battery suggestions

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  1. nachodroid

    nachodroid New Member

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    I am in a low signal zone in a metropolitan area, and am experiencing battery issues. I am having no luck keeping the battery strong. I am using the Task Manager, screen lite is about 25% manual, screen time is 2 minutes, wifi, bluetooth and GPS are off, I have changed my wall paper to a static stock screen, but I have read about removing the live papers. Does this mean deleting them off the phone? or not useing them? Is there a remove utility in these phones yet? or an app?
    Battery life is about 4 hours with lite use. Thanks for suggestions.
    tia,
     
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    I've got the task killer free from the market, (recommended by a coworker who has experience with the galaxy s product line) and it works well with clasping the apps that you never see in task manager preloaded in the phone. Also consider the extra use of the phone learning new functions and dl-ing various apps. Well that's what is going with my phone.

    On another note, updating your roaming (if not done so) will help with your battery life..

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    I should mention also I have Haptic feedback and other extra notifications etc turned off.
    My phone was fully charged last night before I slept, and 8 hours later had just enough blue battery indicator to keep it from turning orange. After 5 texts, it dropped into the orange.
    @ jamsiOn, I will update roaming, good idea. I am refraining from using the ATK until last resort. I have noticed if I try to manage running services tab, the phone gets warm and everything I turned off seems to turn itself back on. There must be many programs not shown in the Manager.

    I have also noticed this phone takes a long time to charge, about 4 hours for full charge.
     
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    There is nothing magical about updating roaming capabilities, when you do this, it is just checking to make sure that it is using the optimal towers for its location, so, it is possible that it was already using the correct towers, therefore making zero difference.

    If you are going to be in a low signal area, either buy a bigger/extra batteries, or keep a charger on hand (not a usb charger, one that actually plugs into the wall). Or even a USB cell booster that plugs into your computer can make a big difference. Like:
    Best Signal Wireless 8811960B Cell Signal Strength Amp USB
     
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    battery useage meter

    I have found a battery use graph, and it says my calendar is using my battery in exponential amounts. The only calendar I have found on this fascinate is the gmail calendar, signed into by the gmail account. I have no idea what calendar it is referring too. anybody have an idea?

    edit,
    it is the android calendar, which has not worked on this phone. It never would sync or whatever just gave an error message after about 5 minutes. I removed the widget icon and forgot about it.
     
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    Interesting...

    I've never had any issues with syncing on the default calendar on my Fascinate and it syncs with google calendar, Astrid, and Pure Calendar just fine.

    Hope your battery use has dropped down since then. For the low signal, I know Verizon sells a network wireless extender, but it's regularly priced at 250, which IMO is a bit high.
     
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    What updating you prl does:
    If you are outside the vzw network and vzw has new agrements with other cell phone companies that vzw customers can use their towers without roaming. Updating the prl makes sure the other carriers towers list is up to date. This would only give u better signal if u are no really on a vzw tower...
     
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    I am trying to get the android calendar to work

    I am focusing on the "com.android.calendar" commonly known as the android calendar.
    anytime I touch the calendar widget, i get a black screen and the error finally shows up that says android calendar storage (in process com.android.calendar) is not responding. and it gives the choices of Force Close or Wait.

    my sync selections are on right now,
    I am at a loss for ideas, unless it's a reset...
     
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    I remember sering the battery app but I forgot where it was -_-..

    Edit; found it.

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    I initiated a reset, didnt help the com.android.calendar, still getting the same error message.
     
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    been a long time since my last visit. Thought I'd update the post, in case:
    Prior to thid phone I had the Eris. I used the Google Calendar adn email on the default Google account extensively. I was seeing the Eris internal memory filling up with email adn claendar settings, but could do nothing except a reset because the phone was set up on that account. Fast forward to the new Fascinate: the phone primary registration was going to be the same bloated gmail account. The calendar wouldn't load into the Fascinate. The fascinate acted as described previously by never loading the calendar.
    I even tried another new Fascinate. It performed the same way.
    I registered the phone with a new gmail account which had nothing in it, and moved all my contacts into it. The phone has worked almost flawlessly.
     
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    Another counter-intuitive suggestion. If you have wifi access in a low signal area turn it on and change the advanced settings so that wifi never sleeps.

    I have a pretty terrible connection at my house and that has improved the battery life on all of my Android devices (Fascinate, D2, D1, Eris).