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Old August 24th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please do not move this posting because this is only applicable to the EVO. The app Battery Indicator Pro received an update that will tell you how long before your phone is fully charged so you can pull your phone from the charger right at green light/fully charged. Nobody should experience the 5% dropoff in battery power using this app. If you can't pull the phone off the charger as depicted by the app, I don't know what else to tell you.

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why would you pull it off the charger in the first place??
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why would you pull it off the charger in the first place??
Probably when it is done charging is my guess.....lol
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Because if you don't pull the phone off the charger when the battery indicates full, you will see a drop in battery life. Leaving the phone plugged in overnight will result in a battery drop in the morning.

Also, the app will log your battery usage for you battery monitors. The developer recommended you enable and use this feature for only like 2-3 days because it will drain your battery having the app constantly log everything.
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or you could leave it plugged in over night. unplug it in the morning. check txt's and emails while sitting on the pot. then plug it in while you eat and shower.
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i plug mine in overnight and get up get dressed get the phone off charge and out the door to work i go so there is no way of pulling right when the light turns green. really wish they would send out an update to fix this problem or someone develop and app to trickle charge the battery once it is done charging so you dont see the drop first off...im just about fed up with the whole battery issue myself and go back to my 3 year old curve. No use in having a phone of this magnitude and cant even use it for what it is designed for... and if this is a android issue then odds are the epic wont be any better or any other android phone for that matter... battery wise that is...
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i plug mine in overnight and get up get dressed get the phone off charge and out the door to work i go so there is no way of pulling right when the light turns green. really wish they would send out an update to fix this problem or someone develop and app to trickle charge the battery once it is done charging so you dont see the drop first off...im just about fed up with the whole battery issue myself and go back to my 3 year old curve. No use in having a phone of this magnitude and cant even use it for what it is designed for... and if this is a android issue then odds are the epic wont be any better or any other android phone for that matter... battery wise that is...
You are crying for no reason. An app tells you when to remove the battery from the charger like a timer cooking food. I say turn in your EVO or find some cheese to go with your whinning, I mean wine.
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ij love apps that lets u know when to pull out....errrrr
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You are crying for no reason. An app tells you when to remove the battery from the charger like a timer cooking food. I say turn in your EVO or find some cheese to go with your whinning, I mean wine.
lol or better yet they could get with RIM and learn how to develop a phone with true Power management, but i guess you cant have the best of both worlds.. either blackberry with the suck ass browser and unbeatable battery power or go with the EVO that can do everything under the sun but not for long...lol so ill take my cheese and wine and sit by a wall outlet while i play with my EVO...
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lol or better yet they could get with RIM and learn how to develop a phone with true Power management, but i guess you cant have the best of both worlds.. either blackberry with the suck ass browser and unbeatable battery power or go with the EVO that can do everything under the sun but not for long...lol so ill take my cheese and wine and sit by a wall outlet while i play with my EVO...
That a boy! I run the hell out of my battery, especially surfing this forum. I just hook the EVO up to an extension cord so I keep juice in my battery. I mean you keep a laptop plugged in as well right?
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That a boy! I run the hell out of my battery, especially surfing this forum. I just hook the EVO up to an extension cord so I keep juice in my battery. I mean you keep a laptop plugged in as well right?
Ha - me, too. Laptop and Evo hooked up to an extension cord that is plugged into a SURGE PROTECTOR. Good thing, too - 2 power outages within the past 10 days.

Although, really, I rarely plug it in at home unless it is the weekend or tonight - I have been talking on it for over 2 hours, fiddled with Google Earth, etc. so I'm charging it before bed. I'll unplug before bed, and I will wake up down 2%.
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I find that placing my EVO firmly between my butt cheeks while eating Frosted Flakes in the morning increases my battery life by 10%. However, Wheat Chex only results in a 5% gain.

