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Old March 30th, 2011, 07:51 PM   #551 (permalink)
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This is from today.


Thats all from settings/applications/battery use.

This is from spare parts battery history.

2 different %'s !?
I have my screen set to 25% all the time. Opinions?

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they're not THAT far off.....
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1hr 16mins @ 72% is almost 5 hours of display time total, i can get a little more than that running on my stock inspire.
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1hr 16mins @ 72% is almost 5 hours of display time total, i can get a little more than that running on my stock inspire.
You mean 11 hours? I'd be impressed to see 5 hours of display time on 1 hour of battery life
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You mean 11 hours? I'd be impressed to see 5 hours of display time on 1 hour of battery life
At 72% he had 1hr 16 mins of display, if you average that out over the whiole battery life it would be about 4hrs and 45 mins of display.
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Apparently disabling always on mobile data is a big battery saver. Before I turned it off, I would get 5 hours of display time. After turning it off last night and charging fully. I will get almost 7 hours of display time today, doing just as much usage as i normally would do.
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I have found a solution to my battery issues!

I wrote in a number of threads that my battery life experience has been dismal. Off charger at 7:30A, and by 5pm i'm well below 30%. This is with very LIGHT usage. I exchanged the battery at AT&T within my 30 days, and saw ZERO improvement, meaning that something still had to be wrong with my phone/settings. And today i hit the jackpot.

It's ridiculously simple! Every time you reboot your phone, a number of a AT&T apps start up and run in the background. Killing those on start-up made my battery last TWICE AS LONG. Obviously rooting your phone will get rid of all this crap-ware, so this is for phones that have NOT been rooted.

1) Restart your phone
2) Go to Menu->Settings->Applications->Running services
3) Stop the following services:
AT&T mark the spot (if you have it)
AT&T Navigator ResourcePreloader
AT&T Hotspots WispService
Maps Rate Places

That's it. Obviously if you want to use these related apps, the services will start up again.
Also, if there are any other services that are running for other apps you may have, kill if not needed on startup!
Two others that were running for me on start up that i killed were a Signal Strength widget and a To Do List Sync (TaskOS).

I'm not feeling up to killing just one at a time to determine which one was the culprit, but if you want to, feel free.

If you are having battery issues, give this a try!
I've done the typical adjustment to the display brightness, and a few other things that didn't seem to do much, but this suggestion by far (along with eliminating LED notification for everything but v-mail) has increased my battery life SIGNIFICANTLY!

Thanks for sharing!
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I've had my inspire for about 2-3 weeks now and have to say the battery SUCKS!!! Completely stripped of all its features, bells and whistles, display down to 25%, plus an auto task killer, I get at max 6 hours of light use. It's like a Porsche with a two gallon gas tank. Not to kick up another issue the speaker also blows. I'm about to clamp this phone in a mill and cut the back off and shove a 3000mah battery in there. I'm sure this a known issue, is there any word from htc about this failure in mobile phone battery application? And is there a fix. Plus this "grain of rice" speaker has got to go! Recall and fix this awesome but flawed phone!
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I've had my inspire for about 2-3 weeks now and have to say the battery SUCKS!!! Completely stripped of all its features, bells and whistles, display down to 25%, plus an auto task killer, I get at max 6 hours of light use. It's like a Porsche with a two gallon gas tank. Not to kick up another issue the speaker also blows. I'm about to clamp this phone in a mill and cut the back off and shove a 3000mah battery in there. I'm sure this a known issue, is there any word from htc about this failure in mobile phone battery application? And is there a fix. Plus this "grain of rice" speaker has got to go! Recall and fix this awesome but flawed phone!

OK for one don't believe you are getting 6 hours with light use and all that shut off etc etc.. two for the millionth time task killers on 2.2or later hurt battery life not help
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OK for one don't believe you are getting 6 hours with light use and all that shut off etc etc.. two for the millionth time task killers on 2.2or later hurt battery life not help
Depends on what you call light use and what I call light use. And I have to use a task killer for programs like asphalt 5 keeps coming on and doing... something. Which also anoys me, why does a game (I never use) keep turning itself on and accessing the internet?
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Depends on what you call light use and what I call light use. And I have to use a task killer for programs like asphalt 5 keeps coming on and doing... something. Which also anoys me, why does a game (I never use) keep turning itself on and accessing the internet?

