Why Does The Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery Drains Fast

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More and more units of mobile phones are being introduced these days. While increasing in number, many of the newly introduced contain more advanced features that will surely interest everyone wanting to have a handy innovative device at hand. Preferably, one of these devices may include the ever advanced Samsung Galaxy S3.

Through the introduction of Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung has once again done it. For the 3rd consecutive year, the flagship of Galaxy phone is the tidy package for top-flights specifications, steady performance, compelling pricing, and approachable design. Starting its sales introduction with 5 carriers, namely AT&T, T-Mobile, the US Cellular, Sprint, and Verizon, enables the Galaxy S3 almost ubiquitous. The aggressive distribution approach of Samsung provides it the leg up against its major Android rival, which is the HTC One X. With all of these, Samsung S III became a huge item among many users.

However, even with such a huge debut in the market, there are some users who are making some complaints about the battery life of the unit. This has been the recent issue you might have heard involving the much shorter life of battery as compared to what users have expected. Even though Samsung has already promised to make an update for fixing the issue, there are still some users who are suffering and searching for a way to fix the battery problems of their Galaxy S3.

With this arising issue, there are more and more users who are asking the same question of, why does the battery drain fast? If you feel really intimidated for seeing the fast draining of your Samsung Galaxy S3, it could be due to the entire applications that you have installed. It is true that the applications you have installed on your phone can be the same reason for the fast draining of your phone even the ones you are not using.

The Explanation

Apps turn on certain parts of your phone. These parts may include the camera, the processor, or the GPS. They normally turn on when the phone need them, which is just normal. However, through digging into the apps’ code, it has been found out that they involve the so called “no sleep energy bugs. These are the mistakes within the program, which fail to have the components turned off once they are through. Different from computers that are usually plugged in at most times “awake”, a Smartphone like the Galaxy S3 try to be in the “sleep” mode, whenever possible, so as to save quality battery life. However, those buggy applications fall short the purpose.

The different applications that you have downloaded are not just the culprits. There are many of them that are being a part of the operating system that may be overtaxing your hardware. These known culprits may include the usual email program, the backup service of Android, Google Maps and, sardonically, the power manager, which is meant to save its battery life. Even the pre-installed Facebook application has also been considered to overuse the battery life of the phone.

Few of your downloads on the phone can also be the culprits to the dwindling battery life. For example, the K9Mail, a well known option to the integrated email client, may also overuse the battery. Anecdotally, it has been evident that such Android devices normally drain more life of their battery because of the issues mentioned above. Further than bugs, a lot of users are not aware when manifold programs or apps are running. Hence, they are having their phones drained.

You may find out this pretty easily. You only need to go to your Android phone’s home screen, click on the menu button and then go to the Settings. From its Menu, click on Applications and then Manage Applications. Lastly, click on the Running button that is located at the top part of the screen. You will view what is running and the ones you probably do not require. You may kill the application by clicking on it and by choosing Force Stop.

Other Ways to Resolve Samsung Galaxy S3’s Battery Life Issues

Another main cause for fast draining on your battery is the continuous utilization of Location Services feature on the phone. These location services allow particular Samsung apps such as Twitter, Google Maps, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Weather, and more for tracking down your present location through accessing the phone’s GPS. The utilization of GPS needs a bit level of power. Therefore, it is recommended to turn on the feature only for the Location Services to selected applications that you really use.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can also be the other reasons for the fast draining of your Samsung S3. Similar with the GPS feature, both of the features also consume a significant amount of power so as to properly function. That is why it is suggested to turn off both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi each time you are through using them to save more battery for your phone.

The brightness of the phone’s screen can also be another reason you may want to consider. If you are setting the brightness of your phone’s screen at its maximum all the time, you are then in a big problem with your battery life. The phone’s primary touchscreen panel is also the primary consumer of the battery of your device. Therefore, if you have set the brightness of your screen manually, you will then need to set it in the mid-level brightness once possible. More suggestively, you may also apply the integrated “Auto Brightness” feature of your phone. This feature adjusts the brightness of your screen automatically depending on the light source of the surrounding. For turning it on, simply go to Settings, go to Brightness and Wallpaper, and then turn on the option for “Auto Brightness”.

By considering these tips, you should be able to make the most of your phone’s battery life. Actually, the life of your phone’s battery greatly depends on the way you use it. This is also true with your Samsung Galaxy S3, so make sure to keep these tips in mind.

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Crystal is a seasoned writer who has been published on over 20 nationally recognized news websites. She is also an expert reviewer of Samsung related products. Crystal is the chief editor of TheNextGalaxy.com and handles all editorial requests.