ultimate and downloaded DS battery saver pro.. Wow what a difference. I lose 1.8% battery life every hour when the phone is not in use as apposed to 10% with juice defender. Might be worth a shot. I have a 1700 battery so is probably a bigger issue for me than most
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    s3 overheating?

    my galaxy s3 battery doesnt even last me 1/4 of the day! then i noticed it was getting really warm, like almost hot when i was using it! freaked me out! so i brought it to a local place down the street from me (repairem.com) and they replaced by battery and now my phone doesnt die on me like it use to! and its cool to the touch now. not sure what was the issue but so happy that its fixed!
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII since 01 year ago. Since 01 month ago the battery does not charge, despite being connected to its charger and electricity for hours, only reaches 80%. What can I do?
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