Its in the programing but I don't care how you define light use. 6 hours with all the settings down is.either nit light use or BS
The only other explainatiion is your phone or battery is faulty
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I've also been able to get 30+ hours of battery life out of my phone, infact I went two full days once on one charge with moderate use.

My use was lower than how much I usually use my phone due to working those two days, but I was still very happy that my phone is capable of lasting so long.

I'm actually really looking forward to seeing how things are say 10 years from now, imagine if we could charge our phones once and be good for an entire week on that charge. Of course a new battery technology would have to be created to achieve such a thing, but with how fast things are moving at the moment with having dual core phones coming out. I can say I would believe you if you told me a phone ten years from now had a quad core processor running at 2 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM, 32 - 64 GB of internal storage, a full 1920 x 1080 resolution screen, full 1080p video capture (hell this is going to happen when the Galaxy S II comes out!) with 15 MP camera stills, and a battery that will last for atleast a week on one charge.
there are phones that will go close to a week..my old BB Bold would go easy 5 days. my old nokia also the same.
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I have found a solution to my battery issues!

I wrote in a number of threads that my battery life experience has been dismal. Off charger at 7:30A, and by 5pm i'm well below 30%. This is with very LIGHT usage. I exchanged the battery at AT&T within my 30 days, and saw ZERO improvement, meaning that something still had to be wrong with my phone/settings. And today i hit the jackpot.

It's ridiculously simple! Every time you reboot your phone, a number of a AT&T apps start up and run in the background. Killing those on start-up made my battery last TWICE AS LONG. Obviously rooting your phone will get rid of all this crap-ware, so this is for phones that have NOT been rooted.

1) Restart your phone
2) Go to Menu->Settings->Applications->Running services
3) Stop the following services:
AT&T mark the spot (if you have it)
AT&T Navigator ResourcePreloader
AT&T Hotspots WispService
Maps Rate Places

That's it. Obviously if you want to use these related apps, the services will start up again.
Also, if there are any other services that are running for other apps you may have, kill if not needed on startup!
Two others that were running for me on start up that i killed were a Signal Strength widget and a To Do List Sync (TaskOS).

I'm not feeling up to killing just one at a time to determine which one was the culprit, but if you want to, feel free.

If you are having battery issues, give this a try!
restarted and i do not have any of those running under running services
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Depends on what you call light use and what I call light use. And I have to use a task killer for programs like asphalt 5 keeps coming on and doing... something. Which also anoys me, why does a game (I never use) keep turning itself on and accessing the internet?
How about you define what you consider "light use". Also just because you see Asphalt 5 in your task killer doesn't mean the game is actually running in the background. Thats the problem with task killers, you start to see stuff in there that you don't use thinking "what the heck is this running for..end taks". Just because you see something in there doesn't mean its hogging battery or cpu at all. You just need to accept that this is how android just works, the more you close out these tasks, they just reopen which makes things less efficient.


Also I just want to add, if anyone feels that they aren't getting good battery life out of their Inspire, please post here in detail what settings you have and so forth. Plenty of people here would be willing to give advice on what settings to change that shouldn't really affect your usage while increasing the battery life.

If you are telling me that on a full charge you get a total of 6 hrs of battery life, I will tell you that you are either grossly exaggerating, or your definition of light usage is off. I got over 30hrs of battery over the last 2 days,which included my display being on for 4 hours (at 25% brightness).
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How about you define what you consider "light use". Also just because you see Asphalt 5 in your task killer doesn't mean the game is actually running in the background. Thats the problem with task killers, you start to see stuff in there that you don't use thinking "what the heck is this running for..end taks". Just because you see something in there doesn't mean its hogging battery or cpu at all. You just need to accept that this is how android just works, the more you close out these tasks, they just reopen which makes things less efficient.


Also I just want to add, if anyone feels that they aren't getting good battery life out of their Inspire, please post here in detail what settings you have and so forth. Plenty of people here would be willing to give advice on what settings to change that shouldn't really affect your usage while increasing the battery life.

If you are telling me that on a full charge you get a total of 6 hrs of battery life, I will tell you that you are either grossly exaggerating, or your definition of light usage is off. I got over 30hrs of battery over the last 2 days,which included my display being on for 4 hours (at 25% brightness).

