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Old November 13th, 2009, 09:02 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I have notifications on. It syncs with my gmail contacts almost immediately (I am amazed I can delete someone on there and it delete them on my phone) and it syncs with facebook once a day.

As for all the apps/programs I'm using... I use the browser, facebook app, text messaging, HI AIM (once in a while), Pandora, and a little bit of google maps and a little bit of Gmail. I check my hotmail through the browser unless I need to download an attachment since the HTC app doesn't update immediately.
So you only use the gmail contacts feature, no gmail itself?

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I use Gmail but it is very limited since my main email is hotmail. It still must run in the background because I can send an e-mail to that account and it will notify the phone. However if I send it to my hotmail it doesn't do anything.

Oh, and I have location turned off - especially that wireless networks thing. That might have added to things.

However I'll tell you right now that the biggest gain I got was from removing the task killer. The phone has been on for 2 hours now, 1 phone call, 2 text messages, and its still reading at 100%. Its probably 99% but the phone reads 100% from my battery widget and in the hidden *#*#4636#*#* (Call) menu.
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Oh, and just to add. I never used Gmail to begin with anyway. I started moving to it because I was sick of the HTC mail not notifying me immediately when I got a message lol
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I second this...I installed ATK almost immediately after getting my Eris. I was worried about running apps and not being able to kill them. My battery life was horrendous. I read some other posts in the forum about Task Killer and uninstalled it. My battery life has almost tripled since then. I still have to charge it every night when I mess with it alot but at least I can make it through the day now.

I don't know...I downloaded ATK and my phone is 100 times better! I was on it for hours yesterday and it finally died at night, which I would expect from any phone. The day before I made 2 calls and a couple texts and it died by 5.
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Which battery level app is the best one in y'all's opinion? My wife got her Eris a couple of days ago and wants to download one of them. Also, I checked her "sleeptime" of the phone as suggested and it says 15% awake time. Wondering if I should still DL Handsent in place of the default messaging? Thanx.
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My phone died from it's out of the box charge, I charged it to 100%, and here are my battery results:

With wifi, bluetooth, GPS off, default Messaging service off (using handcent), minimizing several sync options, turning off the Weather Widget. Had an alarm clock set for 9am.
Used for probably 20-30 minutes of browsing, sent 4-5 text messages, 1 short phone call.

Taken off charger at 11:10pm- 100%
11:47- 87%
12:22- 78%
3:30- 62%
8:27- 50%
10:02- 42%
10-17- 30%
11:02- 20%
1:02- 16%
Stats from Battery Graph app.

Up time: 14:48
Awake time 2:36 (18%)
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My phone died from it's out of the box charge, I charged it to 100%, and here are my battery results:

With wifi, bluetooth, GPS off, default Messaging service off (using handcent), minimizing several sync options, turning off the Weather Widget. Had an alarm clock set for 9am.
Used for probably 20-30 minutes of browsing, sent 4-5 text messages, 1 short phone call.

Taken off charger at 11:10pm- 100%
11:47- 87%
12:22- 78%
3:30- 62%
8:27- 50%
10:02- 42%
10-17- 30%
11:02- 20%
1:02- 16%
Stats from Battery Graph app.

Up time: 14:48
Awake time 2:36 (18%)
I have noticed my drops 12-13% in the first 30 minutes after a complete charge. That is doing nothing. All I have on is Gmail syncing. I am down to 40% after about 10 hours. That is barely even using the phone. No web access, 2 phone calls and reading some email. I know that isn't bad, but I am now scared to use the phone because of how fast the battery runs down. I really don't want to return the phone, but this battery thing is bad!!
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So far I have had no problems. Yesterday was my first day of use. I started at 6am with a full day of gmail sync, about 12 3-4min phone calls, LOTS of marketplace exploration and playing with apps and games. Fairly heavy use of playing with a new toy. At 10pm I put it on the charger at 27%.

