I'm having an issue where my phone gets sluggish and non-responsive when the battery level gets to around 35% or less. Apps will freeze, it will take the keyboard a long time to appear, and the unlock pattern will sometimes not show up at all when turning the screen on. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Phone - Galaxy S3

Carrier - Sprint

Android version - 4.3


I guess you are using stock Samsung firmware. If so, probably you enabled Samsung's "power saving mode".

Go to "power saving mode" settings and unchecked "CPU power saving" options.

  • I double-checked and the power saving mode has never been turned on. – Vinnie Apr 23 '14 at 21:56
  • Do you have a rooted SGS3? Also are is it installed any battery/power savings app? – Chathu Apr 24 '14 at 0:43
  • It is a stock SGS3 without any power saving applications (ZDBox is installed but the power save feature is turned off, I'll disable the battery service entirely just to be safe). Perhaps I should just try a full backup and factory reset? – Vinnie Apr 25 '14 at 16:04

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