This is pointless. Im taking this phone back. A phone's battery should be able to last at LEAST 24 hrs with every option ON! Not bragging about how people some how eeked 24 hours out of it turning everything off. I'm not alone here, I am in contact with 5 others that got our phones at the same time and we all get about the same dismal battery life (6-10 hours) the only one I know that is happy with his battery life went with the 3gs iPhone (what I left).
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BTW I unplugged my phone to write the last message and at this moment I'm at 80% battery.
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BTW I unplugged my phone to write the last message and at this moment I'm at 80% battery.
for one you shouldnt use your phone as it charges , two name a smartphone that goes at least 24hours your expectations are ridiculous. Three I dont have anything turned down and my syncs are all on my battery lasts me 12-15 hours easily with moderate to heavy use, thats texting all day, on the phandroid app and xda app all day, receiving emails for work and personal and some light you tube browsing. So like I said earlier your either exaggerating or something is faulty on your phone, because there is no way you have all those settings off and get only 6 hours
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I also noticed if your phone stays at 2 bars and jumps from E to 3g and H+ you can just give it up you phone won't last at all.
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for one you shouldnt use your phone as it charges , two name a smartphone that goes at least 24hours your expectations are ridiculous. Three I dont have anything turned down and my syncs are all on my battery lasts me 12-15 hours easily with moderate to heavy use, thats texting all day, on the phandroid app and xda app all day, receiving emails for work and personal and some light you tube browsing. So like I said earlier your either exaggerating or something is faulty on your phone, because there is no way you have all those settings off and get only 6 hours
Sorry kiddo. I'm raising the BS flag to full mast on that story. I tell you what, I'll give you 400 for your phone and if it actually lasts that long as you say with what you say is running then I'll believe you.

P.s. you should read my post. I didn't use it while it was plugged in.
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Sorry kiddo. I'm raising the BS flag to full mast on that story. I tell you what, I'll give you 400 for your phone and if it actually lasts that long as you say with what you say is running then I'll believe you.

P.s. you should read my post. I didn't use it while it was plugged in.
Its not BS I and many others on here have the same experiences and if you read all the battery threads , Like I have told you, A) Task killer no good. B) have to charge the phone right C) if your battery still isnt good you have a faulty one return it like many did and get a new one fixed many peoples problems.
You seem to not want to do either just rag on the phone and not try to fix your situation. You want my phone give me 600 so I can then buy a new one and you can have it
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Oh and by the way im not a kiddo im a 35 yr old man who owns his own business
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Oh and by the way im not a kiddo im a 35 yr old man who owns his own business
Then sell me your phone and we will see. I can give you check cash or card. (Or a business check or card if you prefer) Till then its BS. And its not how old you are or what you have (sorry to kick up any insecurity you may have) but you saying "Well MY phone does this and MY phone has this on, you must be exaggerating (liar)" makes you a kiddo in my book. Prove it. I'm on my second battery and advanced task killer actually made my battery last at least 1 hr longer. The inspire battery life is also comfirmed with 5 others with the same phone each with different settings and apps. The most any of us got is 10 hrs with very light use.

P.s. my battery is down to 71% as of now.
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This is pointless.
Exactly-you don't like the phone, take it back and then go away
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Went to ATT and got another one, maybe the phone itself is defective, who knows. Because it seems when called out, no one stood up to backup what they said. Typical internet BSers. I'll bet ya don't even have the inspire 4g.

I'll grand your wish a leave, wouldn't want to make anyone look bad to their internet friends who defend them.
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Went to ATT and got another one, maybe the phone itself is defective, who knows. Because it seems when called out, no one stood up to backup what they said. Typical internet BSers. I'll bet ya don't even have the inspire 4g.

I'll grand your wish a leave, wouldn't want to make anyone look bad to their internet friends who defend them.

We have the inspire and I backed up everything I said. There are more people who have good to great battery life than the few like you. We all told you what to do but until now you refused. Calling us out like a little kid in the parking lot. If youbwant help you don't act the way you do when people give you advice
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Anyone who expects a phone to last 24 hours with everything on.....should buy a flip phone.
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Thanks tony. I tried to tell him that
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Wow, I've been reading posts all over this forum and there seem to be mixed opinions about this phone's battery life everywhere. I really want to get the inspire, but I don't think I can get through my day without at least 7 or 8 hours of battery life.

