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Re: Just Did The ICS Update

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Well, it really wasn't a question of letting others do it first. The update never came to me and I only noticed it the morning I updated (yesterday), when I did a manual check out of curiosity. Until then, I've been reading this forum so I had a good idea what issues people were having and how to fix them - the cache clearance, for example. So far, everything seems to work. But, screen uses up almost twice the battery % it used to (previously was 39%, now 61%. I'm watching it. Along with the battery usage in general.

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The only issues I've notice is it's more battery intensive, and the screen uses mor battery %. Now, 61%, before was 39%. Other than that it I've not had any problems I couldn't fix (the comcast email thing was an easy fix).

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vstjames wrote:

Well, it really wasn't a question of letting others do it first. The update never came to me and I only noticed it the morning I updated (yesterday), when I did a manual check out of curiosity. Until then, I've been reading this forum so I had a good idea what issues people were having and how to fix them - the cache clearance, for example. So far, everything seems to work. But, screen uses up almost twice the battery % it used to (previously was 39%, now 61%. I'm watching it. Along with the battery usage in general.

  Mine screen usage is higher than before also, but it is something I can live with as I am almost 15 hours since I disconnected from the charger, and I am at 60% battery. I don't think that is too bad.. I have removed the other apps, and the crap that I don't want or need, as JakeMan1 has pointed out in his posts.

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Just did the update.  Everything seems ok except the battery life.  Prior to the update, I used to set the network to 3G to save the battery.  I don't seem to be able to do that now.  Anyone know how to do this?

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Okay, that's not so bad at all. I'm at 9 hours now and at 73%. So, it may not be too bad. One thing for certain, my previous phone (winmobile 6.5) would have needed charging already. Possibly, twice if comparing the same usage. Basically, if by 2AM this morning I'm still above 50% I'm doing very good. We'll see where I am at that time. It will tell me a lot. In any case, I have no regrets with updating to ICS.

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I don't really know. Someone else might. However, it was also suggested to download a 3rd party app from Google Play called LTE ON/OFF. It says it's for HTC Thunderbolt but people say it works for Razr, too. It gives you several options to turn off 4G, turn it on, set it to auto, etc. I haven't tried it yet so I can't say how well it would work. Only that others say it's supposed to work very well. Oh, and it's a free app!

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Just did the update.  Everything seems ok except the battery life.  Prior to the update, I used to set the network to 3G to save the battery.  I don't seem to be able to do that now.  Anyone know how to do this?

  Also by default, the phone is set for global mode. You can help your battery out by setting the phone to LTE / CDMA. Go to SETTINGS | MORE | MOBILE NETWORKS | and clicking on NETWORK MODE and changing it from Gloabl to LTE / CDMA.

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I haven't downloaded ICS yet based on the negativity, so I'm looking forward to your responses.

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I have had ICS for about a month or so now.  It has been working good for me with only a couple of minor issues that I can live with.  Pretty much follow the advice here and it should work for you.  Also be aware that many of your apps will need to update because you are now in ICS.  Also some of your settings will change and you may want to adjust so it will work for you.  I also found my battery usage went up at first but as my battery settled back into its normal routine it has now gotten as good if not better (I can usually get about 50%+ on moderate usage after about 16+ hours running).  It does take some getting used to as the UI changes and the feel is different.

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When you do decide to make that jump, be sure to follow the guidelines posted here by many. And, make sure you clear your cache FIRST, so you don't end up having to do it afterwards. If you don't know the steps for clearing the cache, ask and either me or somone else will copy them here for you. And, make sure you have a solid 3G or wi-fi connection and a fully charged battery. I would also NOT do it while you sleep. You want to keep an eye on it the process (do not interupt it) just in case. It should go smoothly without concern. Finally, if you use Comcast email, follow what I suggested earlier on or in Comcast post.

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