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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dajobo, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. dajobo

    dajobo Well-Known Member
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    Just as the subject reads....
     

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  2. GODMODE

    GODMODE Well-Known Member
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    I have found that since the RC29 update, my phone lasts a lot longer regardless of what I am doing with it. Lasts all day - a miracle.
     
  3. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member
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    But yeah all extra protocols kill it faster....turn on what you need.

    Bluetooth
    Wifi
    3G
    GPS
     
  4. Pathosis

    Pathosis Well-Known Member
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    I'm the opposite. Mine dies a lot faster now :(.
     
  5. brianb7590

    brianb7590 New Member
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    my phone seems to be dying alot faster too now....what gives?
     
  6. N3TWORK BURN3R

    N3TWORK BURN3R Well-Known Member
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    Same here!
     
  7. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member
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    longer battery life can happen if you turn off these services when you don't need them:

    -Data synch (gmail, calendar, contacts)

    -WiFi

    -3G

    -GPS

    -Bluetooth


    You can also improve battery by making a few other adjustments.
    -Have the screen timeout after 30 seconds
    -Turn down the brightness on the screen. I can see just fine with it at like 30%



    You might also want to consider downloading Locale.

    Locale lets you set up times and locations for different settings and changes.

    For example when I get near my office Mon-Friday from 9am to 5pm, wifi gets turned off, my phone gets set on vibrate (with no ringtone) and my wallpaper changes (just because).

    When I get close to my apartment, WiFi turns back on automatically.


    There's also a Toggle program that basically lets you make these chanages manually without running all over the settings menus looking for them.
     
  8. cyber_system_tk

    cyber_system_tk New Member
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    The problem is just that if you use locate with locations based settings
    that kills your battery
     
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