Haha, will someone please set the record straight!? I'm so torn.
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The kid drives a BMW.. I think that should explain it in itself lol.. You know what they say about BMW drivers..

I turned off GPS and got nearly 17 hours out of my battery today, I honestly can't say I notice much of a difference between my iPhone 4 and this phone. Both can make it through the day, and quite honestly this one does more than what I expected/got the iPhone to do.

You can't please everyone, I'm sure HTC and every other company knows that.
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Wow, I've been reading posts all over this forum and there seem to be mixed opinions about this phone's battery life everywhere. I really want to get the inspire, but I don't think I can get through my day without at least 7 or 8 hours of battery life.

Haha, will someone please set the record straight!? I'm so torn.
Honestly I tried them both and I would suggest you get yourself an atrix like I did. I LOVE Htc sense but the battery life of the phone just killed me. I got the atrix and wow, all day life with everything on, lowest I ever get is 30% with everything on and playing games. But overall phone is more powerful, better at gaming with new tetra games coming out, and a bit better screen. But motoblur is nasty poop if you are used to sense goodness. I suggest a different launcher or adapting to it. But it is smooth in it's defense, just funky. But either way both phones are good but I prefer atrix for my needs.
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I've gotten my Inspire two days ago and quickly rooted it and started flashing so i cant judge stock battery life. But so far i've been using cm7. And i've gotten 17h 43m and im at 18% Using it moderatly, Some flash, web browsing, new nightly flashing, angry birds, customizing my homescreen, applying themes. Didn't think of taking a screenshot yet but will on the next go around.
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This is pointless. Im taking this phone back. A phone's battery should be able to last at LEAST 24 hrs with every option ON! Not bragging about how people some how eeked 24 hours out of it turning everything off. I'm not alone here, I am in contact with 5 others that got our phones at the same time and we all get about the same dismal battery life (6-10 hours) the only one I know that is happy with his battery life went with the 3gs iPhone (what I left).
you do understand that no smartphone will last 24 hours unless its on standby with all radios off, just do yourself a favor and get a flip phone then it will last 24 hours
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ok, im on vzw atm with a droid 2 global 1.2 ghz processor and with a 1440mAH battery and i get maybe 4 hours verizon has replaced the phone and battery quite a few times, its a smartphone dont expect a long battery life out of it and that is with brightness at 25%,battery saver mode on, wifi off, made the jump to att and picked out the inspire 4g if it gets more then 4 hours i will be freaking happy as hell
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Old April 4th, 2011, 10:48 AM   #585 (permalink)
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A smartphone is definately NOT for you. Please return it and get you a dumb flip phone!

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This is pointless. Im taking this phone back. A phone's battery should be able to last at LEAST 24 hrs with every option ON! Not bragging about how people some how eeked 24 hours out of it turning everything off. I'm not alone here, I am in contact with 5 others that got our phones at the same time and we all get about the same dismal battery life (6-10 hours) the only one I know that is happy with his battery life went with the 3gs iPhone (what I left).
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the first few days I had the Inspire the battery lasted 5-6 hours max with Moderate use. But I think it is finally broken in. I took it off the charger at 11:00am yesterday and at 2:00am when I went to bed I had 26% left. So I'd have to say that's pretty good.
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got my inspire yesterday and its working fine with no battery problems works as expected for a big phone with a small battery, got 13 hours out of it
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Anyone who expects a phone to last 24 hours with everything on.....should buy a flip phone.

All of my "smartphones" last 24 hours per charge (Nokia N900, Nokia e72 3-4 days, Motorola Q, Motorola Droid 1, and Motorola Defy on AT&T and T-Mo)...but I digress.

For those having poor battery life (I just picked up the Inspire, but not using it on cellular...my girl is using it to play Angry Birds, FWIW after 36-42 hours, battery was only down 2-bars out of 10 in the "Status" area), how much of your day is spent in areas where you have less than "full bars"?

Also, was any kind of conditioning or "break-in" process followed? I've purchased additional OEM, and or 3rd party extended batteries for all of my phones, and "per the instructions from the battery mfg.", allowed the battery to totally drain, from normal use, from full charges, at least for the first few initial charges. Given that process, I've never had problems with a phone lasting at least through 'til the end of the day...constant use being another story however.
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Picked up my Inspire yesterday and gave it a full charge at 1900. Couple texts, a good 30 emails, a little web surfing (videos), and a whole bunch of tinkering with settings and screen on. I'm at 50% 1200 the next day.

