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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Neera, May 18, 2010.

  1. Neera

    Neera Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I had been using the HTC Battery Widget while on 1.5 and it never caused me problems as far as I know with being a drain on the battery life.

    Now after the OTA on 2.1 my battery life seems to have gone down drastically and I heard that this widget could be the culprit.

    Sooo, which battery widget are you using with 2.1 that is "safe" on overall battery life?

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  2. abn75

    abn75 Member

    I use the stock htc widget, and have noticed no increase, or should i say decrease, in battery life.
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  3. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    I don't think that any of them are that great on battery life, but I am using vizBattery right now.
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  4. pacedrum69

    pacedrum69 Well-Known Member

    I'm using viz as well. Works great
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  5. Neera

    Neera Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the input guys. ^^
  6. thenestor

    thenestor Android Expert

    I'm using Battery Left Widget:
    [table][tr][td][​IMG][/td][td]Battery Left Widget
    by Preinvent
    50,000 downloads, 1674 ratings (4.0 avg)

    I like it because:
    1. You can choose 2x1 or 1x1 size
    2. You can customize the colors
    3. It shows you how much time you have left (or what time your phone will die)
    4. When you click it, it gives you links to Battery Use, Battery Info, and Battery History (so I don't need to use Spare Parts to get to the Battery History anymore).
    5. You can choose how often it updates, so it won't drain your battery!
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  7. 0wrx2

    0wrx2 Member

    battery life by curvefish
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  8. malpracti

    malpracti Newbie

    I use mini info widget. I shows battery %, phone space, and sd card space. I don't notice any drain on the battery. It last anywhere from 15 to 20 hours.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
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  9. wpetering

    wpetering Newbie

    Have you gone to "Airplane mode" for a minute or so and then off it? I had the battery drain issue and these lovely folks on the forum directed me to do that. Did it, no more battery drain. Using HTC Battery widget as well.
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  10. Neera

    Neera Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks "wpetering" and yes indeed, I seem to suffer from the 50% without signal bug as well.

    Put it in airplane mode a bit earlier and the signal % has already gone down to 33%.
    Maybe I will wait and see if that solves the battery issue.

    OTD, vizBattery looks really nice. I like that is reads from the system vs monitoring the battery itself (and thus draining more power?).
  11. 172driver

    172driver Member

    I like BatteryLife by curvefish because you can set the color to change when charge gets down to a certain percentage.
  12. Eris1981

    Eris1981 Android Enthusiast

    I started using the HTC battery widget after the update. I have had better life then when I was on 1.5 it seems.
  13. jdeguzman

    jdeguzman Newbie

    Where do you find signal % again?

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