? for those who had GOOD battery life before the OTA update yesterday or today


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  1. musikat

    musikat Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Did your battery life improve or get worse after the update?

    I did not update yesterday after reading about all the bricked phones. I got the message to update this evening but cancelled it for now because I absolutely need my phone tomorrow and because I am leery about what it will do to my near-perfect EVO.

    I get good to great battery life currently but do have some slight grounding issues. It would be nice to have those fixed and several report overall better performance. But I have seen a few posts saying that battery life got worse, and the ones who say it is better are still not as good as I am currently getting.

    I got burned with an update once before (Samsung Moment 2.1 -- supposed to make everything better but in reality made my decent battery life only half what it was before). So I wanted to get some input from those of you who have already done the OTA update -- what are the results on the battery life?
     

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  2. KAuss

    KAuss Well-Known Member

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    I'm someone who can burn through this battery in 3 hours playing Dungeon Hunter...

    I've had it go as much as 16 hours with juice left with almost next to none usage (heavy for some *rollseyes*)

    After the update, I don't see any difference... I'm at 60% after 10 hours up unplugged time, but I probably used the phone for like 10% with screen on according to spare parts. That's 1h 3m 57s... Out of 10h 35m 20s...

    Is it horrible? No... Did I use my phone like I usually would? No, but it's about right for a workday because I don't touch it that much at work... When I'm off and out it's not enough juice...

    One thing I did notice is that Android system runs 100% of the time now, the phone never sleeps anymore... Anyone else getting this?
     
  3. dylan88

    dylan88 Well-Known Member

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    hasnt changed. maybe a tiny bit better. still getting around 15 hours
     
  4. nRRe

    nRRe Well-Known Member

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    did the update, phone was at 100%. In 6 hours I was at 20%. Moderate usage.

    16 hours later it was at 15%. I probably read 20~ emails and sent 20 text's in those 17 hours.

    I than turned on the Bluetooth, GPS, and 4g(no 4g in this area). Than played with the camera for 20 minutes, used Google Sky Maps for 10 minutes, played Homerun Battle 3d...

    all that and it took me an hour to kill off the last 10% of battery life until the phone shut itself off.

    6 hours to go from 100 to 20...17 hours to go from 20 to 0. 23 hours altogether. not bad imo.
     
  5. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member

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    I've got 10.5 hours with 19% talk time and 6% with display on and still at 60% battery life. I'm pretty proud of my phone today after I initially thought the battery life was worse.
     
  6. gowcaizer1978

    gowcaizer1978 Well-Known Member

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    From what i can tell it takes a little longer to charge the battery now. But i am getting better battery life with the moderate use i do. And i was already getting good battery life.
     
  7. kiz88

    kiz88 Well-Known Member

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    Mine definitely got better. Just passed my previous best of 15 hours and 20 minutes.

    Im at 16 hours + now and 21% battery remaining. And yes I use my phone alot.
     
  8. KAuss

    KAuss Well-Known Member

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    Oh BTW, I started doing the routine to turn off all radios not in use and turn sync off as well... As far as I know, that helps a lot cause Wifi if left on along with 3G, it can eat ~25% of your battery just sitting idle...
     
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    nRRe Well-Known Member

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    yeah on my 23 hr battery life my WIFI was 2nd in battery usage at about 31%, while cell standby was 34%...than android system was way down around 20% and display 2%...etc. wonder how much more battery i'd of gotten if i turned Wifi off the whole time i wasn't using it.
     
  10. KAuss

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    At 10 hours right now and minimal useage my Wi-Fi is at 2%... That is a HUGE decrease let me tell you... This is achieved by shutting down all data radios when it's in my pocket... Cell stand by / Phone idle 36% / 33% respectively... 1 and 2... Android at 19% 100% awake...

    When I'm heavily using (non stop heavy) I bump Android up to the 50%+ area and that's when my battery life really starts to dip... Whenever Android System is in check, all is golden...
     
  11. kiz88

    kiz88 Well-Known Member

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    Im at:

    37% standby
    21% phone idle
    19% Android system
    11% voice calls
    6% display
    4% dialer
    3% wifi

    16 hours 15 minutes @ 19% battery left and the battery indicator turned yellow at 19%
     
  12. BAD_TCR

    BAD_TCR New Member

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    My battery life was horrible after update-- and I was so happy before it. Really got me mad. So-- I thought about it, and tried the retraining type that I had already done before the update-- the on, charge til green; off, charge til green-- so on and so forth.... and this time after the update, the phone took a LONG time to get to the point of constant charged state (compared to when I did it before the update). Now, battery seems to be improving, and I feel like I've got a handle on it because I was mad that the update seemed to 'take away' my good battery-life. I'll be able to better tell over the next couple of days if its worked.
     
  13. chcougar1

    chcougar1 Well-Known Member

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    Battery is so much better after the update. I got 24 hours today. Longest previously was 16 hours.
     
