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    Default Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    Looks great but some big issues. The phone many times runs slow and wont respond. batterty life is at least half what it use to be and I have great battery programs. and last I have to have security sign in for my company and now with 4.0.4 when incoming call I can't answer it without putting in code but freezed out and cant do.

    Any help
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    One. Turn off the screen auto brightness.
    Two. Use multi-task to swipe away any unused applications. Always swipe away any browsers.
    Three. Always sleep your phone from the home screen and not an application.

    Run that for a day and see if it helps.
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    I completely reset my phone after I noticed a couple of glitches related to booting the phone up.

    Now my battery life is miniscule...seriously.

    With Gingerbread, I usually could go for a bit over a day without a charge. This morning I was off the charger for maybe 4 hours and the phone signaled me that it was at 14% and that was with NO use.

    So I recharged it at work with a USB cable to 70%. In about 2 hours it was back down to 14%.

    That's with a nonanimated wallpaper and no apps open or multitasking except for a clock/weather widget ("Beautiful Widgets")

    Just now when it discharged again, I noticed the phone was warm in my pocket, but the screen was not on.

    I'm planning on resetting it again tonight and not put any apps on it except for the essentials.

    Naturally I am very disappointed with this situation. It's very similar to what happened to my Transformer tablet with the ICS "upgrade". One might guess that there is a major problem with ICS.
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    Quote Originally Posted by arrasmith View Post
    One. Turn off the screen auto brightness.
    Two. Use multi-task to swipe away any unused applications. Always swipe away any browsers.
    Three. Always sleep your phone from the home screen and not an application.

    Run that for a day and see if it helps.
    1. Auto brightness off, okay. Is there a recommendation for what level to set the screen to? As dark as you can stand or 25%, whichever is lower? 8)

    2. I thought swipping away apps just removed them from the multi-tasking option (long-press home button, right?), and didn't actually take them out of RAM.

    3. Interesting. So if an app is in the foreground when you press the power button, it'll use more juice?

    -M
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    Everyone should use watchdog, t solved so many problems....
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    Quote Originally Posted by bugz_92 View Post
    Everyone should use watchdog, t solved so many problems....
    no.
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    At first I thought ICS greatly improved my battery life.. Turns out it's about the same as it was before the upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MordacTP View Post
    1. Auto brightness off, okay. Is there a recommendation for what level to set the screen to? As dark as you can stand or 25%, whichever is lower? 8)

    2. I thought swipping away apps just removed them from the multi-tasking option (long-press home button, right?), and didn't actually take them out of RAM.

    3. Interesting. So if an app is in the foreground when you press the power button, it'll use more juice?
    Right now I'm playing around with trying to figure out how Android 4 multi-tasking is exactly working along with all the ways to show running apps. Because the multi-task menu isn't the same as the running app menu which is nowhere the same as looking at running processes from a terminal.

    I'm messing around with my phone trying to figure out possible problems. One thing I do know is that if your phone is sleeping and feels warm ... It wan't sleeping. Go to the battery option under settings, click on the graph, and post a screen shot of the history details. It would be interesting to see the Awake and Screen On output.

    And for me when my browser is in foreground and screen is off, it is still awake.
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    Trying checking each app to make sure their data and options weren't changed. I noticed on mine that gtalk was signed in all day. Slowly draining my battery. There are alot of apps that can be running in the background you might have turned off in gingerbread but are running now on ICS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinneejay View Post
    Trying checking each app to make sure their data and options weren't changed. I noticed on mine that gtalk was signed in all day. Slowly draining my battery. There are alot of apps that can be running in the background you might have turned off in gingerbread but are running now on ICS.
    Google Talk signed in how? Mine is always signed in as long as my signal or wifi bars are blue and not grey.
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    You can sign in and out of GTalk on your phone. I'm always signed out. If I'm not actively using why stay signed in?

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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    So people can reach me and the conversation can be seamless between desktop and phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabco View Post
    Looks great but some big issues. The phone many times runs slow and wont respond. batterty life is at least half what it use to be and I have great battery programs. and last I have to have security sign in for my company and now with 4.0.4 when incoming call I can't answer it without putting in code but freezed out and cant do.

    Any help
    Post this on Google's forums for Android. It's the only way to get it fixed.
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    There was a fix or workaround for that security issue posted in here but i cant find it now.
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    I've actually been seeing better battery life since I made the upgrade. While I previously would only get about 10 hours of battery life, I'm now usually seeing between 12 and 14. That's leaving autobrightness on, though I never leave my IM accounts logged in and I try to set my sync time for social networking apps at pretty sparse intervals.
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    Can I ask why people sync social network stuff as opposed to just doing a refresh when the app is reopened?
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    I mainly do it so I'll get notifications for @-mentions on Twitter if the app that I'm using doesn't have push. If I'm busy I won't check it otherwise.
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    I am having the same problem, I was wondering whymy shirt pocket was so warm, its the battery being overworked. I cant figure out whats going on. Many things weird and not responding as fast, battery life bad 2 hours off charger and 30% left. I have tried closing apps, have a super battery control but something else is using the battery that the controls can't pick up on. The upgrade looks super, but needs fast fixes...
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    with screnn setting as low as possible and auto control off, the percent of screen to battery useage still is almost 40% did not change much. Something is using the screen to drain the battery. When its asleep phone get warm meaning still using the battery somehow.... got to be a minor fix to do fast as driving us crazy I don't have a charge cord long enought for this...and carry 2 batteries....HELP
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    whats best way to do this, when I remove they seem to come back later
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    Default Re: Icecream 4.0.4 for Nex 4g S battery issues

    My wife's phone is experiencing the same battery problem. Everything is stock, just noticed it since the ICS update. Any clues what it could be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pteezay View Post
    My wife's phone is experiencing the same battery problem. Everything is stock, just noticed it since the ICS update. Any clues what it could be?
    See my post in another thread:

    Android OS is eating my battery!

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