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  1. Mr Patchy Patch

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    So after turning off "adjust automatically" about a week ago in the display settings I have noticed a huge battery improvement. My question is what is your brightness set at? 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full? Just trying to see where most people are with there settings and how the battery has been with it. Right now I'm around 1/4 but wondering if anyone set on about 1/2 or more has noticed battery drainage. Also, will the 2.1 update fix the battery problem?
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    I myself like to have a fairly bright screen, I keep mine around 3/4, I have never had an issue with my battery thank god but I know a lot of people have, they say that 2.1 is supposed to have a few improvements to prolong battery life but there is also a lot of apps out there that can reduce battery usage.
     
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    Hi ya, I use an app called 'Quick Settings' and it gives you the brightness in % terms. Mine is about 36% at the moment which is fine for indoors. Up to 90's if I'm outside (not 100% tho cos that dims itself back for some weird reason) Battery seems to be ok but I don't maintain it at high settings because everyone said it would eat battery power. So will be interested to see peoples replies.
     
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    As a very heavy user I have found that with the screen set below 25% the phone can last for a few hours longer.

    The screen is dim but still usable outside, but I do have widget app to adjust the brightness if I am showing another person something on the phone.
     
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    I just let it adjust automatically.
     
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    Drives me nuts using the auto setting as most of the time it just flickers light and dark, not by much but enough to really bug me.
     
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    I actually find mine auto brightness really good.
     
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    Lucky, even my mates Desire likes to hunt all the time just looks like the thing is flickering :(
     
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    I stopped using the auto-brightness, as I found it was preset to be too dark. The difference when outside in the sunlight was amazing as soon as I switched to manual brightess and set it to 75%.

    Email the developer of Quick Settings. I contacted him about this a while ago but he has yet to address it.
     
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    Ive yet to find a brightness widget that give 100% for some reason?

    No matter which one I have used.
     
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    Never needed to touch mine since I got the phone so no idea what it comes set at.
     
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    i have it around 25% to 30% which i perfect indoors and ok outdoors unless under bright light, but i can deal with it as need to, found it works for me, so i guess each to there only really, and can depend on ur daily work/home light
     

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