Samsung Galaxy S4 culprit of battery life issues

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is tagged as a device to make your life easier with more fun, but what happens when the juice doesn’t last as long as it should? You take to online forums and try and find a fix, well at least this is what we’ve seen over the last few weeks after Samsung Galaxy S4 users experience prolonged battery like problems.

It should be noted that all smartphones could face issues with the battery draining faster than it should, and one of the most talked about handsets with this problem is Apple’s iPhone 5 and 4S. With that phone it is mostly fixed by a clean install of iOS, so it shouldn’t surprise you that in most cases the Samsung Galaxy S4 battery life issues can be fixed by looking at software rather than hardware.

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Culprit of Samsung Galaxy S4 battery life woes – it seems like a number of users already know that their battery drain problems lie with software and especially the apps installed. This can be seen in this forum thread that looks at this very topic, and if you haven’t found a solution yet then this might help you.

This is just one thread talking about Samsung Galaxy S4 battery life problems, although we have seen hundreds of blog posts and forum messages with users explaining they have an issue. This certainly doesn’t mean the Galaxy S4 is problematic, but rather there is an issue with certain apps installed on the device or even native Android apps causing issues.

One commenter said, “I’ve had my Galaxy S4 since launch and at the start I got a day and half of battery life. Now I’m lucky if I see 10 hours, I really don’t know what is happening but I feel Android OS is the cause”. Another added, “I have the same issue, I don’t think the battery is as good as it was when I first purchased the phone. I need a fix”.

Solutions have been mixed, but it looks like certain Android apps like Battery Doctor can help if users don’t over use the task killer. There are a number of battery monitor apps for Android, so this is one area you might want to check out to track down any particular apps causing problems.

Others take a deeper look at what is running with Android OS and notice strange things with the Android kernel on their device. Take a look through the above link to see a few fixes in that particular forum thread.

Do you have any Samsung Galaxy S4 battery life problems? It is worth pointing out that one of the Product Reviews team own this smartphone and experiences no battery drain at all, although it is clear there are a large number of people that do.

You can try disabling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, mobile data and other options when trying to test how fast your Galaxy S4 battery is draining, but considering some of the comments it might be a little more complicated than that if you have certain apps causing problems.

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  • individual1

    Wtih my Samsung ativ S, essentially a galaxy S3 but with windows phone 8, I easily get a day an half under normal usage (email, news, some google maps navigation), even with very heavy GPS nav, I get a very full day…

    • Carlos

      What is draining the battery on the S4 is google cards to turn it off go to setting/more/location services turn off wi-fi and mobile location services!! My phone is on 45% and 16 hours in!