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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mutts, May 25, 2011.

  1. mutts

    mutts Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Over the weekend I noticed that my battery life took a sudden and dramatic turn for the worse. After the OTA I could go all day with light web surfing and 4G and still be at 40%-50% by the time I got home. Now suddenly, if I take the phone off the charger I am seeing a 15%-20% drop inside of an hour.

    There have been quite a few widgets/apps updated recently so I suspect one of them, but how to tell?

    I have a Widgetsoid indicator for my battery and tapping it only tells me in general what is using the power, I'd like to know specifically.

    Should I get something like JuiceDefender or is there something built into the phone that can tell me what I need to know?

    Thanks
     



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  2. Jedii

    Jedii Android Expert

    Menu > settings > about phone > battery > battery use
     
  3. mutts

    mutts Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Jedii,

    It's not quite what I was hoping for though. This is the same information the Widgetsoid indicator gives me:

    Display - 87%
    Android System - 4%
    etc.

    What I was hoping for is something that would say:

    Go Launcher - xx%
    Widgetsoid - yy%
    etc.

    That way I can tell if I need to uninstall something or whatever.
     
  4. dguy

    dguy Android Expert

    Install system panel lite. Go to settings and set it to show cpu time. Go through a day of use then check the app. It will show a time next to every app on the phone in seconds and minutes. This is a measure of how much CPU time an app has used. It's normal for apps you used a lot to have higher numbers. What you want to look for is apps you didn't use at all having numbers higher than a couple seconds. Those are your culprits.
     
  5. myers6mm

    myers6mm Guest

    ^^^^ I agree. If you buy SystemPanel you can get more detailed information. You can check out the screen shots here if you like.
     

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