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  1. thoffland

    thoffland Well-Known Member

    I just found this thread and this guy seems to make sense about ram using up battery life and ATK. I'm going to try ATK tomorrow all day and see what happens. One thing he mentions which I would have missed, and I know a friend of mine did too is to have ATK kill itself as well, this way it's not running in the background. I have it set to run every 2 hours.

    http://androidforums.com/htc-desire-hd/276830-comprehensive-battery-guide.html

    I did try JuiceDefender today and got 14 hours out of my phone before it asked me to plug it back in, not bad, but I want more!! It could be that my battery is getting conditioned (as mentioned in above link) or that juicedefender actually does something right.

    I'm also running Screebl which keeps your screen on while your looking at it/using your phone at an angle you can define. mine is between 5% and 85%. Once I set it down it knows it's laying flat and I have it shut of after 15 seconds... very nice little app.

    I'm also using Profile Valet which turns on/off some settings and screen brightness based on location or time. I really like this, makes the smartphone even smarter.

    Other things I've done to prepare for tomorrow is removed the Friends Stream widget and disabled the sync since I don't use it, and also the mail widget since I don't use that either. I'm optimistic that tomorrow I'll have some good battery life going on!

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  2. NOLAlove212

    NOLAlove212 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try ATK also. I've been using Juicedefener but today was the first day I notice extreme results from it.

  3. What are your juice defender results
  4. NOLAlove212

    NOLAlove212 Well-Known Member

    X1.17

    Yesterday my battery was at 40% around 5 PM. Today I was at 60% with pretty much the same usage.

    Oh I wanted to mention that I did not charge my phone properly on the first charge like everyone says to do. Unfortunately I decided to find out info AFTER I got the phone. I'm new to Android so I kinda winged it at first.

  5. Well that's a good 20% bump. Did you just leave it in default?
  6. thoffland

    thoffland Well-Known Member

    I have to agree that JuiceDefender works. I shut it off for today to see if ATK would help, but at 4pm I was down to yellow on the battery.. 30%?? Yesterday when I ran it it did much better. Might be worth paying for the addon for it.

    Tomorrow I'll run both and see what happens there... slowly but surely I'm finding a solution for the best battery life.
  7. NOLAlove212

    NOLAlove212 Well-Known Member

    No I have it on "aggressive" which pretty much says that it is default settings but will switch to extreme when the battery gets close to dying.
  8. stancrazy

    stancrazy Well-Known Member

    Those apps pretty much do the same things you can go into the settings and do yourself.

    I prefer to manage the features myself and decide when i want them to run and when i dont...

    This is no "magic" app...it does not some how electrify your battery just by its presense. All they do is turn off various settings and lower the brightness etc. I do the same thing with a screen full of power widgets except that i actually KNOW whats going on with my phone rather than letting some semi-******ed app decide those things for me...

    YMMV

    I am 6 hours into my charge today with 68% of my charge left so far...
  9. NOLAlove212

    NOLAlove212 Well-Known Member


    Well mainly I find that Juicedefender helps the most when my phone is idle. I keep my autosync and stuff on and I can have my phone idle an entire class period (about an hour and 15 minutes) and not lose any juice or at most 1%. Like I said before, I'm new to this operating system so for now I like to have this little bit of help until I'm more educated on the topic.
  10. stancrazy

    stancrazy Well-Known Member

    I just turn on auto-sync etc every few hours manually using a widget. As far as idle...over 70% of your battery usage is going to the SCREEN so its really more about how much you use it and how bright the screen is set to than anything else. All of the other tweaks COMBINED probably only add up to a few % in increase time compared to screen management. I always hit the screen lock button when im setting it down so it wont even run the extra 15-30 second lock out time...
  11. NOLAlove212

    NOLAlove212 Well-Known Member

    Well it's good to hear that you can get the same results without these types of apps. I generally turn autosync off during times I don't use my phone (like in class) too. Maybe I'll test it out without all of this stuff on it.
  12. NativeTxn

    NativeTxn Well-Known Member

    Does JuiceDefender cut the data when your phone is idle? If so, wouldn't this prevent you from getting emails pushed to your phone?
  13. NOLAlove212

    NOLAlove212 Well-Known Member

    I thought so, but I still get my emails. Especially from my yahoo.
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