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By jbostrom15, Junior Member on 12th February 2013, 01:53 AM
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Ok so I've had my GN2 for about a month now. For the first 2 weeks I could easily go all day on moderate to heavy use. Over the past week and a half however my battery has just started to drain so quickly. I get up at 630am with 100 percent battery life and by 9 I have only 75 percent. This is with only browsing my email checking the news and playing a couple songs through Google Music. Does anybody have any ideas as to what might be wrong with my phone? Am I alone with this?

UPDATE: This actually just happened as I was typing this and has happened twice today. The phone goes through the shutdown screen with the Samsung logo stays black for about 3 seconds then started back up.
 
 
12th February 2013, 04:52 AM |#2  
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Ok so I've had my GN2 for about a month now. For the first 2 weeks I could easily go all day on moderate to heavy use. Over the past week and a half however my battery has just started to drain so quickly. I get up at 630am with 100 percent battery life and by 9 I have only 75 percent. This is with only browsing my email checking the news and playing a couple songs through Google Music. Does anybody have any ideas as to what might be wrong with my phone? Am I alone with this?

UPDATE: This actually just happened as I was typing this and has happened twice today. The phone goes through the shutdown screen with the Samsung logo stays black for about 3 seconds then started back up.

what ROM are you running?
what kernel?
have you installed any apps lately that might be running in the background taking up a lot of resources?
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I see someone else asked what rom you are using, but assuming you are stock, as I am, I have had a similar battery problem. I tried turning off several native apps, and other things without any improvement. I'm with Sprint and was also being randomly dropped from the network, requiring restarts. I called tech support and was about to get the phone replaced, but they required trying a master reset before doing so. That's what I did (with the hardware buttons, not through the software menu), and to my amazement, my phone is better than new! Battery life is what it should be - excellent, and other problems disappeared as well. Just a thought.


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Ok so I've had my GN2 for about a month now. For the first 2 weeks I could easily go all day on moderate to heavy use. Over the past week and a half however my battery has just started to drain so quickly. I get up at 630am with 100 percent battery life and by 9 I have only 75 percent. This is with only browsing my email checking the news and playing a couple songs through Google Music. Does anybody have any ideas as to what might be wrong with my phone? Am I alone with this?

UPDATE: This actually just happened as I was typing this and has happened twice today. The phone goes through the shutdown screen with the Samsung logo stays black for about 3 seconds then started back up.

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I see someone else asked what rom you are using, but assuming you are stock, as I am, I have had a similar battery problem. I tried turning off several native apps, and other things without any improvement. I'm with Sprint and was also being randomly dropped from the network, requiring restarts. I called tech support and was about to get the phone replaced, but they required trying a master reset before doing so. That's what I did (with the hardware buttons, not through the software menu), and to my amazement, my phone is better than new! Battery life is what it should be - excellent, and other problems disappeared as well. Just a thought.

What is the combination of buttons for a hard reset
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Seems to me it's up&down volume buttons at the same time; power button; home button. You might want to search that to confirm.

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Seems to me it's up&down volume buttons at the same time; power button; home button. You might want to search that to confirm.

That didn't work. I've been searching and trying to hard reset but it won't let me
14th February 2013, 02:33 PM |#7  
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Download Better Battery Stats and see what it tell you about your partial wakelocks. Something(s) are keeping your phone from Deep Sleep.
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Download Better Battery Stats and see what it tell you about your partial wakelocks. Something(s) are keeping your phone from Deep Sleep.

Is there any other way to figure out what is keeping my phone like this that doesn't involve having to buy a 3 dollar app
18th February 2013, 12:20 AM |#9  
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Re: [Q] Major battery life issues
Solving your problem isn't worth 3 of your dollars yet it's worth more of someone elses time or effort?

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Solving your problem isn't worth 3 of your dollars yet it's worth more of someone elses time or effort?

Sent from my SPH-L900 using xda premium

It's just that I've tried a bunch of apps so far and none have helped
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Solving your problem isn't worth 3 of your dollars yet it's worth more of someone elses time or effort?

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It's just that I've tried a bunch of apps so far and none have helped

You're aware that BBS is on XDA as freeware for download, last I knew....Come to think of it...you're not. It is a great tool, well worth the $3USD they charge, and that says alot due to all the $3-5 apps out there that are next to worthless.

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