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Old 03-06-2019, 05:55 AM   #1
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Hi,

So I have no idea what happened, but the other day all of a sudden after using the timer app that I normally use, my battery was almost dead & I ONLY used the phone for like 5-10 minutes with that timer.

I've been using it for years with no issues.

Ever since my phone's battery has been dying very quickly AND this is a new battery from last year.

I even took off the cover & back & removed the battery & put it back & still, it's draining way more quickly than normal.

To be clear, I barely use my phone if I'm at home & I'm at home most of the time.

Any ideas?

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Thanks, but even when I'm charging the phone, it now takes literally twice as long to charge. I forgot to mention that in my post.

I already restarted it on the day this started & I'm not sure what the percentages are supposed to be as far as apps. FB is at 13%. We know that FB is a memory hog even on desktops.

A few at 7% & the rest less.

I switched some apps to optimize all the time, the others were already optimizing.

Skype was turned off as far as optimizing, not sure if it should be like that, b/c I don't know what optimizing does in relation to me using the apps.

Do you know?

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Optimizing increases battery life.
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Optimizing increases battery life.
Ok, well I can't believe that those few apps that weren't set to optimize were causing the issue b/c they've been set like that for months & I never had this problem.

So should I set Skype to optimize as well? I know it's a memory hog especially with the new TERRIBLE SK 8, but for some reason the guy who was working on my phone before had it set to not optimize at all, & I'm wondering if that somehow stops SK from working.
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iPhones are easy to test if a battery is failing. I don't know of a similar test (only voltage) for Android. Here's a "trick". Take the battery out again and on a smooth surface (writing side up) spin it. If it spins easily, it's no longer good.
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iPhones are easy to test if a battery is failing. I don't know of a similar test (only voltage) for Android. Here's a "trick". Take the battery out again and on a smooth surface (writing side up) spin it. If it spins easily, it's no longer good.
Ok, I'll try that in a day or two.

BUT now there's OTHER issues :(

Somehow either that guy who was supposed to have fixed my phone removed ESET from my phone or something else did, b/c it wasn't there :(

AND today my Swift keyboard twice now within a few hours has been removed to the Samsung default.

AND my FB on my computer (I know this has nothing to do with the phone) has logged me out & saying there was suspicious behavior & made me jump thru hoops to get back in. This has happened twice within a few days.

I'll change the p/w for that FB account, but I'm wondering if someone hacked my phone, as that FB account is tied to that phone.

Not happy right now. I hate it when there's ghosts around.

And this all started happening after the battery issues. All within how many days?

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Hope to hear how the battery spin test went. Most people had trouble removing ESET (when not using their uninstall tool) so kind of strange a phone repair guy would remove it for no reason.
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Hope to hear how the battery spin test went. Most people had trouble removing ESET (when not using their uninstall tool) so kind of strange a phone repair guy would remove it for no reason.
So the battery is fine & I'm still having issues with the keyboard changing from Swift to Samsung ALL on its own within minutes after me switching it back to Swift.

Not happy right now :(
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Reset Swift to default.
I just checked, it already is.

I hope it stays that way.

Back to the DRAMA with ALL sites going down online. I'm surprised this site is STILL UP. I had problems earlier with it taking forever to load.
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