03-21-2012 08:48 PM
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  1. justagirljj's Avatar
    I have had my moment for a little over a week. I switched it out after the first two days because I was sure it was a bad battery/phone. The 2nd phone had the same issue. I turned off the GPS, bluetooth, wi-fi, data roaming and still my battery was only lasting 3 hours before I would have to put it on a charger. Finally noticed it was constantly syncing to my email for updates. If you have a work email and don't mind it updating once an hour or so this is the perfect solution...

    Go to settings, exchange activesync, Profile, change the profile from direct push mode to manual mode or custom mode. The direct push mode causes the phone to constantly sync and drains the battery. In custom mode you can set it to only sync at certain times. In manual it will only sync when you push to sync. After I changed these settings my phone went from 3 total hours before dead to 10 hours!!! My next step was to try the task killer programs, but luckily this worked!

    I love this phone and was ready to take it back because of the battery. I can live with my email not coming through instantly to save the battery life. Plus, if I really need to know if I have a new email I can sync it manually whenever I am curious. Hope this helps someone else out there.
    02-28-2010 11:15 AM
  2. casmi's Avatar
    I as well can only get a good 8 hours out of my phone with not much use. I have less than a week, so I haven't had a chance to fully utilize all the phone has to offer.
    The first couple of days it sat at my desk all day at work with just a couple of phone calls, emails and text messages. By the time I got home from work, the phone was down to 15% battery.

    I found this on Samsung's webite to kill apps:
    SPH-M900 - How To Maximize Battery Life SAMSUNG

    I have been using Advanced Task Killer, but a lot of apps restart themselves after I kill them. Does anyone know how to permanently kill them? I have no need for the NFL or NASCAR apps, and since they are preloaded from Sprint, they cannot be uninstalled. I have GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth disabled unless I need them. If the Background data is turned off, some things won't work like the Market. What's the point in having a phone that does all this stuff and then not use it. If all I wanted was a phone, I would have got a freebie phone that does nothing but make calls and texts.

    I have tried charging my phone via USB and found no difference other that the battery did not get hot, since it's less power going to the phone, and it took much longer to charge.

    I am on my second day of draining and charging, will see how that goes.
    02-28-2010 06:12 PM
  3. jdtoga's Avatar
    I've been reading quite a lot on the battery life of the Moment. Thought I would give my input. I just received my Moment this past Monday, it is now Saturday. I installed a task killer right away. Not the one everyone else has recommended but a different one. You can set which programs you want to run all the time. Once the screen goes dark it automatically kills everything running with the exception of the ones you have selected if any. I also registered the phone for warranty purposes on Samsung's website and found out that the phone was only manufactured a couple of weeks before I received it. I also found that it already had cl14 installed. So far so good.

    Since I received the phone in the evening from the sprint website I was able to charge it all night and first use it the next morning. I decided to do the charge and discharge procedure right away. On my initial charge I already got two whole days of usage with moderate use. I don't talk to much but I do play on the web and with other applications quite a bit. The battery finally died on the second day at about 10:30 pm. I recharged the battery and have gotten another two whole days worth of usage. I don't know if it's because the phone was manufactured fairly recently and has the cl14 update or just luck but I'm pretty happy with it.

    I have the wifi turned off but left the blue tooth on and have my e-mail set to manual instead of automatic. I hope this helps other moment users. Good Luck.
    03-06-2010 09:26 PM
  4. ColdStart's Avatar
    Which is better for the battery; run down completely before recharging or to recharge at 40%,30%,15%, etc. to keep at 100% asd much as possible??
    03-08-2010 08:30 AM
  5. duratime's Avatar
    I've been reading quite a lot on the battery life of the Moment. Thought I would give my input. I just received my Moment this past Monday, it is now Saturday. I installed a task killer right away. Not the one everyone else has recommended but a different one. You can set which programs you want to run all the time. Once the screen goes dark it automatically kills everything running with the exception of the ones you have selected if any. I also registered the phone for warranty purposes on Samsung's website and found out that the phone was only manufactured a couple of weeks before I received it. I also found that it already had cl14 installed. So far so good.

