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How long does your Android last on a full charge?


Sunday 17th of February 2013 / androidforums.com
I have a couple of Android phones from MetroPCS which I occasionally switch between but out of all the ones I have I find myself using my Samsung Admire, although it's not 4G like my other ones I still love it because the battery last me a awhile and I never really needed 4G anyway as I have Wifi at home and work.So anyway with all of my Android phones I have them set to where I can get the most out of my battery on a single charge, for example I got the following turned off/set to low: auto sync, gps, brightness, vibrations, keypad sounds, etc you get the point. With heavy usage (Calls, txts, music, FB, YouTube, Web) my Admire lasts me me about 10 hours enough to get me through the day. With moderate usage about 12-16 hours or even more. Apps that run in the background and use data I got them set to the lowest too so that they don't refresh very often and drain my battery.So how long does your Android last on a full charge and what have you done to improve your battery life?
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Bug - WiFi / sleep policy causing wake lock for Android system process & draining battery


Wednesday 01st of December 2010 / androidforums.com
Hi all,After noticing my battery was draining quickly, and then after reading this thread, I installed Android System Info to see what was draining my battery so fast. I notice that whenever I would turn on WiFi, the phone will never go to sleep , regardless of what I set the WiFi sleep policy to. After turning off WiFi, the battery still drains heavily. The WiFi will shut off after 15mins (if you set it to "When screen turns off" or "never when plugged in"). However it seems to keep the CPU on causing it to drain down the battery.It would seem that whenever WiFi is enabled, the Android system process creates a partial wakelock that does not go away even if you turn off WiFi. The only way to resolve this is by powering off or rebooting the phone. You can verify this in Android System Info by going into Battery-History-Other Usage-Partial Wake usage to see how much time the "Android System" process holding a partial wake.I even did a factory reset on the device; and it is still happening so it doesn't appear to be any app that caused the issue. As I said,
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New WonderMedia WM8650 Android Tablet PC - Page 4


Thursday 21st of April 2011 / androidtablets.net
Originally Posted by ffxx68Hi all, I have a 8505 netbook and I'm seriously thinking to "upgrade" to a 8650 tablet. A few things I haven't found yet in the reviews:1) Battery drain. How long it runs on battery (average usage: 50% on the internet on WiFi; 50% idle/screen off)2) Standby or Hibernation modes. Does everything works fine after after returning to work? I know WiFi *might* have issues, like needing a restart or so.3) 3G dongle support. Which are the supported devices? thanksBattery drain depends on the size of the battery. 3200m batteries will last 5-6 hours. I have a 2400 batter and on the dimmest screen setting an with wifi off Ive made it to five and a half. with screen dim (still perfectly visible btw, full brite hruts my eyes) but wifi on Ill average 4 hours. Hibernation mode freezes my tablet with screen off on but Iver heard it doesnt do much to stop power drain i just set mine to screen off after ten minutes which works just fine.
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My new Favorite App - Auto Wifi Toggle!


Saturday 18th of August 2012 / androidforums.com
So there has been a lot of discussion about battery life on these GS3 boards, and I've been participating in them. For the first month I was pretty lazy about turning off wifi during the day while I'm at work (where there's no wifi). Recently I started doing it and notice a marked improvement in battery drain. I also found a great app which I am going to plug here on the board for anyone else who might like to try it.... Auto Wifi Toggle by Hideki Kato Great and simple app that does what it intends to do and doesn't get all balled up. Basically you can set it to 1) Turn OFF Wifi whenever you become disconnected from your wifi connection. This is perfect because when I leave the house in the morning, as soon as I get away from my router, Mr. Kato turns off the wifi on my Android automatically. Thanks Mr. Kato! 2) Turn ON Wifi at predetermined intervals to "check" to see if there is a connection. Basically you can set it to turn on wifi for 1 minute (or other period) every XX minutes or hours.......when it fires up for that short period if you're in range of a known wifi tha
posted on: Samsung Galaxy S3
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How to save battery life with Android 1.6 on BH2 ?


