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Old May 11th, 2011, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my nexus doesn't seem to run as long as what i'm reading here- perhaps you guys can give me guidance as a first time android user.
charged overnight - 95% at 6am (tho i know 95 is normal)
in 19 minutes it dropped to 88%

rebooted to clear out apps running
the following are running-
settings - does this always run?
switchpro widget
adv clock widget
weather channel
juicedefender
smooth calendar
com.adroid.sprintmenu - i have no idea what this is- under services it says 'HiddenPhoneService"
Market - an alarm app scheduled
google services
music- went to music app and a song is paused- i see no 'stop' function!
maps
noled
android keyboard

screen brightness is set to auto and is presently at 0
screen timeout is 30 seconds
wifi is on - i'm in my home with wifi - plus i have an airave in house - no 3g or 4g on
bluetooth is off

launched dolphin browser then read one article. checked directv listing. checked two email accounts. installed one app update. that's it!

yesterday i was out of the house (no 4g, 3g only) BT off. Had minimal use (one call, read about 5 emails, some browsing -5 minutes worth, WHERE search) and dropped 44% in 4.5 hours

i know i shouldn't force an app to close - but something doesn't' seem right. just in the 10 minutes i'm typing this (i'm slow) it dropped 4% and i wasn't even using it!

any advice would be appreciated-

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Old May 11th, 2011, 10:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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im on my second day with the phone still "training the battery" This morning i had charged it to full (95%) but since its still a new phone i started dowloading all my apps and rewritting all my notes. Took maybe 40min to an hour. Whittled it down to 87%. I have been texting quite a lot got the battery down to 85%. (this is since 7am till 10am) Right now i have my phone connected to my laptop, transfered a couple of things from my moment's SD card to the nexus. Also i have the USB tether on. Been doing that for an hour.

Maybe its because im used to the battery hoggin moment but i find that my Nexus has a somewhat better battery life. Specially since im tinkering with it non stop. We'll see. I'm going to spend the first month of the Nexus S's battery discharging it completely till it turns off by itself and charging it to full. When i did that to my original moment i got a decent battery life out of it. (Heavy texting mostly and email browsing. unplugged since 8am battery lasted till 9ishpm and might i add i always had the screen brightness on AUTO)

hope this gives you a general direction / idea for your Nexus.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd always heard that completely discharging this type of battery was bad for it? Which is true?
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i've heard so many ways to "train" your battery....

at least for me. i'm just rinsing and repeating what i did with my Moment which turned out fine ( till they gave me a refurbished model after Sprint accidentally bricked my phone with an OTA update).

Either way... i constantly carry a charging cable with me, i know that ANY smartphone nomnoms your battery and you should always have a backup plan.

I unexpectedly have an additional battery for the Nexus S along with a charging cable.

If anyone knows of a different way to "train" the battery for better battery life please share?
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i've heard so many ways to "train" your battery....

If anyone knows of a different way to "train" the battery for better battery life please share?
I'm quite confident that most of those methods were essentially the musings of "backyard mechanics" who were repeating old or incorrect information. Lithium-ion batteries are NOT at all like Nickel-Cadmium batteries, which had their own idiosyncrasies and folklore.

This article tells you much more than you ever wanted to know about Li-Ion batteries, but is a must-read to dispel all the myths floating around out in the ether. The comments below the article offer some additional insight.

Bottom line is that completely discharging a Li-Ion battery is not conducive to long battery life, but there is much more to it than that.
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I just turn everything on and everything up. I have a car charger and use the wall charger when I'm just chillin at the house. I tried "battery saving techniques" when I got my HTC Hero. I finally came to the conclusion. . . whats the point of having all of these features and beautiful screens if you can't use them to their full capability.
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I'd always heard that completely discharging this type of battery was bad for it? Which is true?

When your phone says the battery is 0% there is actually still a charge in the battery itself. So your not discharging the "battery" completely.
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I just turn everything on and everything up. I have a car charger and use the wall charger when I'm just chillin at the house. I tried "battery saving techniques" when I got my HTC Hero. I finally came to the conclusion. . . whats the point of having all of these features and beautiful screens if you can't use them to their full capability.

Spare chargers & batteries FTW. Energy conservation sucks.
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I just turn everything on and everything up. I have a car charger and use the wall charger when I'm just chillin at the house. I tried "battery saving techniques" when I got my HTC Hero. I finally came to the conclusion. . . whats the point of having all of these features and beautiful screens if you can't use them to their full capability.
I conceded to the reality of smart phone power consumption a long time ago. These things are hungry.

I hate toning down my phone, so I'm like you. I keep a charger in the house, in the car and at work. I started doing this with my HTC Hero after I got fed up with having my phone die on me.

I'm happy to report, I don't have a power problem, and I use all the features on my phone without constantly turning things on and off.

Most importantly, put your damn phone on the charger before going to bed at night.
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My worry isn't when I'm at home or at work, or even in the car. I have chargers in all of those spots. But if I'm out and about, I want a phone that will last. That's why I had to dump my Evo, the battery life was just untenable. I ordered a Seidio 1750 battery to help in that department, but I can already notice some improvement in the Nexus versus the Evo.
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My worry isn't when I'm at home or at work, or even in the car. I have chargers in all of those spots. But if I'm out and about, I want a phone that will last. That's why I had to dump my Evo, the battery life was just untenable. I ordered a Seidio 1750 battery to help in that department, but I can already notice some improvement in the Nexus versus the Evo.
Why didn't you put a 1750 mah battery in your EVO?
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