DIY: HOW TO : Fix Battery Drain in Samsung Galaxy POP / Fit / POP CDMA

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DIY: HOW TO : Fix Battery Drain in Samsung Galaxy POP / Fit / POP CDMA

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If you have a Galaxy POP / FIT / POP cdma or even a Galaxy Ace

You are probably complaining of the poor battery life! SO were we.


But iGyaan has found a quick fix for all your woes. It seems that something in the devices is causing the chipset to overheat and cause the battery to drain. Sometimes enough to drain the battery in a few hours of NON-USE.


So here is what you need to do ( incase you didn’t already know)

  • Make Sure you remember to turn off Wifi / GPS  and Location services
  • Turning off Background Data will also improve the battery life considerably.


But we found that the above steps, may improve battery life, but do not improve it to an extent where the device is still usable. And a simple uncheck helped us resolve this predicament.

Go to Settings < Wireless And Networks < Mobile Networks

And turn of Cellular data / Phone data / Mobile data ( whatever it is called on your device)

You will see a 10x improvement in battery life to say the least. And guess what ? No more overheating of the device. We found that the processor and chipset are constantly struggling to maintain a connection with the IP provided by the cellular network. In India the Cellular data is not stable and hence causes a change in IP every few minutes, Causing the device to go into a constant loop to resolve itself on the network. Hence leading to processor overload and battery drain.

Please tell us if turning data off improved your battery life. We tested with several devices and were quite happy with the results.

If you use cellular data often you can place a quick widget on the home screen which will toggle Cellular data when you need it.

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  • Rajdeep Singh
    December 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Ofcourse it does. But then what are you telling us to do ~ cripple the phone to  save on battery.Its neither the  fault of the phone nor the  user. It is the fault  of Samsung Company. A 1200 mAh battery is not  geared  up to take the load of this phone. It may interest you  to know that  abroad the Samsung galaxy Mini ( as it is known there ) now comes with a  1500 mAh battery. T he people  there  have realised  this flaw while in India even  in the  Samsung Service  centres they tell you ” Oh really, we never knew that this battery exists “.  This is not an exaggeration  but  I am a victim of such  profound statements.  Like the proverbial  Indian police that  arrives at the crime  scene much later   ~ poor old Samsung is  no better. Go through the net and will see thousands of disgruntled  customers of Samsung  who will testify this !! 

  • Rajdeep Singh
    December 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Very helpful and  shows results

  • Waaz 25
    December 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I am using Samsung galaxy fit from past 8 month, but not happy with the battery performance, i cant hardly use 100% battery for 2-3 hours a day now. I use to charge it daily… but there is no improvement at all. even phone is not accepting external memory automatically once the inner memory is full…. kindly help me for the better use of this mobile…

  • syed_zafar94
    December 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Samsung isn’t ready for android yet… my galaxy fit just crashed and got dead while using Wi-Fi……..

  • nikhil
    October 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    how to log out of facebook and gmail from samsung pop

  • Chaitanya Ekc
    October 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    i own a galaxy pop… i am not able to open gmail account given in the ph or play videos in you tube…. i have my internet pack and its working…. can any one help me??

  • Voyager
    September 12, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I own a Samsung Galaxy Pop ….Gt s5570……Can I upgrade its battery…from 1200 mAh to 1350 or 1500??????

    • Sanu Jacob
      October 23, 2011 at 3:22 am

      I’m also using samsung galaxy pop S5570….Im also having the same question…Will it cause any problem to my if i upgrade its battery to 1500mAH??? Please anybody advice….

  • Manish9050798004
    August 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    hi my samsung champ duos turn off automatically. give me solution please

  • Angel
    August 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

    i have done all of this…turning off the packet data…using 2g networks only…sure the battery performance has increased to an extent but  the device  still gets heated on a little charging….this wont lead to some kind of blast right????

  • Gopalaz
    July 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    hi my samsung gaalaxy pop cdma automatically turns off sudenly !! any solution please !!!!

  • July 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

    yeah thats true, turning off the mobile data in the settings menu is the only way possible to save  battery life,  after turning it off, i can use my cellphone for approx 24 hrs, even when listening to radio(with screen turned off).  Do the following to maximise your battery use.

    1) Turn off the packet data/mobile data/cellular data.  To turn it off, go to SETTINGS-> WIRELESS AND NETWORK SETTINGS->MOBILE NETWORKS->uncheck the “USE PACKET DATA” option(for froyo)
    2) Turn off the Wifi when not using
    3) Turn off the GPS.
    4) Dim the display brightness to optimal level. SETTINGS->DISPLAY->BRIGHTNESS.
    5) Also found that samsung battery indicator isnt upto the mark, for example even if you have 40% battery left, the battery bar will be 75% full, and suddenly the battery ball is 25% full. You are not aware of the battery level. I highly recommend to download a battery widget that will keep you informed about the “true” battery levels and you can stay cautious a little before than finding yourself in an abyss.

    • Syamnarayan
      August 25, 2011 at 12:38 am

      but if we turn off the Packet data then our internet would be automatically off : I am an extensive user of internet as i have to be online atleast continuously 8 hrs… What should I do??
      I should have read this yesterday!!! I just bought it today….

