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    There is a way to reset the battery by fully charging it and letting it drain about three times. Supposedly if you charge your battery and let it drain until your phone shuts off then fully charged and let it drain until your phone shuts off, a few times it will reset. That's one option. Others include resetting the phone up to and including a factory reset. That way if there was any kind of update or app that was interfering it would be wiped and set back to factory when it worked as good as it did the day you bought it.


    If you decide to go that route then like I said previously in this thread, make sure you back up anything that is important to you. After you do a factory reset on your phone it will be wiped clean just like when you unboxed it.

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    I mention the factory reset because you already said you've gone through your apps and shut them down. However if there is an app that is having conflict it could still be a problem even when turned off.

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    Yeah that seems to always be the pat answer from my previous phone for issues LG previously now Samsung. "do a reset" we doing a reset has never worked at least when I had the LG, this Samsung from day one has always had a flaky battery life, (though I must say not this badly), But doing resets is a royal PIA as it takes forever to get things set up and get it all the way you like. I still think it has something to do with all the pre installed apps thanks to Samsung and AT&T causing issues which is why I am considering just dumping it and going with a Nokia Android One phone. No add ons, except what you add yourself. If one of those causes trouble you simply dump that app. Was hoping someone else had seen this and perhaps had a "tip" other than "reset"

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    You could root the phone. However I say do it at your own risk.

    Rooting the phone will give you access to all the locked function's. Allow you to install and uninstall anything you choose. Among other things.

    Again , AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

    Do some research on it and see for yourself if it's something you are willing to do.

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    I have thought about it but I don't think it is the best option. The phone is worth more $$ as it is. I figure I could simply sell it and buy a true Android product. I.E. the Nokia, a Google Pixel, Huawei, or so on. I really wish MS had not abandoned the Windows phone. They were the flat out best.

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    I'm a Nerd's Nerd, and have run every OS I could get my hands on, all the way back to PC DOS, an IBM OS I can't remember the name of, Mac OS, half a dozen Linux distros as well as every version of Windows except ME (Thank God for that!)
    I threw out Win7 when MS stuck that tool in my tray that reminded me that I HAD to upgrade, soon!
    Currently happy as a pig in mud with Linux Mint Cinnamon.

    Oh, and btw...large piece of New York Rye, 2 thick slices of grilled Bologna, 2 slices of American Cheese, a BIG spoonful of caramelized onions, another piece of Rye, and grilled till the cheese melts.

    [edit] That IBM OS was OS/2 Warp.
    Last edited by Charles Howse; 05-12-2019 at 08:59 AM.
    I was better, but I got over it

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