11-20-2012, 12:50 PM #1
- 8 Posts
I realize that this has been posted before, but I can't stress exactly how much a factory reset has helped my battery life. Prior to the reset, my battery life was mediocre at best. I would have exchanged my phone, but all colors are sold out everywhere within a 50 mile radius. Didn't really see how a factory reset would help, but I did it anyway, and I have to say, I am glad that I did. After over 3 hours of active screen use and 12 hours of idle, my battery life is at around 50%. If you haven't done it yet, I highly suggest that you do.
Also, do not trust the battery indicator. After a full charge, I played games for 30 minutes and my battery remained at 100%. It then dropped from 100% to 90% in around 6 minutes, and 90% to 87% took two hours.
Last edited by Jetrii; 11-20-2012 at 01:31 PM.
11-20-2012, 01:11 PM #3
- 5 Posts
Can you give some details, what was your battery status (%100?, %50?) when you did the reset? Did you reset using settings->about->reset your phone menu or using the volume down, camera and power keys? Did you plug your phone in to the charger during the reset?
11-20-2012, 01:44 PM #6
- 80 Posts
My battery life has improved after the phone completely died and I recharged it.
In my opinion, the battery life on mine has been unacceptable up to this point though and I was considering taking it back and getting something else.
I left it plugged in all night Sunday, unplugged at 6:30 am leaving for work, checked my e-mail, sent and recieved a couple of text at 7 when getting to the office. Checked my words with friends stuff around 9 am and battery was at 50% or so with no running apps and sitting on my desk top. I didn't touch the phone until around 2:30 when checking e-mails and text and it had the heart indicated, I assumed it was just not an accurate indication of power, At 3 pm when going to check e-mail again the phone had shut down, completely dead. Gave it a little charge on the way home, powered it up to call the wife, etc and it went dead again around 8 pm.
I plugged it in after going dead last night and let it sit on charge all night, with same activity as yesterday my indicator as of 12:40 pm shows 93%.
If this holds steady I'll be fine but if it sucks again over the next few days I'm returning the phone inside my 14day window and looking at another option. I haven't had a mobile device needing this frequent of a charge in like 8 or 9 years. Taking it to a race this weekend out of town sucked as it went dead both days at the track before we left, all I did was take some pics and, check e-mail, a few text, and some facebook monitoring.
I had had NFC and bluetooth turned off since day one, and on my trip I was turning off wifi as a precaution to see if that helped with battery life. I also always make sure to "back out" of application using the back arrow so I leave nothing potentially running idle.
11-20-2012, 02:02 PM #7
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11-20-2012, 06:29 PM #9
- 11 Posts
I also had subpar battery life (about 8hrs total, email, one phone call, checking words with friends twice, reading twitter updates and one youtube video) until i let the battery drain completely and recharged. Since the recharge i'm getting about 20hrs with light usuage.
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