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I am new to the Samsung Galaxy Series and recently purchased a new Galaxy S3. I am enjoying it thoroughly, but today while working on it I saw that the device drained battery faster than usual and was overheated. Did not understand the cause. Even while charging the temperature hits 44 degrees Celsius. Is this suppose to be normal? How do I fix it?  

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# Comment Id: 64634

Below are the steps on how to fix it:

Ensure that you have turned your Wi-Fi or GPS and Location Services off. Remember that doing this will also increase your battery life. However, if the problem is still not resolve and turning off your data services will not fix the issue and the device is still usable, go to the Settings> Wireless and Networks> Mobile Networks. Turn off the Cellular data  or the Mobile data services.

Doing this step will improve your battery life 10x faster and the overheat issue will finally be resolved.

The processor and chipset are continuously trying to uphold a connection with your IP address from your network provider. On some countries, the cellular data is unstable and can produce conflict on your IP every minute.

As an effect, your device will go to a contiunous loop and will resolve the absolute network. Therefore, it will result to overloading on your processor and will use up your battery life. Please let us know if turning the data services off will enhanced your battery and take out the over heating issue on your mobile phone. There are various devices that used the same step and eliminates the over heating issue. To make it more easy, you can put the data services icon on your home screen desktop that will change the Cellular data if needed.

# Comment Id: 67508

Hi Janis,

Well, some of Samsung galaxy 3 users are experiencing the same situation as yours. The only solution to maximize your battery life is to minimize some unnecessary activities on your phone. You can prevent this battery drain and overheating by following some simple tips:

- Switch using WiFi instead of using SIMS data plan.

- Minimize brightness it is one of the factor that drains the battery.

- GPS is running in the background of the phone and it consumes battery.

- Disable animated wallpapers.

- Unnecessary task running which also consumes battery.

I hope the information I have given will help you.

# Comment Id: 149370

There are actually different reasons why a mobile handset easily drains its battery than what is normal or than what is indicated in the phone’s specification’s standby hours. One is the Smartphone’s online activity or connectivity. If your handset continuously connects to the internet like 24 hours 7 days a week, don’t be surprised if your battery’s life is cut short. This is because the continuous online activity of your handset consumes more power even if you are not actually using and holding it. To conserve and prolong the battery’s life, disconnect or disable your phone from connecting to the internet. Disable the “Mobile data” of your Smartphone to prevent it from connecting to the internet.

The next thing to check is the handset’s Bluetooth connectivity. If the phone’s Bluetooth connection is always on, then it is more likely that it adds to the consumption of the battery. Again to conserve power, turn off the Bluetooth feature of your Smartphone when not needed. The next thing to consider is the climate or temperature in your location. If you are not yet aware, cold temperatures can cause your battery to drain fast. In cold places you should place your phone inside a cabinet or a drawer or maybe in your pocket when not in use to keep it a little warmer. And of course, it’s a fact, that very hot temperatures are bad for any device. It can easily cause overheating in most appliances or shorten its life.

Regards
Sharath Reddy