2.2 = Horrible battery life
since 2.2 I'm getting HORRIBLE battery life. First day I was playing around with it looking for all the new 2.2 goodness.
But, today is normal usage.
I normally get almost 24 hours out of a charge. I'm in the yellow now after 9 hours.
- 04-22-2011, 07:29 PM #2
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- 04-22-2011, 07:31 PM #4
I am having extremely good battery life personally. (I'm currently on stock ED01 updated via OTA.) There's a thread to help you try and sync your battery for better battery life, I'd give it a try and see if it helps. It worked great for me, my phone lasts over 24 hours with average use without going below 30% battery. Here's the thread: http://forum.androidcentral.com/veri...tery-life.html
Edit: Don't worry about the terminal emulator part if you're not rooted (completely stock) Just do the charging part at the beginning. Charge to 100%, turn off let it charge to 100% while powered off, then turn back on and let it charge back to 100%. I recommend the part about draining your battery down to 2-4% after you have charged to 100% then recharging to 100% once more as this will sync your battery with your phone. Like I said it worked great for me and my battery life is amazing! Just be sure to read the information in the link to better understand the procedure.
- 04-22-2011, 07:37 PM #5
- 04-22-2011, 07:37 PM #6
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ill turn off the gps now also, going to be annoying to activate everytime i use it but i can probably get use to that pretty quickly if itll give me battery life like i had prior to 2.2
honestly.. i thought battery life was suppose to improve with 2.2
- 04-22-2011, 07:41 PM #7
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- 04-23-2011, 03:13 AM #11
I'd like to also express that using a live wallpaper will significantly reduce battery faster, and as stated time and time again disable gps and wifi while not in use. It is also said that turning auto rotation off when not needed can help increase battery life as well.
When charging the battery to 100% don't fully trust that it is 100% full due to the pop up saying it's fully charged... get specific and go into settings>about phone>status and look at the battery level % to be completely sure it is fully charged. (will be 100%) Mine tends to stop at 98-99% sometimes, in which case I unplug and plug back in until it reaches 100%.
- 04-23-2011, 09:38 AM #12
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My battery is getting ripped apart by my display(it used 10% of my battery life when it was on standby?!). I had it set at 24% brightness on 2.1. Now I have it set at 12% and it's still draining like mad.
- 04-23-2011, 12:36 PM #13
- 04-23-2011, 03:45 PM #14
Edit: Disregard the statement about that app being for unrooted users as I was mistaken, you must be ROOTED in order to use. As of right now I am unsure of an application that can wipe your battery stats without being rooted. I will keep an eye out tho.
- 04-23-2011, 03:55 PM #15
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- 04-23-2011, 04:21 PM #18
On a side note: The Battery Calibration app is actually for ROOTED users as I was led to believe it wasn't. Just downloaded and installed from market and you must have rooted your phone in order to use. So I think a little clean up is in order for this thread.
- 04-23-2011, 05:10 PM #19
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- 04-23-2011, 07:14 PM #21
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- 04-24-2011, 11:20 AM #22
Update: I'm back to about normal if not better than normal on 2.1.
I turned off a bunch of sounds when things are pressed and stuff and disabled wifi when not in use. I left GPS on because I use it alot. Data roaming is on (but I get pretty good service here) in the notification panel the only things have turned off are WiFi and Bluetooth. Which I turn on when I need em.
I think it was probably wifi. But, something in me feels that it just needed a few days of use and a few charges and it's back to normal. I can't remember all of my setting changes. But, I'm going to at least turn the wifi back on and give it a good days use to see.
- 04-28-2011, 01:33 PM #24
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I use my fascinate a lot, and since no smartphone will last 24 hours with heavy use on a single battery, so I went into Verizon and got one of the extra batteries w/ the charging station.
I usually wait until the thing is around 5-10%, then I do the old switcheroo, and put the old battery on the charger.
Is this okay for overall battery performance, or am I confusing my phone?
- 04-28-2011, 01:55 PM #25