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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rickymzrcd, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. rickymzrcd

    rickymzrcd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi Folks,

    I have a Galaxy S2 (on 02). recently updated it to icecream software. My battery life has now halved. Any ideas??

    Also the email system doesnt update. I get a notification saying there is an email in the pull down bar and can see it when i click the notification but does not show on the email widget even if I click update??

    Any info/ideas is great.


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  2. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    Hi Ricky, :ciao:

    Welcome aboard. Hopefully someone will chime in to assist you. Thanks for stopping in.

    Thread moved to its device's support forum.
  3. chillibean

    chillibean Well-Known Member

    Have you tried holing down the home button and 'swipe' closing the open apps
  4. rickymzrcd

    rickymzrcd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    i do use the task manager on the phone on numerous occasions closing any/all open apps.

    Is it possible to revert the phone back to gingerbread??
  5. Geekyninja

    Geekyninja Lurker

    I have also found this annoying. If you go into each of the email accounts "settings" you can select how often it checks for email. I have mine sent for once a day...

    Hope this helps. Annoying YES!

    I recommend getting a docking/charging station from ebay and buy another battery :)
  6. Jafreiteris

    Jafreiteris Member

    About the battery, had the same problem, but after some time, it fixes automaticly, as i heard, maximum in 7 days. I also have tryed those options, if still something wrong with your battery lifetime :
    1.Discardge to miniumum, then shutdown and cardge to maximum, take out battery, then after a minute put in back in and turn on the phone.
    2.Do a hard reset.

    If waiting and those two options not helped, you really have some problems with firmware/battery.
  7. rickymzrcd

    rickymzrcd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I activated the system power saving mode seems to be making a difference (fingers crossed). If that doesnt work i will try your method.

    Still no further with getting the email widget to work. I restarted the phone yesterday and the widget updated but hasnt since. even if i click the sycn/refresh button on the widget.
  8. kristych

    kristych Lurker

    Hey, I'm a noob so I don't know if this will help but you may want to try downloading and installing the Android Booster app to help with your battery issues.. I use it on occasion when running low on battery.
  9. chillibean

    chillibean Well-Known Member

    Regarding option 1. sorry it won't work. This use to be the case with the old nickel batteries but since mobile phone batteries became lithium it doesn't work.

    I apologise if you think I'm being harsh pointing it out and correcting you. Just wanted to pass on the info
  10. Jafreiteris

    Jafreiteris Member

    Well is the suff i tryed, dont know what of those methods realy helped. But the part for discardging to minumum to maximum is not for battery, but for phone. After update battery calibration file is deleted, and phone needs to calibrate again. That is done by charding from almost empty battery to full.
  11. Slug

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    The most accurate method is actually to power off the handset, charge to 100%, and remove the battery for a couple of minutes (iirc the minimum time is 90s). Then replace the battery, restart the handset and use until it auto-shuts down due to low power. You can now recharge fully and use normally.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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