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Old November 18th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quick Tip: Turn off Haptive Feedback!(battery)

Today I have been looking for ways to get better battery life. I was talking to my friend would has a galaxy s phone aswell and he said to turn off haptive feedback if you don't think its that important. the little vibration motor uses a lot of power to run. He has noticed since turning it off that he gets way better battery life. that little sucker must be a motorcyle engine or something

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Thanks for the suggestion! I will certainly be resorting to this in the very near future.
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My haptic feedback is broken. Well actually, I have to enable the service, turn it all the way down to off, before its disabled. If I enable it, turn it up then disable it, it still vibrates. Ghetto.
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Where is the setting located. I believe I'd turned it off once, but can't find it again after updating to 2.2. Never mind, I found it under sounds, but since upgrading the OS, I get a vibrate when the phone boots up, any way to turn that off too?
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Where is the setting located. I believe I'd turned it off once, but can't find it again after updating to 2.2. Never mind, I found it under sounds, but since upgrading the OS, I get a vibrate when the phone boots up, any way to turn that off too?
I get that same vibration after shutting it down, starting it up, and during the "Galaxy S" boot screen. Wondering the same thing myself.
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After reading this post I've decided to turn off the haptic feedback as well. It's taking some getting used to. And it's not surprising that the haptic feedback would run down the battery. Any electric motor takes a fair amount of energy to wind up. Factor in all the windups in a given day (as I use it), and it makes sense that it would use quite a bit of battery. It will be interesting to see...
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Just turned mine off as well, have to get used to no vibration.
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i just lowered my level of feedback in case it helps. not sure if it is only worthwhile to completely disable it...but i still want some feedback i am just too used to it.
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ok just turned mine off lets see if it helps the battery any now.
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Nothing personal, but it seems so silly to be disabling all sorts of things that make a phone what it is, just to get a few more minutes battery life. Might as well just not have a phone if things need to keep being disabled just to save some battery.

But then again, maybe that's just me.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've got mine on for when I text and touch keys. I've done a lot of tweaking and although I talk a while and text a lot my battery lasts all day easily.
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Had it turned off, didn't make that big of a difference.
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