Question Z Fold 3 battery life discussion

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I just wanted to know what to expect during upgrade from ver 11. Do i need to make some adjustments after rhe upgrade?
Here's a link to all we know about the battery life on Android 12 and what, if any, battery optimization steps we've taken to get decent battery life :

 
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shailukov

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Here's a link to all we know about the battery life on Android 12 and what, if any, battery optimization steps we've taken to get decent battery life :

Tnx much
 

iamkkr

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Does anyone here play pubg or bgmi or any other heavy game on their fold 3???
How much is SOT while playing these games???
 

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I'm searching my PC history and here are some of the sources I used to debloat :


Also :

Code:
BLOAT
pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app

SAMSUNG VOICEMAIL
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.vvm.se

SAMSUNG TIPS
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.tips

SAMSUNG TTS ENGINE
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.SMT

SAMSUNG GLOBAL GOALS
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.sree

BIXBY
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.service
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.bixbyvision.framework
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.systemui.bixby2

FM/AM RADIO
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus

GENERAL
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.phototable
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.launcher
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.basic
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.social
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.messaging
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.vvm

SECURE WI-FI
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.fast

SAMSUNG DEX
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.desktopsystemui
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com..sec.android.app.desktoplauncher
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.desktopcommunity

MICROSOFT
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.microsoft.skydrive

GOOGLE:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.gm
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.ar.core

VERIZON
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.vzw.apnlib

SAMSUNG PASS / PAY
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.authfw
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spay
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spayfw

GIMMICKY APPS
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.wellbeing
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.da.daagent
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing

SAMSUNG AR EMOJI
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.emojiupdater

SAMSUNG STICKER CENTER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.stamp.preload
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.stickercenter
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearframe.preload
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearexpression.preload
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facear.preload

FACEBOOK
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services

CAR MODE
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub

PRINTING
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.bips
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.printspooler

SAMSUNG EMAIL
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wsomacp

SAMSUNG GAME LAUNCHER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin

SAMSUNG BROWSER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

GEAR VR
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore

SAMSUNG KIDS
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.kidshome

SAMSUNG LED COVER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

EDGE
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

SAMSUNG DEX
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.dexonpc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

Air command - com.samsung.android.service.aircommand
(Removes entry in settings. Allows button to be used as an eraser in drawing apps)
- com.samsung.android.aircommandmanager

AOD (Removes charging status from lock scree ) - com.samsung.android.app.aodservice

DeX on PC - com.sec.android.app.dexonpc

AR Doodle - com.samsung.android.ardrawing

This is super helpful, thanks! But for other people trying this, I would recommend not uninstalling com.sec.android.app.launcher and com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher unless you are already using another launcher. It also leaves you without the "recent apps" functionality even if you are using something else.
 

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After a couple days of making the tweaks here, I've been able to obtain 4H 41M SOT over 2 days usage. Very happy with this!
 

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Do people here limit the charge to 85%? I want to to keep the battery safe long term but I really need that extra 15% of charge!
Don't limit the battery if you need that extra 15%.

Basically, you can keep the battery life as new(ish) by limiting yourself to using only between 20% and 85%. That means you get 65% of the true battery life. The benefit? You get to keep the battery life as it was instead of it degrading. So if you reduce your battery usage to 65%, you will stop the battery degrading to 65% of its original capacity over a couple of years. That's right, intentionally reducing your battery usage will prevent it degrading to that battery usage, after a couple of years. The benefits are absolutely zero, in fact are negative.

Having said that, when I'm home, i limit the charging to 85%, because I just don't need that additional 15%. If I'm going out, I will charge to 100% if I'll need extra life. I'm pretty sure that I'll never see the benefits of this during my ownership of the F3, but I don't like waste so I do this anyway.

You may notice that the charging above 85% is deliberately slowed anyway, so it protects the battery to some extent.

TLDR:
Don't bother.
 
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Don't limit the battery if you need that extra 15%.