  14. trife

    trife Well-Known Member

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    I'm very happy. I'm currently about 26 hours and the battery thing in settings shows half power.
    I previously would be fine for 8-10 hours
     
  15. heavychevy

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    Have you used the phone at all? If the phone could do that on a consistent basis with usage all the complaints would be out the window.

    My freaking settings battery menu froze so I had to reboot leaving me with a clock that started over but I'm at 14 hrs now and still 52% battery life left and I've used the phone quite a bit.



    What are you guys defining as normal usage, I think the new smart phones get a bad rep in this department because many people are like me and can find themselves literally playing with the phone (games, email, text, useless stuff, changing settings and appearance) nonstop all day and then we'll complain about battery life. Literally the phone was attached to my hand the first few days I had it, I'm just learning to use it like I would a normal phone and have been getting results accordingly.
     
  16. cabbie

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    My battery seems to now charge really slow even into the AC. Im exploring workarounds or doing something wrong. Still not so bad I'd factory reset, but this is one vote on this phone not having better battery life, it seems worse. Launch day EVO build 3
     
  17. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member

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    Try a reboot or two more and then charge the battery to green LED with AC adapator power on, then turn it off and charge it to green LED, turn it back on and let the battery go down some and then turn it off and charge to green and then back on and charge to green.

    I did all that in my frustration and somehow the battery liked it. Not sure which part actually did the trick, but almost 15 hours now with quite a bit of use (changing the screen layout widgets and apps REALLY saps the battery, 5% in 5 minutes) and still at 45%.
     
  18. BradHP

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    This update seems to have knocked my battery life in half, but I'm still playing around and testing things to find out why. I was getting 16-20 hours on average depending on use, now I'm barely getting to 10.

    Yesterday, my first full charge after updating, was horrible. Started with a full charge at 8AM, dropped to 74% in 2 hours with barely any use. Was at 8% by 4PM, that was with 3 short phone calls and about 20 minutes of web browsing. Nothing else.
     
  19. techjunkie860

    techjunkie860 Well-Known Member

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    I updated my phone before i heard about the bricking of the phone. I may have waited instead of rolling the dice. I have noticed my battery life take a turn for the worst (it wasn't that great to begin with). I take my phone off the charger about 730 am and about 9 am with minimal use, maybe 10 txt battery is down to 79%. 1st day of having the EVO sprint swapped out my battery cause it tested the same as a battery that is equivalent to a year old battery.

    This doesn't seem right if we all are getting different results from the same update. Granted we all use our phone in different ways. It should all give or take be about the same, no?
     
  20. heavychevy

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    19 hours now 28% remaining. I'm going to wait till she shuts off. Should get about 25-28 hours.


    5 minutes moving apps/widgets around took 5% instantly and 2% over the next 10 minutes after that.
    15 minutes reading the bible (I usually listen but I just read this time)
    1 hour browsing
    checked battery status and life (#*#*4636*#*#) about 30 times
    1 hour worth of conversations
    30 minutes worth of messing with email and texts
    a few speed tests
    Updated 10 apps
    Browsed the market for about 15 minutes
    Removed a few apps
    checked some voicemails
    Ran Linpack a few times
    Now up to 15 widgets on my 7 homescreens
    1 reboot

    Settings

    Wifi-off (slower than 3g in my house- I know pathetic DSL)
    GPS - off (I only use it for CardioTrainer)
    4g - off
    Nothing updating but G-mail, youtube, and a daily verse widget.
     
  21. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member

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    I repeat. This worked for me as my battery was trash for the first day after the update as well. I think the phone needs to adjust to the new settings.

    After today, on my next full charge I'm going to turn everything on and see how long I go with similar usage.

     
  22. gelatinguy

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    My battery life is a lot worse now, or at least it seems to be. The wifi is at the top around 31-34%, when it used to be near the bottom (haven't changed my usage). My wifi signal was always good, so I think whatever boost they gave to the radio is now greatly affecting the phone. Used to go 48 hours with 3-4 hours of usage.

    However, I did notice, like nRRe, that the phone drains a lot more on the top end now and maintains its life much longer below 20% (it used to be consistently linear). So in the end, maybe the battery life is the same... but I have had to charge it every day now since it's around 20% after 14 hours.

    Summary: battery is worse, but probably not as bad as it seems because they report the percentage differently. Battery info says wifi usage is way up.
     
  23. Sketchr

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    No change for me.
     
  24. myriam

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    I unplugged the EVO at 11 AM yesterday. I used the phone moderately during the day (text, internet, gps, calls). At night I was trying to kill the battery before going to bed so I can charge it from 0 but it wouldn't die. I was surfing the net, downloading stuff, using live wallpapers, etc. Finally gave up and went to sleep at around 12. Battery was at 60%. Today when I looked it was at 58%. After 22 hours its still at 50%. Not bad. :)
     
  25. Kelita

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    My battery life is still pretty bad after the update. I've also noticed my screen is not as responsive in some parts and laggier when hitting the back button. I'm going to try the charging trick now as posted above.
     

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