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Beautiful Widgets - Battery hog?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Uker, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Uker

    Uker Well-Known Member
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    I am trying to figure out what is draining my battery.

    Looking at the battery usage it says: Display 90%. My display is at 15% brightness. Shutdown time is 2 minutes.

    I installed Beautiful Widgets yesterday. Is this the culprit?
     

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  2. dB Zac

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    I have been getting 20+ hours out of my phone and I have beautiful home on my home screen
     
  3. jdk33

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    The battery usage screen will show you what app is using most of your battery. If beautiful widgets isn't showing up, it's not the problem.
     
  4. 2009m6

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    i have 4 other widgets always running as well. Uker, perhaps your battery is the issue? see if vzw can provide you with a new battery, or new device altogether:)
     
  5. Uker

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    Here's another puzzler that may be killing the battery.

    I'm new to the Android OS, so please bear with me.

    When I start Advanced Task Killer. I see many apps running that I never started. Such as Skype mobile, Amazon MP3, Social Networking, Music.

    Could these be the killers?

    I'm down to 44% battery. This morning at 8:30 (3 hours ago) I had 100%.
     
  6. 2009m6

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    they are just cached so they can run quicker, if you do decide to launch them.

    i really think your battery is screwed up. alot of us are running similar setups and experience no issues, while others have. A simple swap is in order for you...i think its in your best interest to do so.
     
  7. kapstone

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    Did you install the update? If not, when the battery gets to the yellow - lke 35% restart it. My guess is when you restart you will have 70% or so left...worked for me
     
  8. Uker

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    Update installed last night.

    Thanks for all the help so far.
     
  9. chris5135

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    2 minutes is a long time change it to a minute or 30 seconds
     
  10. rossmathis

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    Not if you're watching Inception. :)
     
  11. Doit2it

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    It may just be the battery reporting problem. Once you get the 604 update, the battery consumption should settle down.
    My battery consumption
    1st day I got 12 hours
    2nd day 6 hours (twice), battery pull that night
    3rd day 12 hours+ (still had 40%, WOW!)

    I also turned off Background data 2nd night:
    Setting / Data Manager / Data Delivery / Background Data

    Not sure if it helped. Everything still updated. Beautiful Widgets, recv calls, texts, GMail. Only thing I found it affected was the Market. The Market prompted me to turn it back on before I could go into it.
     

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