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How can I extend battery life on Galaxy S2 ?

by acro47 / November 11, 2011 11:37 PM PST

I've had T-Mobile Galaxy S2 for 3 wks, phone is perfect for my needs but I'm losing about 15% battery life per hour with minimal use, not even making it thru a work day!

GPS, Bluetooth& Sync are OFF, auto update is OFF, Wi-Fi is OFF but I've tried it both ways (on/off), display is set @ bare minimum, Power Saver is on, I don't do much browsing & use primarily for phone/email, 2-3 texts daily. I can't even do a crossword puzzle while waiting for an appt. because it uses 25% of my battery.

HELP! What other adjustments should I make? (I can't afford to buy another phone!)

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Re: battery
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 11, 2011 11:39 PM PST

After 3 weeks, if the battery performs less or shorter than they advertised, you've got warranty. Use that to get either a good battery or a better phone.


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Extending battery life on Galaxy S2
by acro47 / November 12, 2011 12:11 AM PST
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I called T-Mobile and they said I can't take it back to the store because I did not buy the "Premium Protection" and the store doesn't deal with issues after 14 days, that it would have to go through TMo Customer Support. They told me they would send me a refurb and I could send mine back. I had to pay full price (my company pays the monthly bill and they do not allow us to extend their contract with TMo) -- so I said "you mean I paid $529 for this device and in less than 30 days all I get is a refurb?" I even asked for a Supervisor, who very pleasantly told me that this is the way it works. She said "next time, be sure to buy the Premium Protection."

So I've ordered a battery/charger kit for the phone. Maybe keeping a charged battery in my purse will help; but really that's just a bandaid, I was hoping there was something else I could do, change settings etc., which would increase battery life. But you think it's either a bad battery or bad phone?

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