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Poor battery life with gingerbread?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by basalt, May 23, 2011.

  1. basalt

    basalt Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Anyone else found this on the galaxy since updating?

    Typical usage for me today - listened to maybe 2 hours of music, looked at three pages on wikipedia over 3g and sent a dozen texts. Freshly charged this morning and it's down to 15%

    Saturday the phone was idle all day, freshly charged and went to low battery warning by 8pm. - Battery usage indicate said the operating system had used 70%.

    Wifi and 3g off unless I'm using them, GPS permanently off

    I can't see how this can be anything but the new software.

    Any way to roll back to the old system? - froyo never used this much juice.

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  2. R4nd0mJ0k3r

    R4nd0mJ0k3r Well-Known Member

    Did you Factory Reset after updating to 2.3.3?

    - R4nd0mJ0k3r
  3. dc2447

    dc2447 Member

    I did and my battery is stunning now, lasts for 24 hours of usuage
  4. basalt

    basalt Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Never occured to me I had to, doesn't that mean I'll then have to reinstall every app?
  5. R4nd0mJ0k3r

    R4nd0mJ0k3r Well-Known Member

    Yeah it does but its worth it. Means you get a nice clean and fresh 2.3.3 install and all u have to do is make a list of ur apps and re-download em' via WiFi.

    - R4nd0mJ0k3r
  6. basalt

    basalt Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Backing up ready to do it but downloading all that Gameloft stuff again will be a pain in the bum...

  7. audinswfc

    audinswfc Newbie

    I'm contemplating doing a factory reset to see if it helps with wifi issue but I'm not sure how to sync my contacts with google? I've found the options and it said it had synced but how do I check if it has worked?
  8. You could use Android Wi-Fi Manager and sync your apps then sync again after reset. its what i do
  9. basalt

    basalt Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well I reset it last night and so far all seems to be well - that or the battery inidcator is broken as it doesn't seem to have moved at all during the day.
    Plus I didn't have to re download all that Gameloft data - it stayed on the phone so I just had to resintall the ap
  10. R4nd0mJ0k3r

    R4nd0mJ0k3r Well-Known Member

    Well if you go to


    This will show you the actual percentage battery you have remaining. If this doesnt go down, restart ya phone (just turn off for about 20 secs then back on) and this should fix the issue.

    Also I highly reccomend the battery indicatior app here...


    It doesn't use any battery for me (unlike most battery widgets) and gives a quick, clear and concise battery readout that is accessible at any time while browsing your phone :)

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