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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aroldan2539, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. aroldan2539

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    I'm sorry if they already asked but under the battery info whats the difference between awake time and up time
     

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    Your phone can be asleep when the screen is off and it's not doing anything, reducing power usage. Up time counts both awake and sleep time, whilst the awake time counter only counts the time spent awake.

    It's useful to know if your phone isn't sleeping much, as that means there's probably an app draining your battery.
     
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    When are the times counted from? When unplugged from a a charger? Since a reboot?

    I rebooted my phone last on Friday the 9th and get these times? Is this typical?
     

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    its usually from last reboot
     
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    time on charger is.. up time.
     
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    That is normally true but....... keep in mind that if someone has their phone setup under Settings, Applications, Development with a checkmark for Stay Awake when charging, then the time on the charger is Awake Time.




     
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    Mine stays awake even with that unticked ever since updating to 2.3.4.
     
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    Are you saying your phone stays awake when charging and the stay awake box check marked? or did you mean that you have a high awake time in general since the update?


     
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    Best way to see if there's an awake time problem is take phone off charger, turn off screen, let it sit by itself for a few hours, then go to settings, about phone, battery, battery use -> click on the graph at the top of the screen, that will bring up a detailed graph showing continuous time with phone signal, GPS on/off, wifi on/off, awake times, screen on times, and charging times.

    If you have significant awake time while the screen is off, then your configuration (phone + apps) is drawing power in the background (updating Facebook, etc etc etc) that you may consider re-configuring things for fewer data updates in those apps if battery life is an issue.

    Android is Linux - up-time is time that the phone has been up since last boot (power has been on, one way or another, in other words). Turn off the phone or restart it, and the up-time counter resets.

    The graphical widget I've pointed to in the first paragraph is really only accurate after the phone's been off the charger for a while - what can I say, it's not a perfect world. :) ;)
     
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    I will say that this phone's awake time is more than the 4G. The 4G usually averaged(for me) around 20-25%. This phone averages 30-40% up time versus awake time. I do not know why this phone stays up longer. It does not seem to affect battery life(versus 4G) but it would be nice if we get get more out of it by decreasing that figure.
     
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    100% agree. I noticed a slight rise in up-time with the latest update, and had set about profiling the system to track it down when I was called away on family business. I believe I will be able to delve back into things very soon.

    fwiw - I did find that the Google + app really keeps things awake and is launching an odd and persistent Maps function even if you have location updating turned off. I am therefore accessing Google + via the mobile web until the app matures more, and that removing the app improved sleep time, a lot. Word to the wise on that one. ;)
     
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    <I'm a newbie here, I did just notice that I'm in a thread for EVO 3D, but hopefully someone has an idea anyway>

    My EVO is just over a year old. It's worked phenomenally for me, battery life and all. Until recently anyway. For about the last month, almost every day the battery will just crash over 1-3 hours. Not relative to time of day or anything. It will be a steady slow drop in power over time, and then just plummet. I noticed today on the battery graph that it seems to coincide with "Awake" time being used. I have pretty much every battery saving measure going for me that I know of. No GPS, WIFI, 4G, background data, etc. etc. Nothing running when it crashes. I have watchdog, and it shows nothing using my CPU. Does anyone have any ideas what could be going on? I don't know if I had an update or anything that could be causing it, but I really can't see what it is, and why it would be all of a sudden. I've even replaced the battery with a brand new one.
     
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    Sounds like you have an application or process that is keeping your phone awake.

    I use BetterBatteryStats from the marketplace to show what is keeping my phone awake, via the Partial Wakelock view.

    I also find that rebooting the phone after charging the phone overnight, gets me a fresh start to the day.






     
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    Up time is basically the total amount of time that the handset has been on and booted into Android. Awake time is the amount of time that the handset has not been "idle" and has been performing some task. The handset can wake itself up even when the screen is off to perform things in the background, such as syncing and so forth. A smartphone really is like a tiny pocket sized computer. ;)

    EDIT: I see everyone else has been pretty much already said the same things as I said above. That is what I get for being overzealous and jumping into answering the original post. Oh well. :)
     
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