battery use shows android system using 65% of my battery
this seems unbelievably high to me.
display = 16%
cell standby = 12%
android live wallpapers = 7%
under android system i see :
htc checkin service
account and sync settings
accounts and sync
htc widget download manager
why is all this running and how can i kill it? have disabled bluetooth and vpn and am using advanced task killer...any ideas?
- 05-03-2010, 02:43 PM #2
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Mine was showing android was using 92% of the battery lol.
I don't know what it means as far as battery life goes, but for me, I can make it a whole day before having to be plugged in. I think some freak when they see the battery down past half way....doesn't mean its dead....just low.
Kinda like a car maybe....like you get 200 miles till your guage reads 50%, and then another 120 miles and it reads empty. Where did the 80 miles go?
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And for those of you that start killing processes with task managers: Before you start new threads about phone crashes, lock ups, force closes, and other weird & random problems, please remove your task manager and see if those issues go away.
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- 05-03-2010, 09:49 PM #16
Wow, this may be premature, maybe someone can confirm this. I had the Weather/Clock widget on my homescreen and got around 86-92% battery used by Android System. After removing the widget, Android System is taking 16% of the battery and my phone is still up and running.
This is the first time that "Phone Idle" is actually using a higher percentage than Android System!
Edit 2: Yeah, removing the weather/clock widget drastically reduced the power Android System was using.
Last edited by seucode; 05-04-2010 at 06:30 AM.
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Today is my first full day of use of this phone. I got it in my hands last night and told the guy at the store to plug it in before I picked it up. I used it last night setting everything up on it. Plugged it in last night. Hasn't been on the charger all day and it has been used I would say moderately throughout the day and I still have about 65% of my battery left. Things I did to improve battery life (can also be seen in Cory's batter life post on page one of the forum) are:
1. Turn off WiFi when you aren't using it.
2. Turn off Bluetooth when you aren't using it.
3. On your weather apps like Weatherbug, turn off GPS support.
4. Uncheck the box for Use GPS satellites in Settings/location. If you need to use the GPS function, turn it on, but make sure you have your phone plugged into a car charger.
Read Cory's full post on saving your phone's battery and I don't think you will have an issue with battery life anymore!
- 05-04-2010, 02:43 PM #20
think logically. if you're seeing "android os" using 90% (or whatever) or any other system process using 90%+, its because you're not using anything else. SOMETHING has to be using the battery, so whatever is running is being reported as using the dominant share of the power...
its like reporting that you've been sleeping 90% of the day when you're hungover. it may be true, but the percentage is outrageous because that's the only thing you've done all day...
- 05-04-2010, 03:01 PM #21
Have all of you read the battery sticky ('Battery Life Not Lasting')? I was having pretty poor performance at first, then changed this setting and have seen a pretty big difference. I've been unplugged for about 7 hours and was thrashing pretty hard on it earlier (internet access, installed a few things, uninstalled them, etc) and still am at 70%.
- 05-04-2010, 03:32 PM #22
Having Android System taking a large percentage means that the phone is using quite a bit of battery doing something other than idling while it's supposed to be idle. Low and behold, it seems that the weather/clock widget was the culprit in my case.
- 05-04-2010, 03:40 PM #23
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The Incredible comes with a smaller than usual battery (1300mAH), that is the same size battery that comes on the smaller to Android phones such as the Cliq or MyTouch 3g that have slower processors and use less battery power to run.
You can try lowering your screen brightness and removing widgets. For example, the Engadget widget uses alot of battery. Other than than, you can carry around an extra battery.
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