Re: battery

kizzle53
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Yeah everything is turned off. Talking about wifi and Bluetooth. You pretty much gotta turn off wifi, data sync, Bluetooth and 3g/4g services to just hold a charge all day. I started doing that 2day and I took it off charger with a full charge around 945am est and its now 700 and I have 64% battery left. Thats a little ridiculous

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kizzle53
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Re: battery

PJNC284
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kizzle53 wrote:

Yeah everything is turned off. Talking about wifi and Bluetooth. You pretty much gotta turn off wifi, data sync, Bluetooth and 3g/4g services to just hold a charge all day. I started doing that 2day and I took it off charger with a full charge around 945am est and its now 700 and I have 64% battery left. Thats a little ridiculous


you must have an app(s) running constantly in the background.  I'm having no issues going all day with light to moderate usage on wifi or 3G (not in an LTE area).  Go into About Phone-Battery-Battery Use and see what it says.  If it lists Display at the top, select it and check the Time On.  If Cell standby is near the top, check to see how much Time Without Signal is listed.  

 

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Re: battery

kizzle53
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hey sent you a message for some reason why I reply on here it doesnt display what i say... So this is a test if it works now lol

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Re: battery

kizzle53
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ok as I saw it now works but all that runs on my battery is Display, Cell standy, Voice Call, Phone idle, Android System, com.htc.launcher, com.andriod.mms, and antivirus thats all that it says. So if you can help me set my phone up to use wifi or 3g/4g so i can use that and hopefully it lasts all day.

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TBhouston
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everytime I charge the phone I seem to be getting longer life.Now either I'm using the display less (very possible) or the battery is starting to calibrate better.. I'm still having to force close a lot of garbage apps though

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Re: battery

PJNC284
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kizzle53 wrote:

ok as I saw it now works but all that runs on my battery is Display, Cell standy, Voice Call, Phone idle, Android System, com.htc.launcher, com.andriod.mms, and antivirus thats all that it says. So if you can help me set my phone up to use wifi or 3g/4g so i can use that and hopefully it lasts all day.


The display is generally going to be the biggest draw.  If you have auto-brightness turned on, go into Settings-Display-Brightness and turn it off.  Try setting it the the minimum possible level that you can live with.  If you're outside a lot, there probably isn't much improvement that you're going to get from the display.  There are 3 native widgets that you can use to quickly adjust screen brightness which can be put on your home screen.  In the Widget list, one is called Power Control (has wifi, bluetooth, gps, sync and brightness) in the main list and the other 2 are under Settings if you scroll down in the widget list.  One is called Power Dashboard which is similar to the Power Control Widget but a little flashier and the other is Brightness which is just a little 1x1 toggle. 

 

Whenever possible try to connect to wifi as it's more efficient than 3G or 4G.  Just remember to turn wifi off if you're going to be out of range for an extended period of time so it isn't needlessly scanning.  For those without wifi access and in an LTE area, it's been suggested to disable LTE unless you need it.  There isn't a 4G toggle yet but there are two other methods that can be used.  One is dialing *#*#4636#*#* which will take you to a test menu. Select Phone Information, scroll down until you see a drop down with CDMA+LTE/EVDO and change that to CDMA Auto (PRL).  Just keep hitting the back soft key until you get back to your home screen.  If you think you'll forget that number, the same menu can be accessed via an app called  phone info in the market.  Then you can just add a shortcut to your homescreen and have immediate access to it.  One nifty thing that Google recently rolled out is the online market.  Once you log into your gmail account at the link I posted, you can hit install and it'll push it to your phone.  No need to actually search the market. 

 

If you text a lot, disabling "Vibrate when typing"  under Settings-Language & Keyboard-Touch Input-Text Input can help.  

 

Antivirus is just needless bloatware imo.  Read reviews and don't needlessly download apps.  It you install applications from other sources besides the Android Market, make sure they're legit.

 

If you have apps or widgets syncing, try adjusting the interval. Does that facebook widget really need to update every 30min or an hour?  Same for weather.  Android is all about widgets but decreasing the number of active widgets can also help.

 

 

 

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ronoz
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Re: battery

21stNow
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krisbirk wrote:
Yeah I was on the phone with Verizon and was told to download the Advanced task killer app and also turn off the WiFi and Bluetooth switches. When I Hung up I realized WiFi and Bluetooth were already turned off but I downloaded the app so I'll see how that goes... Really hoping it can at least make it thru a day!

Most people find that the Advanced Task Killer uses more battery than it saves, YMMV.  Manually killing tasks in running services may be your best bet.

 

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darks0me
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If you are using Advanced Task Killer and it is using too much of your battery...simply "kill" it as well, after you kill your other applications!

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