Am I the only one with weak battery life

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  1. aqworldthunder

    aqworldthunder Darth Droid

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    My battery life sucks *.* it lasts less than 6 hours.

    -AqworldThunder ;) ^…^ ¶.¶ *.* Thank me if i helped please!
     
  2. rjeatkrconley

    rjeatkrconley Active Member

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    Make sure auto update in the market is turned off.
    Make sure Google and Verizon locator are turned off
    My OS time dropped big time and battery lasted longer.

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    I had the exact same thing, turns out it was widgets. I removed elixir (very sadly) and today I went 16 hours and got to a charger with 40% to spare.

    low to moderate use, 1hr music over bluetooth, updated 15 apps over wifi, 4g off, wifi off, bluetooth on only for music.
     
  4. NiteCloak

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    'elixir' widget? what's that?
     
  5. NTchrist

    NTchrist New Member

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    Let me google that for you

    It's exactly that, it's a widget from the program called "elixir"
     
  6. chefboyardee

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    I wonder what people are doing that's killing battery life. I'm not implying you're doing something wrong, just actively curious what differs.

    I'm a power user. I can't go more than a half hour without turning my phone on for *something*. I'm not underclocked, though I am rooted, and have frozen all the bloatware. I have a pedometer app installed (AccuPedo) which runs constantly, even with the screen off. I also use Pure Calendar widget with push notifications. Oh, and I'm running the stock weather widget too. Those are my only three widgets installed.

    Even with those running constantly, I can take my phone off the charger when I wake up in the morning (~7am) and not plug it in the entire day at work, and still have 25%+ when I get home at 6pm. Pausing AccuPedo during the day significantly increases that percentage.

    I did, however have the live wallpapers installed for the first few days (I was testing out Forest, which is cool). That killed my battery FAST. On a normal static wallpaper it seems I can go almost a whole day of regular (but not constant) use.

    Today is my first day without the live wallpaper, I took the phone off the charger around 8am, it is now 3pm, and I'm at 80%. I've made a few phone calls, sent at least 30 texts, used the browser off and on for an hour while at lunch, and played Doodle Jump for over a half hour. Also I've been playing around with settings for at least a half hour (slow day at work).

    Perhaps you guys live on the border of a 4g area? I read (but have not verified) that if the phone is constantly trying to ping 4g towers, it's going to drain you significantly faster than if you have no chance at 4g, or full 4g. Same if you're on the edge of 3g and don't get solid service.

    Also, from what I've read (again, not verified personally) if you DO have 4g, downloading a lot of 4g data will significantly decrease battery life. When I'm at work or at home I turn on Wifi and turn off 4g, if that helps.

    Sorry I don't have better answers but I wanted to share my personal experience at the very least.
     
  7. fingaz

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    View attachment 47528

    15 Hours 1minute 7seconds on one charge. Took this screenshot late last night when it was finally dying.
     
  8. NiteCloak

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    I downloaded and installed Elixir and what a beautifully detailed and informative app that is. I get an information overload woody from viewing all the stats and specifications it can give. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
     
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    my battery life has improved a lot by uninstalling the 3cx mobile device manager (which i was just testing anyways, planning to install it again whenever i go on a long trip), however...i live in a 4g area and 90% of the time i'm either streaming music, or playing music from the phone except when i'm at home as the radio stations around here suck!. i took the phone off the charger around 8am this morning and am at 60% battery at the time of this writing with about an hour or so combined time of playing music from my sd card and browsing the web or using tapatalk while in class (i get terribly bored in class so i do this a LOT)
     
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    mine is crazy good last forever
     
  11. K.ZIMM

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    I had a full screen corporate exchange email and task widget on two home screens that were causing my Android OS battery use to be higher than usual. I've since removed the widgets and I've noticed a difference in my battery life. I don't know if it polled the exchange server more frequently, or why they would cause higher battery usage.
     
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    Update:
    I've been able to improve my battery life immensely by downloading "4g toggle". I first considered the 4g as being the culprit when the towers were down yesterday and my battery was at 40% after 8 hours of normal use. At that rate, it would've gotten at least 12 or 13 hours total. Switch your data to CDMA only when you're not doing anything and it'll save on power by avoiding the constant pinging of 4G towers.

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