17 hours ain't bad at all!
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Wow, there's a whole lotta hatin' goin' on!

I'll just add that my first inspire's battery was horrible. I took it back, got a new one and stopped the ATT Rep from putting the same battery in the new phone and got a new battery too.

Now I don't turn anything off and I'm going from 7am to 10pm no problem with sometimes 30% left. I do think there are some defective phones or batteries out there, but if you're having problems that are that extreme, just swap it out. You have 30 days from the time you buy the phone.
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So how do you set all your syncs to manual,Im not a heavy user by any means but I would like to maximize my battery.
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So how do you set all your syncs to manual,Im not a heavy user by any means but I would like to maximize my battery.

One place to go is in "account and sync" when you go to settings. It should have a bunch of stuff there to set manually, other than that check the settings of your apps any of them that sync should have an option for manual.
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There are a million things that 5an be done and a million factors that affect battery. People who say this phone sucks its going back don't want to look at their habits and or options
AndreaCristiano is right, almost. Actually I found a million and ONE...

(Just kidding )

The real key to ANY Android phone with a 4" or larger display is to maximize the phone for best battery life by reading the various tips in this forum, and other resources. Then doing the adjusting and modifying to make it the way you want it.

There is a lot that you can do if YOU take the time and interest in doing it.

Complaining doesn't increase battery life. It only reveals that you have not spent the time to get to know the Android OS and YOUR particular model of phone.

Each of the many Android phones I have return very good battery life, but then again, I have taken the time with each of them adjusting the various settings for that make & model of handset as well as the version of Android it's running.

Here are some common mistakes people make, they apply to all large display phones.

1) Using too high of a brightness setting.

You'd be surprised how much you can turn it down and it's still easy to read.

2) Not adjusting the brightness in the browser (if that's an option) I use a few different browsers and some are adjustable, some are not.

3) Failing to reduce the amount of TIME the backlight is illuminated.

Personally I get in the habit of manually turning it off with the button when I'm done, and I also have it set to a minute in case I forget.

At the end of the day, if you spend some time educating yourself, you will enjoy a huge return on your investment.
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AndreaCristiano is right, almost. Actually I found a million and ONE...

(Just kidding )

The real key to ANY Android phone with a 4" or larger display is to maximize the phone for best battery life by reading the various tips in this forum, and other resources. Then doing the adjusting and modifying to make it the way you want it.

There is a lot that you can do if YOU take the time and interest in doing it.

Complaining doesn't increase battery life. It only reveals that you have not spent the time to get to know the Android OS and YOUR particular model of phone.

Each of the many Android phones I have return very good battery life, but then again, I have taken the time with each of them adjusting the various settings for that make & model of handset as well as the version of Android it's running.

Here are some common mistakes people make, they apply to all large display phones.

1) Using too high of a brightness setting.

You'd be surprised how much you can turn it down and it's still easy to read.

2) Not adjusting the brightness in the browser (if that's an option) I use a few different browsers and some are adjustable, some are not.

3) Failing to reduce the amount of TIME the backlight is illuminated.

Personally I get in the habit of manually turning it off with the button when I'm done, and I also have it set to a minute in case I forget.

At the end of the day, if you spend some time educating yourself, you will enjoy a huge return on your investment.
^^^ This!! ^^^

I hate when I see people complain of "terrible" battery life. There are a plethora of things that affect battery life, and finding (and adjusting) all of them takes time.
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^^^ This!! ^^^

I hate when I see people complain of "terrible" battery life. There are a plethora of things that affect battery life, and finding (and adjusting) all of them takes time.

Amen
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This is from today.


Thats all from settings/applications/battery use.

This is from spare parts battery history.

2 different %'s !?
I have my screen set to 25% all the time. Opinions?
What app is this? I like the battery display on the top right.
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I usually get about 12 hrs,and thats with a few calls about an hour and a half most times web browsing, posting on my friend stream and updating it only use facebook,and roughly about 50 texts a day. Is that good or bad just wondering. By the way I would never give this phone up,I love using it.
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First, hey everyone....


