Jelly Bean and Battery Life

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  1. TriciaH

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    I am using the stock launcher.
     
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    Fix that restored my battery life

    For everyone having issues with battery life, after doing some research, I found that in my case the tilt scroll in chrome was keeping my device awake. Since I'm not a fan of chrome on the phone (cuz it is so slow) I disabled it completely. But for those who like using chrome, try disabling tilt scroll in chrome's labs sub setting. Also if you can, run down the battery then charge it up over night OFF and then wipe the cache in the morning before unplugging. (See the sticky on wiping cache).

    I hope this helps you guys get your awesome battery life!
     
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    MAXX. Screen shot coming up around 8am
     
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    Could be that not all batteries are equal>have same shelf life so to speak. I never ever had to fiddle around when on ICS. With moderate usage, I could easily go 48 hours without charging.
     
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    Cool suggestion. Part of the problem with these GSam screen shots is that we are not all playing on the same field measuring the same things. You got great life but without really taxing the device. My screen shot coming up will reflect the same relative inactivity.
     
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    I disabled the tilt scroll. However, I do not have the option to disable Chrome. I am running a stock device. But we'll see how this helps! Thank you for the tip.
     
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    I guess I need my hand held... What path did you take to disable the tilt scroll? Thanks
     
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    Open Chrome. After it opens, tap the menu key. Settings. Developer Tools. Uncheck enable tilt scrolling.
     
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    Got it. Thanks.
     
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    Well yesterday wakelocks (system) were down. Today they are at the head of the pack again...phone been unplugged 2 hours and 22 minutes and its been kept awak for 2 hours and 19 minutes. The poor thing never gets to sleep anymore. Weird how Android Kernel is 1.8% and System wakelocks is 26% of battery use.
     
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    View attachment 61390

    Lately the only advertisement that keeps popping up is up in the notification bar, stating some GO product is 40% off and I should immediately download it.. -_- This pops up every couple days only when my background data is enabled. If background data is off, I see no reminders or advertisements.


    Same here.. On ICS my phone life was pretty great. I remember getting 30+ hours with moderate use. Switching to GO Launcher on JB has helped a lot, but nothing compares to when I was on ICS.. or GB, in fact, because that's when I got the most out of my phone when I first purchased it. Now THAT was amazing.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by not all playing on the same field...gsam gives time used of many of the power killers on the phone...it is a lot better than a screen shot of the stock battery application...i can tell you that even though my screen on time was only 2 and a half hours, a good chunk of it was when i was playing ingress or using waze...if you have played ingress it is probably the most taxing application on battery.

    For those that have tried the chrome thing and it is still draining, if you just disabled the tilt scroll, make sure to restart the phone. I forgot to mention that in the post.

    I am seeing that the "wakelock" is using a lot of battery, there are many different wakelocks. when i did my troubleshooting using GSAM, i noticed that it was a wakelock, but in order to find out which one it was, I went through the different menues in the app breakdown. Kernel Wakelock was the one that i found to show a specific wakelock (i cant remember the exact name) that was running almost as long as my phone had been on. After some googling it led me to the chrome fix mentioned above.

    @TriciaH If you can, follow the (confusing) steps above, and see if you can find a specific wakelock that looks higher than the rest and perhaps we can find a solution for you. Also, are you using google now? and if so you may want to take a look at some settings and disable ones you dont need.
     
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    Ads in notification must becoming from an installed app.
    I never get them, unless I download a "free" app then if they start I remove that app.
     
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    Oh no! Please get rid of that task manager...if it is auto killing apps that can be part of your battery woes. Android handles the s tasks great and in jelly bean it is better than ever. If you are automatically killing background tasks, the phone is continually restarting them..this is a never-ending loop of killing the battery. Try getting rid of the task manager for a while and see if that helps.
     
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    I did not express myself clearly. By "even playing field", I meant that we are measuring the same things. In other words, usage via times that the screen is open, phone talk minutes, etc. Around 4pm, I'll have two screen shots of GSam. First will be for period 1 am - 8:30. Second 8:30 to @ 4pm. The phone was not active in the first session. Pretty active in the second - at least so far. Correction...Second screen shot will be the accumulative usage for 1am through 4pm.

    For those that have tried the chrome thing and it is still draining, if you just disabled the tilt scroll, make sure to restart the phone. I forgot to mention that in the post.

    I am seeing that the "wakelock" is using a lot of battery, there are many different wakelocks. when i did my troubleshooting using GSAM, i noticed that it was a wakelock, but in order to find out which one it was, I went through the different menues in the app breakdown. Kernel Wakelock was the one that i found to show a specific wakelock (i cant remember the exact name) that was running almost as long as my phone had been on. After some googling it led me to the chrome fix mentioned above.

    @TriciaH If you can, follow the (confusing) steps above, and see if you can find a specific wakelock that looks higher than the rest and perhaps we can find a solution for you. Also, are you using google now? and if so you may want to take a look at some settings and disable ones you dont need.[/QUOTE]
     
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