Support Not Happy With Battery Life


  1. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    That sounds like great battery to me. WIFI doesn't go to sleep, but you can set tasker to turn it on and off when near different cell masts.
  2. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Yep need to do some tinkering. Had it to for a 'Home' profile which sees me near my Wifi SSID and exit task to switch Bluetooth On.

    Unless I got a pretty damn good range on my wifi, I was about a mile or so down the road and it was still using the home profile :)
  3. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Although usage is dropping although phone is doing nothing but just wifi. Currently down to 31%, might have to give it a bit of PC juice before I leave, but keen to wait for the 15% mark
  4. kevlarian

    kevlarian Member

    I have to agree. battery life is simply amazing with 4.2.2. no doubt. anyone who is going to complain about battery life who is not running 4.2.2 will be promptly pointed to download and apply the update. no doubt.
  5. DrArmageddon

    DrArmageddon Member

    Happy w/ battery life since 4.2.2 it was pitiful with 4.2.1. I've been breaking in the nexus 4 for a couple of weeks and the battery life during the honeymoon phase was pitiful. Ever since 4.2.2 its been fantastic or at least comparable to my OneX.
    Today I got 2.5 hours screen time and I have 25% remaining running 12 hours on battery.

    General Tips
    Turn of GPS when not needed
    Use WiFi
    Battery Monitor app to help calibrate battery
    Give your new nexus 4 time to condition the first few weeks. Run from 100% full to shutdown and don't interrupt a charging cycle * do at least once a month after breaking it in*
    Uninstall BG apps you don't need
    Auto brightness
    Set your screen timeout to a minute or less instead of default 2 minutes
    Live next to a cell tower
    Buy a note 2
    Use your phone as a phone not a damn PC

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  6. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Just noticed that mine dropped 10% overnight between 11pm and 9am with everything shut off, no WiFi and no sync. Not sire if this normal
  7. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    Signal plays a part in this also. If you have a poor signal then its going to eat up more battery. One of the best ways to fix this is to move closer to a cell tower :D
  8. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    I disagree with both of these points. GPS is only used when an app requests it, so when inactive it doesn't use any battery.

    The term phone is generic and outdated. If you want just a phone then dont buy a smartphone (too late if you're reading this thread). Or if you want something pretty that you can pull out of your pocket/ sit on your desk, then buy a picture of Kelly Brook.

    These are expensive things to carry about and not use. So all you need to do is tweak your settings so you can get the battery life that suits your needs.
  9. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    yep, think a lot of my battery issues are rubbish signal :(
  10. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    Do you get a lot of red in your mobile network signal graph, in the battery stats?
  11. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Just looking at it, showing almost 3/4 bar green, 2 red thin lines and yellows. Not sure what it means. Mainly on 2G and getting about 3 bars on tray icon
  12. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    The bar shows the quality of your signal. Red being the worst and green is best.

    I'm not sure how to get the best out of your current set up, but if you were rooted you could change your radio, which might give you better signal.

    Rooting needs careful consideration and could damage your phone if not done properly. I rooted phones before and had better results from flashing radios, but also some worse results. Your results will be different from other users, as it's about geography :)

    For me and this phone, I see no reason to root.
  13. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Yep, something to put up with, hopefully moving in 12months anyway lol
  14. Kwala

    Kwala Active Member

    I used to get a day on my Nexus 4 during 4.2.1 and it wasn't that bad, because I put it to charge while sleeping. But since 4.2.2 (3 days ago), battery life has been increased considerably, getting 2 days out of it.

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    Really, if you still on 4.2.1 and thinking that your battery life is not that good, do yourself a favor and update to 4.2.2!
  15. alackman

    alackman Well-Known Member

    I have had the nexus 4 for about a week or so and am blown away by it but am feeling like the battery is not right. I charged it to 100% last night took it straight off charge when full. I even turned it off and on again for good measure to check then left it for 7 hours over night. Reading on here it seems that losing 13% is more than usual but I'm not entirely sure how to remedy it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am not rooted, and don't really want to be.

    I'm not sure how to put my screen shot up here but here are the battery % which seem odd for maps to be so high without any use right?

    87% not charging
    7hrs 2mins 37 secs - not charging

    Phone idle 26%
    Maps 20%
    Mobile standby 17%
    Android os 15%
    Screen 4%
    The rest <3%

    In fact, just the ten minutes of use following this, including writing this it has lost 5%
  16. DC1022

    DC1022 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys I've have been having similar results with the high percentage of maps. And what is weird is I don't have a data plan so I don't have it searching for me, and I only used wifi for like 20 min today as I've been home all day at my computer. Is it possibly part of 4.2.2? I mean I don't feel I am having bad battery life I just don't understand why maps is consuming so much of my battery percentage. Could it be from the settings that I have?
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  17. Raydn23

    Raydn23 New Member

    I've only had my nexus 4 for a few days and I get a full day easily with moderate use. I cant judge between 4.2 to 4.2.2 because ive always been on 4.2.2 but im Very happy.
  18. DC1022

    DC1022 Well-Known Member

    Ya I updated right away so have always been on 4.2.2, but I don't believe in the first couple days that maps was that high. I did a factory reset, a few days ago so maybe it's the settings. If anyone knows that'd be nice to know why my maps is so high.
  19. DrArmageddon

    DrArmageddon Member

    My maps was high too. I turned of GPS and problem disappeared. Also location services is a culprit so just toggle GPS when you don't need it.
  20. Kwala

    Kwala Active Member

    I never turn off my GPS, it's always on and I don't see any high usage from Maps app. I believe it only goes on when you open Maps app anyway. There should be something else going on.
  21. alackman

    alackman Well-Known Member

    I wonder if it is connected to GPS but more specifically latitude. I would be interested to find out who uses latitude in relation to who had high maps % etc.
  22. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Guest

    Here's mine on 4.2.2

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  23. alackman

    alackman Well-Known Member

    OK this is silly now. I didn't think it would be GPS as im sure leaving it on should be fine but in trying to work out what is causing maps to be so active, I turned gps off last night. Fully charged at 1am. Taken of charge and left. 5 hrs later it has lost 9% and maps is at 60%. GPS is switched off. Please any ideas?
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    I can't work out another way of putting the screen shot up other than this link to dropbox
  24. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    Try going into the settings of google maps and unchecking everything. It might still be trying to use your location through wifi and your phone location.

    60% use from 9% battery isn't that high in my opinion. If it was 60% of 50% battery, then thats another story. I have everything turned on, gps, locale etc and after a 4% battery drop google maps has used 10% of that. Which again I see as quite good.
  25. alackman

    alackman Well-Known Member

    I will try this, However I use google maps and it would be a pain to have to keep doing this everytime I wanted to use maps. The point about the % above was that this was during the night when the phone wasnt being used at all. I dont think the battery should drop 9% in 5 hours during the night. Should it? maybe im wrong. As it was maps using over half of this, it seems odd that maps would be so active when the phone wasn't being used.

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