Basically, you can keep the battery life as new(ish) by limiting yourself to using only between 20% and 85%. That means you get 65% of the true battery life. The benefit? You get to keep the battery life as it was instead of it degrading. So if you reduce your battery usage to 65%, you will stop the battery degrading to 65% of its original capacity over a couple of years. That's right, intentionally reducing your battery usage will prevent it degrading to that battery usage, after a couple of years. The benefits are absolutely zero, in fact are negative.

Having said that, when I'm home, i limit the charging to 85%, because I just don't need that additional 15%. If I'm going out, I will charge to 100% if I'll need extra life. I'm pretty sure that I'll never see the benefits of this during my ownership of the F3, but I don't like waste so I do this anyway.

You may notice that the charging above 85% is deliberately slowed anyway, so it protects the battery to some extent.

TLDR:
Don't bother.
Thanks. Battery seems a big problem to me, only had the device 4 days but I'm charging a few times a day (not to max each time). I put it on 85% for overnight charging but I'd like that but extra during the day. Really wish it came with better battery life because aside from that, it's stunning.
 
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Do people here limit the charge to 85%? I want to to keep the battery safe long term but I really need that extra 15% of charge!
No, I'd much rather use my phone as needed than possibly worry about the battery being a little less in a few years. I didn’t buy the phone to use only 85% of the battery. As it is, I typically plug it in no later than when it gets to the 15% low-battery warning mark since the last 15% always dies super fast on phones for some reason, so I'm already losing 15% of the battery use.
 

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I used to change phones about every six months or so for years............but usually keep them for a couple of years since the Note-5 came out. So I feel like battery issues are never a problem. I will say the first month I had it, was having drainage issues............but after some tweaks, it's been doing well (got the phone at first release). Hoping the ZFold4 is even better because might trade for that, definitely if they put a 5000mah battery in it and include the stylus, but not holding my breath.
 
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Battery life seems to be better for me today, 5th day in. Maybe ite because I've not been on the phone constantly (new gadget factor wearing off) but I took the phone off 100% at 9am and now at 5pm got 40% left. That's similar to battery life I was getting with the Pixel 6 Pro.
 
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Something is draining my battery yesterday and today, and I don't know what yet. I had it on the wireless charger (been using it nightly since getting the phone in August) and woke up in the middle of the night to it lower than when I put it on! I thought it was a certain app that was having a log-in issue, so I deleted the app since I rarely use it anyway, but I woke up for good to it being even lower! I installed Accubattery, but am not sure what the problem app is yet. I'll restart my phone to fix it, but I wanted to use Accubattery first to try to figure it out. Usually, this battery is awesome, so it is odd!
 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 battery duration and charging

With the telephone consistently web surfing at 150 nits on cell, it went on for 6 hours and 36 minutes on the inside show set to its Adaptive 120Hz mode. Changing to 60Hz, it bounced as long as 7 hours and 53 minutes.
 

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I personally have found an app called galaxy max hz which allows screen refresh rates down to 48hz also allowing you to force 48hz on sleep.
It's probably govern me about an extra hour screen on time.
Cheers
 
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    This happens with every release of every new phone. It always takes a few days for it to settle as it's downloading apps, settings, updates, etc. It's WAY too early to compare battery life. Give it a week.
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    please, for god sake how did you do it. just tell me already
    Lol... Just disable or uninstall all unused apps, turn off Google Discover & Samsung Free (the swipe right on homescreen thing), disable Google (the app, not account syncing) and Google Assistant, turn off Bluetooth/NFC/GPS until you need it, use a black theme, turn off unnecessary notifications, error reporting, and feedback, use static wallpaper, stop app auto updates and auto refresh (weather, stocks, etc), turn off always-on-screen.
    I don't do this, but for even more battery use 96hz or 60hz and turn off vivid screen mode.
    4
    WhatsApp has been running for 25 mins and eaten ~30%? You have something deeper going on there it looks like.
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    Digital wellbeing is a battery eating feature itself. Turn it off and you will get more battery time.
    3
    Give it time to take a calibration and you to stop using your device not in the muscle memory you and the phone will develop.
    Then they'll push a firmware upgrade that destroys all that hard work you and your new fold put in getting to know one another.