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    Apps that really kill the battery

    I am looking for a list of the apps that really kill/drain the DX battery the most. I know task killers are not supposed to be run to save battery life so I need to know which apps I can kill manually to maximize battery life. Right now I am barely getting through the day on a full charge (my DX is only about 3 days old though). Thanks.

    One other thing, any idea why Wifi keeps turning itself back on, even after I turn it off manually?
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    Apps that poll for updates kill the battery fairly well, like facebook, twitter, etc.

    From your home screen, press menu, then go to settings, then battery manager, then check your usage statistics.

    That'll give you an idea of what has used most of your battery recently. From that list, you can click an app and force it to stop if you want to.

    As for wifi, that's pretty odd. You could have an app starting it, but I can't think of any that do. Are you sure you're shutting it off and not just disconnecting from a network??

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    Yeah I am pretty sure I am turning it off. From the Home Scree, I swipe twice to the left and up top, I can see the 4 widgets up top (Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and Airplane mode). From there, I turn Wifi off, but sometimes when I check it, it turns itself back on. It's crazy.
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    Hmm...I know of at least one app that will turn it on when you're in range of a trusted network and back off when you leave, but if you haven't downloaded anything like that, that IS very strange...

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    I can definitely say that Live Holdem will drain the crap out of my battery, doesn't matter if it's 3G or wifi, I can take a 90% charge down to 40% or less with about an hour or so of playing that game. Kinda sucks, cause Live Holdem is my fav right now, lol.
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    Yeah, games are killer, especially those that use data.

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    Try running Pandora and Navigate at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule65 View Post
    Try running Pandora and Navigate at the same time.
    Exactly the reason that I have a car charger
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    Yeah I think that app is called Locale. I am not running that, I don't even have that. Anyone else know why the Wifi would be turning itself on by itself?
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    Tasker is similar to locale... um, it should be impossible
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