    Since I received the phone in the evening from the sprint website I was able to charge it all night and first use it the next morning. I decided to do the charge and discharge procedure right away. On my initial charge I already got two whole days of usage with moderate use. I don't talk to much but I do play on the web and with other applications quite a bit. The battery finally died on the second day at about 10:30 pm. I recharged the battery and have gotten another two whole days worth of usage. I don't know if it's because the phone was manufactured fairly recently and has the cl14 update or just luck but I'm pretty happy with it.

    I have the wifi turned off but left the blue tooth on and have my e-mail set to manual instead of automatic. I hope this helps other moment users. Good Luck.
    Which task killer are you using?
    03-08-2010 03:00 PM
  6. Jo_795's Avatar
    Which task killer are you using?
    theres a good discussion about this... i have a task killer which i rarely ever use and my battery last a long time.. according to android the OS doesnt waste battery regardless of the apps that are open..
    03-08-2010 11:48 PM
  7. Hustletron's Avatar
    My issue is that between the battery level indicator while charging when the phone is OFF, the battery level indicator at the top right hand corner, and the battery level widget I have, nothing shows the same information.

    The widget shows only 90%, even when one of the other indicators shows it's fully charged, and after about I'd say between 10 and 20 minutes of use after taking it off the charger, the indicator in the upper right hand corner had depleted a bit, and the widget indicator was at 80%.

    The widget I'm using is Battery Widget v.16.1 and got all around 4 to 5 star ratings on the marketplace but for some reason would not show 100% charge level when everything else said it was fully charged.

