Solved Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (VZW) getting Poor Battery Life for anyone else?

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  1. hammerhead13

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    Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (VZW) getting Poor Battery Life for anyone else? I just got mine Last week and i can not get it to last a Day. Is this Possible because of the LTE Radio? I have the the Always on Display turned off. Brightness is Low. WiFi is on Auto.
     
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    seems to me there were battery problems and updates were supposed to fix it. it the watch completely updated yet?
     
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    Yup. Says up to date
     
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    you can try disabling the radio and see if it helps with the battery, also disable the weather app to see if maybe it is calling home too much. I know you hate to hear this and I hate to say it but after doing an online search, it looks like there are still a lot of battery issues with no clear solution. some possible suggestions

    • When you are not using the Gear, switch to sleep mode by covering the screen with your palm.
    • Activate power saving mode.
    • Close unnecessary apps.
    • Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use.
    • Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use.
    • Decrease the screen brightness.
    • Deactivate the watch always on feature.
    • Deactivate the voice wake-up feature in S Voice.
    • Customize the notification settings in the Samsung Gear app on the connected mobile device.
     
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    Enough was enough. Tried all sorts of Tweaks and settings and went out for the day and my S3 lasted ~12hrs. Far from the 3 days Samsung claims. Decided to try a Factory Reset. Reset it and Tweaked Settings. Watch has been on for 7hrs and its at 88%. Looks like maybe when it updated to 3.0 something Glitched. So far this is what i was hoping for. Honestly i want at least what i was getting on my LG Urbane. If i can get 36hrs or Better i'll be estatic.
     
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    too bad you had to reset it. but you gotta do what you gotta do. thanks for letting us know :)
     
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    Yeah, Resets are never fun but so far it's lasting longer than ever since I bought it. Currently it's @ 77% so it's a massive improvement. Worth the hassle of a FDR.
     
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    [UPDATE] After doing the FDR on my S3 Frontier I charged it up. Tweaked Settings and got over 3 days on it. It did go to a special Power Save @ 5% so i stopped my test. Now to tweak settings to see if i can use more and still get decent Life.

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    three days, not bad. wished my gear s2 got three days :) most of the time it does two
     
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    Here is what I got when i Turned the LTE Radio on Always. So that definitely cut a Day off. Looks like it would fall just Short of 2 days with it on. Honestly I good with that. So much Better after the Reset. From 12hrs to 40-37hrs. Next I will try the Display always on.

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    might want to consider changing the watch face. it is using a lot of your battery.
     
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    I've been using the watch only mode all I really need is the time

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