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    Default Re: How are you guys coping with the crappy battery life

    Easy swapped my sim to my S3. Think I'm going to to sell the nexus 4 because of lack of removable battery and memory.

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    2hours of screen on time is pretty bad. I consider 5 hours or more good battery life. No point in comparing standby time either, what good is a phone if your not using it to conserve battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off LTE, WIFI, GPS, BT, NFC, Hotspot. Toggle on as needed.
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting Bar to Minimum.
    3. Sign out of Google Latitude, GTalk, G+, Google Now, and Messenger. Disable Location Reporting/History.
    4. Beware of constantly syncing Apps and Bloatware like Facebook, Twitter, News, Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more.
    5. Turn off keyboard haptic feedback.
    6. Don't use Live Wallpaper. Use dark wallpaper if possible.
    7. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    8. Set WIFI to Always stay on during Sleep if you regularly use WIFI.
    9. Turn off vibrate for Emails.
    10. Be careful of using too many live widgets.
    11. Sync Exchange Emails 30 Days or less.
    12. Do NOT use a Task Killer App.
    If I had to do all this, I would just throw my phone of a cliff .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcincubus View Post
    That's pretty extreme. What's the point of having a smartphone then?

    Yeah, the battery is terrible, but it's like most smartphones. I have a car charger and a home charger. I charge it accordingly. That's how I handle it.
    nothing extreme about it. my smartphone works just fine. i simply turn off things i am not using anyway. like i said - i suffer no hardships.

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    If I had to do all this, I would just throw my phone of a cliff .

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    that's silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwietStorm View Post
    Lol the letters OCD keep flashing in front of me. No offense to you personally, but that's a whole lot that you shouldn't have to do in the first place. May even be detrimental to someone's usage.
    what exactly is detrimental? how am i suffering? what am i missing?
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    I just wired a USB port to my body so Im always plugged in.
  7. #32  

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    My battery runs great. It last me all day, every day. You've probably got some battery hog apps installed.
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    This is where I'm at right now and that's pretty darn good if you ask me.

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  9. #34  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off LTE, WIFI, GPS, BT, NFC, Hotspot. Toggle on as needed.
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting Bar to Minimum.
    3. Sign out of Google Latitude, GTalk, G+, Google Now, and Messenger. Disable Location Reporting/History.
    4. Beware of constantly syncing Apps and Bloatware like Facebook, Twitter, News, Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more.
    5. Turn off keyboard haptic feedback.
    6. Don't use Live Wallpaper. Use dark wallpaper if possible.
    7. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    8. Set WIFI to Always stay on during Sleep if you regularly use WIFI.
    9. Turn off vibrate for Emails.
    10. Be careful of using too many live widgets.
    11. Sync Exchange Emails 30 Days or less.
    12. Do NOT use a Task Killer App.
    Wow. Really? No offense but doing all those things will definitely hinder the whole experience of the phone. Some of those things make sense and aren't a big deal but like someone else said... If I did all that I wouldnt want to use the phone.

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    I consistently get 4-5 hrs of on screen time with heavy usage. Games will kill it much faster but right now I am at 15hrs+ with just about 3hrs screen time and I still have 36% left. I can make it through a fully day easily.

    But I toggle things off when I don't need them unless I am on wifi.

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    I think average battery life is around 3hrs screen on time on 3g only and 4hrs+ on wifi. So many things play into battery life u can hardly compare one persons to a different persons. I get a little better life than I did on my previous couple phones (note, razr). To me its average. Not good not great. I don't understand where people get the idea that just because a new phone came out it will have amazing battery life. Get a RAZR maxx or something that can accept an extended battery.

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    I had pretty terrible battery life, but when I looked into it it was being caused by Notes Traveler for Lotus Notes. I changed the synch from continuous to every 15 minutes and that gave me a 50% improvement in the battery life. If anyone has Notes Traveler take a look at the synch settings. Also shows how one app trying to synch continuously can cause a significant issue. Had normal use yesterday and ran for 16 hours with 3 hours screen time and had 25% left when I put it back on the charger. Not stupendous battery life, but very useable now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcincubus View Post
    That's pretty extreme. What's the point of having a smartphone then?

    Yeah, the battery is terrible, but it's like most smartphones. I have a car charger and a home charger. I charge it accordingly. That's how I handle it.
    That is an extreme list. So don't do them all.
    Just turning off Bluetooth and turning down brightness will make a huge difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimpware View Post
    I had pretty terrible battery life, but when I looked into it it was being caused by Notes Traveler for Lotus Notes. I changed the synch from continuous to every 15 minutes and that gave me a 50% improvement in the battery life. If anyone has Notes Traveler take a look at the synch settings. Also shows how one app trying to synch continuously can cause a significant issue. Had normal use yesterday and ran for 16 hours with 3 hours screen time and had 25% left when I put it back on the charger. Not stupendous battery life, but very useable now.
    Thanks for the tip. But don't worry, no one has this "Lotus Notes" you speak of.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish.
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    All I do is turn off the auto brightness, never push notification on any apps like gmail, facebook and etc ( I check my gmail and facebook whenever i NEED to, not constantly getting how many people like my comments or photos), bluetooth off (never really use it, what is really the point of bluetooth now?) & normal background picture (why live background when it is just a background photo). Battery life is good even with these minimum settings altered.
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    I love all bells and whistles of this phone. Deal with battery by plugging in at office and home. Also have car charger. All of this means I use phone to fullest!

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    My only complaint is that with certain live wallpapers, it kills my battery. For instance paperland pro live wallpaper...fo get bout it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xm_jdm View Post
    My only complaint is that with certain live wallpapers, it kills my battery. For instance paperland pro live wallpaper...fo get bout it.
    That's crappy coding of the dev not the phones fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    That's crappy coding of the dev not the phones fault.

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    I understand that. And I hope it is adjusted soon. My wife uses the same live wallaper on her Droid MAXX HD and barely sees a hit. One thing I am eyeballing is the this X phone. Hope it's a Nexus with an insane battery.
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    Today I had 20 hours at 49%. Pretty darn good!
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  21. #46  

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    Use the juice defender app

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredwardnelson View Post
    Use the juice defender app

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    No JD is actually a bandaid it doesn't attack the problem.

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    I already had a charger at work and home and the car. I just charge it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by androidballer View Post
    I got my nexus 4 last Wednesday. I have had it for about a week. I am coming from an iPhone 4. I love this phone, besides a few quirks with the silent/sound mode, I love the operating system. The only thing that bothers me is the crappy battery life. I am always worried if it is going to run out of battery the way I use it, so have to use it sparingly. Doing nothing it keeps draining battery. How do you guys manage to use your device?

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    Give it a week, I used to be like that when switched but now it's so much better then my battery I should menTion that since I have no use for mobile data most of the time I turn it of and bluetooth is always of(exact settings as my iPhone) but just give it a week and leave it on half brightness all the time it does get better trust me.
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    Actually, folks, yes it's true that shutting off a lot of the stuff you're talking about will help, but you are also missing the most obvious thing:

    Shut off auto-rotate. That right there is (and has been on ever single Android phone I've ever owned or touched) the single biggest power hog of 'em all.
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