Terrible Battery Life After Kitkat - Verizon G2

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    After I got my G2 I went back to the Verizon store and compared signal strength with a Moto X and both phones were pretty much the same. I don't know that that was a fair comparison since that was a really good location for signal. I wake up at 5 am and work until 3:30. Usually by the time I get off my battery is 20% to 30% without heavy use. This is better than my past phones, but not as good as most people get.
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    I can't compare battery life to previous as I didn't pick up the G2 until after the KitKat update was released - it was basically take it out of the box, turn it on, accept the update - but I can say that I have been very pleased with the battery life as it exceeds that of my Note 3.

    I hope you are able to find some resolution as it can definitely be frustrating to watch the battery drain with minimal use.
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    Keep in mind that battery life is dependant on the apps you have added to the phone. Most apps use battery power while idle. Some more than others.
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    I've been turning off the location service when not needed. If a website or app needs it, I'll turn it on and then turn it off when I'm done. Seems to help a bit with battery life. Also, anyone ever find out what's up with the Bluetooth using battery even when not on?......
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    Location Services drains the batteries of the G2. You have to only enable it when needed. As for the bluetooth, what issue? I haven't seen an issue with bluetooth draining the battery.
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    I haven't had an issue with bluetooth draining my battery either.
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    Leave Bluetooth off all day. Then at night before bed or whatever, go to settings, and then battery. You will see Bluetooth has used like 3 or 4 percent of your battery. And it was never on! At least this has happened to me, every day since 4.4 update. Other people have chimed in on this too.
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    My G2 was an utter fail after the update.

    i refused to do a factory reset but it got so bad I had to.

    its better than new now.
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    OK, I'll check it out. Have you reset yours since the update?
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    No I haven't.
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    I checked mine earlier before charging it and it didn't have any bluetooth usage showing. I did reset mine though. I read on android central that the update that gives the G2 knock code has a fix for this bluetooth issue.
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    Oh cool. Didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up. Did you happen to find out when that update is rolled out?
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    From what I've read in the forums over there it's just international models getting it right now. I haven't read any news about it coming to US carriers though.
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    I just checked battery stats and the phone says bluetooth has used 5%, but gsam shows no bluetooth usage. Interesting.
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    It could be the global radio

    Hello all.
    May I offer a suggestion on how to improve battery life? Go to settings>Tethering & network> Mobile Networks>System select.

    Check your network mode. If global is selected, change this to LTE/CDMA.

    I remember when completing Samsung OTA updates that this feature would be activated by Verizon. Sure enough, they did the same on the lg G2 OTA update. Once I changed my network to the LTE/CDMA option, my battery life was better than before.
    This may help a few of you avoid a factory data reset.

    Secondly, I’ve noticed that once I force the network to change, the next time it resets to “Global” the battery consequences are not as severe. I’m not sure why the phone network changes like that but it does.


    Hope this helps a few of the forum members.
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    Thanks for the reminder. I forgot to do that. Hopefully that helps my phone some.
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    I have good battery life if not better after the update, mine is set on LTE also.. Maybe by default, from Verizon? [​IMG]

    Sent from my GS4 Zombie Communicator
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    Totally forgot about that option. Sure enough it was set to global after update. Will switch over to LTE/CDMA and monitor results. Thanks
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