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No "Screen" info on battery usage after JB

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bignose2, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. bignose2

    bignose2 Newbie
    Thread Starter


    One X

    Just had the 4.1.1 update, all seemed to go smoothly,

    However on Power/battery usage the is no "Screen" information
    Main page is new & now split between apps & others
    Apps: usual stuff...
    HTC Sense being main %
    Other usage:
    Phone Idle

    These are the only 2 hardware things & no sign of screen anywhere.
    Was always at top, especially being main draw.

    No chart at top either

    There is a chart & some info on the history screen but no detail & can't really see to a useful level.

    Also noticed even after restart &/Or power off, seems to keep the history,
    On "history" says been on battery 17 hours, not sure if this is because I have yet to charge back to 100% but would have thought a power off would have taken it back.

    Side note, my Agenda widget on my home screen has just dissapearded, no big deal but never done that before? I definately did not accidently remove.

    Not sure if attachment worked, if so the only thing that got cut off was the "phone idle" right at the bottom.


    Pre JB had NOT been getting great battery so been investigating & quite pleased JB update as might clear out any problems & poss improvement but sees the opposite so far on my very limited testing.

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Charge it fully once, let it die, charge fully again, then see what it reports.

    It is possible that it's using the time it first booted into JB as the reference point in which case, those stats won't be entirely correct.
  3. GuitarG20

    GuitarG20 Clueless Senior Member

    Also HTC chose to stop showing screen as part of the battery usage in sense 4+. Their rationale was because you can't change it, there's no use telling you its using battery. Personally I think it's dumb and i wish it would still be there.
  4. bignose2

    bignose2 Newbie
    Thread Starter


    Many thanks for the info.

    Just reached full charge & a reset did seem to refresh the history back to zero OK.

    With ref. the no screen battery usage data. I am grateful for you pointing out that it is not just me & some HTC decision.

    I have to say one of the dumbest decisions for quite a while.
    It is the most important battery info there is.
    Being the biggest drain (most of the time) you can do something about it, reduce the sleep time, reduce brightness etc. make sure you switch off as soon as you can but at least you know if it was the main reason for perhaps a faster loss of power at the end of the day.

    On top of all that, why remove it, not doing any harm.

    Anyway, thanks guy for putting my mind a rest, it seemed such a bizzare ommission I thought something was really broke..
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    It is rather strange that they omitted it. However, there are a number of battery stat apps you can use to pull up your screen on time. I know this isn't ideal, but its a workaround
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  6. ymmie

    ymmie Well-Known Member

    Check the history inside the power setting. But I guess that doesn't show what you're looking for either.
  7. benitorios

    benitorios Member

    I noticed that some of the battery monitoring apps like GSam, while giving you info on screen usage time and consumption, no longer track consumption in the same way under JB as they did back under ICS. I'm guessing this is actually not the monitoring apps' fault, but the way the system itself reports it back to them.

    For example, on days when I had numerous phone calls, it wasn't unusual that 40%+ of battery was consumed by phone. Now, it's close to 0%, but instead the Dialer shows up as the most power-consuming app.

    Another weird thing is that things that previously (i.e. in ICS) were never close to being battery hogs now appear on top of the list: namely Kernel and Android System.

    Is there actually something going on there with the kernel or is it just that the battery reporting now works differently and assigns consumption to Kernel whereas in reality it's some app that's causing the drain?
  8. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Its likely that system changes mean gsam needs an update to report the changes correctly
  9. GuitarG20

    GuitarG20 Clueless Senior Member

    That's what I think too, especially since I've heard journalists talk about how they are having trouble getting android 4.1 (and on) to accurately report battery test times (etc.) It seems to point that the way the system reports battery life and use (probably down to the kernel level) is different and thus apps need to adjust the way they work to match.

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