Sugar beats fiber yet again.
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Meh this is pretty unnecessary. I mean yeah you could unplug it when it's done charging. But if you're not going to use it, the battery is still going to drop regardless. Just leave it on their until your ready to walk away with it.
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Meh this is pretty unnecessary. I mean yeah you could unplug it when it's done charging. But if you're not going to use it, the battery is still going to drop regardless. Just leave it on their until your ready to walk away with it.
Actually there is a difference and the battery will drop at 1% an hour opposed to 3-5% in 10 minutes. A difference does exist so please don't tell newbies it doesn't because all you do is confuse them even more.
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That a boy! I run the hell out of my battery, especially surfing this forum. I just hook the EVO up to an extension cord so I keep juice in my battery. I mean you keep a laptop plugged in as well right?
Actually I don't currently own a laptop only a desktop and with this phone I see no need in purchasing a laptop at the moment....lol
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I don't understand how this helps. You set the time it will discharge in it doesn't calibrate itself. How am I supposed to know how long it will last on light, moderate, heavy, constant usage?
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Actually there is a difference and the battery will drop at 1% an hour opposed to 3-5% in 10 minutes. A difference does exist so please don't tell newbies it doesn't because all you do is confuse them even more.
I still don't understand. Leaving the phone plugged after fully charged doesn't discharge the battery quicker. It only *appears* to discharge faster.

As long as they know that after the green light comes on its no longer charging and running on battery (until a certain percentage before it starts charging again).

So i don't think its necessary to unplug if you know this and not start to bug out when you see a drop a little while after unplugging.

And I would think most people charge the phone overnight

I feel as though im educating the "newbies". Not confusing them.
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I gotta say I don't believe keeping the phone on charger all night drains the battery. Hell, i'd be waking up all hours of the night to remove the phone if that were the case for me.
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I don't understand how this helps. You set the time it will discharge in it doesn't calibrate itself. How am I supposed to know how long it will last on light, moderate, heavy, constant usage?
You don't set anything, the app determines the usage. It give you a time for the different types of usage. It takes a few seconds to download an app and test it out. Why does everything in this forum have to be like a where's Waldo book? You can either install the app and if you do not like the app, uninstall it. This isn't Pre-K people. Keep the app if you like it, uninstall if you don't. Its the best battery indicator app in the market with this update. I hear other apps drain battery, this one doesn't unless you enable the app to log everything that uses your battery.
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I still don't understand. Leaving the phone plugged after fully charged doesn't discharge the battery quicker. It only *appears* to discharge faster.

As long as they know that after the green light comes on its no longer charging and running on battery (until a certain percentage before it starts charging again).

So i don't think its necessary to unplug if you know this and not start to bug out when you see a drop a little while after unplugging.

And I would think most people charge the phone overnight

I feel as though im educating the "newbies". Not confusing them.
For example if you read the post below yours. "Putty" doesn't have a clue what we are talking about. Its like newbs keep trying to put the square block in the circular hole. We have to keep it simple for them. Just unplug the phone when it turns green...LOL (KISS) keep it simple ....
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For example if you read the post below yours. "Putty" doesn't have a clue what we are talking about. Its like newbs keep trying to put the square block in the circular hole. We have to keep it simple for them. Just unplug the phone when it turns green...LOL (KISS) keep it simple ....

You are causing the confusion. You have yet to explain why you must unplug it as soon as the light turns green.

Here are 2 scenarios that I would love you to explain:

I plug in my phone at midnight and the light turns green at 2 a.m. I don't need my phone at all until 8 a.m. when I wake up.

1. I unplug the phone right at 2 a.m. and let it sit on the dresser until 8 a.m.

2. I keep it plugged in until 8 a.m. at which point I take it off the charger.

After using the phone for 1 hour (it is now 9 a.m.), which scenario will leave you with the most remaining battery life?
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You don't set anything, the app determines the usage. It give you a time for the different types of usage. It takes a few seconds to download an app and test it out. Why does everything in this forum have to be like a where's Waldo book? You can either install the app and if you do not like the app, uninstall it. This isn't Pre-K people. Keep the app if you like it, uninstall if you don't. Its the best battery indicator app in the market with this update. I hear other apps drain battery, this one doesn't unless you enable the app to log everything that uses your battery.


