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  1. svim

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    good article and backs up just about everything I have been saying...

    my exception is Airplane Mode, for me, it is useless and fraught with you forgetting to turn it off.
    I just turn the phone OFF, and be done with it. For myself, I have no interest in games...
    I have NFC, all motions/gestures turned OFF.

    When my screen is locked so is the internet, no DATA, no WiFi, no Bluetooth.
    Aqua Mail never does a damn thing unless I open the app and request a Refresh...

    I leave DATA and WiFi OFF all the time, the only time either is turned ON is when the internet is needed. There is Zero Need for the internet unless you are physically using the phone.

    but then, I have retired from the Work-a-day world, and avoid 'Push' and 'Notifications' like the plague.
    No social apps period....

    Ghostery as mentioned, works wonders compared to other browsers for internet surfing.

    My phone is still very much a Smart Phone, if I want the internet, it will do anything that I ask of it, but on MY terms.
    when it comes to my phone and what it does, I am a Total Dictator fanatic.

    sometimes, the battery draw is less than 25% for 24 hours... well, yes, it was ON, the screen just wasn't unlocked. but it was listening for a phone call, and SMS.... none came, so no battery draw.

    Other days, we are out and about, and the battery plunges to 40% just on a trip to the doctor's office, stop for lunch, use Google Maps to find something, go shopping in the "At Home" store, which I hate, so I am on the phone surfing, looking at Facebook via Ghostery, while the wife shops.....

    there isn't any such thing as "Normal Battery Use".
    Each of us is different, and how we use our phones is different.​

    My setup will make some folks pass out, they can't be "unconnected from the world" for even 30 seconds.


    thanks for posting that article, I had seen it before about a year ago, glad to see that it has been republished again. This time, I bookmarked it for all of those "What is wrong with my Battery Threads...."
     
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    Isn't airplane mode essentially the same as turning data and wifi off?
     
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    Airplane Mode turns off ALL radios: mobile data, NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth.
     
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    I only turn aircraft mode on when I'm actually in one.
     
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    I have a phone which I just use as a media player... I put it in flight mode, the turn on Bluetooth for my headphones. When I need to update my podcasts or stream music I turn on WiFi as well
     
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    my phone battery is too weak , but I decide the issue using powerbank
     
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    If you want your battery to last longer, use your phone less. That's what the article is saying. It talks about all these things that use battery and if you don't use it, the battery lasts longer.

    On my last phone, the way I make my battery last longer is I got a bigger battery.
     
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    I'm assuming that we're not reading the same article as that's not what it was stating. it was focused more on how to get the most out of what you have. But whatever the case, I wouldn't advocate anyone to just use their phone less often, what's the point in having one if you don't take advantage of all the things it can do for you?
    As for just getting a bigger battery, that is a solution for some but more often than not a bigger battery is also thicker so the size increase is a factor to take into consideration. Also a lot of phones don't have user replaceable batteries any more, unless you're comfortable with a soldering iron.
     
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