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What the h *** happened to battery life in this slide...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rrolff, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. rrolff

    rrolff Active Member
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    I've been a user (from an iPhone background) for 2 months...

    Battery last a half day on my average usage - even shutting down WiFi and Bluetooth (in my usage scheme of things, this thing lasts around 60% what the iPhone 3G does (may be an overstatement).

    I understand everything isn't perfect - but the iPhone (IMHO) has semi-poor battery performance. This thing is way under that...

    I now must keep an extra charged battery with me - and make sure I have chargers in any car I'm in, and various home outlets.

    I can't be the only one???

    Do I have a faulty Slide (I don't think so).

    If my Slide if semi-OK - I don't get having to run multiple batteries (or making sure you are *plugged in* often)...

    ????????????????
     

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  2. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member
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    "Average usage" unfortunately is a meaningless term since everybody has a different idea of what that is, but for what it's worth my Slide will easily last all day. Unplugging at 6:30, and browsing/playing games for 3 hours or more throughout the day while leaving gps and wifi enabled will leave me with about a 35% charge or more by 9 pm. I disabled one of the notorious battery killers; the T Mobile sync since I don't use it. The update everybody should be getting in the next couple of weeks should fix that non-stop sync problem anyway though.
     
  3. jimczyz

    jimczyz Well-Known Member
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    Wait until you get the update to fix some of the bugs, it will fix the tmobile contact sync bug and will save battery life. I got it early this morning and have noticed a fairly big difference in my battery life through out the day so far.
     
  4. chadmd23

    chadmd23 Well-Known Member
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    You should get 'Spare Parts' from the market and look at battery history. Switch the setting to partial wake usage, and anything that is more than 25% of the bar, you need to kill. For me, its usually the calendar.
     
  5. jackie.simon08

    jackie.simon08 New Member
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    Yes I have this problem..they already sent me a new battery but still it sucks... having a task manager helps a lot from having the programs running in the background
     
  6. jimczyz

    jimczyz Well-Known Member
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    I never had a bad battery but since the OTA update last week, I get 2 days with light use on my Slide. Remember, I said light use.
     
  7. penguin42

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    Settings->Wireless & Networks->Mobile Networks->Enable always-on mobile data.

    Turn this off. It significantly improved my battery life (lasts an entire day from getting up till going to bed with light-moderate use). This combined with turning off unnecessary syncs (including the t-mobile synch), setting other synchs to longer intervals, turning off wifi & bluetooth and setting screen brightness to auto.

    This was before the OTA update. I haven't tested to see what kind of battery life I get now.
     

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