I have been using this app since I got my phone in june. Why insult people when you don't know what your taking about? Drop down the status bar and click on the batty app. Now a pop up comes up. Now press menu. Now go to settings then time settings. If you look you can set the discharge time for light, moderate, heavy, constant usages. You set the value anywhere from 45min to 98 hours. How does me setting a time value tell me when the battery will die. I could set it for 50 hours heavy usage but I'm not going to get it. You might want to look st what someone is talking about before insulting them.
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You are causing the confusion. You have yet to explain why you must unplug it as soon as the light turns green.

Here are 2 scenarios that I would love you to explain:

I plug in my phone at midnight and the light turns green at 2 a.m. I don't need my phone at all until 8 a.m. when I wake up.

1. I unplug the phone right at 2 a.m. and let it sit on the dresser until 8 a.m.

2. I keep it plugged in until 8 a.m. at which point I take it off the charger.

After using the phone for 1 hour (it is now 9 a.m.), which scenario will leave you with the most remaining battery life?
You should have the same amount in either case. The evo stops charging and runs on battery power only once the battery hits 100% that's why you get that instant battery drop when you unplug it. Weather its plugged in or not its running on the battery in both cases.
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You should have the same amount in either case. The evo stops charging and runs on battery power only once the battery hits 100% that's why you get that instant battery drop when you unplug it. Weather its plugged in or not its running on the battery in both cases.

Shhhh....The burden lies on Slick, not you. Besides, I know the answer already .
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You should have the same amount in either case. The evo stops charging and runs on battery power only once the battery hits 100% that's why you get that instant battery drop when you unplug it. Weather its plugged in or not its running on the battery in both cases.
Actually that's not correct. Although hit hits 100% and stops charging it will automatically start charging again once it hits a certain percentage. Somewhere in the 90s. So its better to just leave it on the charger, imo, until you're ready to start using it. No point unplugging it just because it reaches 100% and you AREN'T going to use it. You'll get the same amount of battery drain whether its on the charger or not at that point.


So people...if you leave it on the charger until after it's done charging, just know that it won't necessarily still be on 100% b/c the battery has begun discharging already. DON'T FREAK OUT!!

The app given to us by Slick in this post lets you know an approximate time it hits 100% so if you wanna unplug u can do so.

There is also another app called Tasker that will notify you when it hits 100 with a sound or something. Tasker can do a lot more than that though. (great app) Search the forum.
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Geez. You guys took the fun out of it. I was really looking forward to hearing Slick try to weasel his way out of this one.
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Geez. You guys took the fun out of it. I was really looking forward to hearing Slick try to weasel his way out of this one.
LoL. ah. Slick is cool and his intentions were good.

But I think at the end of the day its ok to leave it on charger just KNOW it starts discharging at 100%

Slick has some good battery saving tips in a sticky somewhere in the Evo forums. Follow them.
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You are causing the confusion. You have yet to explain why you must unplug it as soon as the light turns green.

Here are 2 scenarios that I would love you to explain:

I plug in my phone at midnight and the light turns green at 2 a.m. I don't need my phone at all until 8 a.m. when I wake up.

1. I unplug the phone right at 2 a.m. and let it sit on the dresser until 8 a.m.

2. I keep it plugged in until 8 a.m. at which point I take it off the charger.

After using the phone for 1 hour (it is now 9 a.m.), which scenario will leave you with the most remaining battery life?
I may be mistaken (probably am). But if I take my phone off the charger when it hits green, let's say that is right before bed, when I wake up I am only down 2 %. When I charge overnight, when I get the phone, it says 100% but drops to 90% really fast (checking email, FB, news) . The charger-to-full before bed scenario, I drop maybe 3 % max. I leave the house with 95% charge one way, 90% the other.

