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My Samsung tablet is draining super-fast

Discussion in 'General mobile discussion' started by Wyattspop, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Wyattspop

    Wyattspop Regular member

    Jul 6, 2009
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    Tech gear question guys, I have a nice, high end Samsung Galaxy 10" tablet, and recently I noticed it's draining the battery when not in use, 50% in 2 days sitting unused with the Wifi/Bluetooth off. I'm assuming the battery is toast and needs to be replaced, which of course means having a shop install it (not a user-friendly battery change). Any way to test this theory before I spend the $20 on the battery and $50 for the install? Just can't imagine any app running in the background would drain half the battery in 2 days, only wifi could do that.
    I concede it's like 3 years old, but I use my tablet so infrequently, the battery shouldn't have died... Thanks Gang
  2. mahlemuts

    mahlemuts Member

    May 13, 2016
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    go to settings and then battey and that will tell you (in %) whats using the most 'juice'
    On my Note 8 it was the LCD panel that used the most (ended up selling it because of it) yours will prob be super amoled with is quite thirsty on the power front, don't use battery apps they tend not to work that well, other than disabling apps you don't use, I think its just a samsung thing.

    or if you're feeling adventurous, you could root your tablet and flash a nice lite rom that will go easy on the battery, loads to choose from for samsung models, slimrom is one of my favs.

    plenty youtube videos showing how to replace a battery by yourself - save $$$ not a difficult task if you take your time.
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