Wow!! Biggest battery hog ever!! -Not having a signal

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hendodo, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. hendodo

    hendodo Well-Known Member
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    Went from 99% to 15% in 3h 22min (light usage, idle for 3hours) Time without a signal is at 94%. I can't believe how fast that went down.
     

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  2. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member
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    How do you see time without a signal?
     
  3. meyerweb

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    When you have no signal, the phone spends lots of power trying to identify a tower. All phones suck battery in these conditions.

    Shawn, go to home / menu / settings / about phone / battery / battery use
     
  4. thekarens

    thekarens Well-Known Member
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    Welcome to my every day world at work :( It's why I leave my phone on a charger at work.
     
  5. StealthTH

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    Just put the phone in airplane mode. Long press the power button on the home screen to bring up the option. This will greatly reduce power consumption when no signal can be found.
     
  6. silliybilly

    silliybilly Well-Known Member
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    And turn off 3G when spending a lot of time in a low signal area. I work in a warehouse where I get a usable but weak 3G signal. I put the mobile network widget on my home screen and turn off 3G data when I don't need it. Calls and texts still come through and when I need to check email or do something that needs data, I flip the widget on. My battery life increased big time by turning off 3G in a weak signal area.
     
  7. Mabster

    Mabster Well-Known Member
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    One last step, tap Cell Standby
     
  8. marriedman624

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    Sadly me too. :eek: I have to turn off 3G everyday when i get to work. Kind of sucks because I can't pull out my phone and play on it throughout the day. I have to get up and work outside the room to even do anything.

    Also, my time without signal was 44%. I knew this is what was "killing" my battery because on the weekends my battery lasts much longer.

    I say "killing" because I can still get a good 16 hours and more out of a charge. But then again, I'm not using it for 8-9 hours of that time.
     
  9. saccityp

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    Thats why you put your phone in airplane mode and get 16 hours of battery life rather than 8-9 hours while at work.
     
  10. htmlcssguru

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    Do you have roaming disabled? If not then your phone will constantly look for a signal which blows your battery. Turn off roaming or set it to Sprint Only and that will help.
     
  11. marriedman624

    marriedman624 Well-Known Member
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    I'll test that out. I'm not complaining about my battery life. I still have enough battery to use it after work and just plug it in when I go to bed. Just stating that I have horrible reception at work and can't really use my phone while there.

    That's all.
     
  12. CyberSS

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    hmm.. I average around 70-80% without cell signal and I can still go upwards of 16 hrs....
     
  13. dr g

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    One of the data-off-when-screen's-off apps might be good in lieu of this.
     
  14. marriedman624

    marriedman624 Well-Known Member
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    Which one would you recommend?
     
  15. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member
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    OK how do I get a mobile network/3g toggle on my home screen i can find 4g but thats it
     
  16. archercc

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    It happens with every phone. I always had to put phones in airplane mode when going camping or to the lake because when they lost signal or roamed a lot the battery would die very quickly.
     
  17. Carl6

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    Add a widget, settings, mobile network.
     
  18. BetterMost

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    Thats what I have to do also. I'm is a low signal area at work and the phone keeps scanning for a better signal all the time. I tried the "Home Only" trick only to get NO SERVICE 60% of the time and tons of missed calls. My phone stays tethered to my lappy via USB all day because of this issue.
     
  19. hendodo

    hendodo Well-Known Member
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    Must be niiice lls
     
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