02-23-2017 12:36 AM
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  1. Ed_Grohl's Avatar
    Guys....turn that battery hogging GPS off! It makes the biggest difference. Turn it on Battery saving mode (networks only). Its all you need, until you need the navigation while driving. You can download a shortcut to go directly to toggle it on/off.

    All those apps like Facebook, Uber, Tinder, Google Play Services? ? are all running juice on that high accuracy GPS, which is constantly trying to locate you through walls, elevators, and buildings. The battery saving mode is all you need, and it still knows which stores i'm in (had to turn those coupon and alerts from Google off!).

    I also recommend never using more than 60% screen brightness unless you really need it (like in sunlight). This phone is super bright, especially with high contrast mode turned on. At night in a dark room, I use only 25% brightness.
    I keep my screen brightness at about 30-35% when I am in the office all day. There's no need for it to be brighter unless I head outside, and then I just adjust it accordingly. I've always done this with the bigger smartphones. Just seems like common sense to get some battery relief.
    12-08-2016 09:29 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Guys....turn that battery hogging GPS off! It makes the biggest difference. Turn it on Battery saving mode (networks only). Its all you need, until you need the navigation while driving. You can download a shortcut to go directly to toggle it on/off.

    All those apps like Facebook, Uber, Tinder, Google Play Services? ? are all running juice on that high accuracy GPS, which is constantly trying to locate you through walls, elevators, and buildings. The battery saving mode is all you need, and it still knows which stores i'm in (had to turn those coupon and alerts from Google off!).

    I also recommend never using more than 60% screen brightness unless you really need it (like in sunlight). This phone is super bright, especially with high contrast mode turned on. At night in a dark room, I use only 25% brightness.
    No issue with battery life on Pixel XL w/ all syncs and High Accuracy GPS on. To be honest I didn't have the issue on my other phones either (S7 Edge, Note 7, 6P ,etc.).
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    12-08-2016 11:48 AM
  3. godzillinois's Avatar
    I use Folio instead of Facebook and FB messenger. Better on battery life and RAM.
    Dumb question, but I can't figure out how to get notifications from Folio? All my other apps show notifications on the top of the screen and with red number badges, do you know how to activate this in Folio?
    12-09-2016 11:09 AM
  4. RaRa85's Avatar
    Again my day starts at just before 3AM so I am loving the battery life on my device. Standby time is excellent.
    12-09-2016 05:21 PM
  5. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Again my day starts at just before 3AM so I am loving the battery life on my device. Standby time is excellent.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...355de102e3.jpg
    that's great.. I would love to see how it would react with instagram and facebook and such on there.


    I get about 4:45 of SOT with my instagram, 4 twitter accounts (a lot of notifications a day) and constant use of voxer and such. so I'm happy.. WAY better than the v10 which I would have to charge while I;m at work.
    12-09-2016 06:01 PM
  6. RaRa85's Avatar
    that's great.. I would love to see how it would react with instagram and facebook and such on there.


    I get about 4:45 of SOT with my instagram, 4 twitter accounts (a lot of notifications a day) and constant use of voxer and such. so I'm happy.. WAY better than the v10 which I would have to charge while I;m at work.
    Yes I'm curious as well as I still do have those accounts for Facebook and Instagram. I'm just not using those services at the time so I didnt feel the need to have them yet. I do have Twitter though but 4 accounts eh? Rock star status.
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    12-09-2016 06:20 PM
  7. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Yes I'm curious as well as I still do have those accounts for Facebook and Instagram. I'm just not using those services at the time so I didnt feel the need to have them yet. I do have Twitter though but 4 accounts eh? Rock star status.
    Hahaha. Naw, just different types of accounts I manage.. :-)
    12-09-2016 06:24 PM
  8. RaRa85's Avatar
    Lol gotcha.
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    12-09-2016 06:28 PM
  9. mwake4goten's Avatar
    SoT isn't the best metric to go by. It really depends on all the other tasks, signal, etc. throughout the day .
    Totally agree! LTE strength, wifi strength, usage patterns etc
    Almeuit and benjamminh like this.
    12-09-2016 10:29 PM
  10. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Yup, and luckily with TMobile, I have full bars nearly all the time.
    mwake4goten and Centralboy545 like this.
    12-09-2016 11:09 PM
  11. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Dumb question, but I can't figure out how to get notifications from Folio? All my other apps show notifications on the top of the screen and with red number badges, do you know how to activate this in Folio?
    Go to "settings" and then "notification". You can also have a floating quickbar from the drop-down notification as well.
    12-10-2016 10:39 AM
  12. godzillinois's Avatar
    yeah I did that already, didn't work
    12-10-2016 11:23 AM
  13. Mikey88Chaos's Avatar
    Best day of battery life I've had since I got this phone last week.
    I have a ton of apps on my phone including FB, location on and weak LTE in my area.

