Screen is constantly using 63% battery ?!?!

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I has gotten this replacement EVO the other day. So far everything is smooth but I notice one thing that is constant. The screen battery usage is on average at 63%. Even after I left the phone off for a couple of minutes, immediately when I wake up, I snap a screenshot and even after I reboot the phone, it starts low then gradually jumps up to about 63%. I even disabled auto brightness and moved it down to about the lowest I could set it to while still being able to see the screen. If I use it for awhile it would go higher than 63%. I'm thinking that if this wasn't an issue, I know ny battery would be much much better. Is my second EVO another defective one? I hope not!. Attached is the latest screenshot.

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It says, that of the amount of battery that has been used so far... 63% of that went ot the screen.
It does not say that your batter has been used up 63% due to the screen.
 

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It says, that of the amount of battery that has been used so far... 63% of that went ot the screen.
It does not say that your batter has been used up 63% due to the screen.


On my old evo i noticed that if the phone is off for quite sometime and i turn it on and check battery, i notice that it would start out at around 35% then it would gradually increase. On this new on, no matter how long its been off, it shows 63% right off the bat. Never will it decrease unless after a reboot. So this is normal?
 

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On my old evo i noticed that if the phone is off for quite sometime and i turn it on and check battery, i notice that it would start out at around 35% then it would gradually increase. On this new on, no matter how long its been off, it shows 63% right off the bat. Never will it decrease unless after a reboot. So this is normal?

It should reset after a full charge.

Yes, it is pretty normal for the screen to show around the numbers you say. Turning it "off" for a few minutes or even an hour is not likely to change the number much, since it is a total usage percent since the last charge.
 
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It should reset after a full charge.

Yes, it is pretty normal for the screen to show around the numbers you say. Turning it "off" for a few minutes or even an hour is not likely to change the number much, since it is a total usage percent since the last charge.

THANKS for the input. Well in that case, one reason why i exchanged to this new evo is because of the battery life. On this new EVO, the battery level remains the same as the old one! And with the old one, i could never ever achieve 18+ hours (my max was about 16hours). Am i not configuring something right here? I use live wallpapers and i know that uses a little bit of battery but still, i cant achieve that long battery life. Any suggestions, tips, etc?

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THANKS for the input. Well in that case, one reason why i exchanged to this new evo is because of the battery life. On this new EVO, the battery level remains the same as the old one! And with the old one, i could never ever achieve 18+ hours (my max was about 16hours). Am i not configuring something right here? I use live wallpapers and i know that uses a little bit of battery but still, i cant achieve that long battery life. Any suggestions, tips, etc?

There are millions of threads on here to address that. Here are a few common/well known/easy tips:

* Make sure you NEVER turn on "Best WiFi Performance"
* Do not load apps that constantly trigger data events
* Do not use live wallpapers
* Use WiFi whenever possible
* Turn your screen brightness down
* If you like music, then load several hundred hours on your SD card, don't stream

If you have a very weak 3G signal, it can and will drain your battery much faster. Not much you can do about that, though. Battery life will improve GREATLY after several charging cycles.
 

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There are millions of threads on here to address that. Here are a few common/well known/easy tips:

* Make sure you NEVER turn on "Best WiFi Performance"
* Do not load apps that constantly trigger data events
* Do not use live wallpapers
* Use WiFi whenever possible
* Turn your screen brightness down
* If you like music, then load several hundred hours on your SD card, don't stream

If you have a very weak 3G signal, it can and will drain your battery much faster. Not much you can do about that, though. Battery life will improve GREATLY after several charging cycles.

I NEVER use "best wifi performance"
I use mainly espn, flixster, calendar, clock w/weather update as my data searching apps on my home page.
I always use WiFi
I had screen brightness mostly all the way down but changed it back to auto brightness b/c i didnt see any major change.
Havent loaded/streamed any music on this new device.

I really really hope battery life will improve greatly after several charge cycles.

Thanks!
 

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OK. my phone has been fully charged for a couple of minutes and i left it in the charger for a couple more minutes before i pulled the plug out. Right when i pulled the plug out i went and looked at the battery screen and i see that the screen is in the 90% range and is constant at 79%. My question is since the screen is used mostly 100% of the time, how or what will cause the screen battery to jump down to lower battery usage?
 

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OK. my phone has been fully charged for a couple of minutes and i left it in the charger for a couple more minutes before i pulled the plug out. Right when i pulled the plug out i went and looked at the battery screen and i see that the screen is in the 90% range and is constant at 79%. My question is since the screen is used mostly 100% of the time, how or what will cause the screen battery to jump down to lower battery usage?

Mostly just LONG periods of time of non-use, or by using applications that actually use the CPU or download data. That will start to change the balance. For example- launch an intense action game and play that for 10 minutes and watch what happens.
 

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I have had my Evo 4G lTE since launch day and my battery last me a good 8 hours and I make a bunch of phone calls and have my exchange server email for work on. I have noticed the screen takes some power but that's only if I have the brightness turned up.
 

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Allow me to explain OP. The percent that your phone displays is the percent of what the battery us putting its energy towards powering. If it is a high percrnt, it just simply means that your screen might be the only thing your battery is powrring. Hopefully I cleared some things for you.

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The percentage shown in the power setting is a percentage of battery used.

Let's say the remaining battery is 70% and total screen utilization is 63% then the battery utilization by the screen is 0.63x(100-70)= 18.9%
Check the total amount of time the screen was on and it will give you a rough idea of how much longer your phone will last.

On my phone screen is consistently the highest as I usually browse on the phone. Playing games will drain battery faster and being in a location with spotty coverage will drain battery even faster. To combat the 3G coverage issue I usually use "roam control "and just switch to roam ony mode.
 

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