I am new to the forums and looking for help. Why is my Android OS eating up my battery life on my Samsung Fascinate since updating to 2.3.5 a week ago? What can i do to help get the life back, I have not had any battery problems in the past. Thanks to anyone who can help.
Did you do the update with a fully charged battery? If not, that could easily cause incorrect battery readings and, therefore, seemingly poor battery life.
Edit: To recalibrate your battery meter, you have to run your phone through a few full cycles. Full charge, discharge til death, no charges inbetween. Do this a couple times and you should see somewhat improved battery life.
OK, I tried the factory reset and it did seem to be better today. It didn't get normal use though so that is probably a big reason. I don't remember if the battery was fully charged or not when i did the update, so I will run it through some full charge - discharge cycles, it can't hurt.
After several charge - discharge cycles I seem to be back on track. As for the Android OS eating up my battery, the factory reset did the trick. It is running as it did before, <12% instead of the >50% I was seeing when it was acting up.