Cell Standby and Phone Idle using a lot of battery
At least from looking at my battery use my Cell standby is 35% but the time without signal is at 0%. My phone idle sits at 29%.. Do these seem high? My Android system is only using 20%, and Display is at 6%. Also to add... My phone was fully charged at 100%, and after only 5h 10m its at a little over a quarter battery left with very little use. To me this seems horrible...
Nothing synced except my gmail and weather sync every hour.
- 06-13-2010, 05:08 AM #3
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- 06-13-2010, 07:14 AM #6
1. move your display brightness lower to the extreme left to where the lever is under the checkmark. yes this is a low setting but plenty bright for me. also TURN OFF auto brightness.
2. turn off WIFI.
3. turn off "always on mobile data".
- 06-13-2010, 08:12 AM #7
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- 06-13-2010, 09:49 AM #14
You can't really compare the 3GS battery with the EVO, since to have the convenience of user-replaceable batteries (and the ability to carry extras, something the iPhone was never able), you need to tradeoff battery size.
We can't have our cake and eat it too.
As for the tip to lower the screen brightness to its lowest setting -how can you even use the phone outside? Personally, I just keep the brightness at around 60-75%, don't let social-networking apps (and other online apps) update on their own, and GPS off. I'm able to use my phone throughout the day, though having a car charger and an AC charger at work/home really helps.
I've ordered that (in)famous eBay set of 2 batteries and charger for $15, so I'm looking forward to reenable most of these settings.
- 06-13-2010, 09:50 AM #15
Well when I first got this phone, I was worried about battery too. But after the first day, my worries left. I literally go all day and my battery will be at 50% at the end of the day. I don't use a task killer or anything. My gps stays on (but it isn't active unless being used). I am in the habit of turning wifi off when I'm not at home (just seems to make sense to do that). Other than that, I don't think I've done anything else for the battery. Heck, yesterday I watched at least half of the England vs Us game on sprint tv and my battery stayed full.
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- 06-13-2010, 03:21 PM #20
I went through the whole day yesterday with moderate use of my evo 7:30am-11:00pm and ended up with over 50% battery left. and no, i'm not using a phone killer either.
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- 06-13-2010, 03:30 PM #24
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My evo has 50% battery ( according to spare parts) after being taken off of the charger 31 hours ago.
I have made some calls, watched a bit of world cup, surfed for a while, a bit of text, Pandora.
I have it going for mail fairly often.
All 3g. No task killers. I get pretty good signal around here.
I do have the innocell 1750ma battery, but it is new and has not been conditioned.
I was getting good usage out of the stock battery, at least a full day.
I guess I doing it wrong.
- 06-13-2010, 03:32 PM #25