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How I saved 30% of my battery life.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jdloaner, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. jdloaner

    jdloaner Newbie
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    Disable the auto-screen-dimmer, immediately.

    Remember, even though this shows no process it still has to compute how much/little light it sees and then apply it to the screen. Kicked the brightness down to the lowest and my battery usage went from 60% screen to about 25%, how it should be.

    Sorry if this was already posted, didn't search at all.
     



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  2. jdloaner

    jdloaner Newbie
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    Plus that thing was worthless, when I was indoors it changed every two seconds depending on how I tilted the phone. Good riddens.
     
  3. You're talking about the 'Brightness' setting under 'Sound and Display' in the settings menu, right? It seems to have only a on/off option.....nevermind *headslap* I scrolled down and found the slider bar.
     
  4. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    There is another app you can download, I think it was called quick settings, which will let you push that a bit more. Works great.
     
  5. I agree with original poster. You would be surprised how little you need more than low light. Except for direct sunlight, it is always more than bright enough for me. I can play with my phone pretty much all day (crosswords, youtube, texting, Pandora) and only charge when I go to bed if I so choose with the screen turned down.
     
  6. lifeafter2am

    lifeafter2am Member

    I added the Power Control widget to one of my screens and this lets you control the brightness. Also noticed improved battery life. :D
     
  7. thread

    thread Lurker

    I use mine at 0% or 25% ... then use the "Brightness Level" widget to change easily on the fly. The auto-dimming feature is goofy.
     
  8. XtremeAaron

    XtremeAaron Android Enthusiast

    What am I missing? Where do I turn off auto dim.?
     
  9. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    yeah i hated it. turned it off the first day.

    settings --> sound and display --> brightness


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  10. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Ditto. The Power Control widget is NOT an option. :cool:
     

  11. +1

    That is my favorite. most productive widget so far.
     

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