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Why is my mobile battery going down so fast?

Why is my Samsung Galaxy S4 battery going down so fast? I'm went to bed with 40% battery on Saturday night and it was dead before I woke up 7 hrs later!

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Dec. 9, 2014 at 10:32

All Galaxy phones have battery drain issues. I'm assuming that it would apply to all Samsung phones and not just Galaxy, but since everyone gets phone out of Galaxy range forums are filled up with Galaxy complains.

Battery problem is very hard to troubleshoot and you should start with getting a screenshot of battery usage. Here is an Example:
http://www.mobilife.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/battery1.jpg

You should have Display or Phone Calls as first on the list.
If you have Android OS, Google Services or any other sh*t in there - you have a problem.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 8, 2014 at 16:23

The obvious: your Samsung Galaxy S4 might be draining at a ridiculously fast rate, because it's time to let go? The battery is dead? Or it's a cheap unreliable replacement you bought because you're cheap? :p
Or, if you think the battery cannot possibly be dead or dying (have you tested it?), you may be running all kinds of background services? Email on PUSH, Twitter and FB on background refresh? Rogue ad-supported apps? Sleep-walk sexting?

You can try charging the phone to the max. Then, before snooze time, disable the radio/s - i.e. turn of wifi, BT and set it to AIRPLANE MODE. Check in the morning if the battery is still drained excessively? If so: some app is 'phoning home'... Maybe you're on the NSA's sh*tlist? :p
There are also various battery monitor apps in the Google Android Play Store that can
monitor your battery for a couple of days to see how it performs, how it charges and discharges, what apps drain it etc etc...
I only give you one example because there are so many... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gsamlabs.bbm&hl=en

PS: as a sidenote: turn your phone OFF at night! I remember civilised times when people
couldn't be reached 24/7. Those were good times. You do not need the smartphone stuff in your sleep. For just calls, get a £10 junk phone. The battery will last for a week. Give your smartphone a break. Also: do not keep a phone close by at night. For decades people were
told smoking was safe, or, even healthy! True fact... As late as the late 1950s US medical chiefs suggested a pack a day was good for our lungs...Of course, we later learned those dudes were paid off by Big Tobacco... but who's to say Big Telco hasn't got the same clout now? ;)

TJ Skywasher  Dec. 8, 2014 at 23:32

Wasn't the S4 plagued with battery issues or was that another Samsung S model phone? I seem to recall one of their phones having battery issues according to the media.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 9, 2014 at 10:32

All Galaxy phones have battery drain issues. I'm assuming that it would apply to all Samsung phones and not just Galaxy, but since everyone gets phone out of Galaxy range forums are filled up with Galaxy complains.

Battery problem is very hard to troubleshoot and you should start with getting a screenshot of battery usage. Here is an Example:
http://www.mobilife.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/battery1.jpg

You should have Display or Phone Calls as first on the list.
If you have Android OS, Google Services or any other sh*t in there - you have a problem.

Please post a picture.

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