I've been monitoring the battery details and suggestions on this forum for a couple of days now. I am concerned about my battery, and although its not as bad as some say, I am only get about a "work day" out of it, with limited usage. It was dead in the car ride home yesterday, and I forgot my charger. I've basically been screwing around with settings and playing a few games here and there, checking email, and some texting, but nothing massive.

So, I got a widget that shows percentages. When I turned on the phone it was at 79%, then quickly jumped to 78% (I'm not griping about where it is now. I took the phone off charge at 8:20 am and its now 12:40...but I haven't done much with it). With it at 78% I decided to log in and check words with friends and see if it had updated yet. That took a couple of minutes total. I then logged in to facebook, read a few posts, posted once and logged out. My battery was then at 75%, after only a couple of minutes.

i meticulously manage wi fi and mobil networks. I shut off a lot of the updating apps that one prior poster recommended, such as the ATT Hotspot WISP service and ATT Nav services. I don't have GPS on. My brightness is about 30% (It was lower until about an hour ago). Background data can sync, but no auto syncing at all.

74% display
6% cell standby
6% android system
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3% facebook
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I just removed app killer too and removed a few stupid games a couple of hours ago.

3% for a few minutes on facebook and words with friends seems a little much to me.

EDIT: I LOVE this phone, and I will make it work, but I just read about people returning phones. I know my battery usage thus far after about 4 hours isn't bad, but 3% with minimal actions for a few minutes is worriesome.
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I've been monitoring the battery details and suggestions on this forum for a couple of days now.

1) I got a widget that shows percentages. When I turned on the phone it was at 79%, then quickly jumped to 78% (I'm not griping about where it is now. I took the phone off charge at 8:20 am and its now 12:40...but I haven't done much with it). With it at 78% I decided to log in and check words with friends and see if it had updated yet. That took a couple of minutes total. I then logged in to facebook, read a few posts, posted once and logged out. My battery was then at 75%, after only a couple of minutes.

2) i meticulously manage wi fi and mobil networks. I shut off a lot of the updating apps that one prior poster recommended, such as the ATT Hotspot WISP service and ATT Nav services. I don't have GPS on. My brightness is about 30% (It was lower until about an hour ago). Background data can sync, but no auto syncing at all.

3) I just removed app killer.

4) 3% for a few minutes on facebook and words with friends seems a little much to me.
1) First it's important to know that no battery gauge is precise and accurate down to one percent increments. They are designed to be used as a point of reference.

When I view the gauge I think in 5 percent increments. That's a much more reliable way to view the battery level.

Next, it's important to understand that voltage does fluctuate. Therefore the reading will move up and down a percentage or more while using your phone. It's to be expected and it's normal.

2) You're doing all the right things in this area.

3) Smart Move- Never use an App Killer, Android manages its own background processes. In the early days of Android, some unskilled developers created app killers needlessly.

4) As noted above this is perfectly normal.

Finally "Battery Paranoia" is an imagined issue. It is NOT a real problem. Large screened smartphones require more power for the size of the display. It's the single most power hungry component on any phone or laptop. If you experiment with brightness, backlight time on, and other things that draw power, you can maximize your phone and enjoy good battery life.

Never compare to others since there are far too many variables.
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1) First it's important to know that no battery gauge is precise and accurate down to one percent increments. They are designed to be used as a point of reference.

When I view the gauge I think in 5 percent increments. That's a much more reliable way to view the battery level.

Next, it's important to understand that voltage does fluctuate. Therefore the reading will move up and down a percentage or more while using your phone. It's to be expected and it's normal.

2) You're doing all the right things in this area.

3) Smart Move- Never use an App Killer, Android manages its own background processes. In the early days of Android, some unskilled developers created app killers needlessly.

4) As noted above this is perfectly normal.

Finally "Battery Paranoia" is an imagined issue. It is NOT a real problem. Large screened smartphones require more power for the size of the display. It's the single most power hungry component on any phone or laptop. If you experiment with brightness, backlight time on, and other things that draw power, you can maximize your phone and enjoy good battery life.

Never compare to others since there are far too many variables.
I did notice that a lot of people boasting about great battery length on a single charge didn't have much display percentage.

I'm not really all that worried, but I just saw where a few people talked about amazing results with more active than I have on my phone.

Yesterday I had the phone on a lot. Not really doing much but just playing around an moving stuff around and I bet the display usage was up to 85% at one point.
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