Galaxy S3 suddent battery drain

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Galaxy S3 suddent battery drain

I noticed about four days ago a sudden and dramatic drop in battery performance.  I was previously able to wake up at 6am and go to bed at midnight and barely get into a 'yellow' situation.  I am not a heavy phone user.  Currently, my phone needs to be recharged at 2pm.  Last night I fully charged my phone and turned it on.  I went to sleep at 1am and when I woke up at 9am, it was dead.  Obviously I am not using while I am sleeping.

 

I've researched on the boards and have tried several tricks and tips.  I have rebooted, several times.  I have also looked for hung downloaded items.  I am just hopeful that someone out there has another thing I can look for and try. 

 

The battery in settings currently shows:

Screen - 74%

Android System - 8%

Android OS - 7%

sdcard - 3%

Cell standby - 3%

Device idle - 3%

Exchange Services - 2%

 

86% - discharging

1hr 22 m on battery

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Re: Galaxy S3 suddent battery drain

JTNoble37,

 

Welcome to the forums. I have a link below from our community forums with an in depth discussion on preserving the life of a Galaxy S III battery, not sure if you came across it. It also includes a few fixes that might just help you out.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery Drain

 

James

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Re: Galaxy S3 suddent battery drain

I tried clicking on that link and just get an error message that I don't have sufficient privileges.

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Re: Galaxy S3 suddent battery drain

MarkEHansen,

 

Are you signed in when trying to access that link, if you still cant access that link search in the forums for " Samsung Galaxy S3  battery drain."

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Yes, I'm signed in. I'm reporting the issue to you because there's something wrong with the link. I'm posting this from the same session so I know I'm signed-in, unless you mean something else by that.

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Re: Galaxy S3 suddent battery drain

I have the same problem.
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Teacher

Re: Galaxy S3 suddent battery drain

Try turning the phone off, and take the battery out for a minute. Then place the battery back in and let the phone re-charge while the phone is off overnight and see what your results are. This is assuming you didnt install any new apps or get the 4.3 update recently.

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