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DI18 update gives better battery life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bperry, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Bperry

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    I forgot to charge my phone the other day, so this thing has been off charge for 30 hrs and I'm at 70% battery.
     

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    do you even use the phone i find that hard to believe
     
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    i notice it gives better battery life as well, no where near what your getting though.
     
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    Mine still went from like 91% to 50% overnight!
     
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    I am using juice defender and manually toggling 3g to off. And it was light usage yesterday.

    I took a couple of videos and showed them a few times. maybe 10-20 texts and half hour of talk time. So light usage but I would normally haber to plug in. I will see if I can make it through today with light usage too.

    Oh also using wifi wherever I can, and toggling that off after use.
     
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    Did you also toggle your phone on/off as well? :p

    Even if it sounds farfetched, congrats on the great battery life.
     
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    Sorry if it sounds like a tall tale. I will charge it tonight and then let it go as much as possible and then post a screen shot from shoot me.

    Also forgot mention I have root.
     
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    I think its charging longer now. What I noticed was my battery indicator program was showing the battery at 100% but the phone kept charging for another half hour or so after that. That I have not seen before. I think before the update the battery was under charging.
     
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    Just quoted and added tags :)

    I'm still just over 3 weeks away from getting out of my AT&T contract. One thing that bothered me about the phone was everyone's talk about the battery life after the first update....I sure hope it's better with this new one!
     
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    4s since unplugged?
     
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    4 seconds. I'm guessing that's a shot straight off the charger and he'll post one of several hours usage?
     
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    Uh-oh, looks like I have a HUGE battery problem after I updated yesterday! :mad:

    I just upgraded to the Epic on Saturday night...I friggin' LOVE this phone!! I installed LauncherPro and set up the phone exactly how I liked it. I was getting great battery life, even using the phone all day. Yesterday before the update, I took the phone off the charger and at about 7pm I was still at about 75%. Then I started playing some games and using apps, so it started draining.

    At about 8pm last night I got notified of the update availability for DI18, so I d/l it and went to bed with the phone on the charger as usual. After that, the battery has been continually draining about 1% every couple of minutes!! :thinking: I quickly plugged the phone into the charger, but it's been plugged in for about 10-20 minutes now, and it's still at 13%!!! :eek:

    Anyone else have this problem???
     
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    Check what's sucking up the battery and see if its a background service thats been running without you knowing.
     
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    this morning i was down 30% in an hour with no apps running and just 1 text sent :(

    edit: this is without the airplane mode "fix"
     
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    No, I was actually thinking my battery life has been much better the past couple days.
     
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    No miracle fix here. After update still dropping about 10% per hour with minimal use. Faster with moderate use. I charge overnight. Back on charger by 2pm. Back on charger by 10pm.
    This is with Juice Defender and data usually shut off. Airplane toggle "fix". GPS etc off. Brightness down. Dark wallpapers. All the tricks...etc.
    And still super slow to re-charge unless it's shut off.

    FWIW not rooted, using Launcher pro.

    Oh well I guess. "It is what it is".
     
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    My phone updated yesterday and I've seen drastic improvement in my battery life. I even left it off the charger last night to see how it would do. Previously it would be extremely low in the morning (yesterday morning it was at 2% when I woke up). This morning it was at 72%. The big difference I see is that there's no "time without signal" anymore, where it used to be at 50% or so.
     
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    BigD....I always check running programs, and the task manager, and make sure I periodically check what's running. Is there any other way to check that I may be missing? But, I haven't changed anything, settings-wise, except for the update.
     
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    Even when my phone stated "time without signal" at 50% I still got great battery life. It didn't matter if it was 5% or 50%. The only time my battery drained excessively and was slow to charge was when I had the weather channel as a widget. Once I took that off I've had excellent battery life. Check your installed applications.
     
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    I am also experiencing better battery life after the update. Yesterday I was off the charger all day starting at 7:00am, used GPS in the morning, listened to music in the car, sent and checked emails, sent some text messages, surfed the web for about an hour. When I got home and plugged it in to charge at about 8:00pm I still had about 50% life left.
     
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    Moderate to heavy usage.

    Music hd youtube at least an hour talk time and 50+ text messages. A bunch of web surfing too. I am very pleased that I was able to do everything I wanted to do today without having to charge.

    I will charge tonight and go back to limited usage and see how many hours I can get before charge.
     
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    Okay, looks like it's better after the DRM and airplane mode fixes!!! Thanks guys!
     
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    I haven't charged since before bed last night... 11 hours since unplugging, and my batter is still at 90%. HUGE UPS to the update downloaded yesterday!
     

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