I didn't use wifi at all and only turned on the gps will I was using it. I also have not been using any task killer because I read that can't prevent the phone from going into standby.
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While I'm satisified with the battery life, I want to know on what world would this phone get even half of the standby time claimed by HTC/Verizon. I realize that the number is usually inflated, and even at that based on almost all functionality turned off and the phone used very little. However, I'm going to say that even at those settings, with no talking or use, the Eris wouldn't even get half of the stated standby time.
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I get a full day out of my battery. I tweaked a few of the settings (30 sec sleep timer) and always put the phone in sleep mode when not using it. I also put the screen to sleep while it is charging.

I run Advance Task Killer after I had used a few widgets and want to shut them down. I have been playing with the phone for the last week (some days with more heavier use than others). I also have my connections off when not using them (WiFI, BT).

I would say this phone is the same as my old Blackberry.

No battery issues here.
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I should note that I'm coming from a Dare (not a smartphone). That is certainly coloring my opinion of battery life. With the Dare, I could use it solid for 2-3 hours of calls, many texts, and some light browsing, and not even worry about charging it for 2-3 days. With the Eris, I know I will have to charge it every day if I use it like that. I also know that even if I don't talk on it or use it much for a day, I'll still have to charge it that day, I can't rely on it to conserve its energy while on standby.
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Well after using my Eris for a week now, I can say that I'm mostly happy with the battery life. Sure, I would like it to last longer... but it last long enough that I don't see it ever being an issue. I am too coming from a Dare, and yeah the Dare could last quite a few days between charges... but then again, the Dare couldn't do SQUAT compared to this phone, so its not really a fair comparison

For example, I took the phone off the charger at 4:30pm yesterday and it's been running on battery since then. As of right now, 22 hours later, I still have 27% battery life left. I used the phone a fair bit in that time, what I would consider average usage for me in a day. This is definitely enough (for me). I'll just make it my habit to charge it every night, and all will be fine.

FWIW, since my last reboot, my phone has been up 69.5 hours and awake 15.5 hours -- for a total of 22% awake time.
 
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I was interested in this thread and decided to try tracking my own battery progress starting yesterday. I charged the phone to 100% on 11/14/2009 and began keeping track of battery level periodically after that.

Active apps included Mail, standard message service, Flexilis mobile security, Gmail, Facebook, Audio Manager, Battery level widget, Missed Call, Weather widget, Wi-Fi turned on, GPS Off, Blue Tooth Off, and Advanced Task Killer installed

15:11 100% removed from charger
19:15 92% 10 min of calls, about 10 texts, installed battery graph
12:33 69% periodic internet use and using Facebook
03:30 51% periodic Internet use, a few texts and browsing wallpapers
10:30 36% just woke up and checked phone
11:00 checked some phone info: Up Time: 135:50, Awake time: 22%
battery Level 4 bars, from secret menu: 35, Health: Good
12:30 28% occasional fooling with phone and settings
12:45 24% installed Handcent Messaging and messed with settings
16:25 14% low battery warning alert with flashing LED
19:15 03% after 1 call, 8 texts, 10 min showing Eris features to a friend

I also added a free version of a Power Manger app with preset profiles before going to bed at 03:30. Once the phone reached 30% it turned the WiFi off, the screen dimmed quickly and the phone turned off quickly when not in use.

Considering some of the other times and levels posted here, I am quite pleased with the overall performance of the battery. I had quite a few apps running and the advanced task killer installed, and my battery lasted much longer than some of the previous listed users who had most of there apps turned off. Being a new phone and the fact that I still havent figured out how to use everything, I am constantly turning the Eris on and messing with it.

As noted I ended up getting approxiamtely 28 hours from a single battery charge. I am perfectly satisifed with the battery performance considering how thin the phone is and how much I am messing with it.
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does anybody use automatic task killer it says it shuts down the apps that you pre pick when the phone goes into standby.i didnt like the advanced task killer because i had to always open it up and shut stuff down.
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People simply dont understand you you should be leaving ALL wireless connection OFF when not needed.

Wifi, BT, GPS, even Mobile Network.

Turn them ALL off. You dont need any of them on the make send or recieve calls or txt msgs.

People simply dont understand this...I get about 1.5 - 1.75 days per charge of good use.
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The issue is that we don't want to turn those things off, but by turning them off, all we have is a phone and nothing more. If that's what we wanted for our money, then we would have just gotten a phone. But most of us purchased this devise to have a smartphone (which needs access to at the very least the mobile network at all times). If we keep all of these things off, then we have a dumbphone and have to remember to turn them on for functionality.

