Reduce Battery Drain ^^.General


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  1. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    when I bought x8 I was shocked the way the battery used to get empty every 2hours but than few minor settings have considerably increased my battery life.

    Things you can do :

    1. Widgets

      press the menu key and add the following widgets on your home screen

      1. Data Traffic
      2. Power Control
      3. ATK (if installed/optional)


      DATA TRAFFIC & Power Control:

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      what do they do?

      Data Traffic is basically related to your network internet. when you've it enabled it, you'll be able to use your network internet. if its turned off you wont be able to connect to the internet.

      what it is helpful?

      Xperia by default automatically updates a few applications or if you've some applications installed (facebook, gmail, etc) which automatically do updates than if data traffic is enabled it will allow those applications to update without even asking!!!!

      so you'll never know that your battery is draining in your pocket even though you haven't used it.

      Trust me. Gprs uses lotsa battery. so whenever you don't need GPRS just tap the data traffic button on your homescreen (the center button in th below screenshot) and your phone wont be able to use GPRS without your permission :D

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      2. Power Control

      Its a very handy widget. it shows you (the topmost line in the image) buttons for quickly turning on/off wi-fi, bluetooth, gps, backgroundsync, brightness

      you guessed it right. whenever you don't need the above things simply turn them off.

      keep a habit of turning off WIFI & GPS when not in use. they're the major culprits in battery drain

    2. SETTINGS

      time for some quick settings.

      things to be changed

      1. Brightness.
      2. GPS
      3. Synchronization

      1. BRIGHTNESS

      this may get you a bit dishearten but keep the brightness level to zero (not in real cuz you can easily see things unlike nokia phones where zero brightness makes you blind lol)

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      just remember this guru mantra



      but the choice is yours :D

      2. GPS

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      Although the power control button will give you a quick way of ON/OFF it will only turn off the integrated GPS option OFF but the wireless gps option will be still turned ON.

      so whenever you don't need GPS make sure both of them are turned off

      2. AutoSync

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      no explanation for this. simply turn it off. its of no use (atleast for me)

    3. ADVANCED TASK KILLER FREE (Attached)

    ^^.

    ok if you've installed ATK than read below

    first thing is first you'll have to add its widget on your homescreen​


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    SETTINGS IN ATK

    1. Ignore List
    2. Autokill


    IGNORE LIST

    before you start using ATK ignore the following two application from getting killed

    1. ATK (self explanatory)
    2. Back Up & Restore

    the second thing is interesting.

    you may wonder why to keep it in ignore

    but I've a reason. earlier when I started using ATK as soon as it killed backup&restore. my sim card used to get reset as if I've restarted my phone. its weird why it happens but to be on a safe side. let the baby live

    HOW TO IGNORE APPLICATIONS??

    in your ATK screen. tap & hold (long tap) the application you want to ignore and select the ignore option

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    AUTO KILL

    ok now you dont want to again and again go & open ATK and kill applications.
    so you can choose AUTOKILL

    you'll get two options in AUTOKILL option

    1. AutoKill Level
    2. AutoKill Frequency

    AUTOKILL LEVEL

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    as you can see there are three options there
    1. Safe
    2. Aggressive
    3. Crazy

    CHOOSE : SAFE

    AUTOKILL FREQUENCY

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    select that option to kill unused applications (which you've exited but still running as not all applications have quit option) whenever your phone is autolocked (screen time out)

    USE OF ATK WIDGET :

    well whenever you feel like you're phone is getting closed

    [or]

    you've opened a lots of applications and closed them (not exited them ofcourse) just click the ATK widget and Shhhhhh... it will kill all those not-in-use applications.

    -END-

    the above things have worked for me and now I enjoy longer battery life. however its not the only thing you can do there are lots of other stuff. if you've any more ideas share them.

    USING ATK IS YOUR CHOICE I DO NOT FORCE YOU TO USE IT



    hope you liked my clumsy tutorial
     

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  2. Incropera

    Incropera Member

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    Hei thanks a lot for this threat! I didn't even know about the autokill feature, i was all the time killing manually the sonyericsson aplications (btw it's possible to remove them? i hate seeing roadsync all the time!). Usefull post!

    greetings from spain!
     
  3. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    hello amigo :D

    yes there is a way to remove the default applications..

    but you need to root your phone for that

    how to do it ???

    here is the link

    http://androidforums.com/x8-all-things-root/213237-root-unroot-x8-detailed-explanation.html


    after you root your phone install titanium backup application from the market it will help you remove and backup your applications :)
     
  4. Incropera

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    thanks again! Just one thing, if i root the cell, i remove the apps and then i unroot it, will them come back? I don't know why, but i've read on the internet that there are a few stability problems rooting the phone.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  5. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    if you've backedup them u can always install them back...

    Erm I don't know about the stability probs..

    :)
     
  6. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your time writing this mini guide!
    The only issue is that without Background Data ON,
    the Market doesnt work! ;)
    N.
     
  7. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    you can always use the power control widget .. just one tap and background thing is enabled :)
     
  8. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

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    Thats like 2 seconds each time I need the market!
    In other words,its like 10 seconds every day or 3650secs every year!

    :D:D:D

    Just joking! You re right! ;)
    N.

    PS.Btw,just by not using Beautiful Home Weather Widget I got like +50% more uptime! I m not joking! We re talking about more than 10hours...:eek:
     
  9. Charmed

    Charmed Well-Known Member

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    Oh, but that widget is so nice :(
     
  10. coman_nick

    coman_nick Well-Known Member

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    Also, not to correct but to add to your tutorial, I'm using Watchdog (Lite). It allows you to see the usage of processing power, also with high usage alerts. By using this, I can check if I have any battery consuming app.
    This app kind of kills the need for APK since it can task kill.
     
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  11. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

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    I know.Still I prefer Battery Life! ;)
    N.
     
  12. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    THANKS I'll check it out :)
     
  13. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

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    Watchdog Lite ? Anyone else tried this one?
    N.
     
  14. vheen03

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    Turn your phone to airplane mode-significantly saves a lot of power. You will be offline but this is perfect if you don't want to receive incoming calls or messages or if you're hiding from someone...
     
  15. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Well-Known Member

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    LOL Not helpful...
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  16. vince_junior

    vince_junior Well-Known Member

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    hahahaha!
     
  17. vince_junior

    vince_junior Well-Known Member

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    live wallpapers are battery drainers!!!!

    i used to run live wallpapers, and i noticed that with my regular use (wifi, music, sms), my battery just lasts < 24 hrs! But with ordinary wallpapers, the battery lasts for two days!
     
  18. suhel28

    suhel28 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Bump...
     
  19. joshua25

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    hey guys..there is error in my phone..when i charge it my status bar is not working anymore,,i factory reset and all the things that i can do to fix it..but it is still not working..can you please help me to fix it??plsss guys:(
     

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