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At home no problems. Charge lasts me a couple days with very light use. Last night though in hotel I had about 80% or so and wake up this morning to totally dead. Phone has signal so isn't roaming. Any ideas as to why it discharged overnight?

Edit : no apps were left open
 
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Probably needs a reboot. Some services tend to use too much battery if phones up time is very long.
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I agree with L36, check the last apps you installed/used and check the battery monitor to see what sucked the battery

EDIT: Do you have the location service activated? that uses way too much battery
Edited by danilon62 - 3/22/14 at 12:42pm
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Check out GSam Battery Monitor to see your highest battery eating apps/services.

EDIT: Do you have the phone connected to your home Wi-Fi and was it connected to any Wi-Fi at the the hotel?
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Will get app when I get home in a few hours.

Will try reboot. Location services are active. It is on WiFi at home and I was connected to WiFi at hotel.
 
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Originally Posted by Tadaen Sylvermane View Post

Will get app when I get home in a few hours.

Will try reboot. Location services are active. It is on WiFi at home and I was connected to WiFi at hotel.

Desactivate them. Go to settings > Ubication > and switch the slider to "NO". That should save you a lot of battery.
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I agree with L36, check the last apps you installed/used and check the battery monitor to see what sucked the battery

EDIT: Do you have the location service activated? that uses way too much battery

I checked the battery thing although I'm not sure if it was just from today after I charged it at 6am. If I'm understanding it correctly everything was intermittent but the wifi was a solid use bar as if it never quit even while sleep? suspended?
 
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If you had a weak wifi signal, that could have caused the drain. While this is uncommon and surely a bug, I have also seen apps that attempt to get your location with GPS drain the battery really quick if they can't get a lock because they can continue searching indefinitely. Finding the app has given me trouble in the past, as battery monitors can miss it, but a reboot should resolve the problem. Location services can definitely be a huge battery hog, and it seems Google Now is a major culprit, but does that make turning off location services altogether worthwhile? To me the answer has always been no as I don't see the point in owning a smartphone if you're going to limit its functionality.
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