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Battery life went to the crapper... Android OS taking most.

Discussion in 'Droid X Roms' started by Fanatic1074, Feb 21, 2011.

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    Title pretty much says it all, Anyone have any ideas? Nothing changed that i know of. I added some apps but they are not coming up in the battery use with more then 5%. Android OS taking 41% and battery at 30% by 2pm from 6 AM. Any thoughts?
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    Wipe cache? That's what I would try first

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    Sorry i guess i should have said this, i have wiped cache and battery stats.
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    Display isn't the top user?
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    This afternoon display was at 15% while android os was at 41%. The phone spend 95% of the time in my pocket.
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    hmm. How about some widgets? do you have a lot?

    You are not rooted I'm assuming?
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    Rooted with Fission ROM. I have 2 widgets, estask manager and CPUTemp V2.

    Imma load another rom tonight and see if something on my rom is screwed up.
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    What task manager is that? Using any app that kills system processes in android is useless. Everytime that app closes something android will just open it up again perpetuating in an on going cycle that kills power. Just what I've learned your mileage may very. That would be the first thing I got rid of.

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    Estask manager. It allows u to hide stuff u don't want killed. Currently im only using it to kill skype google talk and a few other apps. Ill pull it off and see what happens

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    How much battery did you have left when you started this thread?

    Those percentages represent the percentage of the total battery drain since coming off charge. If you leave the phone in your pocket turned off "95%" of the time, then display can not be the top user of battery power. The android OS will be. Those numbers are always going to add up to almost 100%. If you had used the display, then that number would go up and the OS would go down.

    Here's what your 41% really means: if the battery went down from 100% to 70% during that time, then the 41% is 41% X (100%-70%) = 12.3%. That means 12.3% of the battery was consumed during that time by the OS. Hypothetically, if you had used the phone more, the display would suddenly go up to 50% and the OS would drop to 20% and your battery would be down to 40% left. Again, the numbers in that chart are representative of the total battery drain divided up between the top users.

    What you are seeing is totally normal. IMHO
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    Dude you're over complicating things. And no offense but you missed several key points. The first and probably the most important is that the phone was in my pocket 95 percent of the time and it was down to 30 percent by the end of a 8 hr period. I used 70% battery in 8 hrs with minimal use. Top offender was android os with 41%. Second was display and then I don't remember. So the android os essentially used about 70% of the battery used. Anyway bottom line is that something is causing the android os to use way more then it should. Swapping rims fixed the issue. Im down to troubleshooting what caused it. Off of a suggestion I have uninstalled estask manager

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    [FONT=&quot]Dude, here's my [/FONT][FONT=&quot]battery tips (Individual items may not apply your phone):[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]1. 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.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2. Emails: I don't know what email app you use, but try this. It saves battery power and in some cases emails arrive quicker. This scheme will have you using only the Gmail app on the phone for all email accounts whether they are pop3 accounts or Gmail. Go to the Google Gmail inbox on your computer and log into the Gmail account. On the top right of the screen is an option called Settings. In there is an option to have the Gmail program poll your regular, non-Gmail accounts (From the inbox; Settings/Accounts & Import/ Check mail using POP3). Provide the email address and the password. The Google Gmail program will then poll your other accounts on a frequency from 1-5 minutes and push the email immediately to your phone. The polling frequency is determined by each account's activity - more emails = faster polling. This saves battery power because on the android OS pop3 accounts are polled at a frequency of 1-30 minutes and that really eats battery. Because the phone goes and checks those accounts for mail whether there is mail there or not.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]3. If you are using Live Wall Papers, stop![/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]4. Use wifi any time it is available. It uses a lot less power than 3G and it is much faster.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]5. If there are widgets that automatically update (facebook, weather, etc.) change their update frequency in their settings menu. Set them to 30mins or 1 hour.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]6. Oh, almost forgot, get the extended battery from Verizon.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]7. Turn off the GPS unless you are actually using it. There are some background apps that can burn a lot of power via a live gps.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]8. The Power Control Widget is a good tool for easily turning on and off some of these features (gps, wifi, screen brightness, etc.).[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]9. From the home screen do the following: menu/settings/About Phone/Battery Use. This graph will show the 10 biggest power users on the phone. It should always be Screen as the top user and the android os, android system, phone standby and phone idle should be the other top users. If there is an app listed you should determine if it’s an app you actually use a lot or do you have a rogue app that needs to be uninstalled.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]10. Get Screebl. It will turn your phone off anytime you are not actively using it.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]11. If you have either a task killer or an anti-virus app installed, you should uninstall.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]12. Go to data>system>and delete batterystats.bin after you've charged your phone to 100%. This will help with battery meter accuracy.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]13. D2G - go in to settings, wireless and networks, mobile network and change the network type from global to CDMA only. The d2g is locked out from using the local GSM networks in the US. You don't need global radio turned on in the US just overseas. Go into Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Network Mode > and turn off the default setting of Global and turn on CDMA. This assumes you are in the US.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]14. If you have ad blocker, turn it off.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]15. If you are using Launcher Pro, try switching to ADW for a while.[/FONT]
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    Do a battery pull my phone did this a couple days ago and i did a battery pull and now android os is back to the bottom

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