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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nille83, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Nille83

    Nille83 Newbie
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    Now i get like 1 day with my battery. I have wifi and gps on. Will this take so much battery?

    Can i stop more aps to get more battery?

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  2. vjprakashbe

    vjprakashbe Well-Known Member

    I tried all the options in this link to experiment. The result: battery last for 4 days mostly for calls and SMS. But anyway we can not follow everything all the time because that is why we are having HTC HERO. Improve Battery Life for the Android Based HTC Hero Smart Phone | Gamaze.com
  3. MattW

    MattW Member

    Most hero users have come to the realisation that for the most part, killing apps will not improve battery life (in fact taskillers often cause many more problems than they save because people kill applications without understanding the wider impact on other phone functions and break things).

    The exception to this is apps that have high network usage (email, social networking etc) - reducing the use of these or having longer update frequencies can make a difference.

    GPS is only used when required by an app - leaving it switched on will not cause battery drain unless you are also using an app which calls for gps positioning data.

    The big killer in your case is probably leaving wi-fi on all the time - this will have a substantial impact on battery life.
  4. elektrobix

    elektrobix Member

    My phone was fully charged last night at 12:00 and at 8:00am this morning when i first woke it up the battery had dropped to 75%. Is it normal to drain that much just by sitting there doing nothing?

    I don't want to start deactivating too much because if i did that then what's the point of having a smart phone. In future i'll leave it charging over night though.
  5. MattW

    MattW Member

    I just switch mobile data and gps off overnight and I usually don't get any measurable battery drain by morning - or perhaps 10% at most (I only turn wi-fi on when I need it). I don't use a task killer - email checking, facebook, twitter etc set to 2 hour frequency although obviously nothing happens overnight as mobile data is off. When I get up I switch mobile data and gps back on - simples :)
  6. Gotte

    Gotte Newbie

    How do you set the frequency for facebook/twitter checking? Also, is gmail settings in the place?

    Many thanks
  7. MattW

    MattW Member

    I use the default app for twitter, bloo for facebook and the default email app for gmail (not the supplied gmail app). For twitter and bloo, press the menu button while in the app and select settings or preferences. You will see a setting for updating. For the default email app use the main phone settings (press menu from the home screen) and select 'data synchronisation'.
  8. Gotte

    Gotte Newbie

    Thanks for that. Much appreciated.
  9. lekky

    lekky Lover

    If you had wireless/mobile data on then it was probably busy all night, otherwise it would barely have drained. I usually leave mine on charge overnight as I have backups/podcast downloads scheduled to run then.
  10. elektrobix

    elektrobix Member

    Yes i have got that enabled. Trouble is i played with my phone so much i've lost track of what i've got installed :p

    I use twitter, facebook and feedr quite a lot and i suppose they would be running in the background

    SHADCHA Lurker

    I had something similar happen to me last night with some differences. The battery was completely dead and turned phone off, so I left it charging over night, in the morning the led was green indicating a full charge, I unplugged it, turned it on and let it completely boot up and then checked what my battery was at, it was at 85%. How can this be???... Do I have a faulty battery??... Why wouldn't be at a 100% if the phone was off all night?.
  12. AstroDonut

    AstroDonut Member

    I thought the battery was rubbish on my first couple of days usage...

    Then I realised that playing with the phone practically every minute of the day affects the battery!!

    Takes a lot of time to find the apps, games etc I want
  13. elektrobix

    elektrobix Member

    Well i unchecked 'Enable always on mobile' and it seems to have made quite a big difference! I'm still getting emails pushed through as normal as well as facebook notifications so i don't seem to have lost any functionality.
  14. danielcwang

    danielcwang Lurker

    Sorry I am new, but where to find 'Enable always on mobile' selection? Thanks
  15. capuman

    capuman Well-Known Member

    hi guys,

    what exactly is this option for anyways? i mean it seems like that even if it is off the hero is still able to receive emails (according to what elektrobix says) and manually update my weather app etc. So what exactly is it used for then?
  16. capuman

    capuman Well-Known Member

    i can confirm that im still receiving emails even though i have turned off that option as well..so i really dont knnow what its for :|, mind you im using GPRS not HSPA or 3G (since those services on orange here in southern spain are crap, and even the girl from the orange shop told me not to bother with them..so perhaps its for that?)

    lets see if my battery life increases now as well..cause with it turned on, im getting less than 24hrs without charing...
  17. capuman

    capuman Well-Known Member

    ok after a week of testing i can confirm that with out the option turned on my phone lasts for more than 3 days with out a charge (With normal usage, couple of phone calls a day, some text messages, using google maps here and there etc).

    I still recieve emails, though i must admit its a little eratic, does not seem to pick up every hour like i tell it to, but for most of the time it picks them up just phone.

    Considering how much battery life im saving with this option turned off, its well worth it!

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