2.1 Battery drainSupport


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  1. WitchMX

    WitchMX Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey all,

    A few days ago I updated to 2.1 . And the phone works great. Now the thing is that yesterday I noticed the battery was draining a little bit faster than usual, I had been using the Particle Storm Live Wallpaper, so I thought that was the reason. What was my surprise when I changed to an static wallpaper and noticed the battery kept going down really fast. I checked the battery usage and it said that Wifi was draining 33%, Screen 20 something and the live wallpaper only 3 %...

    Is it normal for Wifi to drain so much battery? Does it depend on the use or what? Shouldn't 3g drain more battery than Wifi?


    Thanks in advance mates.
     

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  2. Aqus

    Aqus Active Member

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    I have same problem battery drain is worst than before.
    went only 6 hours today was about double that before. Re-installed same programs as before, only extra is live wallpaper. But don't think that can make that much of a difference. Display is at approx 30%
    Last booted 3hrs 20Min ago had 74% on boot now down to 22%
    Here is my batt usage statistics since last booted:
    Voice calls 40% time on 34M 12S
    Display 31% time on 25M 35S
    Cell stand by 9% time on 3h 20m
    Phone Idle 6% 24 54M
    Android system 4% CPU total 7m
    Bluetooth 2% time on 3H 20M
    Android core apps 2%
    Face recognition 2%
    Any help appreciated.
    Called rogers said cell standby seemed high so told me to change SIM card. I did this Morning no change.
     
  3. pendejerto

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    im having the same problem.

    when i leave home at 7 am i unplug my phone at 100% and around this time, with 1.6 my bat was at ~75%, now with 2.1 and the same use as before, my batt is at 66%, the same apps, same everything, only diference is the os.

    also, what is the meaning of cell standby mode, mine alwas shows like 20~30% of battery use. can i fix this?

    thanks
     
  4. WitchMX

    WitchMX Member This Topic's Starter

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    I checked again, without the Wifi and battery is fine, even with the live wallpaper. Is Wifi suposed to drain so much battery? My battery was better using 3g/H
     
  5. Smoked

    Smoked Well-Known Member

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    Wifi will drain the battery especially if it's searching for networks. Definitely only turn it on when you need it. I rarely use mine because I never approach my max bandwidth. Only time I have really used it is roaming in the states...dont' want to pay roaming data fees so i'd use wifi in hotels to get my updates. Other than that unless i'm downloading a bunch of apps from the market or something it's off.

    Ever since I upgraded my OS and installed Juice Defender I get awesome batt usesage with my x10a. I can go a whole day with moderate useage and still be above 80%!! Heavy useage and i'm in the 70's. I dont' talk much on it...so I'm probably better off there but lots of checking of twitter, email, text and browser. Also look at a startup suppressor. I have apps like face recognition disabled, prevent some other not important ones from starting. Also use advanced task killer and only keep my viruscan, juice defender and the task killer active.

    Good luck!
     
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  6. WitchMX

    WitchMX Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks

    I'm gonna try JD. BTW, Phone was not looking for hotspots because I was at home, conected to my wireless network.
     
  7. D3sRtH4mmR

    D3sRtH4mmR Well-Known Member

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    Left my phone in standby for 10 hours, went from 100% charge to 68%, ie drained 32% of battery life.
    Wifi off, data switched off, no live wallpaper, I have no idea what's happening :confused:.
     
  8. Smoked

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    That does seem extreme. Have you tried a startup program? I use Startup Auditor free. I kill face recognition(start and prevent from loading any time), download manager(start only), google talk service(start only), mediascape plug-in manager(start only).

    Then I run Juice Defender free...automatic setup..no extra config.

    Advanced task killer excluding viruscan, JD and startup auditor.
     
  9. allbutlost

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    Funny... My battery is fine. No massive drains, and actually I have a better battery longevity with 2.1 than I ever did with 1.6.

    No idea what people are doing to it to get such crappy results.
     
  10. rogem_kk

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    I hope you are not running task killers as under 2.1 they actually drain your battery. This version does a good job of managing your resources so I would suggest not tu run any "performance enhancing" apps. On standby, I get almost 3 days. It took the phone a week to get there. So it gets better, he he.
     
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    D3sRtH4mmR Well-Known Member

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    It's Skype. Even though I sign out from it it continues hogging system resources. Now I go to Menu, Setting, Applications, Running services and I stop it form there.
     
  12. Dunc-x10

    Dunc-x10 Well-Known Member

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    Are any of you leaving the brightness control on ?
    I found by only switching mine on when using the phone the life as increased massively :)
     
  13. spikeithard

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    after getting 2.1 my battery life is OK. I full charged it for when I woke up saturday morning. used it sparingly.. checked it maybe once or twice an hour for a few things and made a few calls and when i got home around midnight it was at about 50 %. after waking up today on sunday around noon its now at 38%. so to me it seems its a shade better than it was before 2,1
     
  14. Smoked

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    Are you using anything to help with that? I'm seeing an incredible increase since 2.1, but I also added Juice Defender and Startup Auditor.
     
  15. Dunc-x10

    Dunc-x10 Well-Known Member

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    Just got 42 hours outta mine with it down to 18% now :) was going to leave it longer but need it for work tonight think I'd have got 50+ if I'd have left it :)
     
  16. spikeithard

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    no.. just regular stuff. no battery extender. dont really get how appkiller works or stuff like that. i tried once but i got confused lol. im not good with techy stuff. Im surprised im able to even do the update let alone change my homescreens to look pretty cool. haha
     

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