Support Most Effective Battery Tweak I've Tried

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by skaramanga, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. skaramanga

    skaramanga Active Member
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    I've been trying all of the various tweaks posting in this forum and others to eek the most power I can from my Evo. Some work, some don't for long. Someone suggested that it's 3G eating all of the battery power when the Evo is idle. I used the toggle switch for mobile network and cut it off. I don't need my phone constantly online. Just having the ability is enough for me, it's like having a lighter in my pocket, vs. having a torch. I just want calls and the random SMS coming in.

    Since doing so my battery life is great. 7+ hours and having used less than 20%.

    Check the pic below:

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  2. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member
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    cutting off your mobile connection is a great way to save battery life if you don't need CONSTANT internet access. i'm thinking of doing this because i get poor 3G in my work, and my phone is trying so hard to get a signal, it drains my batter in about 8 hrs with very light use. i'll just turn it on when i need it, then turn it off.

    and now, here come the "might as well buy a dumbphone if you're gonna turn off the features/mobile connection" comments......
     
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  3. v01rider

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    will cutting 3g also cut off sending/receiving txt's?
     
  4. skaramanga

    skaramanga Active Member
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    I don't think it will mess with sending/receiving texts. You can always test it out to be sure. ;)
     
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  5. DarkManX4lf

    DarkManX4lf Well-Known Member
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    No it won't cut off your text messages.... but I'm not sure about mms though...
     
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  6. RoboMonkey

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    Proof it does work and you will thank yourself for managing the 3g yourself.
    For me it's not so bad to hit a widget when I want to synch all my data.

    Oh and add 4 hours to the uptime as I made the mistake and rebooted the phone when I pulled the battery out...doh!

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  7. skaramanga

    skaramanga Active Member
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    Still using my Evo with mobile network off. So far so good, it still seems to be working.

    I've went from juice plotter stating 16 hrs at 100% battery to it stating 36 hrs at max (and sometime increasing to 37 after a few minutes).

    I think this is a great solution especially since I can just hit a toggle switch for any service radios i need. So yes that makes it a dumb phone. Until I hit the switch, then it's rainman. :cool:
     
  8. rickyaustin

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    This is definitely a great tip. Now if they could only make it easier to figure out what was sucking 3G in the first place we wouldn't have to do this. Either way, this does work. Thanks
     
  9. skaramanga

    skaramanga Active Member
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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  10. hankbear

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    Looks like the other thread about Motorola-based towers could be the explanation. I must not be around one much, though, as I get great battery life, now.
     
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