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Battery after update - not as long lasting today.

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

  1. SgtBaxter

    SgtBaxter Well-Known Member
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    So, I thought I was getting pretty excellent battery life, and yesterday I applied the system update.

    Yesterday I took the phone off the charger at 6:30 a.m., streamed pandora for about 4 hours, goofed off on facebook over lunch, after work for an hour and a half at the bar browsing news and downloading apps off market and also applied the system update and showed off the phone. The battery was at about 40% when I hit the bar at 5:30, I pulled it and it reset to 70%, and when I got home 5 1/2 hours later it was at 30%. That's 16 hours of pretty decent use before charging again.

    Today, taking off charger at 6:30 a.m. the battery was down to 30% by 4 p.m., despite me not doing anything differently than I've done in the past days. In fact I didn't use the phone as much as yesterday. I pulled the battery, but it remained at 30% instead of jumping up to 70% like it'd done once before, so now I have it charging. That's a difference of 6 1/2 hours!

    It's almost like the more use the phone gets, the longer the battery lasts. I have full signal meter here all day long, so the phone isn't sucking up juice by having to boost signal.
     

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  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member
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    Unless you ran it all the way from 100% to 0% before and after the update, there's really no way to tell which is better.

    The battery meter was totally messed up before the update. Any numbers it showed really didn't mean much.
     
  3. redgtconv

    redgtconv Well-Known Member
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    You said you downloaded apps. Those new apps could be draining your battery.
     
  4. ChickenStrip

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    Yeah i didn't do any official test, but my phone is dead as of now. Yesterday it lasted me until after I got home late yesterday. I unplugged around the same time both days, and probably did roughly (yes lots of ambiguity) same type stuff on it throughout the day (maybe even more yesterday before update).
     
  5. SgtBaxter

    SgtBaxter Well-Known Member
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    Nah, I didn't download anything that would drain the battery, but I did add a CBS news widget to one of my screens, and I just realized it was set to update every 15 minutes, I changed it to 6 hours.

    Also for some reason the battery manager told me the browser was polling GPS. I don't know why that would have been, unless I was on a site that was looking for location. I toggled GPS, usually just leave it on because trapster or maps shuts it off when you exit.

    Hopefully one or both of those was the reasoning behind the drop.
     

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