Samsung Galaxy S3 fast battery drain

By Daniel Chubb - Jul 31, 2012

It has been almost a month since we first heard about the Samsung Galaxy S3 battery drain issue that creates a much shorter battery life than users expect, although Samsung did promise an update to fix the problem. We’re hearing from owners still suffering and looking for a fix to the Galaxy S3 battery problems, and it seems there’s a fix that can deliver some extra juice.

The easy solution is meant for international users, only these people seem to be affected, and involves changing a few settings but doesn’t require any root or software update, so head to the settings section although be warned that this Galaxy S3 battery drain fix doesn’t work for everyone.

How to fix Samsung Galaxy S III battery life issues – after heading to settings go to the Wi-Fi area, then select advanced and make a small change by turning off connecting to Wi-Fi while you’re asleep. This setting should be changed to “never“. Users that have tried this small change are seeing a notable improvement, although there is extra juice to be had from also installing the CPU Sleeper as well.

This reminds us of the problems the iPhone 4S users experienced and had also been confirmed by those behind the smartphone (Apple), so users should expect a total fix in time with a software update for the Galaxy S3. It took the iPhone a few firmware updates before the battery life improved dramatically, and in most cases these issues are software not hardware.

Have you found ways to improve poor battery life with the Samsung Galaxy S3? While the issues are mostly causing problems for users in Europe, it is worth trying this change on United States Galaxy S3’s considering it’s likely to improve battery life for these users as well. Share a comment with how your battery life is, and let us know if you found ways to fix the drain.

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