What do YOU do to save battery life...

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    Im hoping i can get some good tips all on one thread here and hopefully it will help others. The biggest ? i have is whats the general consensus on keeping wifi on? is the wifi radio less of a battery killer than the 3g radio? Ive heard mixed answers. I keep my wifi on when im home...hope im right lol

    EDIT: JUST READ THROUGH THE THREAD...YOU'LL FIND SOME GOOD TIPS!
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    I usally lower the brightness on my screen.
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    my thoughts:

    low brightness
    wifi uses less battery than 3G does
    turn off GPS when not in use
    longer sync intervals for apps like twitter & fbook
    get screebl lite on the market

    also, i have my 3G turned off when not in use. big battery saver
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    so u just lower the brightness instead of putting it on auto?
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    thanks man. im going to try screebl lite
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    Yep thats pretty much it.
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    I switched to GummyJAR 1.8.1 and ULV underclocked to 900mhz

    the phone still flies like it did overclocked on apex. although doesnt have all the blur functions this rom has, i have had 0 isssues

    my battery life is ridiculous now
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    On top of keeping 3g off if I don't need it I have Juice Defender. It turns off all data usage except at certain times so I can keep all my settings on auto. It polls for 3 minutes every 15 minutes so everything can sync, then go back to off .
    Screen brightness makes a huge difference too but low signal on 1C is my biggest non changeable battery user. Airplane mode is not practical for me but would work if you don't need your phone as a phone and have low signal to drastically improve battery life

    Support Our Troops!! UltraKeyboarded from a wifi monolith.
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    use juice defender too deff worth it if u dont need to be on 3G all the time
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    thanks for pointing out juice defender! i used to use airplane mode, but that just wasnt feasible. and it automatically turns signal back on when you turn on the screen, which is quite handy. it failed installing to AOSP stuff though... is that a problem?
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    Anyone use tasked to control 3G? Trying to decide between that and juice defender for that task. Anyone have an issue with their phone not sleeping using juice defender? I've had that issue previously.

    sent from my X
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    No problem sleeping with JD for me.
    I got a few widgets from curve fish to toggle my stuff without running the CPU all the time. Very battery friendly they are

    Support Our Troops!! UltraKeyboarded from a wifi monolith.
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    Good tips except I'm pretty sure GPS is automatically turned off when not in use. For instance you can keep it on, and you won't see its activity unless you use an app that asks for it (such as the browser). I don't know for sure though, just going by the GPS icon.

    Other tips:
    Disable "allow google to collect anonymous location data, etc".
    BIG ONE: Every once in a while, charge your phone to 100%, then go to recovery and advanced and wipe your battery stats.
    Be careful what "memory management" apps you use. I'm not saying that none of them work, but I am saying that from what I've seen, most of them will drain more power than they save.
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    Even when not it use, I believe the phone will still communicate with the satellites. I keep it off just to be sure.



    DroidForums junkie!!
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    how do u turn off anonymous data?
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    Here's the thing about that. It was an option when you first setup the phone. It tells you that if you agree to allow google to collect anonymous location data, you can disable it later. Google made the disabling part very elusive, it's real tough to find. The only way I've found is to go into location and security, check if use wireless networks is checked. It shouldn't be checked. Now when you check it, youll get a popup asking you to allow google to collect location data. Interestingly enough, they make you agree if you want to use wireless networks for my location. If you hit disagree, it will stay unchecked, but at least you can rest assured that google isn't wasting your battery life for their own financial gain.


    Also, some of you might find this a good read:


    Android task killers explained, what they do, and WHY YOU SHOULDNT USE THEM



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    So having wireless network unchecked...does it hinder anything?


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    Not that I've seen..



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    Cool thanks

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    what does wiping dalvik cache do?