All I expect from the battery life of a smartphone is that with average use, it should last the whole day. I expect to charge my phone each evening, but I have to be able to at least get through the day without carrying a charger around.
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The issue is that we don't want to turn those things off, but by turning them off, all we have is a phone and nothing more. If that's what we wanted for our money, then we would have just gotten a phone...

All I expect from the battery life of a smartphone is that with average use, it should last the whole day. I expect to charge my phone each evening, but I have to be able to at least get through the day without carrying a charger around.
This is right on the money. I'm coming from a Blackberry Curve that had a battery almost two years old in it. I could bang away on that thing all day, make lots of phone calls, Facebook, Twitter...and even with an old battery, make it through a day no problem.

With my Eris, I have WiFi, BT and GPS turned off. I have no email running other than Gmail and I don't use the weather widget. With minimal use, I can make it from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If I use the browser at all, or do anything "fun" with it, that drastically cuts into the time. I can't even imagine being on vacation and using the GPS with Google Maps to walk around a city, or take a bunch of photos. I would think I would make it until about the middle of the afternoon.

I agree - if any smart phone can make it through one day with plenty of use, that's fine with me. But I feel like I have this cool phone with all these cool features that I'm *intentionally* not using because I'm worried about the battery. That just doesn't seem right. I have until December 5th to decide to keep my Eris or not. I really like it, and it's fun to use, but like the OP said, if I'm not using all the goodies....
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This is right on the money. I'm coming from a Blackberry Curve that had a battery almost two years old in it. I could bang away on that thing all day, make lots of phone calls, Facebook, Twitter...and even with an old battery, make it through a day no problem.

With my Eris, I have WiFi, BT and GPS turned off. I have no email running other than Gmail and I don't use the weather widget. With minimal use, I can make it from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If I use the browser at all, or do anything "fun" with it, that drastically cuts into the time. I can't even imagine being on vacation and using the GPS with Google Maps to walk around a city, or take a bunch of photos. I would think I would make it until about the middle of the afternoon.

I agree - if any smart phone can make it through one day with plenty of use, that's fine with me. But I feel like I have this cool phone with all these cool features that I'm *intentionally* not using because I'm worried about the battery. That just doesn't seem right. I have until December 5th to decide to keep my Eris or not. I really like it, and it's fun to use, but like the OP said, if I'm not using all the goodies....
Have you also followed the tip about changing the SMS application? Did that help battery life at all?
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I've done the battery fix and still am not always able to make it through the day. I leave for work at 5am with a 100% charge. I charge it in the car so when I arrive at my job 30 minutes later, it's still at a 100% charge. By the end of the day at 3p, my charge is in the red under 30% stage. If I were to make a call home (I always do on my way home) without the charger, it would kill the phone before I finished the call. But I plug it back into the charger in the car to get the last bit of life out of it. At work, I have GPS and WiFi turned off but not BT. I have found that BT does not suck a lot of power and it's more convenient to have it always on so that it will always find my bluetooth headset. At home, it's generally plugged in and wifi is on, but gps is still off unless I absolutely need it.
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I've done the battery fix and still am not always able to make it through the day. I leave for work at 5am with a 100% charge. I charge it in the car so when I arrive at my job 30 minutes later, it's still at a 100% charge. By the end of the day at 3p, my charge is in the red under 30% stage. If I were to make a call home (I always do on my way home) without the charger, it would kill the phone before I finished the call. But I plug it back into the charger in the car to get the last bit of life out of it. At work, I have GPS and WiFi turned off but not BT. I have found that BT does not suck a lot of power and it's more convenient to have it always on so that it will always find my bluetooth headset. At home, it's generally plugged in and wifi is on, but gps is still off unless I absolutely need it.
On another thread (or possibly elsewhere here), some other people noticed that Bluetooth was the largest battery drain...maybe that's the problem then?
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Have you also followed the tip about changing the SMS application? Did that help battery life at all?
The SMS fix is only relevant if your phone isn't sleeping, I believe. I have very low "awake" times. Right now, it's at 15%, so I don't think swapping over to Handcent would make any difference. From what I've ready, it doesn't seem like the Eris has the problem with the messaging client - just the Sprint Hero.

