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General 2.1 batter life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by motionxxusxx, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. motionxxusxx

    motionxxusxx Well-Known Member
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    So far I seem to be losing battery a little bit quicker. It will take a few days to get a good idea of the battery life.
     

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    I seem to be losing battery kind of quick also, but I wonder if it's because I'm playing with the phone and trying to get it back to all of my old settings and apps.
     
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    Yep my battery life is really bad right now, but I haven't stopped playing with the phone since last night. Once things calm down and you get as used to the phone as you did after buying it things should improve.
     
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    same here, but I did find if you go into the sync settings and change those, it wont eat the battery so fast. you can set the sync time for different apps, IE... G mail, weather, etc...
     
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    I noticed battery draining really quickly. The phone was constantly synching with 100% awake time. Turns out it was trying to sync my Gmail contacts and failing... over and over again. So I unchecked Sync Contacts under Settings> Accounts and Sync > Google and my battery seems to be lasting longer now.
     
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    You can go to Settings > About Phone > Battery > Battery Use and it will tell you, by percentage, what is using your battery the most.
     
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    Yup, very useful setting. You can even put a shortcut on one of your screens to pull it up quickly at any time.
     
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    lol ya my battery died while i was at Pipers doctors appt from all the fiddling i did before we went. i had to install 2.1 twice, i effed it up buy restoring settings also... oops
     
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    Disable Auto-Sync
    Settings > Accounts & sync > Background Data

    Should help those of you concerned with battery life post 2.1.
     
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    it has this really cool feature that shows detailed battery information when u get to 15% :)
     
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    i just use the HTC Battery widget.
     
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    Background data needs to be on for things like the Market. When you go to use the Market it will prompt you to turn it back on.
     
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    somethings up, my awake time is pretty high. The only difference between my 1.5 and 2.1 setup, is the fact that I now have 2 gmail accounts setup.
     
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    Don't touch your phone for like 1 hour and see if your awake time is still high.
     
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    Oh, like thats easy. LOL.... to help control the sync, turn on the Android "Power Control" widget. it has a Sync button you can turn on and off...
     
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    Ummm yeeeaaa..............should I quit smoking cigarettes and shooting heroin at the same time?
     
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    It will be hard but I think you can do it.

    But I will be joining you in 5 mins. :)
     
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    When I go to this it only gives me an awake time now, but no percentage, which it gave before I did 2.1
     
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    i get percentage, get the battery use widget through settings
     
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    I turned off auto sync and my battery is awesome. Left it off the charger last night and only lost like 10% if that.
     
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    my battery life seems alot improved with 2.1
     
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    I remember when I first got the phone, I thought the battery was horrible. Then I stopped playing with it 24/7...and it was great. Now all I want to do again is play with it. Definitely think once you go back to using your phone like a normal person, battery will improve.
     
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    I just checked my awake time and noticed it's very high as well. Out of the 23 hours it's been Up, only 4 minutes of that has it not been "awake".

    Cell Standby is listed under Battery Use at 67% of my juice.

    Anyone else seeing stats like that?
     

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