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Battery life tip!
I don't know if this has been posted but I found a little interesting item on my captivate.
I was always seeing my display taking up 80-90% of battery when looking under battery usage.
The other day a friend said to me don't use haptic feedback it eats battery like a champ on the Galaxy S phones. So he shut it off for me.
For the past couple of days with really heavy usage my display is reading about 50-55% battery usage and I am able to get through a whole day (about 12-16) hours of heavy usage and game playing.
I'm no expert and I don't know why disabling the haptic feedback would have an effect on the reporting of the display but it did and battery life has improved dramatically.
So just a little tip for you guys to try.
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The haptic feedback isn't one of those things I'd be ok with turning off. To me, it's what makes the touchscreen keyboard usable. I had terrible battery life through the first few cycles, but it's great now, plus I have an OEM Samsung battery that is at 100% waiting if I need it. It's worth the money.
- 08-21-2010, 08:44 AM #9
- 08-21-2010, 11:21 AM #10
what I did was turn it down in the settings instead of off. Not sure if it will make a difference. Also I took the advice on optimization here and at android forums and there is a Captivate forum Samsung Captivate Forum
Not many people go there but there are things I found useful. Also Android Forums has lots of good stuff.