1. lmac00's Avatar
    Ive noticed my battery life depleting (more then usual) lately, and i had a look at the battery life on my phone, and it says the Android OS is using up 52% of my battery life. I checked out a buddys phone and his was only using 4% ... I hardly have any apps installed, and dont play alot of games on it.... any ideas as to what might be causing it???
    05-19-2010 01:50 PM
  2. pstinger's Avatar
    Are you using any home replacements or launchers?
    05-19-2010 01:59 PM
  3. lmac00's Avatar
    05-19-2010 02:01 PM
  4. pstinger's Avatar
    Use a lot of widgets? Proggies that stay active in the status bar? Keep a lot of services running?

    'Android OS' and 'Android System' are catchalls for application use, so something you've got is running... a lot.
    05-19-2010 02:10 PM
  5. lmac00's Avatar
    nope nothing. I hardly use the phone during the day except for texting... i dont have any widgets running, hardly any services... It says Android OS ...... im not sure what it is..... battery is in the red after half a day....
    05-19-2010 02:14 PM
  6. gujupmp88's Avatar
    well, that could be the reason why. someone who doesnt use the phone a lot, some of the smaller percentage things on one persons device will be higher on yours cause there is nothing else running. even though it might be using the same amount of battery, you don't use anything else, so the percentage could be higher.
    05-19-2010 04:40 PM
  7. p08757's Avatar
    I would go to settings, applications, running services, and list the things that are running there. This *may* give us an idea if what is using your battery life.
    05-19-2010 04:48 PM
  8. lmac00's Avatar
    the running services are google
    android keyboard

    nothing abnormal i dont think???
    05-20-2010 07:30 AM
  9. lmac00's Avatar
    now today the Android OS isnt even showing on the battery life? I really didnt do anything different.... Im not sure what the cause was
    05-20-2010 08:10 AM
  10. p08757's Avatar
    I would check your settings on thewetherchannel widget. You may have your location set via GPS. (This uses lots of power). If you stay in one location for long amounts of time, I would see if you can choose your location by city name or zip-code.

    You may have the same application polling at small increments like every minute. I would recommend every hour.

    That is the only suspiceous item in your list that I can see.

    Hope that helps.
    05-20-2010 08:50 AM