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I have 5200 milli amp (correct metric?) battery and my battery life still sucks on my att sg4...

No ip chat apps
No facebook apps
No GPS
No wifi
No fancy crap
No Sync

What the fudge?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

I'm starting to really hate this crap (hard to restrain explicatives in the thread from this gradually built up frustration!!)

How the crap can I figure out the problem? Here are some screens that I think you will find helpful...




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Looks like it might just be a really bloated ROM, if you're into tinkering you could try flashing an modified (thats been de-bloated) one from xda-developers for your specific phone

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Looks like the OS is using a lot of power look into whats causing it.
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Its probably bloatware. On my Rezound, I can NOT turn off facebook even if I'm not running it. It just keeps turning back on. I just haven't took the time to root.
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Anybody with experience with the sg4?
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When I still had my At&T GS4(snapdragon version), standard 2600mAh and stock Touchwiz. Battery life is more than plenty even with Full brightness(100% & Dynamic mode). With wifi & sync always on,disabled all the AT&T apps.


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post #7 of 9
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Yep, it should usually have my screen as the biggest battery user (around 50+ %) followed by Chrome...but this dumb Android System has been the most recent issue...

Seriously feel like I have 0 control over this dumb thing.

Any alternative to the facebook app? I uninstalled that this past week bc it's a terrible battery hog since it's constantly updating; however facebook through the browser is just considerably slower. Does disabling facebook notifications from the app turn off its continuous server checks, or does the battery impact still remain fairly high
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Yep, it should usually have my screen as the biggest battery user (around 50+ %) followed by Chrome...but this dumb Android System has been the most recent issue...

Seriously feel like I have 0 control over this dumb thing.

Any alternative to the facebook app? I uninstalled that this past week bc it's a terrible battery hog since it's constantly updating; however facebook through the browser is just considerably slower. Does disabling facebook notifications from the app turn off its continuous server checks, or does the battery impact still remain fairly high

 

That's a good point, and I'm not sure on the answer..

 

There are some alternatives, try these? I know these apps use push, so only when you first open it, and while you're using it does it have notification checking or whatever you want to call it

 

Fast: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1581371

Atrium: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2154632

post #9 of 9
I would reset the phone back to factory and set it up manually (sync is OK, but don't restore a backup file). I had a Titanium Backup that I was restoring my apps from that caused drain on my Hero.

A couple months ago, Maps was draining my GS4 badly. I disabled it until recently, it seems to be fixed now. Are you updated?

If you turn off all notifications, Facebook won't run in the background constantly anymore... But that's not your problem.

You need to do a factory reset and see if that fixes the kernel issues. It is running your CPU all of the time, even when screen is off

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