Just me experience.
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I may be mistaken (probably am). But if I take my phone off the charger when it hits green, let's say that is right before bed, when I wake up I am only down 2 %. When I charge overnight, when I get the phone, it says 100% but drops to 90% really fast (checking email, FB, news) . The charger-to-full before bed scenario, I drop maybe 3 % max. I leave the house with 95% charge one way, 90% the other.

Just me experience.
I don't think your battery will discharge any faster whether its plugged in or not. So the drop should be the same. I would think it would be better if it stayed plugged in. When it reaches a certain percentage while plugged in, it will start charging again.

And 2-3% drop in 6-8hrs? C'mon son...
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I have been using this app since I got my phone in june. Why insult people when you don't know what your taking about? Drop down the status bar and click on the batty app. Now a pop up comes up. Now press menu. Now go to settings then time settings. If you look you can set the discharge time for light, moderate, heavy, constant usages. You set the value anywhere from 45min to 98 hours. How does me setting a time value tell me when the battery will die. I could set it for 50 hours heavy usage but I'm not going to get it. You might want to look st what someone is talking about before insulting them.
I assume its because everyone will not see the same battery life based upon if a persons battery was initialized properly or not. Why would you mess with those settings anyway? They are clearly accurate in my opinion. I posted about 6 hours of heavy internet usage, but the app says I can go for 8 hours. I have never ran the battery fully down while on the internet
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That's my point the app doesn't calibrate itself it's just a generic number that is automatically there. It doesn't adjust its just there. If it worked the way it should the numbers would change depending on what you were doing on the internet. For example I can get about 8 hours of heavy usage surfing the net and posting in forums but if I stream a movie with low signal I only get about 4 hours. If the app worked like you say it does the time left would change between those two scenarios but it doesn't. So I say again how is it useful when its not accurate?
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Slick thanks for the tips link I actually followed those steps the day after I got my evo.....
However I did notice if I know I'm in a lowe coverage area I have been turning the mobile data aka internet aka 3g off and this has helped alot......
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I don't think your battery will discharge any faster whether its plugged in or not. So the drop should be the same. I would think it would be better if it stayed plugged in. When it reaches a certain percentage while plugged in, it will start charging again.

And 2-3% drop in 6-8hrs? C'mon son...
I looked again this morning. I went to bed with 98% and after 7 hours of non-use, turned on, display off, wifi "never sleep".....I woke up to 95%. 3% drop. Sometimes I've seen 5% but never more.

I expect the battery to discharge over night some, I have GMail set to auto-sync so my emails push through all night (10-20 or so?).

I don't know how to the the picture of your screen thing or I'd show you
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I don't think your battery will discharge any faster whether its plugged in or not. So the drop should be the same. I would think it would be better if it stayed plugged in. When it reaches a certain percentage while plugged in, it will start charging again.

And 2-3% drop in 6-8hrs? C'mon son...
This is just a display issue and it's identical to a lot of laptops.

Once fully charged, yes it runs off of the battery and then charges on/off at its trigger point - by consensus, the collective guess is that's around 92~93% or so.

But while that's going on - it says it's at 100% when it's really not. Once off the charger, it takes a short while to tell the truth of its charge.

Exactly like a lot of laptops.

As for that 2~3% drop overnight? Yep - I'll turn off all radios, use mine as my alarm clock (so - no sound unless phone or sms, meaning an emergency at those hours) - and shut down all apps and background data - and you can get it to reliably drain even less than than in a 6~8 sleep period.

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You guys forget a KEY point...

Because it says on the charger overnight... the constant current from the AC adapter heats up the battery... that along with the people who do keep their radios and syncing on causes the battery to do quite a bit of work, all while staying at that top percentile...

So the battery is hot when you unplug it in the morning... and did you know that when the battery is hot... it drains quicker**

Look it up. I'd say that is why we lose so much battery in the morning.
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Mine as well.

Also, is this thread still relevant?? The last post was in August 2010. Hasn't the OS (and perhaps other system updates) for the EVO been updated since the initial post?
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