  • Sridutt Chirivella
    July 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Does Galaxy Pop CDMA supports mp4 & avi formats?

  • Pariotsh
    July 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    videos r nt running on my samsung galaxy fit.
    how i cud run dem?
    or is dere ny software which i cud download.
    plz suggest. 

  • Wishav4
    July 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

    how can i install apps on sd card ????????????????

  • Kunalsifymax
    July 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    also tell me about the demerits of this phone

  • Kunalsifymax
    July 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    should i buy this samsung galaxy pop cdma or not?? please do suggest any other anroid phone(CDMA) within range of 10,000

  • Arjunpk4u
    July 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    but in Mobile Networks i didn’t found any Cellular data / Phone data / Mobile dataplease reply

  • Chanusoni95
    June 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

    but in Mobile Networks i didn’t found any Cellular data / Phone data / Mobile dataplease reply

  • Hitanshu Paruthi
    June 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    when will the android 2.3 gingerbread update come for galaxy fit…n is there any way i can install flash on this phone..??

  • June 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Hey thankx.. Any Idea about when is official Android 2.3 is coming for Galaxy Ace india

  • Aman gulati
    June 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

    hw can i move my files frm phone memory to sd card memory? nd i hav taken an internet pack bt anything i download leads to loss of my balance… pls help…

    • anil
      September 14, 2011 at 12:13 am

      hi , iam facing the same probelem pls let me know if you find the solution , i want to move applications to sd card.

  • Hiten
    June 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Right, i was also facing similar issue.. but now my Galaxy POP’s battery doing well.

  • Vndv2001
    June 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    can i upgrade this to gingerbread version,i was very much disoppinted abt the battery back up

  • Sanketpuri2
    June 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    how 2 add contacts in this cell phone 

  • Anode_yuti
    June 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    is it same in galaxy 3?

  • Paritosh upadhyay
    June 1, 2011 at 5:06 am

    i recently bought a galaxy fit,i had a problem wen i call sumbdy n den i end d call it ended bt still it displays dat d call has not ended yet n so i directly took off my battery widout swicthing off nd nw its not displaying ny thing it reboots again n again…even if i switch it off it starts auomatically n starts rebooting with a single light n nothing else….plz suggest wat to do!

  • binay
    May 31, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    my samsung galaxy fit i swithch off directly by taking out battery an then i switch on the phone is giving problem that rebooting sytem an anroid problem an then restatrting thae phone agaian an again pls any one no then pls let me how to slove this problem 

  • Vjkdua
    May 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    hav olrdy tried dat…but watz d point of having a data phn and not keeping the data svcs one…
    rest pls suggest which widget are you referrring to regarding the data services…?
    n thanks this was the article i was looking for since long though tried d suggested options as i made the purchase…i got the Samsung Fit but the battery thing disappointed me,,,,!!

  • Sanketzele14
    May 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

    what is the procedure in galaxy fit

    • Vjkdua
      May 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Samsung Fit steps:  go to settings > wireless and networks > mobile networks (last option) > Use Pack Data (turn it off) and Turn On ‘Use Only 2G Network’

  • Ahamedsultan28
    May 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    If we Switch of Data connection than how are we going to receive any mail or SN honey?????

  • chetan a
    May 28, 2011 at 6:53 am

    will it switch off GPRS or 3G connection tooo ??

  • Ansar7
    May 26, 2011 at 3:48 am

    this is also helpful. thanks….

  • Ansar7
    May 26, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Been playing with several custom ROMs and flashing different kernels
    with stock and custom ROMs and have found a link with the battery

    I recently applied a new speedMOD kernel and cleared my battery stats,
    power drain was good, around 0.8% per hour even under use.

    Flashed the newest speedMOD kernel and drain was much more substantial, a good 1.2% per hour if not more.

    Flashed back to original kernel and battery drain continued, even
    happened with different custom ROMs, i reckon it may write something to
    the battery stats, or some kind of corruption exists, but to combat this
    found this procedure to work.

    Allow the battery to drain to around 4 – 5% left in the battery

    Clear Battery stats – Can be done in CWM or delete the file /data/system/batterystats.bin


    Charge the phone up to 100%.

    This got my battery back to normal and drain was ok.

    Hopefully help some of you guys out there.

    You’ll need CWM recovery. (Vol UP + Power + Home)

    From the main recovery screen;

    Advanced ClockworkMod menu > Wipe Battery Stats > YES

    to clear static

    • Vjkdua
      May 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      did get a word of what you wrote…looked like copy paste stuff…instru not user friendly at all…!

    • Raghu
      May 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      dude whenever i download clockwork mod recovery i try to backup my os, thn in the list my phone’s name is not there.i clicked some other mini model when asked for SELECT YOUR PHONE MODEL and “……BRICKED MY PHONE…”PLS HELP

    • Raghu
      May 30, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      hw do i backup my kernel which is already present on my phone??????????from wher do i download kernels?roms?
      pls help…..

    • Moawiamohamed
      June 30, 2011 at 2:00 am

      how did you install CWM on galaxy fit

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