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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by willk24, May 13, 2010.

  1. willk24

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    My commute is 1 hour each way where I listen to pandora or mixzing and I surf the web/gchat/email. My battery barely lasts a full day. I have wifi & bluetooth off all day. Any other ideas on how to extend my battery life?
     

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    Sounds like it would be worth the extra $35 to buy a spare battery and take it with you.
     
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    Buy an extra charger for a couple bucks at monoprice.com and charge your phone at some point during your work day in addition to at night?
     
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    That's what I was going to suggest. He can even let it trickle charge off of a usb cable on his computer (assuming he has a computer at work).

    However, I also have a 1 hour commute each way and do the same activities on my phone during it and my battery will last between 20-24 hours before it's dead. It's really kinda tough to give you more advice here since we don't know what else you have running on your phone... Rooted & OC'ed? Lots of widgets? Are programs constantly looking up your location via GPS? etc.
     
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    I agree. I have 3 chargers
    1, at home, 1 in gym bag, & 1 at work.

    Thee assumption here is that your commute is on a bus or train, right
     
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    set screen to lowest brightness
    turn off GPS if on
    turn off syncing
    charge at work - how hard can that be
     
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    Car charger? Then 2 hours of the day when your phone should be discharging, it charges instead. :)
     
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    I'll probably have to charge it at work. I have wifi/gps/etc all shut off. Only a few widgets. I'd like to figure out how tasker works, cause i think that'd help a lot but that program isn't very user friendly.
     
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    Like the above check all your settings. Before I rooted and added the smoked glass rom, my battery would last me all day and only drain about 20%. The brightness was set to 50, email sync was on and occasional web browsing(without wifi).
     
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    Is this seriously another battery thread?

    That being said:
    JuiceDefender works for me despite what others say. It also comes with an APN toggle widget
    Settings Profile real nice. Just look it up
    Brightness makes a big difference
    Droid car dock on Amazon is $30 and comes with a moto car charger
    Keep an eye on weather twitter facebook and check your auto update settings
     
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    OP: your name! lol
     
  12. willk24

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    I think the main problem is my gchat and email pops up all day. I'd like to shut these off when I'm at work. Is there an automatic way to do this? I can't seem to get it to work in Tasker...
     
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    Off the top of my head, I would suggest Locale. It would automate a lot of different things based on where you are. I don't know anything about Tasker.
     
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    Funny, my battery never runs down in the car...

    Oh yeah, I have a car charger. That should solve your problem for good.
     

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