With the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update now available for Verizon, Sprint and AT&T users, we are starting to see users comment on their experience with the newly updated OS.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update: Google Now location services draining battery more than on ICS
While everything we’ve heard so far seems to be positive, there have been a few complaints with poor battery life since the Samsung Galaxy S3 got bumped up to Android Jelly Bean. If you’re experiencing this problem there is a way you can try and remedy it.
The newly updated Google Now by default automatically report its location, and it does it a lot. To disable this go into Maps, settings, location settings, and uncheck automatic location reporting.
Granted that this messes with some of the functionality of the Google Now cards, it does help with battery life. So if you’re not using Google Now so extensively, disabling location services should return the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S3 to what it was more like when it was running Ice Cream Sandwich.