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[How to]--->Simple Guide to Better Battery Life

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Sir, This post of yours has been written with much care and intelligence.

Keep up all your good work. The Android community benefits much because of you and the others who contribute work such as this as well as ROMS, kernels, How to's, guides and guidelines.

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Great guide, thank you...

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Originally Posted by tsmvengy

My girlfriend recently got the AT&T GS3 and was having big battery issues - the battery was constantly hot and the phone was constantly draining fast and would be done in 4 hours. Personally I don't believe people should have to solve this issue with gimmicky crap like turning data off when the phone sleeps, setting the brightness so low you can barely see things, etc. The phone battery is designed to last a day+ with normal use, so issues like the battery crapping out in 4 hours point to something deeper. I took a look around and found the following:

(I can't post the link but it is an ATT forums post called "Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery Drain (sudden drop)" and the steps are on the second page)

I followed these steps from user "erickb1800":

There was no Samsung Account under Accounts & Sync so I did not have to delete that. But I did disable those 5 apps listed in step 3 and it basically made the problem go away. One of them was using CPU constantly in the background (it only showed up as "Android OS" in the battery page tho) and disabling them seems to have solved the problem.

Have you tried using the JB Frost Rom. after installing it on my gf's S3, there was a dramatic improvement on battery life. I highly recommend this rom.
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wow, thank you i dont know where i would be right now with out this post...probably with a phone thats almost catching on fire.
25th January 2013, 07:26 PM |#65  
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26th January 2013, 12:52 AM |#66  
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Re: [How to]--->Simple Guide to Better Battery Life
I dunno if its my battery, phone, rom, watever it is it takes hrs to charge my phone and even when its done charging it dies very quickly.
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1st February 2013, 07:58 AM |#67  
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Originally Posted by dmarco

Awesome guide.. We thank you

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thank you sir!
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Regarding "Matte Screen Filter".. I've tried a few similar apps and while they seem to dim the screen (no doubt), I am not so sure if they are doing this by actually reducing the display's brightness. Rather, it feels like it is just a (gray?) overlay on entire screen. So, how much battery does this actually save? If I understand correctly, OLED displays when displaying black the pixel(s) are turned off. So, wouldn't the overlay still light them to some extent?

Using S3's "negative colors" under accessibility, you can see the haze of these filters on a true black wallpaper. Did anyone try this and more importantly, is there any app that can "really" dim the screen without these overlay filters?
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it is great to use the app "battery reborn" to have info about power comsuption of your device.
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