05-29-2014 02:16 PM
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  1. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    So I started with average battery life on the m8, 4-5 hours screen on time over 8 hours. I've done a ton of troubleshooting and now I have a few tips to help you out!
    1. Lux auto brightness. The main battery gobbler is the screen. With lux, you can set at which lighting conditions to have what brightness, and it works amazingly. Use this to save a ton of battery.
    2. Gsam use this to find which apps are killing battery
    3. Deep sleep battery saver. This app turns off Wi-Fi and data when the screen turns off. Sure there are a few downsides to this, but just try it out, since it will help you get days of standby.
    4. Battery life repair. I use this app, and I'm not sure if this works(tell me in the comments) but it seems to have high ratings in the play store and I use it.
    5. Monitor your syncing. You don't have to turn it off completely, but tone it down a little. And if course, turn off Bluetooth and nfc.
    6. Look through your settings. You'll probably find another setting to save battery.
    7. Limit downloaded apps/disable unneeded ones

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    05-09-2014 05:22 PM
  2. thepurpleturtle's Avatar

    Just double the screen on time and use time since I use 50%

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    Topgonzo and skeleton rider like this.
    05-09-2014 05:23 PM
  3. Topgonzo's Avatar
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    Just double the screen on time and use time since I use 50%

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    That's pretty good!!

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    05-09-2014 05:30 PM
  4. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    Yeah!

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    05-09-2014 05:33 PM
  5. Skyway's Avatar
    How to get decent battery life with the m8-uploadfromtaptalk1399674849309.jpg

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    05-09-2014 05:34 PM
  6. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    Also, if you get under 3.5 hours of pure screen on time, you probably need to factory reset

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    05-09-2014 05:47 PM
  7. jd914's Avatar
    The only thing I do is have Power Saver enabled and I always get exceptional battery life. I'm at about 40% well after 13 hours with moderate to heavy use.

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    05-09-2014 07:39 PM
  8. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    I love using power saver but I hate that.constant notification. -_-

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    05-09-2014 08:03 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I just have to ask why is a few days of standby needed? Why not plug in when you go to sleep?

    I mean I am all for battery through the whole day but once you go to sleep.. Plugging in so you can be full when you wake up is the best idea.. But that's just me .

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    05-09-2014 08:09 PM
  10. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    I agree

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    05-09-2014 08:32 PM
  11. Skyway's Avatar
    I too concur

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    05-09-2014 08:39 PM
  12. thepurpleturtle's Avatar

    Last night I plugged my phone in and then in the middle of the night I knocked it off my nightstand and it unplugged.it was on a very weak Wi-Fi network while I was asleep. Here are the stats of today

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    05-10-2014 06:08 PM
  13. Skyway's Avatar
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    Last night I plugged my phone in and then in the middle of the night I knocked it off my nightstand and it unplugged.it was on a very weak Wi-Fi network while I was asleep. Here are the stats of today

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    Look at the held awake time, it shouldn't be that high. Otherwise that's not horrible

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    05-10-2014 11:18 PM
  14. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    Held awake was over night

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    05-11-2014 09:38 AM
  15. oaklandm's Avatar
    Sorry to hijack your thread but is this held awake time looks really high? I can't find any apps that seem to be keeping the phone awake.

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    05-11-2014 02:20 PM
  16. Graahle's Avatar
    I'm no power user, but since I got my m8 a week ago I've been getting well over a day and a half, almost two days without needing to charge.

    It's insane.

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    05-11-2014 03:27 PM
  17. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    Sorry to hijack your thread but is this held awake time looks really high? I can't find any apps that seem to be keeping the phone awake.

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    Try using deep sleep battery saver and an app called fast reboot(it closes all your apps and opens them back up again) and that should kill rogue apps

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    05-11-2014 03:47 PM
  18. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    Ironically I've noticed android central does like to kill battery, so I started using tapatalk and an RSS reader

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    05-11-2014 06:08 PM
  19. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    Try using deep sleep battery saver and an app called fast reboot(it closes all your apps and opens them back up again) and that should kill rogue apps

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    Just identify the app and force close it in settings.

    Battery saver and task killing apps do more harm than good

    Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013)
    05-11-2014 06:58 PM
  20. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    Just identify the app and force close it in settings.

    Battery saver and task killing apps do more harm than good

    Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013)
    Deep sleep is different tho. What it does is turn off Wi-Fi and data when the screen are off and it makes standby last forever

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    05-11-2014 07:39 PM
  21. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    Deep sleep is different tho. What it does is turn off Wi-Fi and data when the screen are off and it makes standby last forever

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    Ah, that's okay then

    Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013)
    05-11-2014 08:25 PM
  22. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    I'm bumping this thread because I'm tired of seeing people constantly make posts whining about battery life

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    05-16-2014 12:34 PM
  23. Snapperjacker's Avatar
    I'm bumping this thread because I'm tired of seeing people constantly make posts whining about battery life

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    Would you mind sharing what your Lux settings are? I've installed it but my battery life actually got worse. Obviously I've got something set wrong or don't completely understand it. Thanks for any info.

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    05-18-2014 11:44 AM
  24. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Lux is my top recommendation as well. Not just for battery saving, but for people, like me, who have eyes that are sensitive to light
    05-18-2014 03:17 PM
  25. thepurpleturtle's Avatar
    Would you mind sharing what your Lux settings are? I've installed it but my battery life actually got worse. Obviously I've got something set wrong or don't completely understand it. Thanks for any info.

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    Just put them as low as possible for each lighting condition

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    05-18-2014 04:33 PM
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