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Battery life - 18hr yesterday, 7 today

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 5ivezer0, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. 5ivezer0

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    I have read many of the threads and I am well versed in things we can do to save battery life on our Slide 3G. No wi-fi, gps, weather, etc. I've owned mine for about a month now and have normally got about 18 - 20 hrs per charge. Not great but we know how it is. So in the last few days I've experienced crazy fluctuations. The battery life all of a sudden has been...

    Monday - 8 hrs
    Yesterday - the normal 18 hrs.
    Today - less than 7 hrs

    Mind you I've not installed anything (in fact removed some apps that would have contributed to decreased battery life), nor have I even used my phone for more than 6 or 7 calls and some texting. This was really mostly stand-by time.

    Does this have to do with a known T-mo issue with syncing of:
    Settings -> Accounts & Sync -> Manage accounts -> T-Mobile

    I've read there should be a check box to stop this account specifically from syncing (and the other accounts, i.e. weather, stocks, etc.).

    I don't have separate check boxes for any of those. Is that right?

    What are the repercussions of turning off the check box "Background data"?

    I'm guessing the issue lies with something there.

    Any help would be great. Thanks
     

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    They should be found in Settings > Accounts & Sync. I've unchecked News, Stocks, and T-Mobile since I don't use them for anything. All my contacts are synced with Google, not T-Mobile...
     
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    You need to investigate what is causing your battery drain, never assume its one program over another. On this phone, it was the calendar draining my battery, I occasionally have to kill the process on reboots and it fixes the drain.

    I suggest the Battery Left widget (free in the market) or Spare Parts (free also) to access the battery history sceen (check partial wake usage).
     
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    The TMO contact sync is pretty worthless since it only syncs your Faves.
     
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    Thanks Tangent and Chadmd23.......

    As I was writing this I found that when I checked the Auto Sync box, all those check boxes appeared (I had it unchecked). Meaning I had them all turned off. So... when Auto Sync is turned off, those check boxes physically disappear (not just greyed out). I just learned something there.

    So why does the sync icon still appear when I have everything set to NOT sync?
     
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    but............I put Tmobile customer care as my number 1 fave :(
     
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    no but really, just recalibrate the battery, you should be fine unless your might have a weird virus that only works every other day :(

    I hope you know how to recalibrate the battery, because if not then I'm sorry, I went 10 years to harvard to learn how to do that :)

    (sarcasm by the way lol)
     

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