Support battery life dropped significantly when i moved to college

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by backwater, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. backwater

    backwater Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys, I just moved to college in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Before that, at home in NJ, I was getting up to 29 hours of battery life. Ever since I moved in here, my battery life has been horrible by comparison, probably around 10-11 hours, and I haven't changed anything about how I'm using the phone? I've noticed 3G here is kind of in and out, could that have something to do with it? any ideas?
     

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  2. theron324

    theron324 Member
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    Signal moves around, based on your location and the towers. Your phone is actually constantly looking for improved signal. If it's in and out 3g then its very likely your batt is dying do to that, or atleast in part. You might go to settings, phone info, battery usage (battery status) whatever its called for your phone and look and see where the batt is dying from. signal is usually under android system.
     
  3. Brian1

    Brian1 Member
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    Have you updated the PRLs. Dail *228 or *22899 for it to run without you pressing anything.
     
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  4. gvillager

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    There haven't been any recent changes to the network in NJ or PA that would warrant a PRL (*228) update. It's the weaker signal that is causing the poor battery life.
     
  5. Paycer

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    :eek: Thank you for this tip lol! I had no idea you could jump to the option automatically like that.
     
  6. backwater

    backwater Well-Known Member
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    hmm doesn't look like android system is draining it but i don't know what else on here could be the signal... thanks for the info though. i guess this partly explains why some people get such bad battery life and some don't.
     
  7. john0821

    john0821 Well-Known Member
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    Time to transfer to a school closer to the cities. lol *228, prompt 2 didnt work?
     

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