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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:31 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I'm on 4.22, after 1st or maybe second charge and trying to hold off from charging until I get to about 15% as advised to me from here somewhere.

Currently on 1d 44m with 39% remaining, but spent a lot of time playing yesterday to configure things.

Wifi seems to stay on when I'm in work and doesn't sleep and using Bluetooth in car, but in the middle of setting up with Tasker to disable Bluetooth when I'm not in the car
That sounds like great battery to me. WIFI doesn't go to sleep, but you can set tasker to turn it on and off when near different cell masts.

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That sounds like great battery to me. WIFI doesn't go to sleep, but you can set tasker to turn it on and off when near different cell masts.
Yep need to do some tinkering. Had it to for a 'Home' profile which sees me near my Wifi SSID and exit task to switch Bluetooth On.

Unless I got a pretty damn good range on my wifi, I was about a mile or so down the road and it was still using the home profile
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Although usage is dropping although phone is doing nothing but just wifi. Currently down to 31%, might have to give it a bit of PC juice before I leave, but keen to wait for the 15% mark
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Although usage is dropping although phone is doing nothing but just wifi. Currently down to 31%, might have to give it a bit of PC juice before I leave, but keen to wait for the 15% mark
I have to agree. battery life is simply amazing with 4.2.2. no doubt. anyone who is going to complain about battery life who is not running 4.2.2 will be promptly pointed to download and apply the update. no doubt.
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Happy w/ battery life since 4.2.2 it was pitiful with 4.2.1. I've been breaking in the nexus 4 for a couple of weeks and the battery life during the honeymoon phase was pitiful. Ever since 4.2.2 its been fantastic or at least comparable to my OneX.
Today I got 2.5 hours screen time and I have 25% remaining running 12 hours on battery.

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Turn of GPS when not needed
Use WiFi
Battery Monitor app to help calibrate battery
Give your new nexus 4 time to condition the first few weeks. Run from 100% full to shutdown and don't interrupt a charging cycle * do at least once a month after breaking it in*
Uninstall BG apps you don't need
Auto brightness
Set your screen timeout to a minute or less instead of default 2 minutes
Live next to a cell tower
Buy a note 2
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Just noticed that mine dropped 10% overnight between 11pm and 9am with everything shut off, no WiFi and no sync. Not sire if this normal
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Signal plays a part in this also. If you have a poor signal then its going to eat up more battery. One of the best ways to fix this is to move closer to a cell tower
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Use your phone as a phone not a damn PC
I disagree with both of these points. GPS is only used when an app requests it, so when inactive it doesn't use any battery.

The term phone is generic and outdated. If you want just a phone then dont buy a smartphone (too late if you're reading this thread). Or if you want something pretty that you can pull out of your pocket/ sit on your desk, then buy a picture of Kelly Brook.

These are expensive things to carry about and not use. So all you need to do is tweak your settings so you can get the battery life that suits your needs.
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yep, think a lot of my battery issues are rubbish signal
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Do you get a lot of red in your mobile network signal graph, in the battery stats?
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Just looking at it, showing almost 3/4 bar green, 2 red thin lines and yellows. Not sure what it means. Mainly on 2G and getting about 3 bars on tray icon
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The bar shows the quality of your signal. Red being the worst and green is best.

I'm not sure how to get the best out of your current set up, but if you were rooted you could change your radio, which might give you better signal.

Rooting needs careful consideration and could damage your phone if not done properly. I rooted phones before and had better results from flashing radios, but also some worse results. Your results will be different from other users, as it's about geography :-)

For me and this phone, I see no reason to root.
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Yep, something to put up with, hopefully moving in 12months anyway lol
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I used to get a day on my Nexus 4 during 4.2.1 and it wasn't that bad, because I put it to charge while sleeping. But since 4.2.2 (3 days ago), battery life has been increased considerably, getting 2 days out of it.



Really, if you still on 4.2.1 and thinking that your battery life is not that good, do yourself a favor and update to 4.2.2!
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I have had the nexus 4 for about a week or so and am blown away by it but am feeling like the battery is not right. I charged it to 100% last night took it straight off charge when full. I even turned it off and on again for good measure to check then left it for 7 hours over night. Reading on here it seems that losing 13% is more than usual but I'm not entirely sure how to remedy it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am not rooted, and don't really want to be.

I'm not sure how to put my screen shot up here but here are the battery % which seem odd for maps to be so high without any use right?

