Extend Galaxy Nexus battery life by turning off 4G LTE

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If you are the proud owner of a new Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wireless, you’ll know that conserving that precious battery life remains a key focus for consumers as they get to grips with using 4G LTE data for the very first time. Although you may not be aware, there’s actually a way to switch off 4G LTE in your phone settings and it will ensure that you get a much needed boost in your overall battery life.

It may seem like common sense to most, but you just know that there are some users who are oblivious to this and just use their Galaxy Nexus with 4G LTE automatically switched on. If you have noticed a fast drop in battery life, you can bet that 4G LTE is primarily responsible for this, so unless you use Verizon’s new 4G data speeds regularly, we suggest you turn it off manually in the settings until you really need it.

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To do this, simply head to your phone settings, select More, Mobile networks, Network Mode and then select CDMA as your preferred choice of data. Once you’ve done this you should notice a significant increase in battery life, although we do recommend you go out and purchase the extended battery for $49.99. Having said that, the online store is showing the extended battery as ‘sold’ out at the moment, which is probably due to a recent deal which brought the price down to just $25 for a limited period of time.

For those of you that do have the larger 2100mAh battery for the Galaxy Nexus, you are probably enjoying very reasonable battery performance on your handset, regardless of if you have 4G LTE enabled or not. For those that have the standard battery though, try switching 4G off now in your settings and let us know if the battery boost was substantial for you or not.

  • AlphaRider

    I don’t see a point having this galaxy nexus at all if you cannot use 4G!

    This phone cannot even last for 4 hours on original battery! I can’t even consider the original battery to be a viable option for use.  Perhaps update 4.0.4 can address this issue but highly doubt itEnd up I have to to use an extended battery to lengthen the power life of this phone.  So far the Qcell extended battery last me through a day which is an acceptable usage for mehttp://www.amazon.com/QCell-Verizon-Samsung-Extended-Compatible/dp/B00746TQVM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333084783&sr=8-1