What's your battery life like with the new JB?

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    I side-loaded the new Jelly Bean OS and have noticed a significant reduction in battery life. I did two complete FDR's and even formatted the SD card. I also "calibrated" the battery as instructed from a previous thread. I am getting maybe 6-8 hours out of my battery before it's time to hook up the charger. Use is very light...... a few phone calls (no more than 15 minutes in length), an hours worth of Facebook and Twitter (combined), no needless apps downloaded or running, and maybe 30 minutes worth of playing some music. I know I'm forgetting a few items but it doesn't amount to much time or usage. What gives?

    RAZR 98.72.16 XT912 on JB v4.1.2
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    GPS or Google Now constantly running?

    Maybe the battery is just going bad?
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    No GPS running at all. WiFi only running when I'm at home and connected to the router. Google Now doesn't even show up on my list of running apps. The phone is only 1 year old so I don't see the battery being the issue. The battery life was pretty good on ICS and had no complaints to speak of.
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    My phone was off the charger from 7 am yesterday to 1 am this morning, battery was at 50% (battery indicator does in 1% increments so it was accurate).

    Prior to JB it would have been at 10-20%.

    I'm also a heavy user, on my phone all day either with games, GPS, Google Now, etc.

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    Click on that Media and see if it is running all the time. That was a huge problem with my Razr running earlier ICS versions.
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    After uploading my battery life increased a little more than 10%.
    I'm frugal with my data an only use it on demand, so... I don't have unlimited data, so I run WIFI at home, and at work, It is a battery drain, but not bad.
    I have about 70% battery left after a days use and being on 18 hours.
    Can't complain.
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    Use wifi over 4G/3G any time you can. Makes a HUGE difference on battery life. 4G sucks the life out of my battery.

    Use smart actions for when your phone is inactive, i.e. not moving, screen off, not charging make it turn off data sync etc.
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    I'm on WiFi when I'm at home. When at work, it uses 4G/3G for about 8 hours. I can be fully charged and the phone will be dead by the end of my work day. I realize 4G/3G uses battery but this is ridiculous. I've uninstalled ALL apps previously downloaded and ran on stock JB 4.1.2 for a couple of days and there wasn't much change. Obviously, heavier use yielded higher battery consumption but even with light to very light use I should be getting wayyyy more life out of this thing.
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    I have been getting much poorer battery life also. Android OS shows up as using far more than previously. I may have it fixed though. I *think* turning off bluetooth keeps that from happening. Although I also turned off gps and location services at the same time. I need to test each one.
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    My Maxx has always been 100% stock.
    On GB battery life was good. When on OTA ICS my battery life was horrible.
    Then wiped cache, manually put the Christmas leak JB on, had to do a FDR which lost all my apps but battery life was much better.
    Now on final OTA JB and battery life is better than it ever was. Loving my Maxx now. Was going to buy a G3 of G4 but no reason to get rid of the Maxx now.
    Hope this helps somebody.
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    My battery has suffered since the update to JB. The offender seems to consistently be the Kernal, OS. I have seen this mentioned through several posts. I have cleared cache and completed a battery monitor calibration. I could be remembering wrong, but it seems like I had the same issue when I went to the ICS upgrade and it settled down after awhile.
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    It's a little work, but a factory reset is always a good idea after any update to straighten things out.

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    I did a factory reset along with clearing the cache. Not change at all.
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    I just wiped the cache. Will give it a couple of days to see if this have any affect on battery life or performance.
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    Just an FYI. I had a full charge at 8:00 this morning and after being in a very strong 4G area all day, a couple of short phone calls, half a dozen text messages, and 10 minutes on Twitter, as of at this moment, my battery is at 18%. This is ridiculous :mad:
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    That is definitely jacked up. When I put my phone on charge last night it had been running about 17 hours and was at 40% and I had used the heck out of it all day.

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    My battery also sucks since jb even after an FDR. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Android OS is also using WAY more battery than it ever did on ics.
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    Right now

    SCREEN - 40%
    VOICE CALLS - 25%
    ANDROID OS - 15%

    I have the screen set to AUTO brightness and I am very aware of making sure I turn the screen OFF when I'm finished doing whatever it is I'm doing at the time.

    LAST 4 PHONE CALLS (only phone calls I've made or received today)
    5:47
    3:50
    22:16
    2:06
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