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    Default How do I find out what is killing my battery?

    Android OS is killing my battery, how do I find out what is causing it? I usually get much longer battery times. Thanks for your help!

    Time on battery is 7hr 43 minutes
    CPU total is 3m 25s
    Keep awake is 7h 55m
    Screen on time is only 36 minutes

    Stock running apex launcher. No beautiful widgets, only simple calendar and simi clock.
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    Are you on 4.0.2?

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    Thanks guys

    I'm on 4.02, what should I be looking for using that app?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akasch View Post
    Thanks guys

    I'm on 4.02, what should I be looking for using that app?
    Try to find the most hungry applications, and be sure to kill them or wipe their caches.
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    Thanks again for your help!
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    One of the common things I see, is location services- Beautiful Widgets or a weather app. Try turning your GPS OFF for testing, and see if the odd drain goes away. If so, focus on location aware apps. Latitude is another than can get stuck in the ON position.

    Does that better battery stats app break down what falls under ANDROID OS or CELL STANDBY? Those are usually the two that run away with things.
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    The fastest battery drainer is almost always GPS running in the background. That or an app that tries to auto update stuff all the time and can't. It's not the Android system trust me.
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    Ive read that people found out it was a calendar sync with their work calendar (outlook?) that was draining their battery. I would check what's syncing.
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    Best way to maximize your battery!!

    [GUIDE] To Maximize Galaxy Nexus Battery - xda-developers
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    Default Re: How do I find out what is killing my battery?

    1)take a look at your battery usage on your Battery Indicator (swipe down & click on your %charge icon)
    2)If problematic - e.g. bulk of battery life is being wasted on "cell standby" for instance, swap out your SIM card (at Verizon store) until you find one that locks onto the 4G signals & knows how to hand-off to 3G & backnforth without losing signal (there are both bad & good SIM cards out there)
    3)learn to bump charge (search this forum)
    4)try the Seidio's 3800mAh battery (condition it properly)
    5)eliminate apps that are acting vampiral
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    Default Re: How do I find out what is killing my battery?

    here's an example of my typical daily battery usage at end of my work day consisting of fairly heavy use of phone, email, texts, internet searching etc:

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    Question Re: How do I find out what is killing my battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by pleeho View Post
    here's an example of my typical daily battery usage at end of my work day consisting of fairly heavy use of phone, email, texts, internet searching etc:

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    Looks good. Is this a stock GN battery? What software are you on?
    (I am exhausting all efforts before I return my GN. My wife is pressuring me to keep my RAZR Maxx, but I don't know... there is something I am drawn to on the GN and I think it is the easy root-ability. Anyway, I'd love to make it work if I can and all these tips help).
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pleeho View Post
    here's an example of my typical daily battery usage at end of my work day consisting of fairly heavy use of phone, email, texts, internet searching etc:
    What are you running?! Thats insane battery, I've never gotten close to that.
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    Same here, I've never gotten that good of battery life, even with the extended battery.
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    Default Re: How do I find out what is killing my battery?

    I'm still using 4.0.2, the 3800mAh Seidio about a month old battery, well conditioned.

    I had to swap out 3 different SIM cards to find one that locks onto celltower signal - I determined that searching for signal ate of my battery life more than any other activity. Once my signal hand-offs and all were good, my battery life tripled at least.
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    Default Re: How do I find out what is killing my battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by pleeho View Post
    I'm still using 4.0.2, the 3800mAh Seidio about a month old battery, well conditioned.

    I had to swap out 3 different SIM cards to find one that locks onto celltower signal - I determined that searching for signal ate of my battery life more than any other activity. Once my signal hand-offs and all were good, my battery life tripled at least.
    He is on WiFi. If he was on straight 3g data it wouldn't be that good. Sorry to burst everyones bubble.

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