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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dizzygirl, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. dizzygirl

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    So I just recently dumped my blackberry for a Mytouch and I love it. The lag doesn’t seem to be there as much as other people or else I’m just not noticing it. My question is I’m not sure if I’m shutting down the applications right ; facebook, Sherpa, craigsphone, fbabble, etc. The battery seems to be dwindling pretty fast. (It’s only 2pm and I have half a battery left). I have twidget lite which if I’m correct is constantly using battery even though I ask it to only update every
     

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    Download task killer. it's free and is a lot faster/easier than going into the settings every time.

    You're battery life will get better after a few uses but try to turn of gps, Bluetooth, etc. when you're not using them. You could also try power manager. It can be helpful. Oh, turn down the screen brightness as well.
     
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    i used a program called toggle settings to turn off bluetooth, 3g and wifi as needed. at work i do not need any of the three, when i get home i turn on wifi but not 3g and use bluetooth if i need it. i am new to the 3g world but it seems 3g is the biggest battery killer.
     
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    Awesome. Just what I was looking for! Thanks!
     
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    I have found that enabling GPS ON keeps the GPS chipset in idle mode, and really takes a lot of power. Turn off GPS in Settings/Secutiry & location/Enable GPS satellites. Most apps that require the GPS will turn this on, or prompt you to turn it on if needed, but try to keep it off when not needed. I use a widget called Battery Widget that allows quick disable of Wi-Fi and GPS,and give accurate battery reading verses the given monitor.

    Also, fully charge battery to 100%, use phone til dead, turn it on a couple hours later and let it die again.

    This will set the phone to recognize when the battery is truly fully charged and fully dead.

    RadFly
     

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