- 07-22-2010, 04:20 PM #26
well, i'm trying a new approach now. i had tweetcaster set to check every 5 minutes, chnanged to 1 hour, had the weather channel widget thing in the notification bar that i think updates every 5 minutes, got rid of that. also had facebook set not to every 2 hours, lowered the brightness, and changed my greader settings as well, lets see what happens.
- 07-22-2010, 04:26 PM #27
Look at this:
The meter says 21% usage for voice calls.... it doesn't mean the voice calls account for 21% of total battery life, rather it just accounts for 21% of what has been used since the last time I had a charger plugged in (whether I fully charged or just plugged in to transfer a file real quick)
- 07-22-2010, 04:43 PM #28
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Last time I plugged in, I had charged to 100%.
Tapping on the "Voice Calls" for details, the legend under the graphic (which for me indicates 4%) says "Battery used by voice calls", and use details "Time on 1m 1s".
Which is how I arrived at (1 & 1/60) * 100 / 4 ~ 25.4 minutes
I'm not sure how else to interpret this?
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Yesterday I went from 6:00 AM until 7:30 PM before it finally died with moderate usage and no plugging in.
So it seems to be getting better.
Also, Froyo should help with battery life if it makes the processor work less (as is suggested by the benchmarks).
But the biggest power sucker is the display...
- 07-23-2010, 11:35 AM #36
Another thing that may help with display drain:
Anytime you set down the phone, just hit the power button first to put it into locked mode. It turns off the display immediately, rather than waiting for the 30 second delay.
30 seconds may not seem like much, but it adds up after a while.
- 07-23-2010, 12:54 PM #37
For my first full day with my Captivate, I took it off the charger around 9am and plugged it back up close to 3am. The battery was at 20% (moderate to heavy usage). Light internet browsing, checking 2 email accounts hourly, moderate texting, moderate to heavy app usage. I think this is pretty good. I just need the phone to make it through an entire day.
No window animations
Auto brightness OFF, and as low as it will go
Screen timeout 15 seconds (although annoying sometimes...I may change this)
Power saving mode UNCHECKED (I don't want the lcd brightness adjusted, it's already as low as it will go)
No widgets updating in the background
*Battery is a big deal to me, so all my settings are attempts to make it last as long as possible
Last edited by Simba501; 07-23-2010 at 01:07 PM. Reason: Added - My settings
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- 07-24-2010, 01:34 PM #43
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Download Advanced task killer to kill or see the running processes. Then you can kill them if you want. I've went two straight days without a charge this week, but I only had a few calls, few emails, and also like above user said, click power button to immediately shut down screen.
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- 07-26-2010, 07:14 AM #47
after completely draining the battery last night, my phone has done much better with battery life today. its been unplugged since 2 PM and now its 4 AM and im at 4% battery life. ive used it pretty extensively today so im impressed with how much it improved in the span of just a day.
- 07-26-2010, 03:12 PM #48
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Mine has been getting a LOT better.
I have mine set to only use wireless towers for GPS, screen brightness the whole way down, no screen animations, 15 seconds shut off, WIFI doesn't turn on and off all everytime you close the screen it is always set to on, and for S&Gs I turned off the haptic feedback.
- 07-26-2010, 03:34 PM #49
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I have a quick question. When I get my Captivate, I assume the battery will probably be ~50%. Would it be better to charge to full and then do all my fun set-up, or just use it straight away and drain the battery fully. If I should charge it, can I do my setup while it's charging?
- 07-26-2010, 03:41 PM #50
i dont get why everyone wants to turn the display all the way down, we have this big beautiful display that looks amazing , if u turn it down all the way i cant see it that well.. if you turn off the live wall papers and turn back your rate at which it checks for updates etc your will save alot more batt life.. i still have live wallpapers up, but all the push notifications are off.. i check when i open the app.. and i have screen brightness at like 3/4 maybe alittle higher.. and with mod to low usage i went about 32 hours since plugged in and was at about 12-14% left on the batt