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Old July 21st, 2015, 08:23 AM
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What's the opinion on how to manage phone batteries? There's so much crap out there I can't tell what's BS. And I don't exactly trust Apple given they push OS that seemingly kill older phone performance with little to no warning.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 08:38 AM
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Mophie juice packs are great.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 08:59 AM
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I've got a few power banks. I've got a small one that is easy to carry in my pocket and then a big 12000 mAh one for travel or on the couch. Works really well. Been using the big one a lot lately for work travel. Its REALLY nice to put your phone in the bag and it be fully charged when you land. Also great for anytime you are just sitting around, chilling, but would like to have your phone charging and there isn't power nearby.

Amazon has em pretty cheap.

A lot of guys here at the office have the battery packs that go onto the phone. If you don't mind the extra bulk, those seem to be pretty good. However I carry my phone in my pocket so that isn't an option.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 09:08 AM
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Have you gone through your system preferences on your phone to shut off all the apps that access your cell data, privacy ad tracking, location services, system services and frequent locations. That will increase your battery life. Also is bluetooth when you are not using it? If you are in cities with your wifi on that will drain your battery faster then anything.
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Agree with shutting off features unlikely to be used when traveling. EG wifi when not hear any potential signal. Or BT when not in car. BT is a power hog. Reducing screen brightness helps to.
Closing apps which is easy to do in IOS.
When flying or involved in a weekend soccer tournament and needing more power than the battery can possibly provide and lacking 110v sources, I'll use an external battery pack for a quick burst of extra power.
My last iphone was replaced after four years when its battery could no longer survive more than three hours on standby.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 09:21 AM
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Mophie juice packs are great.
Agreed x2 - this is what I have. Only gripe was the first one I got packed it in after 5 days, but customer service sent me brand new one, and it has been working great for months.
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I had a mophie case for a little over a year. Note I use my phone all day for work and lots of other stuff like GPS while hiking etc. The Mophie worked well for that time but right at a year the battery started not holding a charge. Also it the port started getting worn and the case started breaking (albeit it was put through its share of drops and the phone stayed protected).
When it was time to replace I opted for the Lenmar Meridian case. Equal amount of battery capacity just about and a third of the cost. So far its OK. Not much bigger or bulkier than the Mophie. Only gripe is when you unplug from the charging cable it automatically turns on the case charger, so you have to remember to turn it off if your full already. Also, as with all non apple cases, the mini USB doesn't transmit data when plugged into a comp. But I love the extra battery when using GPS for hikes or dual sport rides
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 that I've been using since I bought new in 2012.

I switched to a 7600mAh Hyperion battery w/TPU case which put the phone at roughly 48-72 hours runtime.

After the Android 4.4.2 update, my battery life started decreasing significantly (down to 36 hour runtime or less.) I wasn't happy about that. However, now that the S3 is EOL'd at 4.4.2 on Sprint, I rooted my phone and installed an AOSP ROM which removed the Samsung bloatware. Battery life shot back up and now I am back to 48-72 hours.

If you have Snapchat, delete it. It will rapidly drain your battery.
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Does leaving the phone plugged in after the charge reaches 100% kill the phone battery over time? Or is that a myth?
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I have used a Mophie for about two years. Helps when hunting and out for a few days. Keeps me charged by adding about another 1.5 days to the battery charge. The Mophie does add some weight though. I just heard about the Royal Power Burst that is an external charger. A friend said Costco had them for about $30. I am going to look into that so as to hopefully get multiple charges.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 that I've been using since I bought new in 2012.

I switched to a 7600mAh Hyperion battery w/TPU case which put the phone at roughly 48-72 hours runtime.

After the Android 4.4.2 update, my battery life started decreasing significantly (down to 36 hour runtime or less.) I wasn't happy about that. However, now that the S3 is EOL'd at 4.4.2 on Sprint, I rooted my phone and installed an AOSP ROM which removed the Samsung bloatware. Battery life shot back up and now I am back to 48-72 hours.

If you have Snapchat, delete it. It will rapidly drain your battery.

And based on the QUESTIONS Clay is asking, do you think a Rooted phone or better yet , the act of rooting the phone is the way to go Ed?

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Yeah, it's definitely a possibility. I'm not sure what kind of phone Clay has, but if it's an Android and EOL'd by the carrier, I wouldn't hesitate to give it a try.

For Apple phones, no idea...
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I just bought a bunch of spare cords and keep it plugged in everywhere -- office, car, multiple places in the house.

I like having a full charge.
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Yeah, you guys lost me. The question in my mind is how to manage battery life. I have been told that leaving my iphone plugged in after it has been fully charged will decrease the life.
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I have never heard that one. I think it is worse to let it run down all the time.
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Clay I don't think it's too bad for a phone, but in general the happy place is not too discharged and not fully charged - say 20-80%. But not worth trying to unplug before 100% or something whenever you charge.
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"rooting" is the way to go, clear all the bullshit off.
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Thanks, very helpful guys.
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General information about Li batteries.
How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University

Also, if you're in an area with no mobile data turn off mobile data as that will cause quicker discharge. Same with phone signal if you're in an area for a prolonged time with no signal.
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