March 16th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Battery life tips?
I tried searching for the thread where we went off-topic discussing the battery life.
Someone claimed the battery was much better after 2.3, but I said it was a lot worse. I can get 3.5 hours max, if I am connected. 2 hours if I am chatting, using apps.
Someone suggested using Power Tutor and have it monitor which apps are power hogs, and freeze/uninstall those apps. This helped a bit, but not much.
As always, use Juice Defender. Again, helps a little.
TrendMicro just came out with "Longevity Beta". I found this to be a very good app. It did a few annoying things like turn the screen off after 15 seconds (and to us, if you're not quick enough, you will get that black screen problem)
The person who claimed to get 12 hours on the battery... I managed to do this easily if I go airplane mode. I always try to remember to do that when I am not expecting calls. If he managed to do this while connected, I would like to know what his secret is...