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App killer and the battery.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Graceflanger, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Graceflanger

    Graceflanger Well-Known Member
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    I just got the HTC Aria (new to android) and I charged the battery all the way to 100, and looked at the battery about 10 min later it was already down to 83%. Does using an app killer like Advanced Task Killer really help the life of the battery, or is there a better one to use?
     

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  2. vbetts

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    No, it doesn't Best you can do, if it has wireless turn it off, keep the brightness down, etc.
     
  3. jimczyz

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    Keep the GPS off when not using it also.
     
  4. takeshi

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    An app killer isn't the best approach to improving battery life.

    GPS isn't going to drain your battery unless it's actively used.
     
  5. gruss

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    Sounds like the Aria has the same issue most HTC phones do now. Pull off charger and it drops 10 % in no time. I really hope they fix this this in an update.
     
  6. SB13X

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    I removed my App Killer, have screen on full brightness and have regular use of NESoid, SNESoid, Mobile Data, Wi-Fi and my battery lasts a day to day and a half dependent on how intensive I use it even if listening to my music/audio books and I leave them running while I fall asleep at night.

    First of all ensure that your data sync schedules for your apps are around every hour or two and not every 2 minutes.

    Secondly all I'd recommend is that after removing your app killer go through each app opening them and then using your back key to return to the home screen. Then use Android System Info app to check its CPU usage. If the usage is 0 when its a background app then don't worry about it. If it is using CPU in the background remove it. Alternatively go to settings and applications followed by running applications. Whatever is still running there that isn't a native app again remove it.

    Anything running after returning to home screen and even worse using CPU power has been coded badly.
     
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  7. Graceflanger

    Graceflanger Well-Known Member
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    I will give this a try. Are there certain things in settings>applications>running applications that I should leave running? I don't want to stop something that I shouldn't have.
     
  8. SB13X

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    Anything native to the phone or any HTC processes leave well alone. ;)
     
  9. cr0wnest

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    Get rid of your task killer, it sucks battery. I just recovered from the same issue where my battery mysteriously drained from 90% to 65% overnight. Uninstalled task killer and it was back to normal again so give that a try.

    Also ensure GPS and wifi is always off when not in use. Especially the GPS.
     

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