posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 10:41 AM
Yep, I would try a hard reset. Remove any downloadable themes, if you have them.
Your signal quality can have a huge effect on battery life. If you only have 1 or 2 bars of reception, the phone works overtime to connect, especially
in 4g mode. Add to that, the GPS receiver and other sensors
I run with everything disabled, unless needed. When surfing, I disable data and use wifi when available.
There are power widgets you can drop on your home screen, if you didn't already know, that make it real easy to toggle on the needed functions. Also
kill the carriers location function and set to stand alone gps. The carrier location services bounces off all the towers using your cell radio and
drains the batt as it constantly tracks you, this draw gets worse as the signal lowers.
If you go to settings, then battery, it monitors your usage, then reports what is using up batt life.
Also, my phone would be dead in an hour at its brightest screen setting, especially with the constant on while surfing.
It is always the highest drain on the battery report.
I'm typing this on a note5 and have lost 5% doing it, because its bright here.
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