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Battery question

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Xsie, May 27, 2011.

  1. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0

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    I was wondering if takin the apps off of my home screens n just accessing them through my drop down menu prolong my battery life any? Right now my display is at 79%.

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  2. sherri

    Gold

    Jun 29, 2007
    41
    This wouldn't have any effect on the battery life. Turn screen off when not using. Set brightness lower....

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  4. dhilipan

    dhilipan New Member

    May 28, 2011
    0
    ask your nearest customer care center
     
  5. caroleriordan

    Bronze

    Jun 25, 2010
    0
    Having your computer screen full of icons slows down your computer but I don't know about phones.

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  6. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Lol they won't know.

    No it won't hurt your battery.

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  7. I8qbert

    Bronze

    Aug 24, 2008
    5
    Having all those programs that the shortcuts lead to slows your pc down.
    sent from somewhere
     
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  8. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0
    Just trying to find ways to keep extend my battery life throughout my day.

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  9. sherri

    Gold

    Jun 29, 2007
    41
    Having Widgets (especially scrolling widgets) would effect battery life. Not icons and shortcuts.

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  10. Blackmet0

    Bronze

    Apr 5, 2011
    10
    are u rooted?
    If so have you tried the battery calibration app in the market?
    also ur battery life will get better after a few days of letting it completely discharge and then recharging it with the phone off.
     
  11. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0
    Oh hey ill give that a try B, thanks!

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  12. EQBob

    Gold

    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Don't use a live wallpaper.
    Set your screen brightness down low,
    Set your screen to go off on a short interval.
    Don't keep GPS on.
    Don't keep BT on if you don't need it /use it.
     
  13. EQBob

    Gold

    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Met0,

    That's the second time you've mentioned a battery calibration app. What is it? What does it calibrate it too? Hw does using one improve battery life? What is the app called and where do you get it?
     
  14. EQBob

    Gold

    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    If that's slowing down your computer, you've got far bigger problems than a few shortcuts.
     
  15. Xsie

    Xsie New Member

    May 24, 2011
    0
    Thanks Bob, your the best!

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  16. EQBob

    Gold

    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Well, I don't know about the "best" ...maybe top 10.... (seg). Seriously tho...that's what is so great about the everything xxxxx forums. Everyone is pretty dang helpful and motivated to help each other regardless of the question. The mods and site owner do a great job and many of the regulars are a font of ever increasing knowledge..particulary in areas like rooting if that is something you're interested in. Overall just a nice community to be a part of.
     
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  17. Blackmet0

    Bronze

    Apr 5, 2011
    10
    well this particular app is called battery calibration and can be found in the market
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.nema.batterycalibration

    the way it works is by deleting the file batterystats.bin that the phone automatically generates to tell it when the phone is fully charged or depleted. This file can be wrong because of improper charging techniques like not allowing your phone battery to completely drain before putting it on the charger or not allowing the phone to completely charge before removing it from the charger. Ever pulled your phone off the charger to have it immediately read 100% only to have it drain to 80% or lower within 2 minutes of light to zero usage? This is the reason that happens
     
  18. EQBob

    Gold

    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    So it doesn't really calibrate anything, it just deletes a data file.... ?

    In a perfect world, what you state would be possible, but you can't always deplete your phone to zero prior to charging it for the next day, etc. Mine typically goes off charger at 100%, drops to 95 or so instantly, and then with usage throughout the day, drops to 50 to 60% unti I pug it back in at night. I don't do enough to it to deplete it to zero, but must have it reliable enough that I can't take the chance of dogging it down over 2 days, especially as the depletion urge doesn't apper to be linear.

    I will have to read more about that app....

    In the meantime, I'll return to LMAO about the downfall of a certain major college coach....
     
  19. EQBob

    Gold

    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Also, apparently this app and some others that I looked at briefly only work when the phone is rooted, so it's "useless" to the masses. ??
     
  20. Blackmet0

    Bronze

    Apr 5, 2011
    10
    also
    1. set the power management to battery saver. all this does is shut down the 3G radio if it is unused for 30 mins.
     

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