1. Kalifornia's Avatar
    Had anyone else noticed better battery life on their captivate after the recent update? Sorry if this was already posted...i didn't see anything.

    I have a non rooted phone.
    09-27-2010 10:56 PM
  2. anneoneamouse's Avatar
    There's a good post somewhere here about 'bump charging' - check it out. Can't remember if the author was joeybear or alphadog.

    09-27-2010 11:07 PM
  3. Kalifornia's Avatar
    Thanks. I think I saw that but is that related to the update at all? I was referring to the recent software update and whether or not it had an impact on battery life.
    09-27-2010 11:10 PM
  4. anneoneamouse's Avatar
    Sorry - the wording of my post was poor. No, my previous response was not related to the update. Apologies for any confusion - AoN
    09-28-2010 12:42 AM
  5. cobra302's Avatar
    Mine has def improved!
    09-28-2010 02:00 AM
  6. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    haven't noticed any improvement yet. tho i normally don't let the battery run down much. i'm usually at work plugged in to computer. sleeping plugged into wall. or using moderately on my days off.
    09-28-2010 02:24 AM
  7. SlappyMcgee's Avatar
    Sunday I drained the battery until it shut off. Charged it over night, then on monday I was at 63% after 16 Hrs of being unplugged so def improvement on battery life.
    09-28-2010 06:02 AM
  8. Raven71's Avatar
    I don't see much of a change but by allowing it to draining all the way and then charging using the bump charge theory helped increase battery life.
    Also now that my gps is working my battery is better when using the Google Nav program.
    I am using the phone very heavily for the web and I am getting about 6 hrs of almost constant use. When I use it in wifi mode it drops to about 4 hrs. The update did something to my wifi. It is getting a poor signal when it use to be excellent. Then if I put it in flight mode with wifi I get almost 8 hrs. My browser speeds up when surfing, but I still show poor in the wifi connection.
    09-28-2010 07:36 AM
  9. know1's Avatar
    It seems worse for me, but it's hard to tell.

    It seems like this phone is very inconsistent when it comes to the battery drain. I mean that I can use it similarly on separate days and yet it lasts forever one time and drops fast the next.

    Since the update, it seems to be dropping fast.
    09-28-2010 08:31 AM
  10. Terrigno's Avatar
    Didnt really notice a difference. But I can say I bought 2 back up batteries on ebay for this reason lol. Swap em out when they die. I usually do it once a day.
    09-28-2010 03:43 PM
  11. jking2z's Avatar
    I have noticed a drop in battery life in my Captivate after the update. One day I charged it in to 100%, unplugged it and didn't use it at all. 6 hours later it was down to 60% for battery with something like 75% used by 'Cell Standby'.

    I did find that people who have the Epic 4G are having a similar problem, though I don't know if they are the same problem?

    09-28-2010 03:59 PM