I am now experimenting with the auto backlight. I've turned it off and have dimmed the screen to see if that makes any difference.
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I have been tracking my "awake time" and I have been able to keep it in the low teens, well yesterday I noticed it was in the high 60% range. So I have the app spare parts to see what is keeping the phone awake, and ironically it was Handscent! So a reboot fixed that, but that was kind of strange. Now this morning I charged the phone all night, which I also think keeps it "awake" sometimes. But anyway I rebooted, and then put the phone to sleep. About 15 minutes later I checked and the "awake time" was at 100%. I checked spare parts and this time it was the Android OS. I had to do another reboot and that fixed that. So, I am constantly babysitting the phone to make sure everything is in order.

Since I got all that under control I was at 91% at 6:30am with 16% awake time, now at 11:35am I am at 74% with 11% awake time. I have taken 3 phone calls, read a couple of emails, some web browsing, Facebook, etc. Google talk is on, Gmail mail and calendar sync on, Weather app is on, Weather Bug is on. I also use vibrate alert for all emails. No wifi, GPS, BT. I also have turned off constant mobile connection. So battery life is getting better for me with some adjustments. If I could just keep it at 5% battery loss an hour with occasional use on a work day, I think that would be fine. I am hoping I can make it work because I love the phone!
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Have you guys tried letting the battery run all the way out a few times? My friend (who has an Eris) says this solved the issue for him...
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I've tested it with and without the bt and there's been no difference, so at least in my case, the bt on has a negligible effect.
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Have you guys tried letting the battery run all the way out a few times? My friend (who has an Eris) says this solved the issue for him...
I let mine run down to less than 5% the first three days. Seemed to help a bit, but not tons.
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i let mine run down and change the battery demanding settings and my phone last all day with HEAVY use.
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I've tested it with and without the bt and there's been no difference, so at least in my case, the bt on has a negligible effect.
Then you have another issue like the SMS client.
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I disabled popup notifications in handcent today, and from that point on the battery has drained muuuuuch slower. Phone off charger today at 10am, listened to Shoutcast using DroidLive for half hour, it is now 8:15pm and I'm at 41%. Sent a bunch of texts, checked email, two 1-5 minute phone calls. So, I'm at over ten hours now with 40% battery left.
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i let mine run down and change the battery demanding settings and my phone last all day with HEAVY use.

what do you mean you change the battery demanding settings? how do you do that?
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im a settings guy, the first thing i do is check the settings of a device. i changed ALOT!
so this article may help you: Toggle Settings optimizes Android battery/features | Google Android Blog

had mine on since 5:30am its now 10pm and i cant even kill it to let it power cycle!
luckily this should be the last time i have to do this.
right now i have wifi, BT, pandora, youtube, the music player and im playing baseball and its still going!
been like this the last hour!
wow, im complaining the battery wont die...well, the issue is im sleepy
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does it matter (battery-wise) whether or not you charge this phone while its on or after you turn it off?
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As long as I can use my phone all day I'm happy to have to charge it every night.

Yesterday took off charger at 8am
Minimal usage (1 call, a few v-mails, texts, email) until 6pm battery at 71%
Heavy app use from 6-7pm battery at 62%
This morning at 8am I was at 8% (I didn't charge overnight).

I'd prefer it was stronger but I can live with this.
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I honestly don't have an Eris, but I know that on many other phones I've had there have been issues. Several times I've had to completely drain a phone in order for the charge to be displayed correctly. Almost like the phone doesn't know where the bottom of the tank is until it actually "hits" it. Have all you guys tried draining it all the way before charging?
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I honestly don't have an Eris, but I know that on many other phones I've had there have been issues. Several times I've had to completely drain a phone in order for the charge to be displayed correctly. Almost like the phone doesn't know where the bottom of the tank is until it actually "hits" it. Have all you guys tried draining it all the way before charging?
i am officially done my training
i drained it twice.
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I hope this helps some of you out. To save my battery life I turned off "Background Data" in the Data Synchronization menu in Settings. I also don't have Bluetooth or W-Fi on. I am using the factory Message App, set my Screen light time to 30 seconds, and only login to Facebook when needed. This has taken my phone battery charge up to a little over a day.

