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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by buckeyedroid, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. buckeyedroid

    buckeyedroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2010
    hi, i am no expert just a regular person, but i thought i would share some
    little ways i found of extending my battery. JUST TRYING TO BE HELPFUL.
    if you don't do some of these things you will have a dead battery very quickly.
    1. of course you must use a "power control", i really like the one that is
    pre-installed. turn things off when not using them, blue tooth/wi-fi/gps.ect..
    there really is no way around this, you have to get used to using power
    2. i have found that the "screen brightness" is a huge battery sucker on the
    mytch 4g. you can turn your screen britness way down and it
    really doesn't change the look of the screen at all. i took mine off
    of "auto" and moved it way down and it looks awesome.
    3. i do not like my phone always "sincying" and looking for stuff.
    i have the sync turned off, if i want to check my gmail/yahoo mail, ect..
    i just sync myself. there is a cool pre-installed app in your app tray called
    "sync all" place that on your home screen and with one push everything
    is synced. alot of people wont like this idea, but it truly saves alot
    of battery juice. i get tired of the continous led notifications from
    e-mails, i just like to be notified of texts and call and voicemails, of
    course that is just personal opinion.
    4. ok- here is a biggie. and this will NOT be for everyone. i do alot
    of "regular phone calls" old school talking, and i found it was just
    shredding my battery. i went into settings and changed my network
    to "gsm only" now an "e" shows up on my notification bar not
    and "h". for talking and general use edge is absolutely perfect!!
    here in columbus ohio edge is so fast that i don't tell any difference
    between e or h even in the internet, and that is the truth.
    you will save sooo much battery. NOW, you can easily hit your
    wi-fi on button on your power control and be zooming thru wi-fi
    if you want to do super data intensive stuff. and if you want
    you can always go back into setting and change back to "h" only
    or "e" only or use both. (if you choose use both it will ALWAYS PICK


  2. Flowbee

    Flowbee Member

    Nov 10, 2010
    On the battery meter app I have, it says almost 80% of battery life used is from just the display being on...

    I've decided it's a necessity to get an extra battery with separate charger on trips. It barely lasts 3/4 of a day before needing a charge. Just not used to smartphones yet.
  3. brinky

    brinky Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    VoIP Engineer
    38.897605896, -77.0365219116
    The auto brightness doesn't seem to work very well. I find I get better life out of the battery if I manage the brightness myself.
  4. dpshptl

    dpshptl Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2010
    My phone only lasts about 10-14 depending on how much im playing with it. But im ok with that. These phones are small computers that do so much and need power to do it. This will be an ongoing thing for smartphones until someone invents a crazy battery.
  5. Crimson Fog

    Crimson Fog Active Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    It's the only thing I miss about my Blackberry. But watching Footballl on my phone while at my kids football game was amazing. I am the same, I sync when I need to, lower the screen brightness and use wifi when I need it. I almost always have gps off unless I am trying to use Maps or want to Check-In somewhere.

    Awesome phone. The only thing I regret is, I wish I got the white one.
  6. zenijour

    zenijour Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    what color did you get?
  7. brinky

    brinky Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    VoIP Engineer
    38.897605896, -77.0365219116
    I have been using JuiceDefender for the last couple of days and it has done wonders for my battery life. The only issue is that I don't always get my email pushed right away as shuts down background data on a schedule to save juice. But I can't wait the 5 or so extra minutes it takes to get a email if it means I can go the whole day on one charge.

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