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Alright, what's wrong with my Nexus 4 battery/

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Oct 19, 2012
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I am having the same problem as you, but I think mine is because of mobi's garbage reception. If it doesn't improve in 2-3days then just exchange it. They say they will ship the replacement right away.
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I had pretty bad battery life initially too. It improved a lot after I disabled syncing of Google apps I didn't use and location services. I also disabled Play Music, Play Movies, Currents, and G+. for good measure.

I noticed the MediaServer service eating up a lot of battery which is apparently a common bug where it constantly scans for new media. Running SDRescan seemed to fix this.
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here are a combination of things that significantly improved my battery life:

1). settings -> Google (under Accounts) -> xxx@gmail.com -> uncheck all the unnecessary google services that are set to sync

2). delete your Exchange Services accounts (Email) and re-add them

3). install JuiceDefender. runs in the background

4). disable "Hotword Detection" (say google to launch voice search). go to Google Now app -> settings -> voice -> uncheck hotword detection

5). disable auto sync/update for apps

my battery usage went from 15-20% per hour to 5-6% per hour after doing the above.
12 hours since full charge and i still have 30% left.
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All the things here are great ways to help batterylife ,but battery problems are typically one of the two things:
-faulty battery
-rogue app that is constantly awake. Use better battery stats as suggested by a previous post and filter by "partial wakelocks". If you see anything unusual (like facebook being awake for 5 hours), then you should consider removing the app and seeing if that makes a difference.

Otherwise, things like disabling syncing or apps to restrict data will help to improve battery.
A common app seems to be "google currents" or the location services of google latitude. Consider freezing (if rooted) or disabling these two services.
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^ +1. Wanna know screen time.

As well, do you always keep your mobile data on? I see a lot of posters on XDA having 5, 6 hours of screentime but they exclusively use wifi.
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shaolinmonk wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 8:38 pm
I have everything running (google now, bt, nfc, gps, 3 email accounts etc.) and get between 6-9 hours depending no usage.... Either an app is misbehvaing or you have a defective battery

NFC doesn't use battery power..
psyko514 wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 1:54 am
Same here, with the exception of Bluetooth. I get about 2.5 hours of screen time. If I don't plug in my phone at work, it will last me about 10-11 hours.
Whoa that's brutal. Back to 2011 i guess.
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shaolinmonk wrote:
Dec 24th, 2012 10:32 pm
That's pretty much the norn for any smartphone I use...except for note 2
I could push the GS3 and One X to last over 24 hours with 5.5 hours screen on with that stuff on a number of times. 2.5 hours is pathetic. LG and Google flopped hard on battery life this time.
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desidealer49 wrote:
Dec 24th, 2012 10:43 pm
I could push the GS3 and One X to last over 24 hours with 5.5 hours screen on with that stuff on a number of times. 2.5 hours is pathetic. LG and Google flopped hard on battery life this time.
Don't know your usage patterns..but i was charging one x mid day...s3 end of day ...iPhone 4/s/5 usually mid day as well

Right now I'm on 9 1/2 hours with 51% left and 2 hours screen time...its been a light evening
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Why does media server take up so much battery? How do you disable it?
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