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Galaxy S3 OTA Jellybean update!!

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Apr 3, 2012
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Ontario
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Dec 8th, 2012 11:24 am
I'm not sure if Google Now is causing it, but since the update I have been getting much worse battery life...barely make it throughout the day with LTE off and only 1 hour screen time. I can't think what else the culprit could be, but before the update I would go to bed at night with 40% battery remaining, now I have to be careful so it doesnt die at 9pm. Anyone else experiencing worse battery life?
I noticed the same thing on my phone. If the phone was idle it was still ok, but anytime the screen was on and an app was running the battery would drain noticeably faster. I did a factory reset and the battery life is back to the way it was before the jelly bean update, maybe slightly better. If you don't find any other solution maybe this could work for you too.
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For me, it appears the battery lasted longer than before the update.
I keep LTE on all day (I also turn on wifi too so it does not really use LTE the whole day) before and after JB update.

Before the Jelly Bean update, it hardly can last until 9pm. I sometime re-charged the phone in the office.
After the update, it lasts until midnight and I have not recharged my phone in the office since.

I cannot think of what I changed in terms of my habit.
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So far the only thing that really bugs me is the proximity of the "Attach" and "Send" button on the keyboard.
I preferred it before when they were apart.
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Barrie
Ugh my battery life is crap since the update too. This really sucks... I really dont want to have to do a reset :(
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Greely
chickibum wrote:
Dec 10th, 2012 3:47 pm
Ugh my battery life is crap since the update too. This really sucks... I really dont want to have to do a reset :(
Try Juice Defender first. I installed it when I was still on ICS and it dramatically improved my battery life. Maybe you can avoid a reset.
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Toronto
What is everybody settings on their phone right now to save battery? Besides power saving option, I have turned off wifi, GPS and AUTO for screen
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Aug 23, 2012
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Toronto
wifi is soo much better with the update... no more complaints from me now!
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gfunkdocta wrote:
Dec 13th, 2012 4:26 pm
sync off - this drains the most batt
wifi off unless i need it (mind u the network/LTE consumes more power) for instance i leave wifi on when sleeping
i hate auto screen brightness, messes with my eyes, i just put it at a reasonably low level
i also "kill tasks when you exit them" in developer options
I assume your talking about "Do not keep activities", that + sync off ?
Wont that interfere with emails, notifications etc?
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JELLYBEAN IS OUT FOR AWS DEVICES!!!!!!! Samsung galaxy s3 for wind and mobi
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trixstar wrote:
Dec 13th, 2012 11:22 pm
JELLYBEAN IS OUT FOR AWS DEVICES!!!!!!! Samsung galaxy s3 for wind and mobi

about 15min download by OTA. thank u. doing it now in wee hours sure beats the server jam tomorrow !!!
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chickibum wrote:
Dec 10th, 2012 3:47 pm
Ugh my battery life is crap since the update too. This really sucks... I really dont want to have to do a reset :(
See if google now is using your location full throttle. That alone can make your phone cry. I just disabled the whole thing off as i never had any use for it lol.
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Nov 11, 2012
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Got it for WIND. Saw many videos of it and it didn't seem different what so ever. Now that I actually use it it does seem faster. We are talking small amounts since the S3 is so good, but everything for me is super fast. I did a benchmark test and get right at that 6000 mark
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Updated a few days ago. This update messed up my stock browser. Whenever I am scrolling in the browser it zooms in. So annoying. Had to switch to firefix for now. Hope theres a fix for that soon.
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The new jelly bean update doesn't have photosphere?!! I cant find it anywhere on my S3.
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No, photosphere is in 4.2. You updated to 4.1.1.
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