    I've been using it on and off all day, since about 2 or 3 AM this morning, checking email, texting, made about 3 or 4 calls, checked the marketplace, then more texting. Had the ringer on high for texts and phone calls, and app killer running in the background so no more than Id say 5 or 6 total apps running at any one time, and the phone is at 30% charge according to widget, which according to the upper right hand indicator is barely below what I'd say is 50%.
    03-10-2010 07:26 PM
  8. duratime's Avatar
    theres a good discussion about this... i have a task killer which i rarely ever use and my battery last a long time.. according to android the OS doesnt waste battery regardless of the apps that are open..
    I don't understand, you stated that it closes the apps every time the screen goes dark, doesn't that mean you are always using it rather than "rarely" or do you have it set up to not do anything. I was just hoping to get the name of the app. Sounds like Automatic Task Killer. Am I right? I've read a bunch of articles that people think that it is worthless to kill aps, but I have also read many that were the opposite. I was just wondering what your using and your opinion of it was.
    03-12-2010 04:10 PM
  9. Jo_795's Avatar
    I don't understand, you stated that it closes the apps every time the screen goes dark, doesn't that mean you are always using it rather than "rarely" or do you have it set up to not do anything. I was just hoping to get the name of the app. Sounds like Automatic Task Killer. Am I right? I've read a bunch of articles that people think that it is worthless to kill aps, but I have also read many that were the opposite. I was just wondering what your using and your opinion of it was.
    i have the automatic task killer which i dont even use.. i agree that its worthless according to the Android OS it doesn;t matter that those apps are showing because the OS doesn't utlize it unless your using it. and when i first did use ATK i never noticed a difference... its just there on my screen i could take it off but sometimes i use it when a program glitches to manually close it... its up to u but my experience its worthless until i need to manually close a app .... you can keep closing apps all day which is annoying to me... how long does your battery last?
    03-12-2010 07:55 PM
  10. fatsack's Avatar
    i use "advanced task killer" and it works great and makes my phone run faster!!. everytime i turn on my phone i use it and you could see how many apps are running. i also use it whenever i'm done using the phone "i make it a habbit" my battery has been lasting almost 2 days before i charge it. and i use it alot!! gmail and gps always on!! also my battery indicator and widget stay at 100% for about 3 hours before they drop to 90% with regular use
    03-13-2010 02:54 PM
  11. itsall4tay's Avatar
    I get 2 days with normal use. Usually charge at night to be safe but can go all day easy.
    03-13-2010 09:08 PM
  12. jdtoga's Avatar
    I am using Automatic Task Killer 2.5.1 I downloaded it free. It's been a week since my initial post and I can say I am quite happy with my battery life. I don't really talk on the phone that much but I do use the applications quite a bit including checking e-mail and checking things on the web. After one day the battery still has over 90% life left. Two days and about 60% maybe a little more.
    03-13-2010 10:50 PM
  13. raven21901's Avatar
    I use the battery booster along with the task killer and it has improved my battery life alot.
    03-26-2010 11:37 PM
  14. Double Tap's Avatar
    I use the battery booster along with the task killer and it has improved my battery life alot.
    What do you mean by the battery booster?
    03-28-2010 08:13 PM
  15. CashMan#AC's Avatar
    There is also an app in the market call Auto Memory Manager which I use along with Advanced Task Killer. I have set the Memory Manager to aggressive which monitors available memory and kills processes on its own. Also if you go into the settings of ATK, you can set the auto kill level which I also set to aggressive. Another good tip is to place the ATK widget on one of your home screens so you do not have to open up the app each time. Click on the widget and it tells you haw many apps were killed. My batt life is awesome and I seldom have to kill apps because they are monitored behind the scenes.
    05-07-2010 08:36 AM
  16. numaran's Avatar
    well android 2.1 its here and that its souposed to fix this problem , if you have not done it so i would recomend to avoid downloading app that "prevent phone from sleepeing" that helps a lot and if you have this apps just uninstall them it saves big time on battery i did it and it works for me fyi i havenchange to android 2.1 yet
    05-14-2010 04:38 PM
  17. numaran's Avatar
    well android 2.1 its here and that its souposed to fix this problem , if you have not done it so i would recomend to avoid downloading app that "prevent phone from sleepeing" that helps a lot and if you have this apps just uninstall them it saves big time on battery i did it and it works for me fyi i havenchange to android 2.1 yet
    05-14-2010 04:39 PM
  18. T66#AC's Avatar
    I also just got the moment...I LOVE the phone but I HATE the battery. It runs out incredibly fast! I plan on trying to drain it and charge it for a few days to see if that helps. Just glad to know it isn't just my phone.
    07-07-2010 12:16 AM
  19. Cherelandroid's Avatar
    Here's how to find out what is using your battery up on a Samsung Moment.
    click on settings
    click on about phone
    click on battery use
    You can click on the individual items if you wish also.
    There you have it....if it is an app that you downloaded that is eating it up you now have the option of uninstalling it and going back to more use of the android system.
    (I found out for me that I had downloaded a free app called Hot Apps and it was using 73% of my battery up!..UNINSTALLED)
    02-01-2011 05:10 PM
  20. Anonymous98134001's Avatar
    Turn off vibrate or haptic feedback. Since vibrating phones have been out, that feature eats battery. If you use your task killers then the other big battery consumer is signal strength. In san diego I'm good on both signal and battery. When I'm at 29 palms (middle of nowhere desert) signal is crap and it eats the battery trying to find signal.
    Our phones these days are more than just phones. What do you expect from a mobile phone if you are streaming pandora all day with gps on 100% screen brightness and haptic feedback on? My next phone be it epic or evo I know they have potential to eat battery life. Its up to me to manage it.

    Sent from my SPH-M900 using Tapatalk
    02-25-2011 01:43 PM
  21. vdalek's Avatar
    I still get questions about the Samsung Moment battery (yes, unfortunately people are still using this phone). I am a tech and nobody on this form has touched on the biggest issues that affect most cell phone batteries. DO NOT overcharge your phone. Please read the details at this blog: Cell Phone Info Center | A to Z Cellular Education & Support. It will help prolong the life of your battery. All the best guys!
    02-01-2012 01:25 AM
  22. Jessrond's Avatar
    The battery life is terrible unless you turn off background data.
    03-21-2012 07:25 PM
  23. robneilhendrix's Avatar
    I had the moment for 2 years and I got good 8 hours of work and that was it. That took a little tweaking but it still lasted.
    03-21-2012 08:48 PM
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