FWIW, I got this phone on a Friday, and the next day I had to fully charge. But that's because this was a new phone and I was doing everything under the sun to see how it worked: always checking my location, logged into Facebook, checking my email, sending texts, talking on the phone, seeing how videos looked on YouTube, playing with Pandora-you get the idea. We're all pretty much new users with the Eris, and we're all trying to figure out how it works, so with that said, the battery is going to drain because we're always playing with it!

I'm at work over nine hours a day with a computer and a phone, so I should be using those to surf the web or talk to people..no personal calls of course

Sorry for being so long. I hope this helps some of you. Now on to figure out why the GPS location has me blocks away from where I'm really standing...
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Hey everyone, I was having the same problems that basically you were all talking about with the battery and I did some of the things that you all mentioned such as I stopped widgets from running unless I really wanted them. And for the ones that I really want to run I have them update every 30 min or 1 hour or 2 hours. If you need it updated faster you can always just refresh like as in the weather bug app under menu. I stopped all of the GPS, BT and WIFI, turned the phone to sleep mode in 1 minute and that helped alot. Also as a tip as soon as your done with a phone call or function hit the hangup button again and the phone goes directly to sleep several 1-2 minute waitings to go to sleep can add up and drain the battery! I also got rid of the app killer and that seemed to really expand the life of the battery...I also changed the modifications under data sync and then to the feature where it can only locate you via the network, NOT by GPS...the map feature gets you pretty damn close to where your at and if need be you can always just put the gps on for a hot one to get an exact location or directions then turn it off. that really helped the battery life. it seems the games kills the battery faster than the web browsing, I dont know if thats just me but thats what it seems and I stopped playing the games for the most part and that helped also. Overall after I screwed around fixing all of that, was on the internet for about 15 minutes, connected to wifi to make sure that worked then turned it off, turned the gps on to check that and turned it off, turned on BT (made call) then turned off and 3 text, read and send about 5 emails (mostly three sentence replys) 2 phone calls at a total of about 5-6 min each my battery is at 88% and its now 4pm and I started all of this at about 130pm straight from the charger. before it seemed like my phone would be at about 60%. Im gonna reply back in a few days to let you all know if that really did help me and if its still working!
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Another observation on my battery is that it is charging a lot faster after a week. But a strange note is that once it gets around 84-88% it will jump to a 100% (Full) really fast (within a few minutes). For instance, I checked it about 15 or less minutes ago it was at 84% then now it is at 100%.
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Another observation on my battery is that it is charging a lot faster after a week. But a strange note is that once it gets around 84-88% it will jump to a 100% (Full) really fast (within a few minutes). For instance, I checked it about 15 or less minutes ago it was at 84% then now it is at 100%.
Funny you mention that because this morning I noticed that my phone drained from 100% to about 84% in a little more than an hr. It's like the charge from 80-100 is almost irrelevant, imo.
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I just was over at android central and someone over there is saying the standard 1500 battery from the Imagio works and fits perfectly with the Eris. That would add alittle more power for us users. He also said that he is going to try the Seidio 1750 battery which claims to be the same size and report back his findings.

Maybe this could be the way to go if they dont release something soon. Is it safe to use another phones battery?
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So what's the point of having a device where you have to turn every feature in order to get it to last for any reasonable period of time. I'm assuming most people actually purchased the device to use some of those features...
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1st real day with the Eris and I drained the battery last night charged it over night and I took it off the charger at 7:00 am. I have been playing with it for over an hour now and I am about 80% battery.

I have wifi, bluetooth, and GPS off. I also am using the default SMS.
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Ok...my wife's Eris has been getting gradually longer battery life day by day w the same use. The last few days or so, she's been letting it die and then puts it on the charger.

