Constant Battery Drain
I just got my Epic and love it but the battery is something I hate... coming from a BlackBerry I am used to a longer life in battery but I understood that with it being a touchscreen it was going to drain but is it suppose to drain so quickly
i have done all the tricks (cancelling the DRM, the airplane toggle, auto brightness and lowest screen time out) installed Advance Task Killer and i have a battery meter on my Sense Analog Widget
and I go through then a less average use on my phone but even in idle I see it drain the battery at least a percent around 10 to 15 mins...
is the Sense Analog battery meter wrong or is there a more accurate one?
or is there more battery tips i haven't tried yet.
also, would this battery have that drain to reset the batter memory thing i used to read... like drain the battery fully to cycle the battery
i would greatly appreciate any help
- 11-12-2010, 12:36 PM #2
How is your signal quality, searching for 3G/4G can really suck your battery. I am able to be on WiFi most of the day, and my battery is lasting all day.
- 11-12-2010, 12:40 PM #3
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I installed JuiceDefender and it seemed to help some... my battery still isnt great. IDK about this phone. Everyone reports GPS taking a long time, but mine is just inaccurate. It can show my position down the Highway, but when I take the off ramp it doesn't know I'm not on the Highway until Im under it and past it. My Touch Pro never had problems like this... it knew when I walked from one room to the next in my house on Google Maps.
- 11-12-2010, 12:47 PM #4
Download Battery History from the Android Market. It's free. Let it run through a normal day of usage. It is just a report but you can at least see if a certain app is killing the battery. When you open Battery History, choose the partial wake option. Those are the apps that prevent your phone from fully sleeping when it's idle.
- 11-12-2010, 01:08 PM #5
Also, check out the program monitor widget, see if you have programs running that you thought you had closed. It is a TW widget, may have a battery drain from a program constantly running in the background.
- 11-12-2010, 01:10 PM #6
thanks for the help i am downloading what suggesting you offered and I was wondering if it was my service so I did a PRL and updated my profile and I have great coverage in the area i live in san diego but it still seems to drain....
would the drain the battery trick work or is that just a myth
- 11-12-2010, 01:48 PM #8
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- 11-12-2010, 09:43 PM #13
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The bogus figure in question is only the estimated accuracy. The actual accuracy of the lat/lon fix is usually pretty good -- once a good multi-satellite lock is achieved. The worst GPS bug is dependent on time and conditions, the result of buggy handling of time-sensitive GPS cache data. It is that bug that the Cold Start workaround mentioned above addresses.
- 11-12-2010, 10:08 PM #14