Saturday 15th of May 2010 / androidforums.com
As I just got my phone with installed rom 1.6 for the Behold 2 , I am frustrating when the battery life drains so fast after last night . I was playing a bit with the WIFI , and the battery status bar was still less then half bar . After I woke up today , the battery has shown that the battery is less than 5% . I did turn off my wifi and using only 2g network to save battery life. I clicked on "why", it showed the Green Bar with the word Android System 95% . What does this mean , and how can I save more battery life since I don't use it the whole night . So the phone suppose to be less than half bar battery life at least. 1.Putting the phone in sleep can save battery life or not on the Behold II ? 2.What are some ways that can save the battery life on the Behold II ?3.Does the charging technique can at least save some part the of the battery life ? If so , How do I charge my Behold II ? Leaving it all drain out, turning off the phone and then charge it ? Here are some ways that I have read in androidforums1. use spare app2. use task manager I didn't try these two. Thank you
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New 7" Tablet PC MID 1.3MP Webcam 2GB 256MB WIFI Google Android 1.8.2 - Page 2


Saturday 14th of August 2010 / androidtablets.net
PSU units don't charge correctly here in the US I don't know how they charge in CH but not so well here. 1. They overheat2. 50% only gets some what charged3. Charger overheats4. Plug connector doesn't go all the way into the hole.5. Android v1.6 with Build 1.7.4 it's not Android 1.7.4 the next one up would be some 1.8.x then 2.1 then 2.2 and 3.0 (when it's available)These pads/tablets are slow, but disabling background crap can then speed it up. I would install Advanced Task Killer Pro (Crazy Mode) and Memory Lite (Kill mode) to free up the CPU and RAM. Today I got another one in the mail (which I didn't order for) now with two plus the Gentouch 78 so I am testing it out with new mod settings I use with Gentouch on it. I got WD Passport hooked up to one of the two USB using the extender box. One I had shipped by to the seller in USA and not back to the OEM (vendor in China)Update: Like the prior one VIA Chipset system I had last week this one does the same thing! 3 hrs and the battery only charged for 50% then starts do drain. Hangs, crashes app, browser connecting to sites just free
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why does 3g drain battery fast?


Tuesday 19th of July 2011 / androidforums.com
are all android phones like this? my symbian phone lasts more than a day with 3g "on" constantly and wifi too is always on whenever i get home...
posted on: Samsung Galaxy SL
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Android 4.3 & WiFi Location


Tuesday 20th of August 2013 / androidforums.com
This is probably old news, but with the release of Android 4.3, there is a new option in the Advanced section of the Wifi settings called "Scanning always available".While this doesn't seem like much, it does mean you can roughly work out your location using Wifi, without using all the battery drain of having Wifi on max, always trying to find somewhere to connect to.So it's a quick and dirty way to get Wifi location, and saving a little battery life.What does this mean for Tasker? Well I for one use it, to turn full Wifi on/off based on my location. That way, while I'm out of the work office, or away from home, my Wifi isn't trying to connact to all those open Wifi hotspots. You'll have to up the distance threshold a little (I use 500m), but it works a treat. Also means you could save some battery life, if you use GPS (unless you want that level of accuracy, or have location based outside of built up areas)
posted on: Samsung Galaxy SL
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Battery life question.


Saturday 14th of September 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Does leaving on GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi drain the battery much more than turning it off on this phone? I've always turned off whatever I didn't need but I was wondering if this phone didn't require that for good battery life. Thanks! Posted via Android Central App
posted on: Samsung Galaxy SL
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Sudden standby battery drain


Saturday 28th of December 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hi!Yesterday I left my Note 3 at about 100% and when I woke up I discovered that I only had 20% left.The battery page in settings said that during 10h and 50 min Android OS had used 34% and Google Play services 16%. Screen had used a mere 11%.I was on HSPA+ (wifi was down and I disabled 4G to save battery) and GPS was off, as was sync. Power saving was on but does not do any difference with the screen off. I have never had such drain before. What is Android OS that uses all power and what is Google Play Services?Please help me out!
posted on: Samsung Galaxy SL
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