Any apps that are known battery killers?

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  1. mjs31

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    Something is killing my battery life and I cant figure out what. My status says it is still the screen, but it has to be something else as well. Today, it went dead on me after 7 hours. During this time I sent 2 emails, looked up one web page, made no calls at all. It was basically in sleep mode the entire time. I don't have wifi or gps on and am at a loss on this one.
     
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    Settings -> About phone -> Battery use
    I've used it enough to realize the most important thing is to keep the screen of when I'm not using it.
     
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    mjs post up all your apps..............
     
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    I know about battery use which is why I said it was still showing screen. What I am saying I that the phone is not being used and the screen is off. Ck, I pulled the battery and am going to do a full recharge. If it still does the strange kill I will post everything installed. It almost acts like it is constantly searching for a signal.
     
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    ok....post up what you find out. Hopefully you will get it resolved.

    Very strange to say the least.
     
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    I have noticed that when i'm in an area that has poor signal or poor 3g signal my battery doesn't last as long. If the phone is trying to constantly find signal it will kill the battery faster. Example, when im home my phone will last all day on a full charge. When I go to the hunting camp I have no signal so just leaving my phone on and not using it at all it will be dead by noon. HTH
     
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    apps that send lots of update requests can do a number (RSS readers, twitter apps, weather, etc) if they are set to update frequently. I scaled back the update frequency on most of these (1x/day to keep them close, then i manually refresh on load to update)...

    Also - my gmail sync was wonky for 4-6 hours yesterday (lots of looking) and that hit my battery pretty good.


    I would suggest installing "Spare Parts" and looking at the "partial wake usage" and "other usage" under "battery usage"

    That should show which apps are really getting after the battery...
     
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    Hmmm... What's your brightness at? And do you have auto brightness on? From what I've heard, those are major battery killers.
     
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    Should 'Android Core Apps' be using 23% of the battery? That seems awfully high to me. Bottom line is my Droid gets awful battery life. In battery usage it shows it was last unplugged 2hrs and 1min ago and I'm now at 50% battery life. I charged it until it was full and this is just unacceptable. I've even disabled GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and whatever else I can think to disable. I'm VERY frustrated that I have to disable all the functionality of my fancy new phone and even then I still have to charge it several times a day. This is annoying and I'm strongly considering returning our phones and taking a step 'back' to phones that would last all day even with all the radios activated.
     
  10. dezymond

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    yes that's normal

    i do get better battery life than you however, much better in fact

    11h 7m since last unplugged and i'm at 90%, didn't really use it today much. sent out a couple of texts, 3g for a bit, and a 10 minute phone call:icon_ banana:

    edit: 29% battery use on phone standby compared to 28% display

    I killed all apps with taskiller so i'm back to 3% core apps. but my usual was 20%
     
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    Thats very high....mine ranges from 3-6%.

    Are you running a home replacement app on your device?
     
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    Must be nice, my battery life dropped to 40% after posting that last reply. :sad face

    The scary part is that I'm not even using my phone for phone calls much right now. It will last an hour tops once I start actually using it for the purposes intended.
     
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