87% not charging
7hrs 2mins 37 secs - not charging

Phone idle 26%
Maps 20%
Mobile standby 17%
Android os 15%
Screen 4%
The rest <3%

In fact, just the ten minutes of use following this, including writing this it has lost 5%
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Hey guys I've have been having similar results with the high percentage of maps. And what is weird is I don't have a data plan so I don't have it searching for me, and I only used wifi for like 20 min today as I've been home all day at my computer. Is it possibly part of 4.2.2? I mean I don't feel I am having bad battery life I just don't understand why maps is consuming so much of my battery percentage. Could it be from the settings that I have?
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I've only had my nexus 4 for a few days and I get a full day easily with moderate use. I cant judge between 4.2 to 4.2.2 because ive always been on 4.2.2 but im Very happy.
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Ya I updated right away so have always been on 4.2.2, but I don't believe in the first couple days that maps was that high. I did a factory reset, a few days ago so maybe it's the settings. If anyone knows that'd be nice to know why my maps is so high.
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My maps was high too. I turned of GPS and problem disappeared. Also location services is a culprit so just toggle GPS when you don't need it.
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My maps was high too. I turned of GPS and problem disappeared. Also location services is a culprit so just toggle GPS when you don't need it.
I never turn off my GPS, it's always on and I don't see any high usage from Maps app. I believe it only goes on when you open Maps app anyway. There should be something else going on.
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I wonder if it is connected to GPS but more specifically latitude. I would be interested to find out who uses latitude in relation to who had high maps % etc.
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Here's mine on 4.2.2
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OK this is silly now. I didn't think it would be GPS as im sure leaving it on should be fine but in trying to work out what is causing maps to be so active, I turned gps off last night. Fully charged at 1am. Taken of charge and left. 5 hrs later it has lost 9% and maps is at 60%. GPS is switched off. Please any ideas?


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Try going into the settings of google maps and unchecking everything. It might still be trying to use your location through wifi and your phone location.

60% use from 9% battery isn't that high in my opinion. If it was 60% of 50% battery, then thats another story. I have everything turned on, gps, locale etc and after a 4% battery drop google maps has used 10% of that. Which again I see as quite good.
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Try going into the settings of google maps and unchecking everything. It might still be trying to use your location through wifi and your phone location.

60% use from 9% battery isn't that high in my opinion. If it was 60% of 50% battery, then thats another story. I have everything turned on, gps, locale etc and after a 4% battery drop google maps has used 10% of that. Which again I see as quite good.
I will try this, However I use google maps and it would be a pain to have to keep doing this everytime I wanted to use maps. The point about the % above was that this was during the night when the phone wasnt being used at all. I dont think the battery should drop 9% in 5 hours during the night. Should it? maybe im wrong. As it was maps using over half of this, it seems odd that maps would be so active when the phone wasn't being used.
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Testing the Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru as recommended by someone else here, and currently on 63% left after 23hr's
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I will try this, However I use google maps and it would be a pain to have to keep doing this everytime I wanted to use maps. The point about the % above was that this was during the night when the phone wasnt being used at all. I dont think the battery should drop 9% in 5 hours during the night. Should it? maybe im wrong. As it was maps using over half of this, it seems odd that maps would be so active when the phone wasn't being used.
I should add a bit more detail, its the location services you want to untick.

Unticking the options in there wont affect how you use maps, its more to do with how maps tracks you. I use google now, so having these options ticked helps google now supply me with info.

As long as you have GPS on then you shouldn't notice any difference in your maps experience. GPS only uses battery when an app requests it, so having it on all the time wont affect your battery when the phones not in use.

9% drop overnight will be ok for some people, it all depends how people have their phone setup. I guess the only time you can do a like comparison on battery is when the phone is out of the box, without any options tweaked and without any apps downloaded. I have my phone plugged in every night, so this isn't an issue for me.
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I should add a bit more detail, its the location services you want to untick.

Unticking the options in there wont affect how you use maps, its more to do with how maps tracks you. I use google now, so having these options ticked helps google now supply me with info.

As long as you have GPS on then you shouldn't notice any difference in your maps experience. GPS only uses battery when an app requests it, so having it on all the time wont affect your battery when the phones not in use.

