Battery life doubled

Discussion in 'Droid Incredible Tech Support' started by muffstic, May 4, 2010.

  1. muffstic

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    STOP USING YOUR PHONE SO MUCH!!!! J/K

    For those of you having to charge battery every 4-5 hours, I have the solution. I take no credit for this as I saw it on another forum. Go to settings>wireless&networks>mobile networks>Enable always-on data. Uncheck always on data. Your phone will still receive email,text,& phone calls as before as well as internet usage but your battery will last a lot longer.
    Currently at 37% after 9 hours of use compared to being completely dead after 4 hours.
     
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    interesting....... so this disables sync with gmail/google??
     
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    yea you don't get pushed emails and such though... which is a nice reason for using my smartphone...
     
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    Can you still get emails every say hour?
     
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    No, it does not disable syncing with gmail. I changed this setting yesterday after reading about it on another website, and I am still getting Gmail as usual. I'm not really sure what this setting actually does. Un-checking it does seem to help with battery life though, from what I've seen so far.
     
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    Hmmm, anyone else want to discuss this? What 'bad' would it do then? I mean are you getting gmail and such right away or is the push delayed? Curious...
     
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    I'm curious about it too. It doesn't seem to affect anything when un-checked, from what I've noticed so far. I haven't noticed a delay with Gmail or anything else... yet.
     
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    I realized this is an "Incredible" thread (hate how I never see that man) and the Droid does not have this exact setting. Still curious tho.
     
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    My battery lasts the whole day, just checked and I do not have that setting checked, and its been that way for months now. After 3 hours and 46 minutes, playing about 20 minutes of music and some web surfing, still at 80% battery.

    I still get all my GMail and Corporate Email pushed to my phone in realtime. When I'm at work, sometimes I get the email at my phone before the PC actually.

    Hope that helps. :)
     
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    Maybe the Droid not having this setting explains a few things. So far today, I would say that the Incredible is performing (battery wise) about the same as what I experienced with the Droid. Before today, it would already be close to dead by now.

    I dunno. We'll see how this goes over the next few days. Hopefully it will continue showing to be an improvement.
     
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    interesting.. i thought this was for sync and gmail but its not.. good find.. i may experience with this if i get frustrated with battery usage.. i disabled it and it said some apps will not update.. im guessing its all the social crap, which i dont even use..
     
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    It definitely saved battery for me but I wouldn't say doubled. It does make the battery much better when the phone is just on hold, though!
     
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