    12-12-2016 08:15 PM
  14. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Best day of battery life I've had since I got this phone last week.
    I have a ton of apps on my phone including FB, location on and weak LTE in my area.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...3bbfa39bad.jpg
    Lol how?
    12-12-2016 08:22 PM
  15. Mikey88Chaos's Avatar
    Lol how?
    To be honest I couldn't tell you lol I changed my launcher to the latest pixel apk. Not sure if that has anything to do with it but that's really the only change I've made recently.
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    12-12-2016 08:31 PM
  16. godzillinois's Avatar
    To be honest I couldn't tell you lol I changed my launcher to the latest pixel apk. Not sure if that has anything to do with it but that's really the only change I've made recently.
    hmmm, maybe I'll try the Pixel Launcher. I just love Nova Prime so much, and my battery life didn't seem to improve when I tried the stock launcher for awhile. I think my personal best for Screen on time is still only about 3 hours and 45 min.

    Can you think of anything else at all you changed, deleted apps, used more wifi, used your phone in different locations?
    12-12-2016 09:51 PM
  17. Mikey88Chaos's Avatar
    hmmm, maybe I'll try the Pixel Launcher. I just love Nova Prime so much, and my battery life didn't seem to improve when I tried the stock launcher for awhile. I think my personal best for Screen on time is still only about 3 hours and 45 min.

    Can you think of anything else at all you changed, deleted apps, used more wifi, used your phone in different locations?
    My day was solely spent at home today as I took the day off due to a snowstorm. I spent more time on my phone than I usually do. Watched some videos on YT, sent some emails, msg'd on Skype, took some photos, listened to a podcast and browsed on chrome. I was on WiFi the entire time. That's pretty much it.
    12-12-2016 10:06 PM
  18. sayf777's Avatar
    I'll get around 4hours SOT with the phone being used over 18hours.

    I think I would be able to get an hour or more SOT if my email was not eating up 12+% of my battery on Aqua.
    notacoach likes this.
    12-14-2016 01:46 PM
  19. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    There was a new Google now feature that I accepted the other day, for better traffic notifications I guess.. And last night I realized it turned on my location reporting.. Which I think is why Google Services was so high on my battery list yesterday.
    12-14-2016 04:15 PM
  20. Centralboy545's Avatar
    Dang, look at all your apps on the notification bar lol. You are definitely a heavy user. I'm very OCD and would like to close all those apps.
    That's how my notification bar typically looks on my k10 lol.
    12-14-2016 04:32 PM
  21. Centralboy545's Avatar
    Don't even have Facebook. Just my Gmail account. Normal usage. Few YouTube videos. Mostly web browsing this forums. News, text etc. Really disappointed.
    Have factory reset it 3 times already.
    Could be a bad battery or wrong amp charger.
    12-14-2016 04:33 PM
  22. Mikey88Chaos's Avatar
    Just had another stellar day of battery life today!

    12-31-2016 09:22 PM
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    12-31-2016 09:40 PM
  24. RaRa85's Avatar
    Been chilling in the house all day and had my phone on quite a bit. 5 hours to be exact with 30% battery left. All on Wi-Fi. Mostly Tapatalk forums and Chrome browser. A few YouTube videos as well.
    Mikey88Chaos likes this.
    01-02-2017 03:31 PM
  25. mbryanr's Avatar
    It's so much better than the V10, I am satisfied.
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    01-02-2017 03:35 PM
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