This is something I had forgot about, and I bet a lot of you out there are experiencing this as well...
This might be a refresher course for some of you. Or maybe this might be that wake-up call you need!
When you decide to customize the look of your lock screen and wallpaper, make sure the picture that you are referencing is in the proper folder!!!
The first couple of days with my s3, battery life was awesome!
Then I decided to give that new Atom Launcher a try!
So I customized it the way I liked it and it looked great!
But then battery life started to suffer:
How was I getting almost two days worth of life out of my phone before, and now I've dropped almost half of my battery in 4 hours!!!! What the heck?!?!
So at first, I'm thinking, "man, Atom launcher is killing my battery! I've got to go back to stock so I can at least get through the day!"
...Then it hits me...
I remembered all the way back to my LG Chocolate days...
At one point I changed the picture on the Chocolate to a pic that I had saved on my SD card. It looked nice, but my battery life started to plummet!
I finally figured out that my phone was CONSTANTLY REFERENCING the picture off of my SD card, even when the screen was off!
All I had to do was transfer the file over to the internal storage and my battery problems were solved! WHEW!!!
So, in the past day, I did the same thing!
I was using a wallpaper background that my s3 was CONSTANTLY REFERENCING, thus sucking the juice out of my battery like a DYSON!!!
So just as a friendly reminder...
Make sure that any picture you want to use is located in the correct internal storage folder! Your phone will thank you!