First few days: only getting about 10 to 12 hrs w 5 to 10 calls, some texting and quite a bit of surfing the web.
Next few days: same usage and up to about 15 to 18 hrs.
Now: (yesterday to this morning) took off the charger yesterday at 6 am and as of this morning, was @ 15% at 7 am. Same usage, more or less. It's now 8 am and she just text me that Eris is at 12% and she's thrilled!! 26 hrs and still going!
I'm really starting to like how her battery is building strength.
Just to clarify, wifi/off, gps/off but all else normal. Go Eris!
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Ok...my wife's Eris has been getting gradually longer battery life day by day w the same use. The last few days or so, she's been letting it die and then puts it on the charger.
I've noticed the exact same behaviour from my Eris' battery.
...and it's definitely a good thing!
 
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I've noticed the exact same behaviour from my Eris' battery.
...and it's definitely a good thing!
Hey, Nefarious...she just text me that she's been texting and surfing quite a bit @ work this morning and still @ 9%!! Going on 29 hours now. Awesome! If this keeps up, I might get the Eris instead of waiting on the "Passion" and paying a grip for it vs Eris $99. Ok...might be getting a bit hasty now!
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Hey, Nefarious...she just text me that she's been texting and surfing quite a bit @ work this morning and still @ 9%!! Going on 29 hours now. Awesome! If this keeps up, I might get the Eris instead of waiting on the "Passion" and paying a grip for it vs Eris $99. Ok...might be getting a bit hasty now!
That's excellent! I actually got 48 hours between charges at the start of the week, with light to moderate use in those two days. I talked about it in one of the battery threads somewhere here on the forum, heh! So I know it can be done. I know I can easily get a day out of the phone even with HEAVY use now, and that's all that REALLY matters to me -- so I am a very very happy customer! I've had the phone for over a week now and I can still say I absolutely LOVE it!!!

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Just got my Eris yesterday, so maybe the battery isn't conditioned, but I'm only getting about 4 hours between charges. I've dumped the standard SMS client and now using handcent (and have rebooted), turned off GPS, wifi, bluetooth, uninstalled Advanced Task Killer, set email to retrieve only manually. Now my awake time is at 98% (versus 45-50% before I did all these things). Very frustrated. I turned off notifications in the stock SMS app, but didn't see a way to uninstall it. Is there anything else I'm missing on this?
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sounds ok to me. i made a post in this section about battery optimization, check that out and see if it helps.
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I am on day 3 of the current charge on my Driod Eris. I find that if I turn off "mobile network" when I am not using the internet features, and turn it on on-demand when I need to browse the web or check email, battery life is quite decent. It's Wed at 3pm now and I still have one bar left. I am pretty sure it'll go through the end of the day without a problem.

I took it off charger on Monday morning at 9am. I turned off "Mobile Network" when I am at work and not using the phone. I turned it back on after lunch and used the browser/map/email a bit, then I turned it off again. By the time I get home I still have more than 50% left. (I did turn off my phone that night).

Day 2, on Tue, pretty much the same thing, battery bar is still green when I get home that night. Thinking that it should be close to being empty, I didn't turn off the phone at night. I want to completely drain the phone for the initial few charges.

On Wed, much to my surprise, the phone still have green bars left. now at 3pm, it's one yellow bar. Even with no bars left and the phone gave me a warning that I need to charge it, I still got a few hours out of it on Sunday night (in voice only mode).

So if you want to extend and save battery, turn off mobile network (3G) when you are not using the phone. You can easily turn it back on when you want to use the phone to get the latest weather/email, etc...

On the Droid Eris, press and hold the power button, a pop up menu will show up, the last option will allow you to turn on/off the 3G network. Voice connection is always on and doesn't seem to drain that much battery. 3G, wi-fi, and gps all drains battery much faster than just phone mode.

My previous LG phone lasts about a week between charges. I wonder how long the droid eris will last on 'airplane' mode (hehe).

What programs are out there that can tell me battery drain usage per application/component? I see people posting some screenshots but I don't know what program is being used. Thanks.
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I want to get one of these phones but with all the battery problems that i have been reading on all the of the different web sites i'm starting to get hemi-droids.
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I want to get one of these phones but with all the battery problems that i have been reading on all the of the different web sites i'm starting to get hemi-droids.
I dont think there are battery problems,once you quit playing with it every second,and you get the settings set right. mine does fine all day no problem. i mess with mine fore 2 hours in the evening to get the battery down low before i put it on the charger.start at 5:30am till 9:00pm
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