9% drop overnight will be ok for some people, it all depends how people have their phone setup. I guess the only time you can do a like comparison on battery is when the phone is out of the box, without any options tweaked and without any apps downloaded. I have my phone plugged in every night, so this isn't an issue for me.

Thank you for this. I also use latitude and Google now. I understand that these are going to contribute to battery draining, and to be honest im not complaining about the over all battery life.(could always be better right?) It gets me through the day and I can charge again in the evening. My point was that 9% in 5 hours over night seems a lot to me if the phone is inactive. I'm happy to have plugged in over night also but I wondered if it was doing this much when inactive, I wonder if the battery life during the day could be extended by some changes. I will be experimenting with switching off Google now as well as location services to try and work out if this is what's causing the drain.
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This phone battery life is not that great compare to my HTC EVO 4G LTE. I dont knwo why that is.

This phone has not good of a battery life compare to HTC One S also.
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This phone battery life is not that great compare to my HTC EVO 4G LTE. I dont knwo why that is.

This phone has not good of a battery life compare to HTC One S also.
Could be partly to do with both of those being dual core
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How long was your learning mode?
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Hey guys for all you who have also had high percentage map usage in your battery status. I tested settings and I unticked one certain setting and it fixed it for my phone. No high map usage at all. Just go into maps-->settings-->location settings--> and untick "Report from this device". Hope this helps you guys.
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How long was your learning mode?
Still learning but currently on 1d 21h and 25% Would of been higher but killed off 10% with some web browsing before work. One thing I have noticed is that with wifi and sync off, it's using zero battery while I'm sleeping whereas before I was losing about 10% overnight.

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How long does the learning mode usually take? mines been on for about 4 days already
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Still learning but currently on 1d 21h and 25% Would of been higher but killed off 10% with some web browsing before work. One thing I have noticed is that with wifi and sync off, it's using zero battery while I'm sleeping whereas before I was losing about 10% overnight.

Not sure how to do screenshot yet lol
Screenshot is power button and volume down pressed at same time.

Mine stopped learning after 4 days.
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Have you noticed any improvements after it finished?
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O aye,

Think this is reasonable. Going to hang fire charging
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Think this is reasonable. Going to hang fire charging
How much screen on time did you have?
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68% after 15 and half hours, moderate use. Just started using the snapdragon battery guru along side Green Power, which I've always used to switch WiFi and 3g on and off with the screen, and battery life is pretty good.
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68% after 15 and half hours, moderate use. Just started using the snapdragon battery guru along side Green Power, which I've always used to switch WiFi and 3g on and off with the screen, and battery life is pretty good.
Not thought about using Green Power, I know missus uses it on her Desire S
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Its only been 24hrs but yeah I have seen an improvement. I run it alongside Green Power, which switches my WiFi and 3g of and on with the screen.
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Just dropped to 18%, 2d 3hrs. Guess better think about charging
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Mine has finished learning this morning when I got up. Currently 92% - 7hr 41m

Had to make a few changes to Battery Guru, keeps putting stuff like Google Play Books/Magazines/Movies/Music back to 'saves battery', I want 'Only when you open it'

ah just dropped 2% while typing that and looking lol
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According to the battery widget my long term average battery life is just under 6 hours. I'm a heavy user by the way so I find this acceptable.
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I found the same thing but I play with mine nonstop. First android, so I am still honeymooning! I downloaded an app called green power free though and it seems to help.
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the battery guru app finished yesterday & I got through the day with 40% battery left. Screen on time was only 2h, but still good battery for my setup.
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Thank you for this. I also use latitude and Google now.

My experience says it's Latitude that is the battery killer. I love Google Now and it barely touches my battery. I use it heavily for work, it's almost 3pm and I'm still at 66%.
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I've noticed a big difference when using 3G compared to WiFi. Was at work last night, fully charged at 1pm, moderate usage and by 10 pm was down to 10%. But tonight at home using WiFi, quite heavily, I've only used around 15% in 4 hours. Also notice a big difference in the temperature of the phone. Its much cooler on the WiFi.
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I've not really had a problem with the battery life. If anything, it has improved the more that I've charged the battery. I currently turn of WiFi when I'm not at home, but other than that I have everything else switched on (GPS, Data, screen to auto).

I unplugged my N4 at 09:30am and it's currently been discharging for 15h 8m 52s and I still have 54% on my battery. According to my settings, I still have another 13hrs left before my battery is empty!

I'm quite happy with the battery life
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